You've got your book up on pre-order for Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, B&N & Apple, Congratulations!! This is the time to CELEBRATE! Woot!! Dance Minions!! Dance!!
Then, while your having that wild party your publisher says It's time to market! Hands become waterfalls of sweat. Breathing becomes a lesson in sucking a golf ball through a garden hose. The brain comes to a screeching halt and all you can think to do is run! Run fast!
Yeah, go ahead, try those things. At the very least it will make you feel like you're doing something to market your book. However, if you don't have the nerve to become astranged from your family and friends and you don't want to be arrested for disturbing the peace, I have compiled a few marketing paid and free promotions to help get the word out.
First I would suggest you set your book to be pre-ordered and spend $200 - $300 for the launch. But there are those that might have more time than money so your strategy might change. For those that have set aside some money, look into these advertisements:
AuthorAd $99 Book Ad Promotion
Bargain Kindle Books - for 99cents
Book Reviews Author & Book Promotions
Book Tweeters | We tweet your book! Twitter book promotion!
eBook Promotion Service
Kindle Nation Daily | Author's Corner
NovelRank | Get Featured - Donation Drive
Pikel Scroll - Feature Your Product
The Kindle Book Review
The Kindle Romance Review
The Romance Reviews (TRR) - for the latest Romance, Erotic and GLBT book reviews, news, contests, author interviews and comments
Wanton Reads | Advertising and Features (Accepts Erotic)
Sponsorships | Indie Book of the Day
Indies Unlimited | Services Directory | Promotional Services
Now if you don't have money, I'd advise going the 99¢ route for pre-order and listing your book here:
20 Free Sites Where You Can Promote Your eBook | BookBaby Blog
50 Web Links to Let Your Book Go Viral! | Savvy Writers & e-Books online
Author Services » Steamy Romance Books
BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Book Marketing & Book Publicity Tool Kit
Digital Book Today - Helping Readers Find Authors In A Digital World | Digital Book Today | Helping Readers Find Authors In A Digital World
GBT Author Services Directory | GoodBooksToday.com Reviews
Generate Immediate Exposure for Your Book with a Free BookDaily Author Account
Pixel of Ink
Pretty Hot | Submit Your Book (Takes Erotica)
Promote Your Book on a Budget: 20 Thrifty Ways to Get Your Writing Out There | BookBaby Blog
first chapter of your book out to 1000s for free. | Kindlemojo's Books and Bacon
I recommend new authors go to one of these a day and fill out what's needed. This will hep you quickly learn what people need from you when you do a book blog tour. I would recommend at least doing that even if you have no money.
So as you wait for your book to come out, slow go through the different sites and fill out what you can, and do what you can. If it's your first book and you don't know what to do, it's okay. You'll learn. By the time your third book comes out, you'll know what to expect!
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~ Sincerley, Your Editor
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