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Title: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on December 17, 2016, 05:28:11 PM
November promotion dates are open. Please visit http://readper.com/authors/ to submit. Details below.


Readper.com is an affiliated book blog promoting titles in urban fantasy, romance, paranormal romance, science fiction/fantasy and mysteries/thrillers.

I do at least one blog post a day, M-F, then on Saturdays my newsletter goes out to subscribers promoting the links.

The basic service is free for authors. Contributions accepted for advanced promotions, but not required for the free option. Just fill out the form and when you'd like your post to go out: http://readper.com/authors/

Kindle Scout titles can be promoted too. Details at the site.


Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on December 17, 2016, 06:01:44 PM
Welcome to the KB Writers Cafe!

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Note that members may provide civil and honest feedback about your service to this thread, and you may respond in a civil manner. Disputes between you and clients should be handled off site.

Betsy
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Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: dorihoxa on December 18, 2016, 04:54:30 AM
Signed up!
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: Steve Vernon on December 18, 2016, 05:51:15 AM
I'm signed up.

I also retweeted your announcement tweet.

https://twitter.com/AuthorJaxonReed/status/810242983937396736
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: MiriamRosenbaum on December 18, 2016, 08:27:45 AM
Signed up and retweeted!  8)
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: jaxonreed on December 18, 2016, 10:13:40 AM
Thanks everybody. And Betsy, I'll absolutely follow the rules here. Love the site, longtime lurker.
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: Cindy Borgne on December 18, 2016, 02:25:01 PM
Signed up and sent a tweet. :)
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: Steve Vernon on December 20, 2016, 04:32:21 AM
All right, so like I said before, I have signed up for Readpr.

Why not?

It doesn't cost anything - so basically it is free promotion from now until (I suspect) Jaxon has built up enough of a readership. I'm a big fan of free promotion - partly because I am cheap and partly because I am broke. Oh heck, let's be honest - MOSTLY because I am cheap.

With that in mind, I've got my three kelpie books lined up for promotion - the novel KELPIE DREAMS will be promoted at full price on Dec. 23, the second short story promoted at 99 cents on Dec. 24,  and the first short story will run on Dec. 26 as a one-day freebie.

I'll let you folks know how this test run turns out.

I am the canary that squeaks in the darkness of the coal mine. I am the check engine light, blinking in the darkness of your stalled automobile.

I am Darkwing Duck...
:)
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: Eric T Knight on December 20, 2016, 01:12:37 PM
I went ahead and signed up. Best of luck!
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: jaxonreed on December 20, 2016, 03:03:04 PM
Thanks Cindy, Steve, Eric and others.

I am now filled up on December slots. Currently accepting promos for January. The mailing list continues to grow with a $100 gift certificate giveaway, and this is an easy way to add another group of emails to your own efforts at no cost.
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: jaxonreed on January 05, 2017, 01:21:20 PM
I've had a phenomenal first month, and the outpouring of support from the indie author community has been fantastic.

The increase in email signups thanks to the $100 gift card drawing has been good too, and I would like to continue offering prizes. Therefore, I have introduced a suggested contribution button to help out on giveaways. But I'll run your promo regardless, in the interest of helping get the word out about your book.

Here's what you'll get:

- A blog entry remaining indefinitely on the site. The more links to your book, the better it will look to search engines, and I will include a variety of tags that will hopefully enhance hits.

- A mention in the readper weekly email to subscribers.

- A mention on the readper Facebook page. If your title is in the sci-fi/fantasy or urban fantasy genre, I'll also include it on my personal page, Jaxon Reed's Speculative Fiction. Would love for you to like both of them on Facebook.

- A tweet on @readperbooks, as well as a retweet on @authorjaxonreed. Combined, these two accounts have over 45,000 followers. The majority are on my personal one.

Can't guarantee any sales, but I will help spread the word.

If you have a free book, I'll be happy to mention it in the newsletter rather than a blog post.
 
Would love for you to visit http://readper.com/authors/ and list your book.

