79 Free Book Promotion Sites to Advertise your Ebook on

List of sites to promote your kindle book or ebook

A grand but overused tactic to improve Kindle book sales and rankings is to spread your book’s 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

In most cases, the answer is simple.  These book promotion sites have, through many different means, collected a very targeted bunch of emails.

Then when you submit your book for a promotion, they will blast the information out to their – hopefully – avid readers and with the click of the link in the email, they are downloading your book.  Some require that your book be free or .99 cents.

So, why do this for free?

In many cases – and again, I can’t speak for all – these sites will take your book’s amazon sales page and create their own Amazon Associate link and place that in the email so as to get a commission on sales.

Now, some of you might be saying “yeah, but what if the book is free?”

One of my favorite features to the Amazon Associate system is that you get paid a percentage of WHATEVER someone buys in 24 hours of clicking that link.

An example:  A book promotion site sends an email with an Amazon Associate link pointing to your free book.  Someone clicks on it and after looking at your ebook decides they don’t want it.  Then 8 hours later, they jump back on Amazon and purchase that big screen T.V. they had be thinking about.  That book promotion site now gets a $100-150 – depending on a couple of variables – right there…boom.

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 is become more popular by the minute…and all you had to do was fill out a form.  It’s a win-win situation.

So, want to use this tactic to get your book sales and reviews?

Speaking of reviews, there is a super awesome set of software I like to use in order to get access to a list of happy reviews and their email address.
Check it Out Here!

Ultimate List of Free Book Promotion Sites

Free book submission sites require that at the time of your submission, the book is free. However, pay close attention because some of these sites have weird requirements. In some cases, they will require you to submit your book one week before it goes free so that when they get around to publishing it, it is free. The devil is in the details!

  1. http://indiebookoftheday.com/authors/free-on-kindle-listing/ Submit at least two days before your book goes free. Erotica and offensive books are not accepted, and books rated above 3.5 are preferred. They will promote books before they actually go free on their “Soon to Be Free” page.
  2. http://digitalbooktoday.com/12-top-100-submit-your-free-book-to-be-included-on-this-list/ Book must have 18+ Amazon reviews and 4.0+ stars, but you can pay to bypass these requirements. Books are listed for up to four days.
  3. http://igniteyourbook.com/free-ebook-submission/ Books must be free for the entire period of promotion, and can only be featured for a total of 14 days.
  4. https://www.nfreads.com/authors/ A little different but they actually allow you to submit an article that features and promotes your website. It doesn’t get major traffic, but it is gaining momentum and building.
  5. http://ohfb.com/author-free-kindle-book-submission.html OneHundredFreeEbooks has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Lifehacker, TIME and Edudemic.  Probably goes without saying that this is one of my favorite free ones.
  6. http://ereadernewstoday.com/requirements/ Books must be at least 125 pages, except children’s books, cookbooks and nonfiction. They will also promote ebooks that are on sale.
  7. http://ereadergirl.com/submit-your-ebook/ Only non-fiction, children’s ebooks and Christian fiction ebooks are accepted, and books must be submitted at least 24 hours before they’re due to go free.
  8. http://awesomegang.com/submit-your-book/ This site also offers a paid option ($10) for extra exposure.
  9. http://www.freebookdude.com/2014/03/list-your-free-amazon-kindle-books.html No erotica is allowed and you can only submit once every thirty days.
  10. http://ebookshabit.com/for-authors/ No erotica is accepted, and your book must have three reviews. Paid options are also available.
  11. http://ebooklister.net/page.php?p=2 Erotica is not accepted. Fiction books do not require reviews, but if they exist must have a 3.5 star rating or higher. Non-fiction books must have at least 5 reviews to be considered.
  12. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gNUTB-s2sCB7ajsdEj9uSoH2i4Zoeya0aecJ0dbnkNU/viewform?formkey=dFEyLTFUSHREd05KaVItaDdUUkVVNGc6MA#gid=0 The normal site is on hiatus, but books will still be posted to the Facebook account.
  13. http://www.theereadercafe.com/p/authors.html Erotica is not accepted, nor are novels under 100 pages. Books must have at least 3 reviews and a rating of four stars or more.
  14. http://www.frugal-freebies.com/p/submit-freebie.html Erotica is allowed however, be sure to indicate it’s category as such or no go on the promotion.
  15. http://www.armadilloebooks.com/submit-free-ebooks/ Woo hoo, no requirements on this one.
  16. http://bookangel.co.uk/submit-your-book/ This is a UK site, and all content must be PG-13 so no erotica!
  17. http://www.freebooks.com/submit/ Another author site without requirements, which is pretty sweet.
  18. http://lovelybookpromotions.com/submit-your-kindle-freebie/ This is only for Kindle Select Promotions, you must submit your book five days in advance and you have to like them on Facebook for your book to be posted. Oh the reciprocal love.
  19. http://www.iloveebooks.com/for-authors.html Popular genres and books with high ratings are preferred so make sure to plead your case. It actually helps if you have a website or a website for your book.
  20. http://www.kornerkonnection.com/index.html You must like and share the Focus Post at the top of their Facebook page to be featured.
  21. http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/forum/171 You can only post about your book on the thread while it is free.
  22. http://free-stuff-unlimited.com/contact-us-2/ This site isn’t specific to books, and you just submit the details of your free item via this contact form.
  23. http://www.indieauthornews.com/p/promote-my-book.html Like Pinocchio, there are no strings attached.
  24. http://www.freebookshub.com/authors/ Technically free, but priority listing is $8 and moves your book to the top of the queue.
  25. http://dealseekingmom.com/about/contact/ Not specific to ebooks.
  26. http://www.freeebooksblog.com/contact/ Requires your first born….just kidding, no requirements here either.
  27. http://jungledealsandsteals.com/submit-your-kindle-freebie/ Books with graphic violence, erotica, paranormal activity or profanity are not accepted. Books must be submitted 24 hours in advance, and must be full-length novels rather than short stories.
  28. http://www.pennypinchinmom.com/contact-me/ Not specific to books.
  29. http://www.freebookclub.org/kindle-books/book-submissions/ No erotica is allowed.
  30. http://www.ereaderiq.com/contact/ No martians allowed…okay, they don’t have any discrimination so just post away.
  31. http://www.icravefreebies.com/contact/ Not specific to books, though Kindle ebooks are encouraged.
  32. http://zwoodlebooks.com/authors-and-publishers/ You must make a pledge to ensure all your reviews are honest. No religious, political or hateful books are accepted, and sexual/nudity on book covers is forbidden. They do suggest a $5 donation to a literary charity. Or you can always just tip Kindlepreneur.com which will go towards my go-go writer juice – aka coffee – fund 😉
  33. http://manybooks.net/promote.php Many Books offers free as well as premium services.  But, make sure you have at least 10 reviews and a 4.0 or above Amazon Review rating before you stand a chance of making it on their newsletter.  Gotta like the selectivity.
  34. http://mybookbuzzing.com/how-to The site is a publicizing book portal for authors and readers alike. Think of it as a wikipedia for books that allow anyone to add or edit a book on the list, but it also provides an opportunity to broadcast these books across various social networks and blogs to help reach new readers.
  35. http://bookbongo.com/submit/ Offers free tweets, Facebook posts and a listing on their blog.
  36. http://www.ebookskill.com/pin-your-book.html Free promotions with no limitations from someone who has been prevalent in book promos and fiverr sales for a while.
If you would like your website or service added to this list, contact me and let me know the pertinent information about your requirements and anything else you would like to share.

