Free eBook Marketing on Facebook

I find this tactic to be very effective, once you join most of the groups (which will take time). Search these keywords on facebook and join those groups. Be careful not to do it all at once, because facebook will see you as a threat and will suspend your account for about two weeks. I would suggest joining about 10 groups a day, just to stay on the safe side. These are some keywords you should search (do it one by one):

Kindle

99 cent

Free books

Amazon

Writers Authors Book promo( s) Reviews/ Reviewers Ebook Books Writing Promote Books Indie Authors

Authors Book promo Reviews/ Reviewers Ebook Books Writing Promote Books Indie Authors

Reviews/ Reviewers Ebook Books Writing Promote Books Indie Authors

Books Writing Promote Books Indie Authors

Writing Promote Books Indie Authors

Promote Books Indie Authors

Promote Books

Indie Authors

 

The list goes on and on, to infinity. First, choose the groups with the highest number of followers. Right now, I have about 150 groups on my list, and I am still adding.

Once you feel comfortable with the number of the groups you are in, you will want to promote your book (which is the whole point). This can be time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be.  Imagine entering each group, and posting one thing over and over again in 100+ groups? I would die of boredom. So, I will show you how to send the post in all of them at the same time.

1 Use the same email address that you have on Facebook.

2 Find their emails. And this is how.

If the Facebook group name is: https:// http://www.facebook.com/ groups/ amazonkindlefreebooks/ Then their email address is: amazonkindlefreebooks@ groups.facebook.com.

Some groups have some numbers instead of letters.

If the Facebook group page is: https:// http://www.facebook.com/groups/ 713124378718088/ Then their email address is: 713124378718088@ groups.facebook.com

3 Now open Word and make a document with all of these emails. Once you do that, you will be able to add those emails when you want to send them a post. But, when you are trying to send it to so many emails, it won’t work. So this is what you should do. Open your email. Create a group where you will add all of these emails. It will be annoying as hell, but you only have to do this once. Once you make a group, create an email.

4 Give the contact a name, like “Amazon Kindle Free Books” or something. Now you can send an email to it. In Bcc add these emails.

5 When you send an email, don’t put the message in the message box. Put it as the subject.

6 You could, for example, send an email to multiple Facebook group email addresses like this:

What Have We Done? Romance novella now on Amazon for $0.99 https://www.amazon.com/What-Have-We-Done-Inspirational-ebook/dp/B01MF83UJU

Or you can change it however you like.

The first time you do this, it will take you some time to find those groups, add them to your email group… But, once you do that, next time you promote your book, it will take you literally 20 seconds to promote your book on 100,200,300…groups with just one click. Awesome, right?

 

 

eBook marketing on Twitter

Just add these to your tweets about your book.

@ebookwriter101

@bookyrnextread

@freeebooksdaily

@pixelofink

@digitalinktoday

@fkbt

@kindlestuff

@free_kindle_fic

@kindlefreebooks

@freedailybooks

@Cheapkindledly

@digitalbktoday

@kindlenews

@ebook

@kindlebookking

@kindlefreebook

@kindleupdates

@kindle_promo

@kindledaily

@freeebookdeal

@free_kindle

@freebookclub1

@zilchebooks

@ibdbookoftheday

@bookbub

@kindle_free

@free2kindle

@freereadfeed

@freebookdude

@4freekindlebook

@freekindlestuff

@indauthorsucess

@indiekindle

@kindleebooks 

 

You get the point… The list goes on. These are just suggestions, but you can also type some keyword, such as “kindle”, “Amazon”, “ebook”… And choose whatever you see fit. There are limitations, so you would not be able to do this all at once.

 

 

And here are some hashtags you should add:

#Amazon #eBook #BookBuzzr #BookGiveaway #BookMarketing #Kindle #KindleBargain #KPD #WLCFreeToday #FreeKindleReads3 #free #kindle #free #ebook

 

This way, others will see your tweets about your books and there is a good chance some people will buy your book because of that. With social media comes great power.

Also, make sure to add the title, cover picture and the link to your book. People are lazy, they will definitely not google your title and try to find it themselves.

 

This is one example:

 

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Websites for reviews

This is not a guarantee for success by any means. But do not skip this part! You can get some reviews which will be valuable for your future sales. This is the list of websites where you might get some reviews:

 

The Kindle Book Review

Reviewsbee

Reviewsbee.com collects expert and consumer reviews on products from various categories and creates the list of top 10. Their research is unbiased and their algorithm has 5 factors: expert popularity score, expert ratings, consumer popularity score, consumer ratings and consumer complaints.

