+127 of the Top Book Promotion Sites: Free and Paid

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A grand but overused tactic to improve Kindle book sales is to spread your book’s Amazon sale page link to as many free and paid book promotion sites as possible.

The hope is that regardless of the quality of the book promotion site, or the amount of actual traffic that they receive, sales or downloads will occur and hopefully a review or two may show up.

Whether you love this style of kindle book advertising or not, one cannot deny the effectiveness of this book advertising strategy.

The below list is my compilation of my favorite book promotion sites – some free, while others not so much.

Each one of the ebook promotion sites will have their own set of requirements in order to be accepted. So, to help you out, I did the research on each one and wrote a quick bit about their stipulations and what that website is all about.

In this article, you will gain:

  • An understanding of how these book promotion sites work
  • A list of the best book promotion websites, free and premium
  • A couple of options in order to not have to do this yourself
Bonus: Want to know which book promotion sites are my personal favorites? Download my list of favorites and know which ones will give you the best ROI and be worth your time or money!

How Do Free Book Promotion Sites Work

These book promotion sites have collected a very targeted bunch of emails or built up a large social media account and are willing to do some free book promoting on your behalf.

All you have to do is submit your book information for a promotion, and they’ll blast the information out to their – hopefully – avid readers.  With all of those free download, the hope is that some of them will leave a review and the spike in downloads will help with your Amazon rankings.

So, why do they do such an amazing free service?

In many cases, these free and paid book promo sites will use their Amazon Associate link to point to your book.  That way, if someone clicks on it and downloads it, that site will get a percentage of anything that person ends up buying within 24 hours of clicking the link. Yup…that’s how Amazon Associate works.

But don’t let that get you all riled up!  These book promotion sites are basically free advertisement for you.  By getting the clicks and downloads, your book will become more popular by the minute…and all you had to do was fill out a form.  It’s a win-win situation.

Some even do it so as to see how well your book performs with their readers and will then turn around and offer you a very profitable publishing deal like Inkitt does — which is kind of brilliant if you think about it.

List of Top Free Book Promotion Sites

The below list comprises of the best book promo sites out there.  As you’ll see they are all free, but some have a special upgrade.  Make sure to check the notes to the right and ensure your ebook meets the requirements.

Service PriceErotica Allowed?Requirements and Notes
Inkitt FreeYesNot only will they submit your book to their thousands of readers, they will also offer you a publishing deal worth thousands of dollars if their readers like it.
Awesome GangFree - $10YesAccess to one of the best free book email lists. The paid option offers a guaranteed spot on the home page and also various social media promotional boosts as well.
Indie Author NewsFree - Paid Not statedFiction and Nonfiction both welcome, possibility to become the 'author of the day' and gain greater levels of exposure
Pretty Hot BooksFree - $25Yes$25 guarantees a featured spot on homepage for 7 days and send out to their social media platforms as well.
Free Discounted BooksFree - paidNot statedSubmit at least 5 days in advance. Almost every genre imaginable found here. Also the option to list any permafree books you may have.
Free Book DudeFree - $150NoOne feature per 30 days. Offers the option to schedule a guest post with the site for even greater exposure.
Digital Book TodayFree - $40Not stated4+average review score required, plus over 40 reviews for nonfiction and 18 for fiction
E Reader LoveFreeNot statedMany genres and type of book found on this site. Also offers a specific ability to promote box sets.
Discount Book ManFree - $15YesFor front page listing for 5 days, pay $15. Sends out to both email and social media.
Book BongoFree - $30Not statedPaid options include the ability to be promoted to various Facebook groups and to be featured as a banner ad on the site.
Kindle Book PromosFree - $25Not statedPaid options guarantee that your book will be listed for a number of days. Also an option to receive greater prominence for a higher price.
E Reader GirlFree - $20NoThe only fiction which is accepted on E Reader Girl is Christian fiction. Otherwise, nonfiction and children's books only.
Kindle Book Review Free - $20Not statedFree option requires 14 day advance submission and is not guaranteed, Paid option requires 24 hours notice and is guaranteed
EBooks HabitFree - $15NoA minimum of 5 reviews
Lovely Book PromotionsFree - $10Not statedMust submit your book at least 5 days in advance. The paid option includes your book being promoted to over 60 Facebook groups.
New Free Kindle BooksFree - $10Not statedAllows for permafree books to be listed. Paid option offers a larger amount of display space on the promo page.
Topless CowboyFreeYesSpecializes in cowboy and western romance, but open to erotica and romance of all kinds.
It's Write NowFree - $10Not statedOnly paid option offers guaranteed listing.
Content MoFree - $3Not statedFree listings limited to 2 per month
Indie Book Of The DayFreeNoRequires 3.5+ average review score. Includes various social promotions including Pinterest and Twitter

Notes : Submit at least 48 hours in advance
One Hundred Free BooksFreeNot statedNo guaranteed selection
E Reader News TodayFreeNoFull length books only. No minimum requirements but reviews are taken into consideration.
EBook ListerFreeNoA minimum of 5 reviews with an average score of 3.5+
Free Me FreeNot statedCurrently a minimalist operation due to the main service being on hiatus
The Reader CafeFreeNoA minimum of 3 reviews with a score of 4+

