Sometimes I feel as though my books are all floating in this gigantic ocean of books out there, impossible for anyone to find unless I actually pluck one out and stick it under their nose. I’m sure all my fellow Soulies feel the same way, but what’s the best way to do that? Facebook has become a circus, Twitter isn’t much better, and I never have been able to figure out how to make Instagram or Pinterest work for promoting my books. Sure, there are dozens of “services” you can pay for to blast out tweets or email their “thousands of avid readers” to get book sales. But what really works?
If you find out, let me know.
In the meantime, I thought I would share a list of book promotion sites that I received from a website called Author Support. Here’s the list, and here’s what I discovered:
2) WordLikes: https://wordlikes. com – is a site that generates interest for books not only through their email list of over 410,000 subscribers but also through a huge network of blogs.
Although all of these sites look different, they have suspiciously similar platforms and pricing – all except the first one wants $10-55 for you to list your book – complete with Amazon buy link – on their site. I believe they are all probably owned by the same company. Number 6 came up as a broken link, and Olto Books looks like a Facebook-esk social media specializing in authors.
But that’s the thing: they target authors. Sure, authors read too, but I want to get my books in front of avid readers, not just other authors.
Of course, I listed one of mine on Best Reads – it was free, and we’ll see if I notice an increase in sales. In the meantime, I guess I’ll just hang onto my life vest in this ocean of books and see where the tides take me . . .