Book Marketing Coach: How Can I List My Book in Amazon Kindle free Books?
As an author mentor and book marketing coach, I teach authors that including your book among Amazon Kindle free books (for a limited time of course) is a great way to grow a following and potentially hit the bestselling books list.
Chris Downs became a #1 bestselling author with his book How to Grow Great Heirloom Tomatoes, and he attracted the attention of Grit Magazine, which is a top publication in the area of farming. His bestseller status was a big reason why they asked him to be a regular contributor to their site.
How to offer YOUR Kindle book for free.
1. a Kindle Book
The first thing you need is to have in order to do a free Kindle book promotion is – well – a Kindle book. You can have the full DIY method for free at KDP.Amazon.com or let me help you with a book publishing template, insider tips and all your questions answered in 1 place with the Effortless Digital Publishing Package.
2. Enroll in KDP Select
You will enroll your book in KDP Select, which gives Amazon an exclusive on your book and gives you the supreme privilege of offering your book for FREE for up to 5 days in a 90 day period.
3. Promote Your Book Like Crazy!
This is a great article with 14 free/affordable places to advertise your Amazon free Kindle books:
In this post, I am going to give you a ton of resources that you can use to promote your Kindle book. Most of these resources are for the promotion of your Kindle book while it is in it’s free promo period. Most of them are also free – which I’m sure you will like. Some of them are paid.
Before I begin listing these resources, let me say that I have spent the better part of 3 days adding my book to these and other sites. I have spent about $150 on various extra promotions on some of these sites and others. These are not all of the resources that are available – but they are some of the easiest to get listed in.
You will need to take the time to go to each and every site and enter your book details. A friend asked if this could be outsourced. My answer to him was, I guess it could, but it would require training the person. The bigger question is: how many books are you going to release in the next year? If you plan on a lot of them, then yes, you would want to teach someone to do this part. If you are only going to write and release a few, it might be a better use of your time to do it yourself.
9 Book Promotion Sites
5 PAID Book Promotion Sites
Kindle Book Promos: http://kindlebookpromos.luckycinda.com/?page_id=363
Bargain Bookshelf – 1 Month Promo: http://indiebookoftheday.com/authors/bargain-bookshelf-promo/
Digital Book Today – many ad options: http://digitalbooktoday.com/1-dbt-28-day-book-display-ad/
Flurries of Words – several options: http://flurriesofwords.blogspot.com/p/book-advertising.html
Addicted to Ebooks: http://addictedtoebooks.com/content/paid-advertising-options
As I mentioned before, these are just a few of the sites that I am using to promote my free Kindle book during it’s promotional week. If you go to Google and just search on Free Kindle Book promotion, you will find plenty more places to promote your book. If you really want a best seller, and you are willing to do the work, it’s within your reach.
These sites are examples of the sites I am using to promote my book during it’s free period. Once I have about 100 of them set up, then I will hop over to Facebook and begin posting in Author and Kindle forums.
Talk to you soon!
Help to Publish a Book on Kindle
There are a couple of considerations around how to publish a book on Kindle. The first is that while publishing is free, you may want some hand-holding through the journey. Why spend more time than you need to spend?
You will want to promote your book (both during its free run and beyond), or it won’t sell. There’s no shortcut.
Go ahead and sign up with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). You’ll do that anyway. It’s such a fabulous program that frees you to be in charge of your own publishing.
Get help with everything from navigating KDP to formatting your book to Amazon Kindle free books promotions inside the Effortless Digital Publishing program.
You’ll get a book template to help make formatting easier, all the resources in one place, a Q&A call, a HUGE list of places to post your Amazon Kindle free books promotion and more.
Download Effortless Digital Publishing now and become a published author within as little as a couple of days!
Follow your bliss!
Ronda Del Boccio, the Story Lady
Bestselling nonfiction and fantasy author
Creator of the BLISS Butterfly.System for author success