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text 2018-08-21 08:36
Promoting your books on discount book sites

The internet has a plethora of sites that offer free or deeply discounted e-books to members.


They get their product from authors who are enticed by the opportunity to have a promo template of their book sent free to the site’s membership in hopes that some members will download it, read and review it.


The free offer is a teaser to encourage you to pay for their enhanced list - more members and prolonged exposure.


They also offer a free author interview template. Answer the questions, add your picture and they’ll post it for free.


I discounted Local Rag to 99¢ and submitted it to the four sites listed below, taking advantage of free option only. I work hard to write and produce a decent book and I won't pay to give it away for free.

 

Like so many things that are free, and I suppose that goes for most free e-books, you get what you pay for. I didn’t see a whiff of interest.


I’ve researched a few authors who have documented how much they spent versus how much they made in sales using this approach. They claim to have broke even, but I have my doubts. I’m reminded of my friend who makes frequent trips to Las Vegas. When he wins, I hear about it. When he loses, well, he’s back talking about the time he won.


The other thing I noticed is that their book sales were not sustained. There may have been a blip, but there was not enough reviews, word of mouth, or buzz, in general, to elevate their book from self-publishing oblivion.

 

Stay calm, be brave, watch for the signs

 

Discount book sites

http://discountbookman.com

http://pretty-hot.com

http://mybookplace.net

Awesomegang.com

 

My Amazon Book Page in case you want to purchase Local Rag for 99¢ until the end of August

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003DS6LEU

 

 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-07-20 03:39
Book review : kiss me goodbye Jo Raven
Kiss Me Goodbye: Prequel to Asher - Jo Raven

july 5-5

At fourteen, Audrey has the perfect life: great parents, great buddies, and her best friend, Asher. Only lately Asher has begun to change. He seems distant and standoffish, ignoring Audrey. 

Not all of the changes are bad. He’s growing from a pretty boy into a handsome man, and Audrey is all too aware of that. But if they cross the line from friends to something more, will things stay the same or will she lose her best friend forever? 

This is not an erotic story. It is the prequel to the events that unfold in “Asher” and set up many of the characters of the Inked Brotherhood Series. 


Review : This is a prequel to the inked brotherhood series . This is about Audrey and her best friend Asher. he started ignoring her but Audrey likes asher and he ends up kissing her but ignores her again it was a good start to a series .

 

 

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text 2018-07-06 03:09
Reading progress update: I've read 20 out of 20 pages.
Kiss Me Goodbye: Prequel to Asher - Jo Raven

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text 2018-07-01 05:33
Reading progress update: I've read 5 out of 382 pages.
Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers Book 1) - Penny Reid

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text 2018-06-13 18:55
Help! Need eBook management suggestions

In downloading a free ebook, I made an unpleasant discovery about iTunes. Apparently, Apple has decided that we don't need iTunes to manage our epub book libraries anymore, and the only way to get non-iTunes purchased books onto my ipad is to manually transfer the book file. 

 

Which is fine. I rarely read ebooks, and when I do, they're usually on my Kindle or Overdrive/Libby apps. But I do have a small collection of epubs that I've downloaded as freebies or from Gutenberg and now I have no way to easily view and organize them. 

 

So, any suggestions? A quick Google-search seems to indicate Calibre is a good system for managing my epubs, and free, too. Have any of you used it? Liked it? Hated it? Have other preferred systems? 

 

EDIT: I don't use a dedicated e-reader, so I always read ebooks on my ipad mini using Kindle, Libby, or iBooks apps. I've always used the iBook app for the epubs. 

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