Thanks!
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: jaxonreed on January 15, 2017, 06:48:38 PM
Looking for books to promote for February.
PNR, UF, SFF

Please visit http://readper.com/authors/

Thanks!
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: brkingsolver on January 15, 2017, 07:26:00 PM
Filled out the form. Thanks.
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: AliceS on January 16, 2017, 12:04:28 PM
Submitted! Thanks
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: jaxonreed on January 16, 2017, 07:22:51 PM
AliceS and BRKingsolver, got you both and some others. Plenty of spots available still for Feb. I try to feature one book a day.

Thanks!
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: edgeofspeech on January 16, 2017, 08:09:18 PM
Filled out the form.  Not sure if the supplied info is as needed.
If you were looking for something different, just let us know.

Cheers,
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: jaxonreed on January 17, 2017, 06:36:51 PM
Filled out the form.  Not sure if the supplied info is as needed.
If you were looking for something different, just let us know.

Cheers,

Ron, we got you. Looks good, thanks!
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: 5ngela on January 20, 2017, 07:08:44 AM
Good luck
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: EmmaS on January 20, 2017, 11:56:33 AM
Just submitted. Thank you!
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: jaxonreed on January 29, 2017, 08:31:49 AM
Thanks 5ngela and EmmaS!

The first half of Feb. is booked. I have openings starting Feb. 16 through the end of the month. Please put in your listing for a blog post and some affection on Twitter and FB. The calendar on the authors page shows available dates. http://readper.com/authors/
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: archaeoroutes on January 29, 2017, 12:50:50 PM
Seeing quite a few RTs on The Perception of Prejudice. Thank you.
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: jaxonreed on February 07, 2017, 12:47:48 PM
Thanks, Alasdair. Tweets and FB posts included!

I've got four or five slots left at the end of Feb.
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: PiscaPress on February 07, 2017, 01:03:29 PM
Did free signup. If it gets any results I'll gladly donate some $ and do some more! Thanks!
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: jaxonreed on February 14, 2017, 08:33:05 PM
Many thanks, PiscaPress and everyone else! Contributions accepted but not required. I'll be happy to post your book and give it some attention on FB and Twitter either way.

For March we're kicking off free cross promotions every Saturday. I'd be honored to cross promo your book. Here's the schedule with genres and dates:

    Mar. 4 - Contemporary Romance
    Mar. 11 - Paranormal Romance
    Mar. 18 - Urban Fantasy
    Mar. 25 - Science Fiction


Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: Felix R. Savage on February 14, 2017, 10:41:40 PM
Signed up! Thanks for this opportunity.
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: jaxonreed on February 22, 2017, 11:46:57 AM
Thanks, Felix! I appreciate it.

There's still room left for the first free cross promotional event on Mar. 4 featuring 99 cent contemporary romance titles. Would love to have anyone who'd like a book featured in that one, or the ones for urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction.


Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: jaxonreed on March 01, 2017, 07:26:43 AM
Bump. Looking for books to promote for March. Check the calendar for available dates.
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: jaxonreed on March 12, 2017, 08:01:57 PM
Bump. Looking to promote some books the last half of March.

Now accepting mysteries and thrillers. Let me know if you're interested in some free publicity.

http://readper.com/authors/
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on April 02, 2017, 05:30:50 PM
Bump for April.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on April 26, 2017, 08:05:11 PM
Bump for May.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: FFJ on April 27, 2017, 06:36:21 PM
Bump for May.

Just filled out the form. Thx =D
Title: Re: readper
Post by: Acheknia on April 28, 2017, 05:31:26 AM
Only found this yesterday & I'm now entered for May, thank you so much :)
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on May 13, 2017, 11:52:41 AM
Many thanks to everybody. May is full, but June is open.

I promoted our first Kindle Scout title in the newsletter today and it hit the Hot and Trending list thanks in part to our subscribers. I'll include Scout titles for the standard newsletter-only contribution.

Title: Re: readper
Post by: SA_Soule on May 13, 2017, 11:59:48 AM
Many thanks to everybody. May is full, but June is open. I promoted our first Kindle Scout title in the newsletter today and it hit the Hot and Trending list thanks in part to our subscribers. I'll include Scout titles for the standard $5 newsletter-only contribution.

Any opening for guest posts in May or June 2017?
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on May 13, 2017, 12:53:34 PM
Any opening for guest posts in May or June 2017?
Drop me a line and let me know what you're thinking.

