If your book is part of the KDP Select program, you might want to take advantage of the Free Book Promotion to allow readers to download your book for free during a window of up to 5 days. This can be a great way to get your name out in front of readers, increase your fanbase (and possibly reviews), or encourage readers to start your series. You might even get a spike in sales after the promotion as well!
Once your book is scheduled to be free for a few days, you definitely want to get the word out to increase visibility. We’ve put together this list of the top 10 places you can promote your free kindle book to increase exposure and maximize the benefits of your Free Book Promotion.
Readers: Be sure to check out these sites for your dose of free books!
- One Hundred Free Books
They’ll review your submission for free. They also offer paid listings as well.
- What to Read After 50 Shades of Grey
Promotions for books that are free or on sale.
- New Free Kindle Books
Required to subscribe to site to list. For $5 your promotion will be posted to the front page.
Free listings and you can request the posting date. For $10 the book will be featured on the homepage for two days.
- Frugal Tips and Freebies
Submit your free book and it will be promoted on the blog, Facebook page, and Google+, all for free!
AskDavid will promote your free Kindle books on their page and in their newsletter – whether the book is permanently free or a promotion. As a bonus, they will also give you links to tweet about your sale to their followers at the time of your choosing. They also offer paid book promotion as well.
- Kindle Book Promos
The free option requires 14 days notice. Paid options guarantee posting.
- Read Free.ly
This site promotes books that are free or permanently $0.99.
- Daily Cheap eBooks
This site does promotions for books that are free or under $1.
- Jungle Deals and Steals
Only offers paid listings.
Each of these sites offers general listings. To access readers specific to your genre, consider setting up a blog tour, which will get your book featured on pages targeting your specific reader base. Added bonus is that many of these bloggers will sign up to review your work as well.
Hope you found these pages useful. Good luck with your free book promotion!