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51 Websites To Purchase Ads For Your Book

To effectively launch your ebook you need to create momentum. This isn’t too difficult to do when you have an email list. The problem for most new authors though is that they don’t have a list.

If you can relate, don’t worry, I’ve got you. Below is a list of 51 links where you can advertise your ebook during your launch. Be sure to check out each link well before you begin implementing your launch because some sites may require a couple weeks or more before your ad goes live.

Don’t stress if you’re on a strict budget also, the links are ordered from most expensive to most affordable which goes as low as $.99.

Good luck and enjoy!

Paid Ad Sites
# URL Price
1 https://www.bookbub.com/submit-order/new Multiple Price Points
2 http://buckbooks.net/buck-books-promotions/ Multiple Price Points
3 http://www.bookgorilla.com/advertise $140.00
4 http://www.freebookdude.com/p/list-your-free-book.html $100
5 http://authoradnetwork.com/ $99.00
6 http://indie.kindlenationdaily.com/ $99.00
7 http://www.bookblasttours.com/information-for-authors/ $99.00
8 http://www.discountbooksdaily.com/submit-a-listing/ $75.00
9 https://ohfb.com/kindle-book-advertising-for-authors-and-publishers.html $75.00
10 http://ereadernewstoday.com/ent-free-book-submissions/ $60.00
11 http://storyfinds.com/promotions-for-authors $60.00
12 http://www.booksbutterfly.com/order/freebookslots/?tag=booksends $50.00
13 http://www.frugal-freebies.com/p/submit-freebie.html $50.00
14 http://authors.choosybookworm.com/ $45.00
15 http://freebooksy.com/editorial-submissions $40.00
16 http://www.bargainbooksy.com/sell-more-books/ $40.00
17 http://www.kboards.com/ads $40.00
18 http://readershideaway.com/ $35.00
19 http://theereadercafe.com/promote-your-books/ $35.00
20 http://booksends.com/advertise.php $30.00
21 http://ereaderutopia.com/authors/sign_up $25.00
22 http://fkbt.com/for-authors/new-release-promotions/ $25.00
23 http://robinreads.com/contact-form/ $25.00
24 http://www.iloveebooks.com/for-authors.html $25.00
25 http://www.justkindlebooks.com $25.00
26 http://ereadergirl.com/submit-your-ebook/ $20.00
27 http://manybooks.net/promote.php $20.00
28 http://www.ebooklister.net/submit.php $20.00
29 http://www.bookzio.com/ $19.00
30 http://www.thefussylibrarian.com/for-authors/making-book-marketing-easier/ $18.00
31 http://13horrorstreet.com/kindle-books/ $15.00
32 http://addictedtoebooks.com/free $15.00
33 http://digitalbooktoday.com/12-top-100-submit-your-free-book-to-be-included-on-this-list/ $15.00
34 http://hotzippy.net/feature-your-book.html $15.00
35 http://kindlebookpromos.luckycinda.com/ $15.00
36 http://pixelscroll.com/feature-your-product-2/ $15.00
37 http://readingdeals.com/submit-ebook/paid $15.00
38 http://support.hotzippy.net/?p=545 $15.00
39 http://www.efictionfinds.com/p/author-corner.html $15.00
40 http://awesomegang.com/submit-your-book/ $10.00
41 http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com.au/ $10.00
42 http://ebookshabit.com/for-authors/ $10.00
43 http://www.BookSends.com $10.00
44 http://www.itswritenow.com/submit-your-book/ $10.00
45 http://bookangel.co.uk/ $5.00
46 http://www.fiverr.com/bknights $5.00
47 http://www.free-online-novels.com/ $5.00
48 www.ebookbargainsuk.com $5.00
49 http://www.sfsignal.com/submissions-2/ $1.99
50 http://hunt4freebies.com/submit-freebie $1.96
51 http://www.bestebooksfree.com/ $0.99
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Three Criteria To Consider When Developing Your Subtitle

Your subtitle is your opportunity to get very specific about the value readers will receive if they read your book. If it is nonfiction and you’re helping a reader solve a problem then state exactly what the problem is and incorporate as many keywords as you possibly can without making it sound unnatural.