Notes : Your book must be submitted at least 3 days in advance and be over 100 pages in length
Frugal FreebiesFreeYesNot just focused on Ebooks, this site has a lot of different giveaways and freebies.
Armadillo EbooksFree - $5YesN: Option to upgrade to a 'VIP' listing for $5. The other requirements are not stated.
Book Angel FreeNoPG 13 content only, so definitely no erotica, but also no severe violence or other violations of their ethics.
Free BooksFreeNoThis service has a special section for permafree books. If your book is permafree, it can have its own permanent listing page.
I Love BooksFreeNot statedPopular genres and high quality book covers are preferred. No minimum review requirements, but reviews are taken into account.
Korner KonnectionFreeNot statedPrimarily promoted through a popular Facebook page.
World Literary CafeFreeNot statedPromoted via a forum only. However, there is a hashtag as well, so your book may get some exposure on social.
Free Stuff UnlimitedFreeNot statedNot limited to just books, but books are more than welcome here.
Deal Seeking MomFreeNot statedOffering deals on many different products, not just books. Despite the name, this is the type of site which any bargain hunter might come across.
Jungle Deals and StealsFreeNoMust be submitted at least 48 hours in advance, full length only, no graphic violence
Penny Pinchin MomFreeNoGeneral discounts and freebies sites. No upfront info about which books are preferred.
Free Book ClubFreeNoThis service is affiliated with the Publishing Profits Podcast.
E Reader IQFreeNot statedContact to discuss suitability of your book
I Crave Freebies FreeNot statedContact to discuss paid options. No clear information is provided upfront.
Zwoodle BooksFreeNoMust take 'true review' pledge, political/religious books discouraged, no suggestive book covers
E Book SkillFreeNot statedVery active Twitter account for this service which may give your book greater reach via social.
Book Deal Hunter FreeNot statedMust be submitted at least 2 days in advance, no guaranteed listing
Mobile Read ForumFreeNot statedForum only, no form of promotion outside of this.
Books On The KnobFreeNot statedNice looking page for the deals of the day with a large cover image displayed.
Totally Free StuffFreeNot statedJust as its name suggests, Totally Free Stuff offers lots of things for no cost, not just ebooks.
Free Kindle Books 4 UFreeNot statedGuaranteed placement with a donation
Book Hippo FreeNot statedFree account creation required
Market ListFreeNot statedRequired to sign in before using this service, although you can use your Facebook account to make this part of the process easier.
BookpraiserFreeNot statedFree account creation required. Offers the ability to create an author page on the site in order to feature more of your work on a longer term basis.
Book DailyFreeNot statedSample chapter required, advanced promotional options e.g video available
Story FindsFreeNot statedSubscription required in order to promote your book using the service, but this isn't difficult or lengthy to attain.
Free Today FreeNot statedFacebook group only, no website running at the moment for this service.
Book PinningFreeNot statedDescribes itself as an 'online image board'. Somewhat similar to Pinterest but specifically for books!
Free Kindle DealFreeNot statedBook must be free at time of promo
Ebook StageFree - $50Not stated Must have a quality book cover and a 'good' review score (not specified exactly)
Ask David Free - $15YesYou can submit the same book once every two weeks.
Authors DenFree - $75NoA basic account is free, but to get 'gold' membership, which receives a higher level of exposure, costs
Book Circle Free - $75NoFree listings aren't guaranteed. Paid listings are guaranteed, with more expensive options bringing a higher level of promotion.
Book Raid Free - $10 (cost per click basis, $10 maximum charge)YesHigh quality covers only, no minimum reviews, but reviews taken into account
Book Sliced FreeNot stated Free to create an account and submit books automatically. No specific requirements.
EbookasaurusFreeNoNo special requirements
Feed Your ReaderFreeNoNo books allowed dealing with erotica, homosexuality or gruesome covers
People ReadsFree - $20Yes10 reviews required with a minimum score of 3.9
Reading Deals Free - $29NoNo sexual content, no hate speech. Good quality covers only. 10,000 words minimum. 5 reviews with a 4 star rating.
This Is Writing FreeNoGets you an author page and even a guest post allowing you to promote your work.

Book Promotion Plus Publishing Deal

There is a company in the list above that needs a special mention.  Inkitt is a publishing company that will not only submit your book to their thousands of readers for free (legit) but will also offer you a publishing deal worth thousands of dollars if their readers like it.

You win because you get your book out in front of a LOT of people, increase your discoverability, and get the chance to land a publishing deal.  They win because through their system, they’ll be able to know how much people enjoyed your book and with their mastery of book marketing, they know they’ll be able to increase sales so that it is profitable for the both of you if you do decide to sign with them.

How it works is that you first submit your book, and they’ll upload it to their e-reader app which has been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of people.  There, their app users will choose, download and read your book…all the while Inkitt will monitor how far they get into the book.  If they see that people are reading it at a high percentage, then they’ll offer you a publishing deal.

The best part is, you can still say no…but I doubt you would. They’ve got a solid record at this.

Requirements:

  • Must be over 20,000 words
  • No short story collection or poems

That’s it.

