Promote your book with KBoards

Forum ads:
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Newsletter / Blog / Facebook / Twitter 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

KBoards promotion opportunities for bargain books

Promote your bargain book with KBoards

What you get:
  1. Inclusion in our popular Bargain Kindle Books post in the Kindle blog. (See example on the left.) The post is published at about 8am Pacific. This includes excerpts from favorable reviews, a large (300-pixel) clickable book cover, a synopsis describing your book, and prominent links to your book's page on Amazon.

  2. A Facebook post about the blog post to KBoards Facebook fans.

  3. A tweet about the blog post to our KBoards Twitter followers.

  4. An alert about the Free and Bargain Kindle Books blog post in our daily e-mail newsletter.

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

Requirements:
  • Price for the book is $4.99 or less.
  • Our family-friendly guidelines apply. No erotica - sorry!
  • Minimum of three reviews on Amazon
  • Minimum 4-star customer rating
  • Minimum of 100 pages (unless it's a Kindle Short, or a Children's/Middle Grade book)

Price: $20

How to sign up: Fill out the form below, with the ASIN for your book. If your book is on sale for a limited time, indicate the dates that it will be available at the sale price. (We will work with you to re-schedule if that range of dates is unavailable, or refund your payment.) If your book is always at that price, just leave those fields blank. You'll receive an e-mail confirmation to your PayPal e-mail address.


Sign up now to promote your bargain Kindle book!
Price: $20

ASIN, Sale price
The ASIN is a 10-character identifier assigned to your book by Amazon. Go to the detail page on Amazon for your book, and search for "ASIN" to find the ASIN for your book. Price must be $4.99 or less.
First and last day on sale
Leave blank if this is the regular price for your book. Otherwise, enter the start day and last day of the sale price for your book. Example: 11/20/2012 - 11/26/2012



9 tips to make the most of your Bargain Kindle Book promotion:

Before your scheduled day:

  1. If your book is part of a series, indicate that in your book blurb. Your bargain price for the first book may then be offset by follow-on sales from readers who get hooked on your series.

  2. Gather as many positive Amazon reviews as you can. Work your network of readers, book bloggers, and friends to get authentic reviews.

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

  4. 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.


  5. On your scheduled day:

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

  7. Look for our tweet about your book, and re-tweet it to your Twitter followers.

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

  9. Tweet about your book being featured on KBoards on Twitter, with a link to the blog post.

  10. 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:

What if my book doesn't have 3 or more reviews on Amazon? We do require at least 3 Amazon reviews for our Bargain Books. If you wish, you can get more exposure for your book through our Book Discovery promotion.

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/Facebook/Twitter 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 for Kindle owners, with 70,000 members and over 2.3 million posts. Our companion Facebook page is followed by 50,000 readers and authors. Book recommendations make up a major topic of conversations on our site.

The site is rated by Alexa as #4,200 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/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. Your payment will be refunded if your book is not accepted for promotion.