15 Book Promotion Websites You Should Be Using

Both Paid and Free Services for Your Book

Once your book is out, it’s time to gear up and take your marketing strategies up a few notches. Considering the fact that you’re serious about making sales, promotions are a great way to place your book in the hands of the buying market.

Understandably, since budget is, most of the time, an important issue with self-publishing authors, free promotions and giveaways are sweeter than the paid ones. But don’t just go all free all the time. Paid promotions, especially on sites and services that have a large reach, can work wonders for your sales. Running a paid promotion can cost you from anywhere between $10 to $50, but getting featured on one of the premium sites is something you should definitely consider putting on your marketing to-do list asap.

Apart from the obvious ones (Amazon, KDP, Goodreads, Google) I’ve listed 15 of the most popular book promotion sites.

Top Tip: Read the Terms & Conditions carefully before you list your book on any of these sites. Many of these services have tiers that have different costs and then there are those that accept books that meet certain parameters, such as number of Amazon reviews, copies sold already, book release date etc. So read through carefully and also take a note of their reach (social media stats, monthly website hits, etc).
1. Bookbub

Bookbub

Free: No. Starts from $55.
Mailing list size: 7,000,0000
Average visits: 7,500,000 per month
Genre: All


2. Bargain Booksy

Bargain Booksy

Free: No. Starts from $25.
Mailing list size: 263,0000
Average visits: 12,000 per month
Genre: All


3. Book Barbarian

Book Barbarian

Free: No. Starts from $25.
Mailing list size: 29,000
Average visits: 35,000 per month
Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy


4. Robin Reads

Robin Reads

Free: No. Starts from $40.
Mailing list size: 120,000
Average visits: 620,000 per month
Genre: All


5. Booksends

Booksends

Free: No. Starts from $10.
Mailing list size: 120,000
Average visits: 250,000 per month
Genre: All


6. The Fussy Librarian

The Fussy Librarian

Free: No. Starts from $10.
Mailing list size: 120,000
Average visits: 15,000 per month
Genre: All


7. Murder & Mayhem

Murder & Mayhem

Free: Yes.
Mailing list size: 12,000
Average visits: 16,000 per month
Genre: Crime, Murder, Mystery and Thriller


8. The Portalist

The Portalist

Free: Yes
Mailing list size: 45,000
Average visits: 130,000 per month
Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy


9. The Lineup

The Lineup

Free: Yes
Mailing list size: 180,000
Average visits: 1,000,000 per month
Genre: Horror and Supernatural


10. The Archive

The Archive

Free: Yes
Mailing list size: 10,000
Average visits: 12,000 per month
Genre: Non-fiction and History


11. A Love So True

A Love So True

Free: Yes
Mailing list size: 5,000
Average visits: 5,000 per month
Genre: Romance and Erotica


12. Awesome Gang

Awesome Gang

Free: Yes.
Mailing list size: 10,000
Average visits: 12,000 per month
Genre: All


13. EReaderIQ

EReaderIQ

Free: Yes.
Mailing list size: 45,000
Average visits: 605,000 per month
Genre: All


14. Choosy Bookworm

Choosy Bookworm

Free: Yes.
Mailing list size: 68,000
Average visits: 35,000 per month
Genre: All


15. E-Book Stage

E-book Stage

Free: Yes.
Mailing list size: None.
Average visits: 130,000 per month
Genre: All


This is the first list. I’m working on another one exploring similar services and will put up that one soon. I’m not affiliated with any of the services mentioned above. I’ve listed them according my own personal experiences with book marketing. Meanwhile, if you want fresh posts delivered right to your inbox, do sign up here, or click on the image below. For a complete lesson on book marketing, you can stay updated on the release of my book Let’s Sell Your First Book! Marketing 101 For Brand-New Authors, that comes out in February, 2018!

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