So, get your book promoted to thousands of readers for free and even land a publishing deal through Inkitt.
Check it Out Here!

So, check it out, upload your book, get it discovered by thousands and potential land a nice publishing deal!

List of Top Paid Book Promotion Websites

Below is a list of the top paid promotion websites.  These services either offer to send your book to other promo sites, saving you time and energy or will offer your book to a premium group of readers.  In most cases, you’ll get a better quality output through these sites…but at a price.  Also, if you want to see which ones are most worth your time and give you the best ROI, check out my list here.

NamePriceErotica Allowed?Requirements and Notes
Awesome Book Promotion$65Yes5 different platforms available. You can choose to spread out your promotion on specific dates on each of the 5 sites or stack them all in one day.
Just Kindle Books$15 - $35YesHas a highly engaged newsletter readership and Facebook following. Promotes mostly romance, erotic romance, mystery/thriller, urban fantasy, & women's fiction. Next-day submissions accepted. Top-notch customer service.
Book Goodies$7.50 - $45YesSubmit 5 days in advance. One of the few paid services to explicitly allow erotica (no pun intended). Flat rate promotion, no complicated array of options to navigate and decipher.
Free Booksy$40 - $200Not statedPricing depends on genre. Horror and travel are at the cheaper end of the spectrum while fantasy and romance are the most expensive. The size of the email list used by the service differs per genre, as each list is targeted to specific genre fans.
Steamy Romance Books$24.99YesSpecifically for erotica books. On another page, they also offer paid features as well.
Book Bub$25 - $500Not statedVery strict acceptance criteria, excellent average ROI. Countless authors have reported huge success after being featured on Book Bub. The most popular genre on Book Bub, crime, has almost 4 million subscribers on the list.
Kindle Nation Daily$100 - 180Not statedOffers myriad packages. You can buy either daily, weekly or monthly packages, and have the option of choosing to promote to specific genre pages or to the whole site in general. Service claims to be able to reach up to 180,000 Kindle owners each day.
Digital Book Today$30Not statedSubmit at least 4 days in advance. Onsite calendar feature allows you to quickly and easily see whether it will be possible to promote your book during your desired time.
Author Ad Network$129Yes and NoPromotes your book to 28 different promotion sites and other social media programs. If erotica, they'll only promote to certain sites that allow it.
Book Reader Magazine$20Yes$20 guarantees a featured spot on the homepage for 7 days. Also, allows you to submit an author interview for free.
Good Kindles$25 - $45YesThe costlier packages come with prominent home page promotion, social media and newsletter features.
Many Books $25Not statedMany Books claim to get over 400,000 unique views a month. Successful applicants will be featured on both the website and in email promotion
Free Kindle Books and Tips$25Not statedNo specific details offered, authors must contact the site and ask for more info about what the service entails
Kindle Mojo $25Not statedA wide array of options including Twitter, creating a VIP page on the site, and even having 'prime time tweets' sent out for a slightly higher price
Hot Zippy$23 - $330Not statedOne of the biggest ranges of options and prices available. You can promote your book for up to a month using this service. You can also choose shorter promotional periods, such as one day.
Author Marketing Club$20Not statedService offers submission to 28 separate platforms. Many other tools found on the site which may help with your promo efforts, such as a 'bookalyzer'.
Free Books Hub$10 - $20Not statedYour book will be promoted via email, on the website and through social media. Extra payments can be made in order to be more prominently displayed on both the site and on Facebook.
EBook Deal Of The Day$5Not statedCosts $5 per marketplace (e.g Kindle, iTunes etc). Also offers a specific Kindle India promotion option.
Snicks List$1 - $5NoOne of the two cheapest paid promotion options. You can choose the number of days your promotion will run, with very small price increases for extra days. If you have a permafree book, your promotion will run for a year for only $5.
Ignite Your Book$0.99Not statedThe cheapest paid service available. Ignite Your Book has a clean, easy to navigate website. Popular genres do better with Ignite Your Book's audience.
Buck Books Fees based on average of books soldNot statedBook must be 0.99 or less during promotion, at least 10 reviews with an average score of 3.8 or higher, well written book description, pro cover design (specifically not Fiverr)
I Like Ebooks$0.99 - $9.99Not statedNo special requirements
Books Butterfly$50 - $500Not statedAwesome service due to the fact they offer a prorated refund if their stated download target is not met
Planet Ebooks$20 - $60 Not statedBooks with reviews preferred, but no minimum quantity/score
Hidden Gems Romance$10-$30YesThousands of quality subscribers and growing daily, newsletter goes out twice a week and price varies on package. All genres of romance. Also has an ARC program for attracting honest reviews
Bargain Booksy$25 - $135YesPrice paid depends on genre. More popular genres have a bigger list and therefore cost more.
Book Basset$8 per day - $22 per dayNoNo explicit content whatsoever allowed. Choice of either being a 'featured author' or being the giveaway of the day.
Book Eel $10 - $200YesBook Eel offer a money back guarantee if your book doesn't get at least 100 downloads for free books, or 30 sales for paid books. $200 buys the VIP promotion option.
Book Gorilla $50 - $100YesErotica is accepted but must have "literary quality". Books must have 5 reviews with an average of 4 stars and be over 100 pages in length.
Book Lemur $25 - $35 NoNo minimum review amount stated but "the more quality reviews the better".
Many Books $29No, but state they will in the futureYour book must have at least 10 reviews with a four star or better rating. Your cover must be professional.
Riffle Books $25 - $100NoBook must be over 150 pages and professionally edited and presented.
WhizzBuzz Books$49YesErotica is accepted but only if the cover and title are suitable for a general audience. The fee buys promotion both on site and on social for one year.
Genre Pulse $16+YesNo special requirements, Genre Pulse pride themselves on 'not being fussy'.
Robin Reads $50YesBooks promoted specifically by genre. Erotica is allowed but featured separately. Books must have a good cover and good reviews to be selected. No minimum reviews.
Ebook Hounds $10 - $35YesNonfiction books must be over 100 pages, fiction books must be over 150. At least 10 reviews averaging 3+ stars.
The Fussy Librarian $15 - $18 Yes10 reviews with at least 4 star+ rating. Book must be $5.99 or less on day of promotion.
Book Barbarian $25 - $55NoBooks must be sci fi or fantasy to qualify. Must have at least 10 reviews with an average of 3.5 stars +.
Your Book Promoter $49 - $249 No3 months service. Service includes a guaranteed number of Amazon book page visitors.

