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Paid Sites For Doing Your Book Promotion

by Miral Sattar •  January 21, 2014  •   Follow miralsattar

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So, you’ve written a great book. You’ve gotten a few great reviews. You’ve given away free copies and gotten great feedback. You now want to jumpstart sales and don’t know what to do next.
There are actually a few sites that advertise your books to hundreds of thousands of readers and specifically target Kindle owners.
A lot of indie and self-published authors have used the sites below to drive sales.  Before you advertise though, sign up to be a free member so you can a feel for the books that each site promotes. You can check them out and also see the genres they accept. Each site has it’s own pricing and requires specific criteria for submission and have various pricing for each.

Takes a cut

  • Will take a 25% cut of book sales
  • You must have 10 reviews
  • At least 1 4 star rating
  • Book should be available on Amazon

Most expensive:

  • They are so backed up that they rarely take paid promotions
  • If you’re pricing your book at $.99 then you can submit your book here


  • You can advertise your book for anywhere from $35 to $40 dollars a day
  • Rules for submission are here
  • Must have 8 reviews mostly positively
  • 4 of those need to be Amazon verified
  • $25-50 usuallys
  • Pricing is $25-$125
  • Have at least five reviews (highly rated)
  • Your sale price should be less than $3
  • Your book must be discounted by at least 50%
  • Cannot have been free within the last 90 days

About Miral Sattar

Lover of books. CEO & founder of Bibliocrunch. Love storytelling in all its forms. Formerly TIME. I'm a new media entrepreneur who has worked in the media industry for 11 years. My mission is simple – to innovate the publishing industry with technology. My company has been featured in BBC World News, Money Magazine, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Forbes, WSJ, MediaBistro, PBS, Columbia Journalism Review, The Next Web, Publishers Weekly, and a bunch of other places. Bibliocrunch was also selected as The Next Big Thing in media by the Paley Center. I also used to run a popular South Asian culture blog called Divanee. Before I ran my own company and became a mom, I used to be on the board for several literacy organizations, and wrote a LOT more. Hopefully, when things are calmer I can go back to that! :)