KDP Select allows you to post your eBook for free five days out of each three months period that you are signed up. This is especially important for that debut book because it helps get your name out there and builds interest in your future books as well.
I have compiled a list of places to promote your book. It will probably take days for you to go though each one that first time, but hopefully it will be worth it in the end. You will also be bombarded with emails from these sites. I almost wish I had set up a separate email account just for this.
Before you get started, I suggest opening up two pages in Word—one with your bio and one with at least three different synopsis in varying lengths. You will be copying and pasting a lot. You will also need the official web addresses (the ones starting with http://) for ALL of your pages, the link to your book, and your AISN, as well as your picture and the picture of your book.
Write-up sample to send out in emails
Make an email message like the one below to use in email promotions.
I wanted to let you know that I will be offering my eBook, Securing Aisling AISN: B01887BFAK (Christian Romance), for free on January 16-17, 2016.
This book has received 17 reviews, most of them 5 stars.
Thanks for your consideration.
List of email addresses where your message can be sent.
http://kindlenationdaily.com/contact-us/ – email website owner, Steve Windwalker at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Send an email to FreeEbooksDailyBlog@gmail.com for listing on Free Ebooks Daily and Free Ebooks Daily Facebook page
AppNewser Free eBooks of the Week: Our editors pick a few free eBooks every week. To submit email your pitch to email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org from http://www.icravefreebies.com/contact/
Spirit Filled Kindle http://spiritfilledkindle.com/ – contact Pauline at email@example.com Also you can add @P_Creeden #RT to your tweet, and they will retweet you to their twitter followers once/week! –Christian only
8 Contact Forms:
I simply copy and paste my e-mail from above into the following contact forms.
http://www.freebookshub.co.uk/authors/ cost 7.77 per day and up
http://www.freebookshub.com/authors/ cost $10
Free sites to place your free book promotion- each one has their own list of requirements and forms to fill out. Read carefully.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFEyLTFUSHREd05KaVItaDdUUkVVNGc6MA#gid=0 can only list once every 90 days.
http://www.ebookbooster.com/ (they have a list of sites on their home page)
http://ebooklister.net/submit.php -can only list every 30 days.
http://faithfulreads.com/authors/ Christian books only
http://www.freebookdude.com/2014/03/list-your-free-amazon-kindle-books.html -can only promote here every 30 days.
http://igniteyourbook.com/free-ebook-submission your book can only be featured for a total of 14 days.
Free sites that you have to wait until the day of the promotion to post
firstname.lastname@example.org – they want you to post directly on their facebook page on the day of the promotion.
http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/forum/171 – you must have an account and must submit it on the thread for the day it is free only
Sites that cost $$$
http://www.freeebooksdaily.com/promote-your-book/ - $3
http://ebookdealofday.com/free-book-feature/ (Romance only, $5 to be featured)
https://www.fiverr.com/hosannahighest connected with Spiritfilled. Will promote your book for $5.
http://booktastik.com/advertise-on-booktastik/ $5 and up
http://bargainebookhunter.com/free-book-notification-form/ – starting at 8$
(US & UK) starts at $9.95
http://www.goodkindles.net/p/submit-your-book.html - starts at $9.95
http://www.justkindlebooks.com/authors-corner/ $10 and up
http://www.thefussylibrarian.com/for-authors/ $10 and up
http://www.freebookshub.com/authors/ $10 and up
http://www.ebooksoda.com/authors/ - appeared to be free but after I filled out the form, they sent me an acceptance email with a bill for $15
http://bookreadermagazine.com/submit-your-book/ - $20.
http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/for-authors/free-kindle-promotion/ – first come, first serve $25 flat fee
http://www.masqueradecrew.com/2015/07/advertising-options-at-masquerade-crew.html - $25-40
http://www.bargainbooksy.com/sell-more-books/ $25 and up
http://indie.kindlenationdaily.com/?page_id=642 - $29.99 & UP
http://digitalbooktoday.com/12-top-100-submit-your-free-book-to-be-included-on-this-list/ – The majority of submitted books that meet the minimum guidelines of 18+ reviews and 4.0+ star average are listed for up to 3 consecutive free days. For a minimal fee they will list a limited number of books that have little or no reviews. Cost $30
http://ereadernewstoday.com/ent-free-book-submissions/ – Must have more than 3 reviews and a 4 star rating or above. – Contact them at least 3 days before it’s scheduled to go free. Cost $30
http://www.freebooksy.com/for-the-authors/ $40 and up
http://www.ereaderiq.com/about/ -starts at $50
Facebook pages- I have not used these myself, but it may be something you would like to check out.
https://www.facebook.com/kindle (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/IndieKindleWLC (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/weloveebooks (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/Bargain.eBook.Hunter (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/TheKindleObsessed (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/KindleNation (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/ebookimpresario (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/earthsbooknook (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/AontheC (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/iauthor?sk=wall (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/kuforum (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kindle-Finds/217115528350246 (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/IndieBookLounge (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kindlefreebooks/ (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/DigitalBookAddicts (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/602196313230557/ – for Kindle Unlimited titles
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1485322851757071/ – Free Short Reads (short stories and flash fiction)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/etotallyfree/ – Totally Free eBooks
https://www.facebook.com/groups/freekindlebookclub/ – Free Kindle Books
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bookjunkiesfreebies/ – Book Junkies Freebies
http://uk.hundredzeros.com/ (UK site)
http://freekindlefiction.blogspot.co.uk/ (UK site)
http://flurriesofwords.blogspot.co.uk/ (UK site)
http://ebookdealoftheday.co.uk/submissions/ (UK site)
http://www.dailycheapreads.co.uk/ (UK site)
http://www.indie-book-bargains.co.uk (UK site)
http://pretty-hot.com/submit-your-book/ (erotica only)
http://wantonreads.com/tell-us-about-your-book/ (erotica only)
http://www.kornerkonnection.com/index.html?fbkornerkafex (erotica only)
https://www.facebook.com/elitforlovers (Facebook Group, erotica)
http://www.xtme.de/submitting-a-free-e-book-to-xtmeenglishbooks/ (German site for English books)