If you know of a legitimate site that should be featured here, contact me and let me know!

How to Best Use and Schedule Your Book Promotion Site Pushes

To help you see the big promo site layout, here is a video I did looking at the how, why and when to book promo site marketing.

Book Promotion Site Services and Help

Now, if you are a thrifty writer or just someone on a budget, you can take the above list of book promotion sites and hand-jam your information into each one.

Grab a bottle of wine and some ice cream, because that will take a little bit of time.

Viable Economical Services

Another viable option is to go to Fiverr and pay someone to do the lists above or follow their own list – although I don’t think they will be as thorough as my list. Typically, though, I will send my Virtual Assistant this list and have them do it for me, but until you make the VA leap, here are some potential contacts that will do it for you: (PS: none of these are affiliate links)

BKnights on Fiverr: This guy or gal is the bomb diggity of promotion sites sales.  The link to the left is his Fiverr profile page where you will find an assortment of Fiverr gig options.  I have never met anyone who didn’t think that these gigs were not worth every penny.

Book Kitty Facebook Promos on Fiverr: Through this gig, they’ll promote your book on 5 popular facebook pages that the gig runner owns.  With 600+ positive reviews, its a favorite and go-to gig for many.

James H. Mayfield’s Promotion Service: This one is my favorite coming from my good friend Holger (uses a pen name).  Honestly, he has the most experience with working with these free sites and I took a peek at his analytics and well…the guy’s a pro.  Plus, he offers other types of promotions to include Facebook, Reddit, forums and others.

And here are some more Fiverr Opportunities:

Fiverr Gig for 25 Kindle Sites

I will Promote Your Book To My Huge Facebook Group

If you would like to make some extra cash, go ahead and start your own Fiverr gig and email me your link.  I’ll include you on this post….talk about FREE publicity!

Premium Book Promo Submission Tools

If hiring someone to do this is not your thing, then you could always venture into the programming side of the world.  Here are two programs/services that you could try. Neither of these links are affiliate links because I don’t use them so I can’t say with certainty that they are good or work.  But if you try them, let me know your thoughts in the comments below:

Book Marketing Tools Submission Tool
Author Marketing Club

Disclaimer: Writing a post about this is pretty hard because every day these sites are are changing, going out of business or just disappearing. I cannot promise that the information above will be the same when you click on the link. However, in an ever quest to publish amazing content, please, by all means, contact me and let me know if any information has changed. I will be sure to update the site so as to reflect this. Till then, stay frosty and enjoy!

Also, to help you along, here are a couple more articles to help understand these sites and ho

Alrighty guys, well I hope you enjoyed this list.  Now go out and make the most of it, and be sure to download my list of personal favorite book promotion sites below.

Cheers,

Dave-Signature

About Dave Chesson

When I am not fighting dragons or chasing the bogey man out of my kids closet, I like using my previous Online Optimization skills to help other authors with the 'technical' stuff and get the right authors to the top of Amazon and any other eBook service out there.

  • DjKoolaide Mix

    Dave…You are the Bomb Diggity!

    • Kindlepreneur

      Awww shucks, thanks!

  • Thanks for listing my site, NewFreeKindleBooks.com.

  • I have another paid service for you and I wonder if you might add it to the list…

    http://www.planetebooks.net promotes free Kindle books to its growing social media audiences.

    It has two Facebook pages, one for the USA and one for the UK and has over 130,000 followers combined. Authors can share their ebooks to both audiences and there are a range of ad packages to choose from.

    I hope this is of use!

  • Kathy Collins

    Nice post. Subscibed! There are still more free websites to add in the ever-growing list. You may check out my list of the Best Free websites to promote your book and maximize your KDP promotional days.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013198O8G
    This includes 160 best free websites that will showcase your book and talent at no cost with bonus 40 Facebook pages to advertise your book. That’s a total of 210 places to promote your book for free. Not a single dime!