List of Membership Required Book Promotional Sites

Memberships are generally free, but they will require you to submit your email address and signup for an account. This in turn helps to build their list of potential customers, which is a double edged sword. On the one hand the site has more people to email to, but on the other hand you are now going to receive potentially spammy emails or worse, your ebook will be looked at as spammy.

Plus, know that a mass amount of their emails are going to other self-published writers…that could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your target market.

Just something to seriously consider.

  1. http://authormarketingclub.com/members/submit-your-book/ Actually not a bad site at all…if you are a premium member.
  2. http://bookdealhunter.com/submit-free-book/ You have to subscribe to their newsletter and your book must be submitted at least two days in advance.
  3. http://www.mobileread.com/forums/
  4. http://blog.booksontheknob.org/subscribe-about-contact/subscribe
  5. http://ereaderutopia.com/ You need to sign in to the site to talk about your books.
  6. http://www.totallyfreestuff.com/submit.asp You have to sign in to post your request.
  7. http://contentmo.com/submit-your-free-ebook-promo Submitting your book automatically subscribes you to their mailing list, so keep that in mind.
  8. http://www.free-kindle-books-4u.com/promote-your-book/ You must register on the website to submit your book.
  9. http://freediscountedbooks.com/submit/ A free account is required.
  10. http://snickslist.com/books/place-ad/ No erotica is allowed, you must post on the day your book is available, and you have to be a member of the website.
  11. http://www.indie-book-bargains.co.uk/addBook.php
  12. http://marketlist.com/ads/package All you have to do is sign up, post an introduction, or any question or answer in the forum and voila – you’ve got access to the ads platform for free. Your ads will run for 90 days and can be renewed.
  13. http://bookpraiser.com/submit-book/ Joining the mailing list is technically optional, but encouraged for a “promotion bonus”. In this case, I would recommend the extra 45 seconds to get that status.
  14. http://www.bookdaily.com/authorsignup You need to sign up for a free account, including uploading a profile photo, to get your book promotion emailed to thousands of readers.
  15. https://storyfinds.com/subscribe You must subscribe even to get into the site as a reader.
  16. https://www.facebook.com/groups/freetoday This is an active Facebook group with over 12,000 members. Before posting, you should join Indie Boards.
  17. http://newfreekindlebooks.com/authors/ You must sign up for the site, but there appear to be no other notable requirements.
If you would like your website or service added to this list, contact me and let me know the pertinent information about your requirements and anything else you would like to share.

