Friday, August 29, 2014

Ebooksoda - worth a try!

After almost a year away from writing and promoting books, I am back. Writing every day, promoting every day. With my new release, Becky's Boyfriend, I was determined to try some NEW strategies to increase the visibility of my books and for that reason I have been looking into the best sites to get my book 'discovered'. Many of the sites require a certain number of reviews before they will list your book, and for that reason, my first port of call was eBookSoda - a new readers' site where they'll send you ebook recommendations tailored to your taste. They will consider new releases, but books with good reviews are more likely to be accepted. I was delighted when they accepted Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne (which already has 50 reviews) for their newsletter and will definitely be asking them to take 'Becky's Boyfriend'

Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne is being featured on eBookSoda on Saturday August 30th 2014. Yay! Find them at

Anyway, back to Becky's Boyfriend. At the time of its release it had no reviews (I hadn't remembered to do advanced reader copies of this one - it went to kindle first, and is now in print, and will soon be available as an audiobook, fingers crossed) so I let it go free in its first week of release and contacted all the usual sites that pick up the free books. I contact THIRTY sites and these were the ones that picked it up - thank you, thank you, thank you. I got two thousand downloads, and a five star review.

Ignite your book
List my ebook
Digital Book Today (had to pay 15 dollars)
Ebook Bargains UK (had to pay 5 pounds)
Addicted to Ebooks
And GoodKindles

I also posted to these FB pages: Author Expo, Indie Kindle and Books gone Viral
There are many others, but I am very bad at Facebook. I listed a Goodreads Giveaway for Becky's Boyfriend and details of that are here.

This morning I was delighted to find that Becky's Boyfriend is outselling all my other books. Many thanks to my wonderful readers. For people waiting for Johnny's Bride - it's next.

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