  • John

    Hi Dave

    thanks for creating this list. We do paid promotions ($50 and up) for both free books and $1 books. We have 125,000+ email subscribers.

    Some details that might help:

    Page for Paid Slots for Free Books: http://www.booksbutterfly.com/order/?tag=superdave

    Page for Paid Slots for Paid Books: http://www.booksbutterfly.com/order/paidbookslots/?tag=superdave

    Email Subscribers: 125,000.

    Where we Promote: http://www.booksbutterfly.com/order/wherepromote/

    thanks

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  • Roman St James

    Thanks for this Dave – great post! If I may blatantly self-promote, we also have a free Kindle book promotion site: FreeBooksAndMore.com. We list free and discounted books and never charge a fee. We accept all types of books (including erotica), as long as: 1) They have at least 10 reviews 2) They have a minimum 3.5 star rating and 3)They are at least 100 pages long.

    Thanks again for creating this blog so full of interesting content! I appreciate it!

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  • Mike freed

    Thanks for the list. epub.us is also a great site to try

  • Ken Horlor

    Books set in or about New Zealand can be submitted to my blog on the subject http://nzbookshowcase.blogspot.com
    Ken’s Very Useful Guide to New Zealand eBooks & Print On Demand

  • Guy McBryde

    Here is an interesting new approach to ebook promotion I would like to share. We list your book on content rich pages and share it through our large and constantly growing social media following.

    It is super simply to submit an ebook and always free:

    http://guymcbryde.com/?page_id=2351

    Think of it as Pay-Per-Click advertising without having to pay per each click!

    Your Ebook does not have to be free, and once we list it, it stays live on our pages for as long as the Ebook is available for download.

  • Free Book Dude

    Hi, I am The Dude from http://www.FreeBookDude.com. I just wanted to voice a small correction or two. Authors can submit the same title only once per month, but they can submit as many titles as they want. I also offer paid and free promotion options for authors, publishers, and artists. Thanks for listing FreeBookdude.com.

  • Star Book Reviews

    Hi Dave, thanks for this invaluable list of resources. I’d just like to mention that we provide free reviews for indie authors at http://www.starbookreviews.com

  • I would love to get 99 Cent Book Deals listed! We accept FREE and 99 cent book deals and list Free of charge. http://www.99centbookdeals.com

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  • Michael

    We offer a longer term strategy that will help with your promotion as well. Our site that explains more in depth is: http://www.hotandsteamykindlereads.com/

  • Spoiled Reader

    Hi Dave – please check out http://www.spoiledreader.com as well. Thanks!

  • Michael Kearney

    New! Submit your FREE kindle promotion and get a fancy review with perma-link!
    Visit: http://www.freekindledeal.com

  • Shelly Ice

    We promote e-books starting out at $5 here at Fire and Ice Book Promos! You can find us at http://www.fireandicebookpromos.com

  • Author Kristine Raymond

    Great list!! Thanks! I also run a promotion site called Kangaroo Reads. Check it out here – http://www.kangarooreads.com

  • I would like to recommend https://issuu.com for ebook submission. May that helps all.
    Check this eg ebook : https://issuu.com/claraghosh/docs/editor_s_note

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  • Lars Teeney

    I have a facebook group for Science fiction and fantasy independent authors to announce their free promotional days:
    Free Science Fiction and Fantasy Ebooks:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1328623707163945/

  • mari_marina

    it’s not entirely free? but it really works!

    Promote Your Book to 180,000+ Daily Active Readers and 177,000+ Email Subscribers (including 30,000+ Kindle Unlimited subscribers)!

    Buy a Book Promotion Slot: http://www.booksbutterfly.com/?tag=messagex2

    Looking for reviews? Buy a Review Slot: http://www.reviewst.com/getreviews/?tag=messagex2

    good luck!)

  • Hi Another site to visit is http://beezeebooks.com it’s a membership site, completely free, members can put as many books on as they desire. Once subscribed members receive a series of marketing tips and idea every seven daysfor the first few months, they have the option of joining in promotional activities where by members help in promoting members books on their social sites, this group is called the ‘A’ team. Members can write blog post about their book or their life as an author, they can also place the first few chapters for visitors to read.Monthly newsletter keeps them up to date with what’s going on.

    • Keith D Guernsey

      Redbooks works great!

      • Keith D Guernsey

        should of course read “beezeebooks”!

  • David King

    Thanks!
    I will recommend also on the site below

    http://www.ebookstage.com/welcome/MTEwMA==/

    great choice to promote ebooks!

  • Ebooksforfree Inc

    You can also advertise free and 99c Kindle books on:

    http://ebooksforfreeinc.com

  • Jason

    Can you add http://www.ilikeebooks.com They are great!

