OK so we came to the conclusion I was completely overwhelmed and found promoting my self-published book was harder than writing it.
I wish I could say things are better, but they are not. However I am making some leeway [kinda]
Whether you want to promote your blog, website, book, articles, or press release these should help; FREE SITES!
There are numerous free sites to support authors and writers! If these are repetitive, yuk, I’m hoping each writer will gain something from these links. I have joined almost all of them and for what it’s worth, yes very time consuming. But there is no alternative. OK here we go, oh wait have to plug my books quick.
They can be purchased at smashwords,
softcovers at createspace,
both at amazon,
my website www.kimberlyswritings.com,
I can be reached anytime directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
OK now down to what I hope are some helpful free links that support writers. The order may be a bit scattered but just the same, the link I hope works.
I have to keep reminding myself my goal is not grades rather publication.
for just women; www.shewrites.com
awesome site and spotlights all writers; www.morgenbailey.wordpress.com/blogs
free word-processing software; www.openoffice.com www.googledocs.com www.bit.ly/cppaPd.com
work at home moms forums; www.wahm.com/forum/wahms-who-write-46.com
fyi-largest distributor in UK is www.WHSmith.com
popular on-line eBook community readers www.mobileread.com
Italian eBook readers www.BookRepublic.com or Canada www.Indigo.com
When promoting your work it goes without saying that all social networking is important and if you email me HERE I would love to spotlight your work and send you a questionnaire.
Also it is a majority suggestion to promote yourself with flyers, emails, postcards, business cards, press release and bookmarks.
to increase traffic use www.wahoha.com www.fool.com
www.smashwordsfordummies.com www.instapublisher.com www.businessweek.com www.publishersmarketplace.com
www.answers.yahoo.com www.lulu.com www.reviews.cnet.com/selfpublishing/
I Know, but stay with me now! One of these sites just maybe for you!
to run free ads these are good; www.usfreeads.com www.craigslist.org wwww.adpost.com www.adleaf.com www.classifieds.yahoo.com
www.wordpress.com/tag/free-ads www.publishersweekly.com www.authorsden.com wwww.classifiedads.com www.craigslist.com
www.goodreads.com www.kijiji.com www.librarything.com www.olx.com www.on-linedepot.com www.published.com
www.salespider.com www.shelfari.com www.sba.com www.bookmarketingprofits.com www.usbooknews.com www.writers.net
Just a note if you have self-published and want to negotiate some help [especially with PR] google; author assistants.
Free ads directory of new books for independent publishers; www.bookmarketingprofits.com
Here is some on-line support for authors; www.authorsguild.org www.pw.org www.rwanational.org www.self-awareness.com
www.choice.com.au www.forwardmagazine.com www.mbr.com www.parapublishing.com www.publishersweekly.com
www.rebeccasreads.com www.writerswrite.com www.canadianauthorsassociation.com www.authorsbox.com www.klout.com
search engines submissions services;
www.houstonhost.com www.adme.com www.submitexpress.com www.adpro.com www.freewebsubmission.com
www.toptrafficwholesaler.com www.submitshop.com www.alisitcafe.com
social book marketing; www.google.com www.facebook.com www.twitter.com www.socialmarker.com www.onlywire.com
www.yahoobuzz.com www.technorati.com www.orkut.com www.yahoo360.com www.articlemarketing.com www.authorshelpingauthors.com
I will break here calling this part one. Please let me know if it is helpful and in the next few days I will publish part two, just as big.
Hope it helps………………