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Tips on Self-Publishing

Sites to spread the word about your free ebook

Free ebooks have become one of the many marketing tools used by self-published authors to promote their work.

Below is a list of ebook sites you can use to increase your free ebook distribution and reach new readers. Some authors use the list to promote the books that they’ve set free during the Kindle Select Promotions.

The original Free eBook Listing Sites Checklist was started by Christopher Tarwater and is maintained by me. You can use the handy checklist to keep yourself organized while doing your promotions.

Updated: 7/25/13

List of free eBook listing sites
1) Sites to Notify ASAP
These are sites that you can notify up to 30 days or so in advance.

Bargain eBook Hunter http://bargainebookhunter.com/feature-your-book/

Digital Book Today http://digitalbooktoday.com/join-our-team/

eReader News Today http://ereadernewstoday.com/ent-free-book-submissions/

Free Book Dude http://www.freebookdude.com/p/list-your-free-book.html

Free eBooks for Young Adults http://freeyoungadultsebooks.blogspot.com/p/for-authors.html

Free Kindle Books and Tips http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/for-authors/

getfreeebooks http://www.getfreeebooks.com/?page_id=81

Ignite Your Book http://igniteyourbook.com/free-ebook-submission/

Indie Author Success ($20-$40) http://www.iasfreekindlebooks.com/#!services

Indie Book Promo  http://www.indiebookpromo.com/submit-to-ibp-3/

Kindle Book Blast! (Must subscribe to newsletter) http://kindlebookblast.com/for-authors-promote-your-book/

Kindle Fire Department ($50) http://fireapps.blogspot.com/p/app-developers-authors.html

Kindle on the Cheap http://konthecheap.wordpress.com/contact/

One Hundred Free Books http://onehundredfreebooks.com/author-free-kindle-book-submission.html

Pixel of Ink http://www.pixelofink.com/sfkb/

Reading Kindle (extra steps)  http://www.readingkindle.co.uk/author-book-submission.html

That Book Place http://www.thatbookplace.com/free-promo-submissions/

The Cheap Kindle Daily (extra steps) http://cheapkindledaily.wordpress.com/submissions/book-requirements/

The Frugal eReader http://thefrugalereader.wufoo.com/forms/frugal-freebie-submissions/

 

2) Sites to Notify a Week Before

Awesome Gang http://awesomegang.com/submit-your-book/

Book Deal Hunter (Must subscribe to newsletter) http://bookdealhunter.com/submit-free-book/

Cheap eBooks for Teens http://www.cheapebooksforteens.com/authors/

Digital Book End http://www.digitalbookend.com/free-ebook-submission/

eReader Utopia http://www.ereaderutopia.com/index.php/author-corner

Flurries of Words ($4) http://flurriesofwords.blogspot.com/p/book-advertising.html

Free Book Feed (You must be a member) http://bit.ly/10WoE4Q

Freebooksy ($50) http://www.freebooksy.com/for-the-authors/

Free eBooks Daily ($1) http://www.freeebooksdaily.com/p/contact.html

GoodKindles ($7+) http://www.goodkindles.net/p/submit-your-book.html

Indie Book of the Day http://indiebookoftheday.com/authors/free-on-kindle-listing/

Kindle Freebies http://www.kindle-freebies.com/blog/submit-a-freebie

Kindle Nation Daily ($29.99) http://indie.kindlenationdaily.com/?page_id=705

StoryFinds ($15-$20) http://storyfinds.com/listing-information-for-authors

World Literary Cafe (You must be a member) http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/content/free-book-friday-sign

Zwoodle Books (extra steps) http://zwoodlebooks.com/authors-and-publishers/

 

3) Sites to Notify Once Your Books is Free

Addicted to eBooks http://addictedtoebooks.com/free#comment-form

Book Goodies http://bookgoodies.com/contact-us/authors-tell-us-about-your-book/

Free Online Novels http://www.free-online-novels.com/submissions.html

Snickslist http://snickslist.com/books/place-ad/

The Indie Exchange http://theindieexchange.com/free-ebooks/

 

4) Facebook Pages to Post On

Authors on the Cheap https://www.facebook.com/AontheC

Awesome Gang https://www.facebook.com/ourawesomegang

Awesometastic Books https://www.facebook.com/AwesometasticBooks

eBook Korner Kafe https://www.facebook.com/EBookKornerKafe

Free eBook Deal https://www.facebook.com/freeebookdeal

Free Today https://www.facebook.com/groups/freetoday

iAuthor https://www.facebook.com/iauthor

Indie Kindle https://www.facebook.com/IndieKindleWLC

Reading Kindle https://www.facebook.com/readingkindle

 

Some articles that may help out with related questions:

How do I list my book for free on Amazon/Barnes & Noble?

Using KDP Select Free Promotions Successfully by Claire Ridgway

Free Sites to Promote Your eBook by Jason Boog

The Indie Exchange

How to Win in Amazon’s KDP Select Program

Winning in Amazon’s KDP Select Program: Part 2

Author Marketing Club

The Definitive Guide to KDP Select Free Giveaways

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Kate Tilton is the marketing associate for BiblioCrunch, an author assistant, and a book blogger.
Kate is also a proud host of #indiechat, Tuesdays at 9pm EST.
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