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  • David King

    Thanks for this useful information! I used some of them to promote my book
    you should try also this one to promote ebooks for free:
    http://www.ebookstage.com/welcome/MTEwMA==/

  • jack thomas

    Use this fiverr gig to promote your kindle book to over miliions of facebook users
    https://www.fiverr.com/marketingking07/market-your-ebook-to-100000-real-users?funnel=c8041eb2-6221-48af-876a-fd8c159a5843

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  • Michael Kearney

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    I recommend this site: http://ebooksforfreeinc.com/

  • Micah Brooks

    Thank you David Chesson! I have an additional question. It may addressed on a post on your site already, please direct me there if so. I have two kindle books. One is currently KDP Select, so I can pay for keyword advertising. The other book is not in the KDP Select program. 1. Do you know if you can still advertise on Amazon somehow? 2. If not, would you recommend Google Adwords? Or, what is the best way to do PPC marketing that you’ve found? My KDP Amazon ads have been very beneficial, but it seems I cannot run them if I do not commit my book to the KDP Select program. When you have time, your answer will be super helpful. Also, I have purchased your KDP Rocket software and am loving it. For anyone reading this, I’ve tried multiple softwares and this one is my favorite. Thanks! -Micah Brooks http://www.micahbrooks.com

    • Hey Micah, I’m glad to hear that! So…let’s jump in: 1. Last I heard, it’s still only KDP select…which is sort of a bummer. 2. The best return on you ad buck is where you direct them to your email capture landing page. To send someone straight to your sales page from a click ad usually has very low ROI. But if you do decide to do Adwords, make sure you are targeting “buyer” words like “Books like Ready Player One” or “Best Sci Fi military Books”…these denote that the person typing in those words is looking for another book…they’re ready to buy. So, get your book #1 and you’ve got a chance.

      Also, it doesn’t have to be pointed to an email capture page. One tactic I’m looking to try out when I write my epic Sci Fi military book is to also write a blog post that is the “Top 5 Sci Fi Military Books” and add mine as the 6th saying that if you liked those five, then you’ll love mine. Then I’ll pay Google Adwords to direct people to that article (very low competition, so low cost per click).

      Just a couple of quick thoughts.

  • julius schenk

    I’m a fantasy writer with a big twitter following, thus a cheap fiverr gig for promo of good free ebooks

    https://www.fiverr.com/juliusschenk/tweet-to-25k-fiction-fans

    five bucks – five retweets

  • Buddhika

    I am also Kindle book promoter. you can try here : https://goo.gl/HBr9B7 #kindlepromotion

  • Buddhika

    kindlebookpromotion.blogspot.com

  • Perfect timing! Exactly what I need right now. Thanks a lot for your hard work Dave. Much appreciated.

    • Thank Thibaut and no problem. I had someone ask me if my writing was still useful even if it was 1 year+ old….I’m on a mission to make sure that ANYTHING I write and publish will always be updated so that I can respond emphatically…”YES”

  • Jonathan Cragle

    Great list and I’ve had great success with your free and paid list on my previous two book launches. I’ll be using your lists for my upcoming book launch too! BTW, one fantastic service I didn’t see listed and has had massive success for authors is Buck Books. Reach out to them on Facebook or via the web.

    • Awesome Jonathan and glad you’re liking it. Funny I forgot to add Buck Books to the list. I’ll get that up there soon.

  • Great info Dave. Thanks ever so. 🙂

  • Thoughts on Bookbub?

    • Really hard to get accepted now, and the ROI isn’t as good. Same goes with their ads.

  • Do you know how awesome you are?! This list is amazing and I am super grateful you show us the pricing, which saves us tons of time! Also, your KDP Rocket program is DOPE! You are seriously helping all of us succeed and thrive! Thanks Dave!

    • Haha..thanks Tristan. That means a lot to hear and glad you’re loving KDP Rocket 😀

  • SciFi_Fantasy Girl

    Thanks, Dave – uber useful post and so well researched (as always) I appreciate you!!

  • Ricardo Carlos

    Frankly, I find FREE BOOK PROMOTIONS IS DEAD. It use to work but no more.
    So can you or someone provide a list of sites where I can promote my PRICED books at $2.99 and over? My books are mostly $2.99 (so I can earn 70% royalty) and of the sites you mention the only ones I found offering promotions for priced books is http://www.kindlebookreview.net and bookbub.com
    So which other sites help promote books priced at $2.99 and over?

    • Jason

      pop over to my webste http://www.ilikeebooks.com/submit I just looked at your book and would love to try and help promote it for you

    • Jenna Collins

      I totally agree, I want to be able to promote my $2.99 product. If you have any new proven techniques, please share.

  • Jamilahmed Ansari

    You can get huge traffic from social networks because people wasting time on social networks so promote your book on correct social networks.
    I used this guy to promote my books and got a massive results.
    http://www.fiverr.com/fastsolver

  • Jason Chapman
  • Gregory Rzeczko

    Adding another to the list: http://www.kindkindle.com

  • Zak

    Just want to add another one to this list that I came accross: http://creativedesignerswriters.com/

  • Jaxon Reed

    readper offers free posts for authors, along with newsletter and Twitter promos. Contributions of $5 or $10 accepted, but not required. http://readper.com/authors/

  • The above listing are good collected and thanks for sharing.

