Most Recent Update to this book: November 2015 to keep all resources and links as current as possible.
Inside, there are categorized lists of over 300 links and time-saving information for indie authors to market and promote their books through:
Free Book Promotion Sharing Sites
Paid Sites and Services
Book Blog & Review Sites
Uniquely Specialized Sites
When available, each resource lists the site, home page link, screenshots, page rank, submission link or site policies, and any additional notes to help indie authors determine which sites are most relevant and applicable for their book topics and genres.
Using the Links
Links in this book are specifically for indie authors to advertise and publicize free and discount book promotion days and to encourage honest reviews from reputable sources.
There are hundreds of ways to market books, but indie authors in particular know the benefits of free book promotion days. Knowing WHERE to publicize those days and WHERE to look for book reviewers is the key to making the most of the promotions.
All over the web, there are multiple online lists of book blogs and sites that review or share links, but most of those lists are woefully out-of-date. Many of those listed sites are dead links, links to sites that haven’t posted in months or even years, or clearly state that they will not accept self-published books.
For the indie author or even the small press author, those links aren’t very helpful, and they consume a lot of wasted time scouring sites that aren’t even willing to consider self-published books. So WHERE does an indie author go for current and relevant resources?
Current Book Marketing, Review, & Promotion Sites for Indie Authors
Finally, indies can save marketing time and effort by knowing WHERE to go for Current Book Marketing, Review, & Promotion Sites for Indie Authors.
Additional Notes about Updates
To remain current, notes about updates and changes are provided to readers on an exclusive web page – for those who use the link in the ebook to request updates. As notes accumulate, the ebook itself will be updated (usually every 4-6 months). If you do not receive a message from Amazon about the availability of your updated ebook, login to Amazon and go to Your Account>Manage Your Content and Devices, then scroll down to find Current Book Marketing, Review, & Promotion Sites for Indie Authors and click the Update Available button to download the latest version of the ebook. If an “Update Available” button isn’t visible, click the actions button (the one with three dots) and select Read Now, Deliver, etc. to access the ebook. If you don’t already have the latest version, you should see a prompt about the new ebook file and a warning that you’ll lose bookmarks and notes from the earlier ebook.
If all else fails, click the Help link under Manage Your Content and Devices. Scroll down to select Digital Services & Content>Support for Renting, Gifting & Managing Kindle Books. This takes you to the Help & Customer Service Support for Kindle Content. Click the Contact Us button to ask Amazon to push the updated ebook to your account/device.