Back in November when the first reports of Amazon not looking kindly on free ebook promotion sites were mentioned, our team got hot planning for a future that was more deal priced books and market research/giveaways. We were already in motion on those plans when the news dropped last Friday about the strict criteria on free ebook downloads.
The-Cheap.net is now TheCheapEbook.com
, and we no longer promote free ebooks.
We do have a number of new advertising options, including a new section just for blog posts and articles from authors to promote their books and links in the bio section (like a free blog hop stop). We have added genre-targeting week long ads for only $10, and we now offer banner ads for the big sales authors like to put together for $10-$30 a day.
This weekend is the earlybird special, 10% off any ad purchases as the author site is still under construction (http://thecheapebook.com/authors/
I've had a number of very nice emails from this community and Private Messages asking about the new site and when it would be open for advertising. So I just wanted to share that we are doing great (a very healthy paid ebook sales to free downloads since no longer linking to free ebooks) and our link conversion rate more than tripled. The author in me is very relieved to see free ebooks become more rare, and the online marketer in me knows there are other ways to drive traffic than just free, free, FREE!
I can now be reached at [email protected]
(but I still have the old email address as well for a few more months).