Author Topic: New place to promote - new to me anyway  (Read 185 times)

Marti Talbott

New place to promote - new to me anyway
« on: July 12, 2019, 04:54:31 AM »
I asked Written Word Media if they promoted to Kindle Unlimited readrs. They sent me this link. https://readingstacks.com/for-authors

If we don't have to drop the regular price to zero, it makes promoting KU books a lot easier. I'm just now checking it out.
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OfficialEthanJ

Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 05:24:23 AM »
Not easier for me. None of my titles have 20+ reviews, despite my efforts.
 

Marti Talbott

Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 05:29:24 AM »
Not easier for me. None of my titles have 20+ reviews, despite my efforts.

Understood, some of mine don't have 20 reviews yet. It takes time to build that up.
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Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 06:36:01 AM »
Nice. They have better categories for romance than Freebooksy did last time I checked.
 

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Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 08:08:48 AM »
Not easier for me. None of my titles have 20+ reviews, despite my efforts.

Another argument for building and maintaining an ARC list.

It's the difference between waiting a year (or longer) to accrue 20+ reviews and having them posted at launch (technically, pre-launch).

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Maggie Ann

Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 08:44:26 AM »
The price is right and the book that I'll be putting back in KU in September has 60+ reviews and an audiobook. I'll keep this in mind. Thanks, Marti.

           
 

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Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2019, 11:39:51 AM »
Doesn't anyone else find their list size of exactly 10,000 suspicious?

Make me thing they email spam.
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Marti Talbott

Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 11:55:56 AM »
Well, I'm on their list for the 25th, so I'll let you know.
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Marti Talbott

Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 11:58:14 AM »
It's the same company as Freebooksy, and I've never had a problem. I think 10,000 is an estimate because it's new? For only $25.00 it's worth taking a chance for me.
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Maggie Ann

Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 12:56:57 PM »
It's the same company as Freebooksy, and I've never had a problem. I think 10,000 is an estimate because it's new? For only $25.00 it's worth taking a chance for me.

Me, too.

I think they just rounded their subscriber figures, probably up but that's okay.

Freebooksy is way too expensive for me with little results. I've tried Bargainbooksy for 99c books and the results were absolutely dismal.

Let us know how it goes.
           
 

OfficialEthanJ

Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2019, 01:05:55 PM »
Not easier for me. None of my titles have 20+ reviews, despite my efforts.

Another argument for building and maintaining an ARC list.

It's the difference between waiting a year (or longer) to accrue 20+ reviews and having them posted at launch (technically, pre-launch).

Maybe in my next life, I guess. Since I don't promote titles beyond the first in the series, and being that I'm in KU, the A in ARC would mean "After the Fact". I'm not super worried about it re: my existing slate of offerings. If people have something to say about it, they will, but overall they seem to read my stuff into the ground and I get paid. Maybe my next series I'll do the ARC thing before I gum it up with KU.
 

Simon Haynes

Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2019, 01:44:47 PM »
I booked an audiobook promo for one of mine - I probably only need to sell 2 copies to cover the cost, although since they have such a small mailing list I doubt I'll even do that. I just never find time to promote my audio, so this is like chucking a bone in the general direction ;-)


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