Is a paid book promotion worth an author’s time and money?

Paid Book Promotion

Authors and publishers often participate in paid book promotion for a book’s marketing campaign. The reason? It’s a very effective way of getting your book in front of readers eyes.

There are multiple companies providing paid promotion services. Therefore, Hybrid Global Publishing offers assistance with three promotion services available to authors: IndieReader, Edelweiss, and LibraryThing.

IndieReader

IndieReader provides services to improve a book’s findability and status. The main service they provide is professional book review. They post the review in their community, while also distributing to Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Sometimes it makes it on Huffington Post!

Edelweiss

Through IndieReader, they also provide an Edelweiss inclusion service. This online catalog is the one-stop-shop for bookstores (including Barnes & Noble), as well as librarians, bloggers, and reviewers. By signing up for this service your book is in the reach of 37,000 industry professionals!

LibraryThing

Another service Hybrid Global can assist an author with is LibraryThing Giveaways. With users totaling 2.3 million, this social cataloging website is a powerful promotion tool. In their Earlier Reviewer program, authors and publishers can submit books for a giveaway. LibraryThing selects the winners at the end of the month. In exchange for these copies, the winners provide reviews of the book. Consequently, this is great for adding to your reader community and creating early buzz about your book.

These great services are effective ways for the author to garner readers, reviews, and recognition. Paid promotion is important for the book’s success, and we’re here to help! Here’s a list of websites for paid book promotion. Plus, if you’re more interested in social networking sites for authors check out this list!

 

Karen Strauss is the Founder, CEO, and Visionary of HybridGlobal Publishing, one of AuthorYOU’s VIP Associates. Hybrid Global is a self-publishing alternative for the author who desires to be seriously successful. Karen is the author of  Book Publishing for Entrepreneurs. Discover the third option of publishing: visit our website to learn more and send Karen a message at karen@hybridglobalpublishing.com

 

 

 

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