For standard free blog posts promoting books, most days in June are open at the moment.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: Acheknia on May 13, 2017, 01:28:39 PM
Hi Jaxon, thank you for featuring my Murder Melange, I've just seen your write up on the page & would love to add it onto my Facebook book page if that's ok with you.
Regards :)
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on May 13, 2017, 02:28:26 PM
Hi Jaxon, thank you for featuring my Murder Melange, I've just seen your write up on the page & would love to add it onto my Facebook book page if that's ok with you.
Regards :)
Absolutely!
Title: Re: readper
Post by: Acheknia on May 13, 2017, 02:30:41 PM
Absolutely!

Thank you very much :)
Title: Re: readper
Post by: Dan Petrosini author on May 14, 2017, 04:20:05 AM
Just signed up!
Thanks Dan
Title: Re: readper
Post by: Jada Ryker on May 14, 2017, 07:48:15 AM
Many thanks to everybody. May is full, but June is open.

I promoted our first Kindle Scout title in the newsletter today and it hit the Hot and Trending list thanks in part to our subscribers. I'll include Scout titles for the standard $5 newsletter-only contribution.
After my Kindle Scout winner, Take the Body and Run, was published in September 2016, I worked with Readper.

When I started my second KS campaign this month, I thought about Readper. I tried it for the KS campaign...it performed beyond my wildest dreams!

If you're running a Kindle Scout campaign, you should definitely apply for a Readper promotion. I checked my statistics this morning. The promotion ran yesterday and kept the campaign on Hot and Trending. I also had the highest number of views yesterday since I started the campaign.

It's been the single most effective promotion AND the cheapest!

Here's a big THANKS to Jaxon and Readper :)
Title: Re: readper
Post by: Patricia KC on May 21, 2017, 10:17:23 AM
I am in the middle of my second Kindle Scout campaign and have a personal "don't pay for (Scout) promotion" rule. (My first campaign led to The Ceiling Man being selected with no paid promo and relatively low page views and hours in Hot & Trending.) Last week, I broke that rule, and Ghosts in Glass Houses was in yesterday's Readper newsletter.

Why did I break my rule?
1. It's only $5.00.
2. Jaxon promoted The Ceiling Man, shortly after release, on readper.com for free.
3. Jaxon's a good guy and supportive of both Scout campaigners and those selected. (He's also an experienced Scouter, with two books selected and published in his Empathic Detective series.)
4. Did I mention, it's only $5?

The results were excellent. Ghosts has, as I write this, been in H&T since the first update after the newsletter went out. The listing ran on day 15 of the campaign. On day 14, Ghosts was already ahead of where the The Ceiling Man was at that point. It's now passed TCM's final stats.

I'd call it a success and more than worth the $5.

Thanks, Jaxon!
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on May 21, 2017, 12:16:53 PM
Many thanks right back to Patricia, Jada, and Dan.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on June 04, 2017, 01:43:08 PM
Our Kindle Scout promos have been doing great since their introduction! No promises, but we can say that so far everybody who has booked one has seen their title hit the Hot and Trending list the weekend the newsletter has come out.

Free blog post dates have just about filled up for June, but there's a few more slots left at the end of the month. If you have a book you'd like to promote for free in late June or July, please head over to http://readper.com/authors/ and fill out the form. :)

Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on June 16, 2017, 07:44:59 PM
Bump to let you know July dates for free blog posts are available.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: kathrynoh on June 17, 2017, 02:11:25 AM
Do you take pre-release bookings?
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on June 17, 2017, 08:07:29 PM
Do you take pre-release bookings?
If you mean can you book before the release date, yes. If it's in pre-order, in general subscribers want to buy the book now. I have mentioned some pre-order opportunities to them, in special circumstances. But typically I prefer to offer something already up and going. Hope that helps. Shoot me an email or PM and let me know what you're thinking.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on June 27, 2017, 08:11:38 PM
Happy to be part of Book Rank's Promo Stacker venue lists.

Check out their site here: www.book-rank.com

Check out the thread on kboards here: http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,248239.0.html
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on July 07, 2017, 10:21:48 AM
There's a few slots open for free blog posts in the last week of July. Also, August is mostly available.

