Monday, May 7, 2012

Free Book Marketing and Book Promotion

Yesterday I got an email from a guy called David, offering to promote my book for free on his site.

I decided it doesn't hurt to look, and I'm pretty happy with what I see.

David will create a page for your book on his site, askdavid.com.  It includes the cover image, a blurb about your book (which he will ask you to provide), your photo, book trailer video and a few other details.

Readers can review your book on his page.

You can see my page here.

What does David ask for in return?  He appreciates it if you "like" his site (or your page) on Facebook, tweet about it, Google+ it, or give him a backlink on your book's website.  Since all of those things help to promote your book as well as his site, it's not a hard thing at all.

His free book promotion page includes tips on how to promote your book for free.  It's definitely worth a look.

33 comments:

Glynis said...

I like to pay it forward too! I have been cheeky and added a link to a blog I run to promote authors. No fee...no catch. New Book Blogger

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Roger Lawrence said...

I did this myself last night. What a painless operation. Any freebie advertising in this day and age is definitely well worth it.

Casey Sean Harmon said...

Thanks for sharing this! I just posted about my new book.

The Vampire Queen said...

What a great way to help authors! I'm all about cross-promoting and love to work with other authors. I have posted many other author's stuff on my blog. I always like to make new author friends so I've posted my blog. Please come and join and leave me a message and we can continue to help each other out!
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berylpieces said...

Hi Carol,
I also do a similar kind of promotion to David's at my website The Writer's Drawer. See for example, http://www.thewritersdrawer.net/me-and-her.html.
In return, all you have to do is submit a piece of your writing to one of the sections in the Drawer: poetry, short story, essay, etc. A "like" is also welcome.
Regards
Beryl Belsky
The Writer's Drawer
http://www.thewritersdrawer.net/index.html
writersdrawer@gmail.com

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I should have my copy!

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Titi said...

David also collects a fee to make the promotion of your book 'faster' or be in the forefront, otherwise it lands at the back of about four thousand something requests posted to the site

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Mike said...

Penblock is another free website that offers the same service. All you have to do is sign up or fill out contact details and the site does the rest.

http://home.penblock.com/

Users are also able to interact with authors. They only recently launched so are looking for avid authors to get more people on their webiste.


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I mostly promote my books on free sites listed on this page http://bookpraiser.com/freesitespromotion/ their list is updated almost daily

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Nice idea. I use oneshotpitch.com so far this has been the best free thing for my book.

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TheFoodyGuy said...

ask David seems to be asking for $15 bucks now,, still not a lot and we are going to try it out,,

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