Writers are spending thousands of dollars on marketing campaigns in the hopes of getting book reviews. Even if I could afford them, I would not spend money on them. I have a huge backlist and I have made a few books free. These do bring in reviews and ratings but the process has a glacial speed and is unpredictable. Sometimes, I make a paid ebook temporarily free in the Kindle Select program (Kindle Unlimited for readers) and then announce it on Reddit. That is all the marketing I do. I suggest other authors do the same. Free promotions do not guarantee reviews or ratings but it ensures the ebook gets a rank and does not fade into obscurity. Over time, the book will slowly start to sell more copies.
Free ebook promotion
If you are a NON-FICTION AUTHOR, just make your ebook temporarily free for a few days, as part of a Kindle Unlimited/Select promotion. DO NOT EMAIL ME YOUR BOOK. If I like your book, I will publish a review (4-star or 5-star). If I don't like your book, I will not publish anything. Email me only when your ebook is free to buy in the Kindle program and do not check up after that. I would like to take my sweet time reading books and writing reviews.
Free reviews and ratings
I have a lot of interests and hobbies. I have written books on those hobbies/interests that I thought could be of interest to others. After 29 books, of which only two are fiction (one is a old fables collection), I have nothing more to write. I think I can learn new things from books that others have written. To indulge in this (expensive) habit, I am planning on publishing book reviews. I am a technical writer. I can read and understand anything.
I do not want to waste my time on anything promoting the agenda of
- war-mongers, nation-busters, globalists, communists, socialists, fascists
- leftists, liberals, progressives, feminists or
- gender-appropriators or wokesters.
I do not want to read any
- ARCs (Advanced Review Copies),
- self-help books
- religious books
- children's books
- low-content books
- sponsored books (shilling diets, pills, etc.)