    • Awesome and glad you liked them – took a LONG time to collect and test many of them and I have scheduled quarterly checkups on all to makes sure they are still legit. Will keep it up to date 😉

  • I’ve had a lot of success with ereadernewstoday, but they are a paid site, not free as indicated in the list. Here’s the link for their prices, based on genre. http://ereadernewstoday.com/pricing/

  • David VanDyke

    You may want to downgrade BooksButtrfly from “awesome.” A lot of people have had problems with them lately.

    Robin Reads is another paid service
    One Hundred Free Books is free and paid
    Ebook Hounds is paid
    Fussy Librarian is paid
    Book Barbarian is paid, SFF only

  • grrenth

    It’s a great list for sure, most of the genuinely good ones are on there. Although I’d also add InkArcade to it, it’s a really nice site… http://inkarcade.com

  • Hi Dave – don’t forget your pals at Self-Publishing Review have an “indie books” BookBub-style service, no gatekeepers, all books welcome! Proven 100% over 2 years. http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/spr-bestseller-book-packages/

  • Kerrie McLoughlin

    YAY! Thanks for this! I’m going to give the free sites a try on my next book free days and then hopefully someday I can move to the paid sites 🙂 Great resource!

  • Kevin Tinto

    #

    Title ICE

    (Amazon Review Count 1,560)

    ASIN For January, Using Kindlepreneur selected promotion sites.

    Units Sold 1,344

    Units Refunded 3

    Net Units Sold 1332

    Kindle Edition Normalized Pages Read* 1,061,328

    That adds up to about $11,000 a month, including the Amazon Prime Reading bonus we receive over and above. Kindlepreneur…use it. Do not waste your time with non-sellers comments. If they do not have a minimum of 1,000 reviews on one book…they know nothing.

    • SleepingBeauty

      which one is this for?

    • Jenna Collins

      what is the site? there is not book promo on the site you mention.

      • Kevin Tinto

        I use them all.

        • Jenna Collins

          Can you please narrow that down and suggest just one or two more to try and I will start there. I have only one Erotica Short out, published yesterday with zero sales. Last night I paid $14.99 for Erotica Everyday and booked a free promo on Pretty-Hot.com.

          • Kevin Tinto

            Okay. So, the major players likely won’t take that for two reasons: short and erotica. However, there are smaller one that will welcome with open arms. Go through the list, book what you can. Give your book away, make sure you’re on kindle unlimited. You’ll get reviews and will be paid for this readers taking it kindle.

            For the big time players:
            Bookbub- it has to be a hit, have a lot of reviews. A track record. I did 75,000 copies in two days on one bookbub drop.
            E- reader news: $30-600+ copies
            Choosy bookworm
            Fussy Librarian
            Good reads
            And on…..

            This site does a great job of listing at top.

          • Kevin Tinto

            Don’t forget Fivver.com. Tons of book promotion for $5.00

          • Kevin Tinto

            I checked the book on Amazon. Drop the price to .99 or offer it free. A lot of readers will take it kindle ulimited and you’ll make about .050 a page. That adds up when you start hitting 100,000 pages or more. Get it into the categories where a handful of sales make it a bestseller. Do that by mining down in erotica for instance. If you can find sex with sixx after six, take it. Yeah, only motley fans give a, whatever, but damn, get a few hundred sales and then to off to the bestseller races.

  • Mark Watson

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    • Jenna Collins

      Hi Mark,
      I couldn’t find what kind of books you promote? do you do erotica?

    • Rich Nation

      Stay away from this guys Fiverr deal. I purchased it the other day and it was a waste of $15.

      Your post is misleading in that you mention the job is to all of your social networks, it’s actually $5 each…Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest… not a deal breaker but dishonest.

      The 3 Facebook groups you posted my eBook in had NO LIKES other than yours and mine (you forgot to like of them BTW) and your buddy said something like “living the dream”, whatever that means. After looking through some of the profiles I realized they were fake. In all fairness I only looked through 5 profiles…could be a coincidence although unlikely.

      The Twitter post got 12 re-tweets and 6 likes. No complaints here.

      The Pintrest post was Spanish! I didn’t happen to read that in the fine print. My book is clearly English so the Pintrest post did nothing for me.

      To the author of this article: This fella is downgrading your quality, I’d remove his comment. Your article is amazing and packed full of good, rich information, hate to see other visitors step in his crap.

  • Alfred McCall

    Are the sites and services listed only for Free or Discount promotions. Can we submit our books at full retail or are their other sites for that

    al

    • Hi Al. Some require your book to be a certain price, while others don’t. It depends on their requirements.

  • Dragon Nerd

    I feel the need to comment here that Inkitt is a hack https://davidgowey.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/inkitt-deleted-my-account-and-other-forms-of-nefarious-vanity-press-skullduggery/

    They aren’t a real publisher. They’re a scam and they are definitely not a ticket to publishing success. Writers are being duped into taking contracts from them and are basically ripped off, most of the time receiving no royalties.

    I mainly use the website to put excerpts from my books in front of readers, but already, I’ve got Inkitt employees sniffing around, like I’m the next sucker.

