Promote your book with KBoards

Forum ads:
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Newsletter / Blog / Facebook promotions:
    Bargain Book (for books at reduced price or free)
    Book Discovery (for newly-published and overlooked books)
    Spotlight promotions for: Your Book | Your Book Series | Your Box Set | Your Audiobook

Promote your author service

Do you offer an author service (such as editing, cover design, formatting, publicity, translation, etc.)?
Get visibility with one of the web's liveliest communities of authors, with a KBoards banner ad linked to your service.

Audiobook Spotlight promotion

What you get:
  1. A Spotlight post in our Kindle blog. This is a post dedicated to only your audiobook. (See example on the left.) The post is published at about 1pm Pacific time. On some days, we also have a post at about 4pm Pacific time.

    This includes a large (300-pixel) clickable audiobook cover, an interactive sample player, a synopsis describing your book, and and buttons for sampling the audiobook and viewing its Amazon.com page.

    At your option, we can also include special notes about your audiobook -- for example, noteworthy facts about the narrator.

    All of these features are contained right in the blog post, so readers can learn about your audiobook and sample it, all in one place.

  2. A Facebook post featuring your audiobook, to KBoards Facebook fans.

  3. A link to the blog post in our daily e-mail newsletter.

  4. A "KBoards Featured Me" badge to include on your author website. (See example here.)

Requirements:
  • Our family-friendly guidelines apply. No erotica - sorry!
  • Audiobook must be available from your book's Amazon page

Easy sign up: Fill out the form below with the ASIN for the audiobook edition of your book. You'll receive an e-mail scheduling your promotion for our earliest available date.


Sign up for your KBoards audiobook promotion
Price: $19
ASIN (from audiobook's Amazon page) The ASIN is a 10-character identifier assigned to your audiobook by Amazon. Go to the detail page on Amazon for your audiobook, and search for "ASIN" to find the ASIN for your book.
Preferred date (default: ASAP)



Tips to make the most of your Spotlight book promotion:

Before your scheduled Spotlight day:
  1. Gather as many positive Amazon reviews as you can. Work your network of readers, book bloggers, fellow authors, and friends to get authentic reviews.

  2. Ensure you have an attractive, professional-looking book cover. The cover will appear in large-size in the Spotlight post, and is an important part of drawing interest in your book.

  3. Refine your book blurb (Product Description in Amazon lingo). It should be a concise, compelling description of your book. It's the first taste that potential readers have of your writing, so be sure it's free of typos, grammatical errors, and formatting issues.


  4. On your scheduled Spotlight day:

  5. Look for our Facebook post about your book, and "like" that post. This will broadcast your book's post to your Facebook friends and fans.

  6. Post your own Facebook status with a link to the blog post.

  7. Tweet about your book's Spotlight feature on Twitter, with a link to the blog post.

  8. Add our "KBoards Featured Me" badges to your author website. HTML code for this is available here. Let us know if you need help with this. The badges can be posted to Blogger, Wordpress, or any other web page.




FAQ:

How will I know the date that my book will be featured? You'll receive a confirmation e-mail after you submit your book.

I didn't get my confirmation e-mail! Give us a few hours as sometimes it takes us up to a day to get through all orders. Also, note that our confirmation message goes to the e-mail address associated with your PayPal account, so be sure to check that one.

I did that and I still don't see my confirmation e-mail! Hmm, that is so weird. Go to this thread and ask us about it there - we'll track it down for ya!


More information:

Forum ads: In addition to our blog and Facebook promotions shown on this page, we also have promotional opportunities in our Kindle forum. See this page for details: http://www.kboards.com/ads

Publishers: e-mail us for discount packages on orders of 10 days or more. Those orders can be spread across multiple books.

Site info: KBoards (http://www.kboards.com) is one of the web's largest independent Kindle sites. We are a community forum with 80,000 members and over 2.5 million posts. Our membership includes Kindle owners, ebook readers, and ebook authors. Book recommendations make up a major topic of conversations on the boards.

The site is rated by Alexa as top 10,000 in the highest-traffic websites in the United States. Site traffic information is available at http://www.kboards.com/index.php?action=stats, and independently at http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.kboards.com#.

Our visitor demographics are as you might expect with a busy Kindle forum: most of our visitors are educated, employed, and have discretionary income for consumer electronics and for e-book content for their media devices. According to the web informatics site Alexa.com: "Compared with all internet users, the site's users tend to be aged 35-45 and over 65, and they tend to be people earning over $60,000 who have postgraduate educations and browse from home."

Still have questions? Feel free to e-mail us.

Thanks for supporting KBoards with your advertising business!

Note: We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to not feature books for any reason. This may include but is not limited to erotic books, books that are overtly religious or anti-religious, books with political or ideological overtones, and books that in our sole judgment may be deemed offensive or otherwise unsuitable. Your payment will be refunded if your book is not accepted for promotion.