With hundreds of thousands of new books being published each year, it’s hard for indie authors to stand out.
One strategy I’ve written about before is going permafree, meaning you set one book in a series to permanently free, as a way to entice readers to buy the rest of the books in the series.
To add fodder to that idea, M. Louisa Locke writes about how using the permafree strategy freed up more of her time for actually writing (instead of working to constantly promote all her books). And Bacon and Books shares their experience with giving away books for free, at least temporarily.
If you’re looking to promote your book (whether you’re having a sale, offering it for free, or making it permafree), here a few websites you can try:
- BookBub (try out the author profiles)
- Book Talk
- Buck Books
- Ereader News Today
- Indie Book Lounge
- Self-Publishing Review’s 35+ Alternatives to BookBub
Additionally, check out my post, “7 Strategies and 110 Tools to Help Indie Authors Find Readers and Reviewers.”
Editor’s note: This post originally appeared April 2016.