Where Do You Promote Online?

Discussion in 'Indie Writing, Publishing & Marketing Discussion' started by Michael J Scott, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Michael J Scott

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  2. MatthewJ

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    http://www.pixelofink.com/
    This site can be used in conjunction with KDP Select free promo days IF they list the book. The form to submit info on a free book: http://www.pixelofink.com/sfkb/
    I just did a freebie day with KDP Select, but POI didn't list the book. I saw on another forum that that can happen sometimes. The Author's Corner there: http://www.pixelofin...authors-corner/

    I can't really say anything good or bad about them yet. The promo day I just did was the first time I've tried to use POI. They didn't get my book listed, but I've seen other people who have had great results with them.
     
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  3. ShawnLamb

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    Book Blogs, Goodreads, Book Town, Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, YouTube. Sometimes I use Free Press Release. com. In fact, I have a new book trailer for Allon #5 Gauntlet, due out Spring 2012.

    http://bitly.com/AnHxfN
     
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  4. Michael J Scott

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    Hmm... not heard of Book Town before. What's that all about?

    Congrats on the book trailer!

    Only free books? That probably isn't going to work for me this time around. I may do that when I have more of the Jefferson's Road series finished. Thanks, though!
     
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  5. ShawnLamb

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    Book Town is just another author gathering site with a pesonal page, forums and groups. Just one more outlet. I don't use it as much as I did at first, but it's fine.

    http://booktown.ning.com/
     
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    Send me a friend request on Book Town! :)
     
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    Thanks - I will as soon as my membership goes through! THANKS!! :)
     
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    Shawn, whats the 'Hugonaut Sword' about? The Hugonauts were persecuted Christians in France I believe during the 1600's?
     
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    Yes, you're correct, the Huguenots were Christians (Protestants) who were persecuted under Richelieu. This is the book jacket:

    For faith, for friendship, for freedom.

    In the time of Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu, when being a Protestant could mean death, The Huguenot Sword roamed the streets fo Paris by night, defending those faithful to the young heretical religion. The nobility scorned them as ruffians, to the oppressed Protestants they were saviors, but to the Cardinal's Guards they were a pestilence needing to be terminated.

    The situation becomes desperate when those in power launch a bold plan to destroy the group. One wrong move can be fatal. But the ordeal of Paris pales in comparison to the possible annihilation of their faith and people at the battle of La Rochelle.

    There is an except from Chapter 1 and book trailer on the website: http://www.allonbooks.com/huguenot_sword.html And 5 star reviews on Amazon http://amzn.to/ofuuPY
     
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    Thanks!! That sounded really interesting. Almost a three musketeers except with a great Christian take on it! Did I sum that up right? (hope so! lol!)I look forward to reading it soon.
     
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    Yes, Albie, you summed it up correctly! lol
     
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    The main problem I found with kindleboards is that it seems like its a ton of authors promoting their book to other authors. Because of my genre, I have a ton of military forums, blogs, etc that I partake in and use my signature to promote the book. It really seems to work. The more I participate in other peoples projects, the sales correlate.

    It would be hard to really find places to promote fantasy, romance, etc. If you have non fiction or your book relates to modern day issues like politics, war, etc you can show your expertise in your subject that will drive people to at least look up your book, imo.
     
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  14. Michael J Scott

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    Yeah, that's something I've wondered about. I think it's a problem with all online promotion. The sites that let you do it are inundated with hundreds/thousands of other authors doing the same thing.

    I've thought about putting my Jefferson's Road series up on gun lover forums and such, but I'm not much of a gun lover myself (though I write like one.), so I don't think I'd have a lot to discuss. I do interact on some tea party forums, and that's generated a sale or two, but not the exposure I'd hoped for.
     
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    Hi! You wrote, "The more I participate in others projects."
    What exactly do you mean?
     
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