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.

KBoards Book Series promotion

The Book Series promotion on KBoards provides a showcase of your book series to readers. The promo is similar to our Spotlight promotion, but instead of targeting a single book it focuses on your entire series. The ad encourages readers to sign up to your e-mail newsletter (to learn about new releases in the series), and to visit your author website. A cover is displayed for each book in your series. See more details below!

What you get:
  1. A promotional post in our Kindle blog. This is a post dedicated to your book series. (See example on the left.) The post is published at either 1pm or 4pm Pacific time.

    This includes excerpts from favorable reviews, a large (300-pixel) clickable book cover for the first book in the series, a synopsis describing your book series, an author bio, and cover images for all books in the series.

    it includes prominent links to buy the books, subscribe to your email newsletter, and visit your author website.

    At your option, we can also feature your video trailer for your series.

    All of these features are contained right in the blog post, so readers can view rich information about you and your book, all in one place.

  2. A Facebook post featuring your book, 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!
  • Minimum of three reviews on Amazon for the first book in the series
  • Minimum of 100 pages (unless it's a Kindle Short)

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

Want to request a specific date? Let us know in the Instructions field that appears in the order form.



Sign up for your Book Series promotion
Price: $50
Name of series Enter name of series. Example: The Crazy Blue Dog Mystery Series
ASIN (for 1st book in series) 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.



9 tips to make the most of your Book Series promotion:

Before your scheduled promo day:
  1. Answer our confirmation e-mail, indicating whether you want us to include the optional parts of the post.

  2. Consider dropping your price during your promo day, to $2.99 or less. If you are out to get new readers, $0.99 or free is ideal for the first book in the series. We can indicate in the post that the price has been temporarily lowered for this promotion only, and it will encourage readers to act now to buy your book. The lower your price is, the more likely you are to gain readers who see the promotion and make an impulse buy of your book.

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

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

  5. Refine your book blurbs (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.


  6. On your scheduled promo day:

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

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

  9. Tweet about your book's Spotlight feature 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 Spotlight 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 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. Your payment will be refunded if your book is not accepted for promotion.