It is never to late to begin marketing your book. If you wait until the book is published, you are waiting too long. Start now by using the internet. Use this site to learn different ways to market your books. First, here are some places to Market your book by setting up profiles or accounts where other authors or readers can find you.
Use your free membership to promote yourself and your books. Reviews are essential and reviews on Goodreads site help your book to really stand out to millions of visitors. Amazon now owns Goodreads
2. Blogtalk radio- set up your own free radio show. Advertise on your social media sites.
3. On Booktalk
You’ll find an online reading group and book discussion forum that can help you discover new books
4. Pay per Click Advertisement- Google, Facebook, Adbrite, Bidvertiser, Yahoo, Twitter Ads
5. Kindle Boards
Authors are always welcome to post about their books in the Book Bazaar.
6. Library Thing
Social networking site and forum for book lovers. Free profile where each book contains tags, reviews and links to conversations about the book.
Enables you to build a virtual book shelf, that include book reviews from Amazon and to interact with your Shelfari community.
Features weekly top rated books, top talent spotters. You can join the forum, upload books and post reviews.
List yourself at this writers and authors directory, sorted by genre or location. Various resources for writers, agents and publishers.
10. Authors.com is a Fairly new site where you can post a free profile. You can ask to be interviewed on the site too for free.
Share Your Poems, Short Stories, Novels, and more with the world. Sign up, it’s free.
Selected book listing, authors interviews, link to authors’ website; Reviewed by humans, not all books accepted, check submission guidelines.
13. Nothing Binding
Upload and manage your book cover image & book promotion materials. Showcase your work for free: writings, books, articles, short stories, essays, poems and more.
14. Book Buzz
Has a 30 days free trial listing and a paid listing with monthly payment of under $5.
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Kind of “Twitter” for authors , platform for books, have your own author site, post short blogs.
Free Listing : a 60 words description and 5 keywords per book. Premium listing : $19.95/year – 120 words description and space for book reviews.
For children books only. Directory of children books, publishers and professionals related to children book publishing. You can create your own profile to add your book and blog for free.
Find out what others are reading on Scribd. This service is somewhat comparable with Wattpad. Authors upload their PDF, Word, and PowerPoint docs to share them with the world’s largest community of readers.
Authors can advertise free for thirty days. Submit a portrait photo (jpg), up to fifty words inviting readers to your website and your URL where your book(s) are for sale. After thirty days it is as low as 27 cents a day.
20. Savvy Book Writers Blog
As often mentioned on this blog, please feel free to submit your book’s jpeg photo, description and author information and we will promote your book for FREE.
21. Bookreportradio-A lively mix of author interviews, audio book previews and chats with those influential in the literary world, The Book Report has become appointment listening for bibliophiles and book clubs alike.
22. Some online newspapers allow you to set up a small profile.
Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other people who love to read, and discover new stories and authors. (In a nutshell.) Figment was co-founded by Dana Goodyear, a staff writer at The New Yorker, and Jacob Lewis, the former Managing Editor at The New Yorker and Condé Nast Portfolio.
You can set up a profile and excerpt of your book.
25. Twitter and Facebok Ads is low cost and they can bring your website lots of traffic.
26 Host your own book signing party at your house and invite friends, co-workers, etc…
27. Advertise your books in free classified listings such as Craigslist, backpage, Gumtree, Ebay, Adlandpro.com, Classifiedforfree.com, http://www.freeadstime.org/, http://www.freeadvertisingexchange.com,http://www.advertigo.net/index.php,
28. Worldlitcafe.com has lots of ways to promote yourself. They have forums where you can get book reviews. You can join the Facebook follow teams or Twitter Follow teams. They have RT teams where a group of ten authors would tweet your tweet if you tweet theirs in return.
29. Set up a Facebook Profile page with a separate author page. Post daily on this page. Post quotes, photos, coverart photo, special events, book signing. Faceboo is #1 social media site and should be used.
30. Twitter and Youtube are #4 and #3 media sites.
31. Google plus is where you can post a profile about yourself and your books. You can set up multiple pages here too. Join communities, etc…
32. Empire Avenue is one of the best ways to get advertising help for free. Set up a profile. You earn eaves which is free Fake money. You earn a score each time to use your facebook, twitter, blog, etc… Complete missions for others. Once you receive a score of 30, you can post your own missions. Ask people to like your website page, twitter page, facebook page, etc…
33. Use Fiverr.com for creative ways to market your books. Fees are usually 5 dollars for each gig. You can get them to design a website introduction or book trailer. Fees adjust depending on what all is included.
34. Place free ads on online newspapers. Examples are AL.com
35. Sign up for blogging and branding connections here: http://www.blogsconnections.com/index.php?module=Pages&pagenum=29#!
36. Another social signup site. http://marsocial.com/groups/the-revolution/
37. Sign up for press release distribution. https://pressreleaseshq.com/affordable-press-release/?ap_id=prhq
38. More exposure- http://bookclubreading.com/submit-your-book/
39. Author Database listings. http://authorsdb.com/
41. http://www.kindlemojo.com/ – Kindle Mojo allows you to list your books free.
44. http://www.iauthor.uk.com/ is a great place to post your books. for free.
46. Book Blogs at: http://bookblogs.ning.com/