Kindle Obsessed

Foreword Reviews

Alice Marvels

I Love YA Fiction

iPen Designs

Midwest Book Review

Reader’s Favorite

 

Book Pleasures

Uncustomary Book Reviews

 

Rainbow Book Reviews

 

Getting reviews will help you sell your book more, but some of these blogs will maybe ignore your request. Others will accept it. But it;s your job to submit it everywhere.

 

Another trick: If you want to contact top 10,000 reviewers directly, visit this website:

reviews-easy.com

You will want to offer your book to those top reviewers (for free, of course) and maybe you can get them to review your book as well. But there is no guarantee.

 

INTERVIEWS

Hello, my lovely readers!

I am happy to share my success story with you and show you some tips and tricks that no one showed me (which would make my life so much easier). I am here to help new authors because I remember how overwhelming it was to start something so complex like writing, googling every single issue that came my way. And believe me, there were some issues. I am so happy that my success inspired others to follow their dreams as well. So, if you haven’t signed up just yet, please do so. And feel free to comment, like and share.

If you are interested in reading some of my interviews, here are some blurbs and links to the pages where you can read the rest of it. I would like to thank my colleagues from Smashwords and Book Reader Magazine for showing interest in my work.

 

My interview for Smashwords

Describe your desk

I love this question. If you could see my desk right now, I would be embarrassed. Some of the things I can see right now: coffee (of course), tortilla chips, books, remote controller, post-it notes, cell phone… Huge desk, though.

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?

I grew up in Euro which affected my writing deeply, in a good way. I grew up in a place where people were mostly poor, which made me strive for something greater. And I continue to do so.
What’s the story behind your latest book?
“What Have We Done?” is a story about normal, flawed people. I tried to paint the picture of a poetic romance and heartbreak, but still keep it real. We were all someone’s source of pain, why not embrace that fact? It’s true no matter what we want to believe. It has a good humorous and lovable background to the story, which will hopefully make people experience all sorts of emotions.
Do you remember the first story you ever read and the impact it had on you?
“The Little Prince”, which is probably the greatest masterpiece of all time. When I first read it, I was maybe 6 years old and it was an amazing fairytale to me. When I grew up, I read it again, and I understood it for what it really was. Not many books are for children and adults at the same time. Such a profound story. For the rest of the interview, click here.
My interview for Book Reader Magazine
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
International award-winning writer. Raised in Europe, where I currently live. No pets right now, unfortunately.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I don’t remember when I started, I was way too young. Don’t get me wrong, back then my work wasn’t impressive. Well, to my mom and dad it was.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
“What Have We Done?” is a romantic story which will hopefully make you laugh and cry in the end. It’s a series and I am currently writing part two. It’s about friends, lovers, choices and mistakes. It’s about good people being selfish sometimes. It’s a story we can all relate to.  For the rest of the interview, click here.

Writing style and dialogue

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If you are writing a novel, you will need a good writing style. A dialog should be realistic, but not too realistic. Now, what does this mean? It means you should find a soft spot. For example, skip the small talk. Even though it’s realistic, it’s boring and unnecessary. Don’t make your characters sound pretentious, make them sound like normal people.  But, you also want to express your artistic side, right? That is the perfect job for your narrator. He can handle speaking artistically without sounding ridiculous or even pathetic. That doesn’t mean that your character’s dialog should be plain. They could also have poetic moments, but do not go over the top. And use this only when it makes sense. There is a thin line and you just have to feel it. 
Ex. 1:  “The weight of all the stars and the sky is crushing me.”
 This sentence would be too much in everyday speech. So, if someone were to ask you what’s wrong, would you give them this answer? I hope not. A simple dialog cannot handle this.
Ex. 2: “The only thing that keeps me standing is knowing that I really did everything in my power to get you back. There are no “what ifs” left in me. I tortured my soul beyond recognition, just waiting and hoping. God, I am such an idiot!” she said angrily, fighting back her tears.
This example is strong, but imagine two former lovers reunited. There are some strong emotions left unsaid. In reality, we tend to sound like that in similar situations, we tend to go over the top. Embrace it. Embrace the pathetic side if it’s realistic.
Another thing you can see in this example is the emphasis on “really”. You are the author, it’s your job to make your readers hear your words in their heads. By using “italic“, you will make your characters sound real.
Ex.3: “Just stop! I don’t give a shit!”
This kind of frustration and ugliness in a book is allowed. Don’t hold back in order to make it sound nice. You will lose authenticity and it will sound fake. Anger should sound ugly, you are not talking about the rainbows here. Just because you wouldn’t say something like that, it doesn’t mean that your character wouldn’t. But don’t use this too much because your book will just sound nasty.
DIALOGUE TAGS

A “dialogue tag” is the bit you put before or after the dialogue, like: said, asked, replied, shouted, whispered. Normally writers use “said”, but imagine the entire book with the same dialogue tag. It would be repetitive and distracting. That is why you should occasionally add something different but don’t overdue it. Most of the time you should use simple “said”. When it comes to adverbs, again do not overdo it! Use adverbs after dialogue tag only when it makes sense and when it’s necessary. Sometimes you just have to explain how your character feels because it’s not always obvious. Here is one example with the same sentence I used before:

“God, I am such an idiot!” she said angrily.