If you are looking for a place to promote your book for free, click on over!
Title: Re: readper
Post by: Tonya Snow-Cook on July 07, 2017, 11:29:09 AM
There's a few slots open for free blog posts in the last week of July. Also, August is mostly available.

If you are looking for a place to promote your book for free, click on over!

Thanks, Jaxon. I'm very happy to be promoting with you mid-July.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on July 07, 2017, 08:09:30 PM
Thanks, Jaxon. I'm very happy to be promoting with you mid-July.
Absolutely, Tonya! Looking forward to posting your psychological thriller, "Cynthia Kessler."
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on July 20, 2017, 06:43:11 PM
Free promo dates for August are open!

http://readper.com/authors/
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on July 30, 2017, 02:47:06 PM
Bump.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on August 15, 2017, 01:14:26 PM
Late August and early September promotion dates are open. Please visit http://readper.com/authors/ to submit. Details below.


Readper.com is an affiliated book blog promoting titles in urban fantasy, romance, paranormal romance, science fiction/fantasy and mysteries/thrillers.

I do at least one blog post a day, M-F, then on Saturdays my newsletter goes out to subscribers promoting the links.

The basic service is free for authors. Contributions accepted for advanced promotions, but not required for the free option. Just fill out the form and when you'd like your post to go out: http://readper.com/authors/

Kindle Scout titles can be promoted too. Details at the site.
Bump.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: Decon on August 15, 2017, 01:45:32 PM
If this site does as good as it does for kindle scout, then I'd recommend it to authors promoting books. My promotion on there for the first book in my signature which is on Kindle Scout has been in Hot & Trending ever since I signed up for the promo. The beauty is that on kindle scout, all the hits from readper show in the data, so I can confirm it works to feed traffic. iT also says something that of the six kindle Scout books on readper, five of them are currently Hot & Trending.

Title: Re: readper
Post by: T E Scott Writer on August 15, 2017, 02:22:58 PM
Hi Jaxon

I've signed up to promote City Under Ice, hope I filled it all in okay, let me know if there's any problems,

Cheers!
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on August 15, 2017, 04:07:59 PM
Hi Jaxon

I've signed up to promote City Under Ice, hope I filled it all in okay, let me know if there's any problems,

Cheers!

I got it, and you're good to go!
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on August 15, 2017, 04:08:28 PM
If this site does as good as it does for kindle scout, then I'd recommend it to authors promoting books. My promotion on there for the first book in my signature which is on Kindle Scout has been in Hot & Trending ever since I signed up for the promo. The beauty is that on kindle scout, all the hits from readper show in the data, so I can confirm it works to feed traffic. iT also says something that of the six kindle Scout books on readper, five of them are currently Hot & Trending.
Thanks for the kind words, Declan!
Title: Re: readper
Post by: Acheknia on August 15, 2017, 06:05:27 PM
Hi Jaxon, I've just entered Witch Spelling & I'm wondering if my next book would be suitable for your site.
It's paranormal but not PNR, Restless Spectres. It's a ghost novel, 1st draft is done, currently editing so not ready yet :)
Loved the review you did for my Murder Melange, thank you.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on August 15, 2017, 06:40:41 PM
Hi Jaxon, I've just entered Witch Spelling & I'm wondering if my next book would be suitable for your site.
It's paranormal but not PNR, Restless Spectres. It's a ghost novel, 1st draft is done, currently editing so not ready yet :)
Loved the review you did for my Murder Melange, thank you.
Sounds like it falls under the broad spectrum of fantasy. We can do it.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: Acheknia on August 15, 2017, 07:18:15 PM
Sounds like it falls under the broad spectrum of fantasy. We can do it.