My very first book The Amazon Sales Formula immediately started selling well and I’m convinced it is because I created a title and a subtitle that made it clear to readers what value they would be getting. Additionally, with an email list of zero I was able to generate traffic because of the keywords offered throughout my title and subtitle (along with an optimized sales page which you’ll learn about later on).

The subtitle reads as follows:

A No Experience Required, Step By Step Instructional Guide To Leverage Private Labeling and Fulfillment By Amazon, To Generate Thousands Per Month In Passive Income.

As I developed this subtitle I wanted to be sure I stuck with specific criteria.

Criteria #1

Keyword rich for a targeted audience. The goal of the book was to help people earn income via selling physical products on Amazon. I researched keywords that this audience might be searching and landed on private labeling, fulfillment by amazon, and passive income. This criteria applies to authors of fiction as well.

Criteria# 2 

Make it clear who it could help. The term “no experience required” implies that this book can help you even if you have zero experience. I chose to avoid saying words like beginner or novice because I didn’t want to narrow the audience only to that group and quite honestly I believe the book helps people with experience. If you’re writing fiction, then Criteria #2 is not typically applicable.

Criteria #3

How would it help. “Step by step instructional guide” tells potential readers that they’re going to be able to finish the book with a finished product. Writers of fiction, in this case are going to focus on writing a subtitle that intrigues the potential reader. Find a way to meet the first criteria while making readers curious to learn more about the book. I strongly recommend you review a variety of fictional books to develop a better understanding.

I must throw the disclaimer that sometimes an overextended subtitle may sound a bit awkward and can have an adverse impact on sales, even if people are able to find the book after a common keyword search. I’m always experimenting with my subtitles, but once a book begins creating consistent sales then I leave it alone. For example, two of my books The Persistence Formula and The Declutter Formula both have short subtitles because I felt they were more appropriate than longer, more in depth subtitles and I prioritized that over potential sales volume.

Similar to what was previously stated, I recommend you look at a variety of different eBooks whether you’ll be competing with them or not. Use your knowledge about sales rankings combined with your goals and begin to identify the format of the subtitles that will likely work best for you.

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Choosing The Right Book Title

The goal of a title should be to make it clear what the book is about and if possible be done in a quick, simple, and clever way. Doing so will peak the readers’ curiosity. If you’re a non-fiction writer and the goal of your book is to help readers solve a problem then the title should make it very obvious what problem will be solved. In addition, one component to a title that is often ignored is the role keywords should play.
Keywords within the title can be a touchy subject because if you place too much weight on keywords rather than offering a title that makes more sense based on the content then the title will come off as unprofessional and possibly dull. Here are the steps I recommend taking when developing your title.
  1. Identify your primary keyword from your list that you created. This is the word or term that is going to draw the most amount of traffic with the least amount of competition. If you do not have list use Google Keyword Planner or Long Tail Pro to develop identify at least 7 potential keywords.
  2. Take at least 20 minutes to brainstorm a list of possible titles that include the keyword but also make it clear what the book is about. Come up with as many as you can.
  3. Reach out to friends and family members who will be honest and constructive when they offer you their opinion. Take their input along with your thoughts and attempt to narrow the possible titles down to a total of three.
  4. Post a message to one of the Facebook groups that you’ve joined asking for their opinion on your final three possible titles.
  5. Pick a title.
  6. Compare the title you chose to your competitors and determine if that should influence your title in any way. Remember, it is a good thing to stand out but if your competitors appear to be offering something more valuable then you then you may have readjust it a little bit. To do this try to determine what you like about some of the other titles and integrate that into your title.
  7. Start the process over or finalize your title. Warning, this may be difficult for the first book you write. It is very common for authors to struggle with the title and never quite be 100% happy with it.
Worst case scenario you can always change your title but it will require some additional work and it will take time so you really want to be sure that you can stick with your title for at least a few months. I tell you this because if you find yourself stuck, unable to move forward, then give your top three possibilities to your most trusted friend and have him/her pick for you. I don’t recommend this but sometimes you need somebody else make the decision for you if you find yourself stuck in contemplation.
Lastly, consider whether or not you’re attempting to build a brand or target a particular audience.
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Three Strategies To Find Editors

