Well, it’s taken awhile, but I finally took the advice I’ve been giving other authors for months now — build your own website.
This allows readers the opportunity to get to know you and your work, thus boosting sales and visibility in the crowded Amazon marketplace.
Please take a look at mine — it’s quite brief, but has a number of links — five to books I’ve written, and the others to my three blogs.
I’d like to ask a favor today: anyone who would be kind enough to read and review my new crime/horror/supernatural book The DeathBorn will receive a free copy, simply by requesting a .mobi (Kindle) file from me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read a brief synopsis by clicking on this link: The DeathBorn. I’d really appreciate it.
Finally, I’d like to make you aware (or remind you) of a little-known marketing perk allowed by Amazon — the Editorial Reviews section on your book’s product page. With great visibility, potential readers of your work can get a highly positive third-party review snippet here from multiple sources — up to 300 words total!
What’s less well-known is that you can post an entire favorable review that recaps a bit of the action and offers glowing praise for your book in the section just below Editorial Reviews. It’s the section labeled From the Back Cover. Here’s how author James Drummond utilized the space: click here, and scroll down..
Drummond is a client of my Publishers Daily Reviews service, which provides Kirkus-quality reviews at a fraction of the cost. If your book could benefit by such a write-up, click here.
Oh, yes — a link to my new website. Click here, and let me know how I might improve it.
Thanks, as always, for being a faithful follower of Just Free and Bargain Books. If you’re a writer, keep writing, and remember the old saying: “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” (Seems like bleak advice, now that I think of it, but, there you go.)
And, if you’re not an author — if you signed on just to receive a selection of free books and reviews each morning — I thank you most sincerely!
Adios, and all the best. Don Sloan