Promoting a free Amazon Kindle book? List it with these sites

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Promoting a free Amazon Kindle book is not a simple task especially with the increasing mass of books that can now be found for the Amazon Kindle. Therefore getting a book to the right reader’s attention is hugely important but it can be time consuming. However, all is not lost and there are many helpful people and sites out that provide both free and paid services to authors who have a free Amazon Kindle book to promote.

I’ve listed the services alphabetically just so that there is no inferred priority, and I’ve made a notes where necessary. You’ll see that some sites require a certain number of reviews, other a minimum rating and I’ve also noted restrictions on content for you.

If I come across any other listing services or if you happen to know of any yourself, then please let me know so that I can include them in this list. I’ll also be updating it on an irregular basis to make sure that it stays current.

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Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational counsellor, coach and women's health advocate. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in change management, culture change and adoption of digital technologies in large enterprises and organisations. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

35 Responses

  1. ebooksforfreeinc says:

    Here’s another good site to post free and 99c Kindle promotions:
    http://ebooksforfreeinc.com/

  2. Guy McBryde says:

    Here is an interesting new approach to ebook promotion I would like to share. We list your book on content rich pages and share it through our large and constantly growing social media following.

    It is super simply to submit an ebook and always free:

    http://guymcbryde.com/?page_id=2351

    Think of it as Pay-Per-Click advertising without having to pay per each click!

    Your Ebook does not have to be free, and once we list it, it stays live on our pages for as long as the Ebook is available for download.

  3. Thanks for sharing that free link Charles πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks for sharing the presentation Mary πŸ™‚

  5. Mary says:

    Nice post though there are still more free websites to add in the ever-growing list. You may check out the list of the Best Free websites to promote your book and maximize your KDP promotional days at

    http://www.slideshare.net/enigmatics12/160-websites-to-promote-your-kindle-book-for-free-with-bonus-50-facebook-groups-and-pages-unlock-a-successful-promotion-increase-book-sales-get-more-downloads-and-sell-more-copies

  6. Charles Frankhauser says:

    Linda, my (Hollywood intended) screenplay with treatment is Free 2 days (9 & 10 Aug. 2015) on all Amazon markets with just one click: http://bookShow.me/B00OY56WSQ/ This feature-length screenplay is adapted from the novel, Atlantic City Nazi–a showgirl leads a spy ring evolving into espionage involving Hindenburg Zeppelin in 1937. (Written for YA audience with historical overtones, mystery infused with some humorous scenes. A great chance to become familiar with requirements of writing for the “silver screen.”)

  7. All done πŸ™‚

  8. Hey Linda…

    We just recently launched Reading Deals ( http://readingdeals.com/submit-ebook ) and authors can promote their free or bargain Kindle books. We offer free and low-cost advertising options.

    Please consider adding us to your list! Thanks so much!

  9. You’re welcome Jason πŸ™‚

  10. Great info for KDP Select authors. Thank you for sharing.

  11. thomas parke says:

    you can post your free kindle books @bookpugUK

  12. thomas parke says:

    you can post free and bargain UK kindle books @UKBookPapa

  13. I think you just did that πŸ™‚ It’s nice to meet you.

  14. We would be grateful if you added our site http://Bookpraiser.com to this great list

    Thank you

  15. Admin says:

    would like to add this http://www.freebookshub.co.uk/authors/ for Promoting Kindle Ebooks for UK

  16. She’s been in touch and I’ll be sending her the details later today πŸ™‚

  17. tagteachjoan says:

    Thanks – I will pass the info on to our author – Martha Gabler

  18. Have you thought about taking part in our Thursday Throng author interview? You can find out more here Joan: http://womanontheedgeofreality.com/2012/08/21/thursday-throng-author-interview-guidelines/

  19. Joan Orr says:

    Hi Linda: Thank you so much for providing this super useful list! We really appreciate that you took the time to share this. Our book is for autism parents to teach them how to teach their kids at home using a simple, yet scientifically proven approach. So your efforts with this list will hopefully help a lot of parents who are struggling every day with their child’s dreadful and exhausting behaviors. AutismChaosToCalm.com if you are interested or know of any families with an autistic child. Our book will be free on Oct 1-2. So here’s hoping for a lot of downloads. Who knew what a lot of work it is to give something away! Joan

  20. Ray says:

    Hi Linda
    I would like to let you know about my site if you would like to add it to the list. Offering free author submissions for free or 99 cent ebooks, then list the books on the site and in a daily mailing.
    http://www.bestebooksfree.com/
    Thanks,
    Ray

  21. We never get what we expect when we do these things and I guess the reason for that is because we have only a moderate amount of control over the mighty Amazon. To a large extent you are influenced by the country in which you publish. For example, I publish in the UK and therefore the vast majority of both sales and free downloads are from other users in this country too – despite have best selling UK books, I can’t seem to break into the US market. It is probably similar to the way in which search engine algorithm’s work, in that a preference is given to displaying ‘local’ information over ‘international’, until you hit the point of ‘tipping’ into the mainstream.

  22. TheBrothers says:

    As promised…here are the results and some tips i can share :

    1. I used the list published here. After I published my free ebook i return
    to each one of the sites to see which did really advertise me. Only few of them
    did. Most of them are paid/donate sites.

    2. I used twitter a lot on my promotion days.

    3. I got 705 free download (2 days promotion). I dont know if it’s good or not, but i
    got 5 of 5 stars reviews, what rank me and gave me more buyers.

    4. If you want to see my reviews, you can go to :

    http://womanontheedgeofreality.com/2013/07/29/promoting-a-free-amazon-kindle-book-list-it-with-these-sites/

    5. I publlished my ebook in : Spanish, French and Japanese. (english ofcourse).

    6. Japan is a BIG country … That for sure… A lot of free’s d/l came from there.

    7. Its hard (very) to find japanese keywords….. πŸ™‚

    8. Most of the number raised at night hours (.com) and (.jp)

    thats for now… Will visit here again..

    Join me : @leosuperhero

    TB

  23. Excellent – we’ll look forward to hearing how it goes πŸ™‚

  24. TheBrothers says:

    Hi there…
    I’ve used this list…and the book will be free this weekend…
    I will promise to share the results ..

    Tnx

  25. You’re very welcome Arriah, and what a lovely compliment to have been paid πŸ™‚

  26. Hey Linda, Your blog has been reallllllyyy helpful for my free ebook posting.
    Wanted to say Thank You πŸ™‚ Made my day

  27. I’m glad you found the list helpful and hopefully your new book will be successful.

  28. TheBrothers says:

    Hi there.

    Took your list and started posting. hope it will help. time will tell and
    be sure i will be right back here to tell the results.
    My new book is : Leo – SuperHero A Sunday Morning Adventure.
    Can be found here :
    http://www.amazon.com/Childrens-Book-SuperHero-Adventure-ebook/dp/B00EUX4C70/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1378199870&sr=1-1&keywords=leo+superhero

  29. You’re welcome Taylor πŸ™‚

  30. Taylor says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for including a link to the Freebooksy Editorial Submissions on this post: http://womanontheedgeofreality.com/2013/07/29/promoting-a-free-amazon-kindle-book-list-it-with-these-sites

  31. Thanks for this Lynn, I’ve now added it to the list as well πŸ™‚

  32. Lynn West says:

    I wanted to contact you and let you know of our site, http://freediscountedbooks.com/. We accept books for their free (KDP and permanently) promotion days and then continue to market them on our site.

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