List of Paid Book Promotion Sites

Now, I know what you must be thinking…“With all those free ones, why in the good Lord’s name would I pay for a promotion?” To which I reply, “Quality.” In most cases, a site is able to generate extra money from this sort of advertisement because they hold a good market and a respectable name. HOWEVER before you invest any money in these promotional sites, make sure you understand how to verify if a site is worth your time or money. The below sites are decently, but using the tactics discussed in this article,

  1. http://awesomebookpromotion.com/book-promotion-websites/ – $65 to promote your book on the front page of Awesomegang, Pretty-hot.com, BookReaderMagazine, and DiscountBookMan. Book goes into each sites daily newsletter and get spread over social media. You can stack promo across one day or spread them out on each site.(BEST DEAL)
  2. http://igniteyourbook.com/99-submission/ – It costs only $.99 (yes that is ninety-nine cents) but your book must be free during the promotion, you can list it more than once and they’ll only promote it for 14 days.
  3. http://digitalbooktoday.com/7-promote-your-book-on-its-first-free-day-with-a-paid-promotional-boost/ $30 to promote your free ebook for three consecutive days. Book must have over 20 reviews and a 4.0+ star rating.
  4. http://freebooksy.com/freebooksy-feature-pricing/ $40-$100, depending on genre. You get featured on their homepage, included in an email to 60,000 subscribers and a post to 175,000 Facebook fans.
  5. http://www.freeebooksdaily.com/p/promote-your-free-book.html $1-$5. Titles must be rated 4 stars or higher, and no erotica or controversial subject matter.
  6. http://www.goodkindles.net/p/submit-your-book.html $7.95-$19.95.
  7. http://fkbt.com/for-authors/free-kindle-promotion/ $25 flat fee to be listed.
  8. http://hotzippy.net/feature-your-book.html $15 to be listed on either “Bargain eBook Hunter”, “PixelScroll” or “Romance eBook Deals”.
  9. http://ebookdealofday.com/free-book-feature/ It costs $5 to be featured and Romance is the only accepted genre. There is also a UK version.
  10. http://bookfreebies.com/services.php Costs between $10 and $20, depending on the amount of exposure required.
  11. http://bookgoodies.com/submit-your-free-kindle-days/ Books must be submitted five days in advance, and listing costs $3.
  12. http://bookpinning.com/?sws=home/submit-book Erotica, controversial subject matter and extreme violence are not accepted.
  13. http://form.jotformpro.com/form/21078469493969 There is a free option, but the paid options ($5 and $10) are heavily emphasized, as there is no guarantee that books submitted free will be featured. Books must also have at least a 3.5 star rating.
  14. http://itswritenow.com/submit-your-book/ $10, which can also be submitted via PayPal.
  15. http://kindlebookpromos.luckycinda.com/?page_id=283 Only payment guarantees a feature.
  16. http://ereaderlove.com/contact/ No adult or gambling content is accepted, and prices range from $12 to $60.
  17. http://indie.kindlenationdaily.com/?page_id=642 Very pricey, ranging from $99 to almost $400 for a week of exposure.
  18. http://www.kindlemojo.com/info.php Costs $25 to set yourself up as a Featured Author once, with VIP at $75. You can get a Twitter blitz, with one Tweet about your book per hour, for $45.
  19. https://www.bookbub.com/partners/pricing Costs between $30 and $385 to promote a free book, depending on genre.

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

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, Redit, forums and others.

And here are some more Fiverr Opportunities:

Fiverr Gig for 25 Kindle Sites

I will promote your free ebook on 5 different websites

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 Services

If hiring someone to do this is not your thing, then you could always venture into the programing 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!

Alrighty guys, well I hope you enjoyed this list, and be sure to download my list of personal favorite book promotion sites below.



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.
    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/


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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:


    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:

  • 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.

  • David King

    I will recommend also on the site below


    great choice to promote ebooks!

  • Ebooksforfree Inc

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


  • 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:

  • jack thomas

    Use this fiverr gig to promote your kindle book to over miliions of facebook users

  • Billy

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  • Brain Smith

    Really excellent information about kindle book promotion. It will be very helpful for me. Few days ago one of my friend told me about this briefly but I have gotten details information from you.

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  • Michael Kearney

    New! site redesign… submit your free kindle book: http://www.freekindledeal.com 100% spam free!

  • Maxine West

    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


    five bucks – five retweets

  • Buddhika

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

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