P.T. Barnum once said… “Without publicity a terrible thing happens…NOTHING!”
All the work that you will put into creating your eBook will bring you almost no results, without effective marketing and eBook promotion.
Many authors do not consider themselves marketers or sales representatives. The good news is that you certainly don't have to be!
See, marketing and promoting your book is very different than trying to push sales. You may associate the two, but they are totally independent of each other and fundamentally different altogether.
As an author, you will be far more involved and active in terms of publicity and branding than anything.
Let's go into greater detail now and figure out how to execute the marketing and promotional plans that are forming as we speak and read.
A great way to start promoting your eBook, is by getting reviews from fans, readers and even reviewers/bloggers. The easiest and most effortless way to start getting reader reviews unsolicited is simply by waiting for them to show up on your Amazon Kindle product page, which will happen. It can take some time, but you can count on a few popping up once you've sold a few copies.
Here are a few websites that might be useful in your search for sources to promote your eBook:
ñ FAB-Faith ABeliever’s Virtual Book Club
FAB is a highly sought out book club which features both published and self-published authors, to showcase their literary works. Making a FAB connection is an awesome way to network and build a relationship with avid readers, authors, publishers and book reviewers. Submit your eBook using their submission form. Submitting authors may also acquire a live radio interview.
JoeyPinkney.com is well-known internationally for featuring a wide variety of authors & genres. Pinkey’s “5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…” author interview series, gives the authors a chance to explain their book from their perspective. For a small fee your interview will be featured as a trailer with quotes from your interview that highlights what makes your book interesting to read. This is definitely worth checking out.
Older review site that has a good reputation and allows you to submit your eBook using their submission form. Does not guarantee a review, but will notify you by email if and when your book is reviewed.
ñ UBAWA -Urban Books Authors & Writers America
They provide up and coming, as well as established authors a platform to promote their books and connect with their target audience. To connect readers to authors and authors to readers. #1 website for authors, writers, bloggers, and readers across the globe.
The Certain Ones Magazine is an inspirational online magazine highlighting authors, health entrepreneurs, and ministries. Authors submit by using submission form.
A newer but promising review site for self-published titles that already features lots of insightful eBook reviews. Worth checking out for sure.