    • I agree that in the past, they had an issue with their marketing team doing things that ruined their name a little. But before I ‘recommended’ them I actually had a full meeting with their team, and President and discussed a great many things about their company. I liked the fact that they were using real data to help make decisions and appreciated their honesty about the mistakes made in the past. I also had a lawyer go through and check all of their terms and conditions, check their background,etc (yeah, I’m pretty thorough) and the lawyer gave them the low risk, good compliance green light.

      I did research on those who’ve used them and seen success, and checked all of their “as mentioned on” so as to make sure they weren’t lying but were actually featured. All came back good to go.

      Granted there are a couple of articles out there that refer to the previous issues (many of which aren’t personal experience but refer to other people’s articles) but they are right in their claim.

      Finally, the last thing I liked and gave me the warm and fuzzies is that I gave them a list of things I wanted to see them do differently and they immediately got to work on it. I had a lot of things to say about their landing page being a little misleading – wasn’t their intention but they saw where I was coming from once I brought it up.

      I also asked them to make it so that in the future they provide that data to all users. How awesome would it be to know which part in your book most people stop reading? Or how your book compares to others in your industyr for completion rate? They said they’d get to work on providing that. That alone would cause me to put up my fiction in their system because there is no other way to decipher this…and as you know, I’m a big number geek.

      • Ok Dave. I have submitted a Manuscript of my Kindle book on Inkitt. But question is – Does submission on Inkitt vioalate or negate KDP select program? I cannot seem to find an answer anywhere!!

        • Winson

          Yes how does that work? i already have my story up in kdp… can i submit that to inkitt as well?

      • Dragon Nerd

        ….it’s a scam. Hard to admit you’re wrong about something, I know. But the place is a scam. They don’t get anyone a publishing deal. This “publishing deal” amounts to them self-publishing your book for you on Amazon. Then they shop it around to agents. Then they take some of the money, *if* you get any.

        You basically wind up paying these people for stuff you can do yourself. Did you even read the link I put there? Of course you didn’t. Hopefully, other people will see this and see the light.

        Why should I give them my book so they can give it to agents, and then I have to pay them part of my royalties for that? It’s b.s.

        You can give me a long, rambling explanation, but the fact is, you are wrong. And given all the otherwise valid information on this site, it’s sad that you’re promoting a scam that rips off and hurts indie authors rather than actually promoting us.

  • Jenna Collins

    Thanks for the tip, I just tried this and we’ll see how it works.

  • Stephen Connor

    Thank you my friend, your authenticity shines through

  • I signed up to get the best list of sites of the best ROI. but what I got was your Kinlde ranking ebook – very deceptive

    • Deceptive? No…more like a glitch – sad you’d jump to a conclusion like that…but then again, in today’s online world, I get where you are coming from. After putting in your email address, it’s supposed to immediately auto-redirect you to the page to download list of best promo sites. If it didn’t, I apologize for that and contact me via my contact page and I’ll send it to you.

      • I get how hard it is to put up a specific content upgrade for specific bunch of posts. Sorry for jumping into conclusions. I must have been real stressed out that day. Anyways I sent in an entry to every one of the ones above on the list (except the ones that require payment) lol.

        But I will highly appreciate if you can mail me that list. I really love your stuff btw. I just hope my comment helps as well as some kind of a feedback., it might be a good idea to test how your upgrades work because it doesnt just NOT lead to the page where you can see the list of the sites with great ROI it really ..isnt there, I hope you double check how that works. Maybe you upgraded some plugins and the option just disappeared. Happens to me as well

        • Fully understand. There are a lot of questionable things on the internet. Just emailed you the link and I’ll look into my system and see what went wrong.

  • koreprojects

    The above listing are good collected and thanks for sharing.
    https://www.koreprojects.com/

  • Winson

    Out of curiosity, how much percentage referral you make from inkitt? i see that your link is as an affiliate .. Also how did your book do after submitting them ?

    • Dragon Nerd

      Assuming you’re talking to me, my link is not an “affiliate.” I don’t know the guy who wrote that article from wallpaper, so my opinion isn’t biased. I just left a comment there thanking him for confirming my suspicions.

      The Inkitt website barely has readers there anymore. It’s just a bunch of writers fighting each other to be heard, that’s what it amounts to. People spend all their time fighting to get people — mostly other writers — to read and review their stuff on Inkitt and only Inkitt, which is utterly pointless. It’s not like reviews on Inkitt have an effect on Amazon sales, and KDP prohibits your books from being published there anyway. Even if Inkitt wasn’t a scam, the website still has little value for an indie author who publishes on Kindle.

      I didn’t post anything about Inkitt because I have a grudge against them (I don’t) or because I’m angry my book didn’t do well with them. I wasn’t there that long. I left when I had enough sense to realize the “publishing deal” was a scam.

      I don’t have anything against Dave. And — once again — I wasn’t at Inkitt long enough to hate them.

      I posted my comment to warn other writers, to help them avoid falling into a trap that other writers have fallen into.

      It’s. A. Scam.

      Thankfully, I got out before I could get sucked in and I’m trying to help others.

      That’s basically it.

      • Winson

        No, my question was for Dave, his blog post above is a referral link for inkitt. I can see why he is putting it in first place. Thanks for your warning @Dragon Nerd. Noted , and will not even attempt to try inkitt.

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