As an author it’s incredibly hard to shell out money to a website for wishful thinking. So far I’ve tried GoodRead advertisements, spent a free $50 promotional coupon in Facebook ads, placed ads with Kindle Nation Daily and the Kindle Fire Department on paid books. I saw a noticeable uptick in my advertisement with the Kindle Fire Department, although sadly, not enough to pay for the ad.
It’s even harder when you’re advertising a free book. I don’t want to throw $25 dollars here and $10 there to blogs that might only reach 500 people. There are tons of places to advertise your book, but no data on the effectiveness on those sites. The ones that ARE effective run in the hundreds of dollars.
That’s where the Author Marketing Club and it’s Free Book Submission Tool comes in handy. The buttons link directly to forms to fill out on sites that will post your free book. So far, I’ve haven’t spent any money on advertising for my free ebook, using only “free ads for free ebooks” and I’ve managed to rank in the top 20 of the werewolves and shifters category for two weeks. I don’t know if it’s luck or whether it was posting at the right time, a certain site. I have no idea. I’ve tweeted. And I’ve submitted to sites. I’m starting to see the fade now and am bouncing around the 2nd page between a ranking of 21 and 30.
If you’ve got a free ebook to market, there’s nothing to lose…
And while we’re talking about free ebooks: MOON STRUCK is still free on amazon!