You have written this lovely book, edited it, have a great synopsis, even made a video trailer.  Now what?  You post it on Face Book and you Tweet it.  Try to get some interviews....  There has to be a better way. 

Exposure is the key.  Be a household name.  The best way to do that is to  find good and different ways to market.  I am a huge fan of revealing a chapter and then adding the link on where to buy.  If you have a good enough hook it works.

I have searched the internet for places to post and this is what I have come up with.

http://www.bookdaily.com/free   and  http://www.scribd.com/    They offer excerpt uploads to link to.

http://www.author-promotion.com/BookMarketingTools.pdf     This is a link to 60 sites to announce the launching of a book. 

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/free-ebook-promotion_b52130   Another link to some useful sites to upload your promos.

http://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/where-to-announce-your-book-for-free/    More useful sites.

To the best of my knowledge these are all free.   Please be smart and read the instructions for each site.  Some of these may be more obscure than others, but using these links I guarantee you will, come up in more search engines, gain exposure,  and reach people who don't use social media.  These are writer/reader sites for the most part and therefore a targeted source.

I hope this helps!  Good Luck!

8/12/2012 00:36:17

What a great resource this post is! Thank you so much. I plan to sort through what appear to be about 80 or 90 promo sites either directly or indirectly linked in your post and send promos to the appropriate ones. <sigh> Another item for my Outlook Tasks list. The work just never ends!

8/12/2012 00:55:43

Excellent stuff - thank you. Always on the look for extra ways to support!

8/12/2012 03:15:09

Thanks a bunch for these fantastic links. Bookmarking this for my next book launch! You're so right that we need to reach people who don't usually use social media!

8/12/2012 09:25:53

You have good insight - thank you for sharing.


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