Thank you so much :)
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on August 28, 2017, 12:11:10 PM
Wanted to mention we have a new page listing services for Kindle Scout promotions.

http://readper.com/authors/kindle-scout-promos/
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on September 15, 2017, 07:45:10 AM
If you have a book you'd like to promote, we're taking blog posts for late September, and October. Happy to do a free blog post and get your book some publicity. You can also get into our Saturday newsletter with a direct link to your book's Amazon page for as little as $7.50.

http://readper.com/authors/
Title: Re: readper
Post by: lincolnjcole on September 15, 2017, 09:02:52 AM
If you have a book you'd like to promote, we're taking blog posts for late September, and October. Happy to do a free blog post and get your book some publicity. You can also get into our Saturday newsletter with a direct link to your book's Amazon page for as little as $7.50.

http://readper.com/authors/

I'll definitely be submitting for my new launch in October soon! Thanks Jaxon!
Title: Re: readper
Post by: JoyMosby on September 17, 2017, 10:42:24 AM
Signed up Thanks!
Title: Re: readper
Post by: JulianneQJohnson on September 17, 2017, 10:25:11 PM
As always, Readper has made a huge difference in my Kindle Scout campaign.  This time around, I've got a book that is a sequel.  The campaign was floundering until Readper saved the day.  Huge jump in page reads and, so far, a two day tail on H&T list.  Jaxon, keep being awesome!
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on September 18, 2017, 12:02:20 PM
Many thanks to Lincoln, Joy, and Julianne!
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on October 02, 2017, 08:09:27 AM
October dates are open.

I also wanted to mention our newsletter service for free/permafree books. It's only $7.50 to get into the Bonus Free Books section of the newsletter. If you have free days scheduled over a weekend (our newsletter goes out on Saturdays only), or a permafree title you'd like to boost, try it out.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: C. J. Sears on October 02, 2017, 01:35:01 PM
October dates are open.

I also wanted to mention our newsletter service for free/permafree books. It's only $7.50 to get into the Bonus Free Books section of the newsletter. If you have free days scheduled over a weekend (our newsletter goes out on Saturdays only), or a permafree title you'd like to boost, try it out.

Just popping in to say that Jaxon does great work with his newsletter. The success of the two recent free promotions for my novels exceeded expectations with his newsletter. It's an awesome value.  :)
Title: Re: readper
Post by: JoyMosby on October 03, 2017, 12:02:29 PM
I hope I don't get in trouble for this, but I had such a great experience with this company. I did their $35 package and had my best sales day ever!  I will definitely be using them again.
The follow up email with the stats was great as well, gives you an idea of what kind of reach you are getting.
Thank you!
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on October 10, 2017, 07:59:11 AM
Thanks C.J. & Joy.

I wanted to mention we ran one of my books that was free over the weekend in Saturday's newsletter and helped boost the book to number 1 in all its categories.

This newsletter-only option is only $7.50, and a great place to advertise free titles if your promo goes over the weekend.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: AliceS on October 17, 2017, 03:10:04 PM
Hi Jaxon - I just signed up and my book isn't free, did I do that wrong? It's 99c. Do you do discounted books also? Sorry, I've got serious brain fog today.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on October 17, 2017, 03:26:16 PM
Hi Jaxon - I just signed up and my book isn't free, did I do that wrong? It's 99c. Do you do discounted books also? Sorry, I've got serious brain fog today.
We promote discounted books, free books, and full price books!

I've got yours scheduled for a blog post and upcoming spot in the newsletter.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: AliceS on October 17, 2017, 03:49:23 PM
We promote discounted books, free books, and full price books!

I've got yours scheduled for a blog post and upcoming spot in the newsletter.

Got your email. Thanks!
Title: Re: readper
Post by: Pandorra on October 17, 2017, 03:53:42 PM
Thank you, I'm signed up.
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on October 17, 2017, 05:58:17 PM
Thank you, I'm signed up.
We've got you scheduled. Thanks!
Title: Re: introducing readper
Post by: Pandorra on October 17, 2017, 09:45:26 PM
Did free signup. If it gets any results I'll gladly donate some $ and do some more! Thanks!


Same! Thank you for the quick response!
Title: Re: readper
Post by: LovingLife139 on October 19, 2017, 07:05:17 PM
I signed up for my book Fire. I look forward to hearing from you!  :D
Title: Re: readper
Post by: jaxonreed on October 19, 2017, 09:08:55 PM
I signed up for my book Fire. I look forward to hearing from you!  :D
We've got you scheduled! Thanks!