Monday, August 20, 2012

10 Popular Sites for Promoting your Book


When you take a lot of trouble in writing a book and getting it published you may think that your work is over. No. You can't just sit and relax and wait for your royalty cheque. All this time you worked quietly writing and polishing your book, and you didn't want much distraction. But once it is published you will have to work very hard to see your book selling more copies, by interacting with other writers and readers. It is all the more in the case of an ebook, which is also self-published. If you don't promote your book no one is going to see your book. I know there are several social media platforms where you can promote. In addition, you can promote your book through some of these popular sites too.

1. Goodreads.com

Goodreads is a great platform for writers and readers to meet. This site draws millions of visitors every month, and has a membership of more than 1 Million. As an author you can even get an author's page and a blog, all for free. Another important thing you can do here is announce a giveaway for certain days. You can choose whatever number of books you would like to give free, and to which countries you can choose. You will be surprised to see the number of entries who would like to win a free copy of your book. Most probably the winners will write a review also for your book, without even you requesting for it. In this way you are creating a buzz about your book. At present they will take only printed books for giveway.

2. BookBlogs.ning.com

This site gets a large number of visitors, and you have many options there to promote your book. Several groups of writers are there to suit your need, and is also a great place to learn about book promotion.

3. Writersnet

This is an old site and very popular.

4. Authorsden.com

Authorsden is another popular place where readers and writers come together.

5. Redroom.com.

Redroom is another wonderful place for the readers and writers to meet, and market your book.

6. Bookbuzz.com

For a small monthly fee you can announce your book here, which also has a good readership.

7. linkedin.com

Books and Writers group and Ebooks, Ebook Readers, Digital Books and Digital Content Publishing Group are some of the very active communities in linkedin, which are useful for writers to promote their books.

8. Librarything.com

Librarything is a very old site with a community of 1,500,000 book lovers.

9. Discoverabook.com

It is comparatively a new site, and still it is becoming popular.

10. Jacketflap.com

Jacketflap is an old and popular site with more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults, and promotes only Children's Books. So if you are a children's book author it is a great place to check.

1 comment:

Lubna said...

This is very helpful. To me, GoodReads wins hands down.