Here we used angrily because the reader must understand the tone. In this case, she is angry, but she could also be nervous, sad, she can even laugh in this sentence. That’s why I am painting the picture when it’s needed. But, when the adverb is obvious without even mentioning it, skip it! You should use a lot of adverbs, just not necessarily after a dialogue tag.

ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE
There is also a difference between active and passive voice. The rule is, you should use active voice as much as possible. Here are some examples:
The ring was thrown over the balcony by Sarah.” – passive voice
Sarah threw the ring over the balcony.” – active voice
The thing is, active voice is more proactive, energetic and easier to read. Passive voice should be used only when necessary. Otherwise, it will sound annoying. You don’t want that to happen. So trust me on this, use active voice instead of passive.
Like in real life, not every question is being answered. So use the silence. Make your characters speechless sometimes. Also, you don’t have to finish every sentence. Sometimes your character will be interrupted by another one.
Don’t just tell your readers what happened, paint it with your words. They want to imagine it, to be there, to feel what your characters feel and to see what your characters see. Don’t take that away from them by simply saying what happened.
So, instead of saying :
He broke up with her and she was devastated.”,
you should paint it like this:
While he was saying those words out loud, she could hear her heart in her ears, she could feel it in her throat. Everything sounded surreal and she didn’t want to accept it, so she opened her mouth to say something that would change his mind, but instead she was swallowing her tears and said nothing.”
Think about these questions while writing : “Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?”. Also use all of the senses, and thin about what do they see, hear, smell, taste and feel? This will make your writing rich and artistic. Another very important thing – body language!
Again, instead of saying:
She was crying.”,
you should say something like this:
Sarah was barely hearing him over the sound of her fast beating heart. She thought that crying would suddenly make it real and as long as she was calm nothing bad would happen. And then she felt it. Her eye could no longer hold the heaviness of that hot tear, so she wiped it with her shaking fingers as fast as she could.”
Another thing, I would suggest using online proofreading websites while writing. You should use those programs every day after writing. Don’t try doing that all at once because it takes time. More about that in the next post.
What do you think about this article? Please share your advice, comment or ask me anything? I will be happy to answer.

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STEP SEVEN: PROOFREADING

Narrator

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When writing, the past and present tense are most common. Future tense can be confusing. There are also different narrators that you can use, and there is no right or wrong answer here. It really depends on your book. Here are different types:
A first person narrator
He/she tells the story from their perspective, using the pronoun “I”. They are a part of the story and also the protagonists of the story. They are “inside”. This is suitable for autobiographies. 
Ex. I was excited to be there.
A second person narrator
He/she uses the pronoun “You”. This pronoun refers to the reader and it can be a little bit confusing for your readers.
Ex. You are excited to be here.
A third person narrator
He/she uses the pronoun “He” , “She” , “It”, “They” . This is someone who just tells the story as it is. They are not the characters, they are “outside”. Used for biographies.
Ex. He/She/It is excited to be here. They are excited to be here.
An objective narrator
He/she describes or interprets thoughts, feelings, and motives in the story. But he is not all knowing, just an observer.
Ex. “He seemed excited to be here.”
An omniscient narrator
Similar to the previous one, but this one is the all-knowing narrator. This is not his/hers interpretation, it’s the fact. This narrator is objective and sometimes this narrator will tell you something that even characters in the book do not know yet. Usually written in the third person, in past tense but sometimes present. Future tense here is possible, but rare and could be confusing to the reader if used throughout the whole book.
Ex. He was/is/will be excited to be here.
There are a lot of variations. You can use different  tenses (the past, present, future), your narrator can be all-knowing (omniscient), or have limited point of view. And last but not least, you can use first/second/third person narrator. Think about it carefully, test it out. See what works best for your book and just go with it.
A limited narrator
He/she has a restricted view of events and doesn’t “know” the whole story. This narrator is suitable for mysteries just to spice it up.

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STEP SIX: WRITING STYLE AND DIALOGUE