There are plenty of ways to find people that can effectively edit your work. If one of the three strategies does not work for you, keep researching and I’m sure you’ll find a strategy that works for your professional aspirations and budget.

Strategy 1

Reach out to a friend or family. This is great if you are strapped for cash but I do have reservations with this particular strategy. Personally, I approach my writing methodically. I give myself word quotas and/or time minimums that I need to write. I do this because I want to finish my book in an efficient manner. The problem stems when I hand my completed first draft over to a family member to review. Since I’m asking a favor I really can’t ask him or her to pick up the pace. Likewise, most people are busy and it is time consuming to edit a 20K to 30K word document. The guilt and impatience derived from asking a family member to edit. If you decide to move forward with this strategy be sure to avoid doing so during Phase 1.

Strategy 2

Offer to swap your editing services with another author. There are plenty of independent authors out there who cannot afford to hire editors. Therefore, willingness to edit somebody else’s work in exchange for a reciprocated service can enable you to receive more affordable editing. The drawback with this strategy is that you are using your time as a currency as a substitute for dollars. If you have more time than money then this strategy can be very effective. Personally, I prefer this method over the first strategy because I feel more comfortable with an even exchange as opposed to asking for a favor. Moreover, I appreciate the fact that my own pace will encourage the editor/author to correlate.

If you’re unsure of how to go about finding authors to seek out I recommend you join the Authority Self-Publishing and Pat Flynn’s Kindle Publish Facebook groups that bring writers self-publishers together. In case you have difficulty finding these groups, I wrote an article on www.maketimeforwriting.com titled Two Facebook Groups Writers Need To Join that offers links to each of those groups. Do not limit yourself to Facebook as well. I also recommend you check out MeetUp.com to find local groups of writers that you can interact with in person. This is a great opportunity because it allows you (depending on the group) to have other authors review your work. It is intimidating at first but in my experience authors can be very constructive because they know how vulnerable it can be to share work.

Strategy 3

Hire an editor. To this day this is my preferred method. I use elance.com which is transitioning to upwork.com at the time I write this book. These are great sites because you can propose a job and literally receive multiple bids within minutes. One tip If you decide to go this route is to add a few small detailed instructions to be included within the bid. This will allow you to eliminate any author who wasn’t detail oriented enough to follow your instructions. Keep it simple as well. For example, after you explain what the job entails you can add “Be sure to include the term “awesome author” at the very end of your bid. It may sound a bit awkward to do this but it is pretty common and it is a fair way screen out the people who are just trying to rush from one job to the next.

Another option is fiverr.com. In particular, I use Fiverr to hire my editor for Phase 3 because the transaction (depending on the seller) can be a little less personal than the Elance and Upwork. When you’re editing within Phase 1 and Phase 2 it is important to be able to have a back and forth dialogue with your editor(s). This can happen at Fiverr but I think it isn’t quite the norm. It should also be noted that though Fiverr markets themselves as $5 dollar service providers, you should plan on spending more than that depending on your word count. Phase 3 editors typically cost me $40 to $50 with a 20K to 30K book.

If you prefer to work with your editor in person then it doesn’t hurt to reach out to a member you met from a MeetUp.com meeting and offer to compensate him or her for editing services (as opposed to editing their work). Consider Craigslist.com for this service as well. It goes without saying though that you do not meet a person from either of these sites in a private setting. Pick a public, neutral location and always be sure to let a friend or family member know when and where this is happening. I’ve never had a negative experience with this but it is important to be safe at all times.