Is 99 cents the new free? Several marketers have made that declaration, and while it’s still highly debatable, many authors are running 99 cent promotions. In this post we’ll share over 15 places where you can promote your 99 cent eBook, but first we are going to share several reasons to consider a 99 cent book promotion.
3 Reasons to Consider Selling Your Book for 99¢
2. Boost Your Sales Rankings – Dropping the price of your book to 99 cents for a short time can help you increase your sales rankings while still generating income.
3. Appeal to Bargain Book Buyers – There is a group of readers that only buy eBooks that are priced at 99 cents. No matter how appealing your book might be, they won’t even consider it if it’s priced at anything over a buck.
Of course there are other reasons that you may decide to price your book at 99 cents. We have multiple books that permanently use that price-point. Most are shorter eBooks or the first in a series, all were priced strategically and we recommend doing research and planning ahead before determining the best price for your eBooks. You might find this article Shelley wrote on pricing strategies helpful if you aren’t sure what price is best for your eBook.
Also, BookBub has an article that might be of interest to you: 11 Things You Don’t Know About Bargain Ebook Buyers
How Far in Advance Should I Submit My Book?
Every site varies, but we recommend submitting at least 1-2 weeks in advance. The spots fill up quick and you want to be able to give your promotion the best opportunity you can.
Software to Submit Your 99 cent eBook
Although my review video shows me submitting a free book promotion, you can also submit 99 cent books using this software. WooHoo!
The BEST part is you buy the software once and can use it
over and over again for multiple book promotions.
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These are the sites KDROI currently submits to for a 99 cent promotion:
Updated 3/17/16: These sites change frequently so make sure to check their requirements before submitting.
9 Places to Promote Your 99 cent eBook for FREE
$0.99 Thrifty Thursdays:
Each Thursday, they put up a post calling for anyone who has a book priced at 99¢ every Thursday. They will not post erotica, religious, or political books: http://www.indiesunlimited.com/category/indies-unlimited/thrifty-thursday/
Digital Book Today:
If you have a full length fiction novel with at least 25 reviews and an average rating of 4.2 stars, you can submit your book to be featured on this site for free. They do have a limited number of spaces you you need to submit early: http://digitalbooktoday.com/register-weekly-featured-great-read
Pixel of Ink $0.99 Bargain Book:
Daily Cheap Reads:
If you have a 99 cent eBook that is not in the exclusive KLL and you would like them to consider posting it, they require a minimum of five reviews. http://dailycheapreads.com/your-two-cents-worth/
They currently offer a free and paid option: http://readingdeals.com/submit-ebook
Submit here: http://www.ebooklister.net/submit.php
Choosy Book Worm:
You can submit your book here: https://choosybookworm.com/free-ebook-promotion/
Submit here: http://awesomegang.com/submit-your-book/
Free 99 Books:
Submit here: http://www.free99books.com/author/add
Create a free author profile at BookLemur. Click here.
18 Paid Advertising Options for Promoting Your 99 cent eBooks
BookBub is VERY selective in who they choose to feature, but if you can get accepted, be prepared to sell a lot of books. One key is to have plenty of reviews on Amazon before you submit to BookBub. Find out more here: https://www.bookbub.com/partners
They have a fairly big list and we have used them with good results.
Get notified of their 99 cent book specials here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/buckbooks (when you sign up for their e-mail list, we receive a small affiliate commission)
Submit your book here: http://buckbooks.net/buck-books-promotions
Ereader News Today:
We have also had good results using Ereader News Today. You can submit a $0.99 book for their bargain book of the day. You can get all the details and submit your book here: http://ereadernewstoday.com/bargain-and-free-book-submissions/
Their prices vary by genre here: http://www.bargainbooksy.com/sell-more-books/
This website promotes eBooks priced under $2.99 on their website, via genre targeted e-mails and on social media. They allow you to select the date of your promotion, however, they do fill up fast, so make sure you purchase your ad in advance here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/booklemur
The eReader Cafe:
This service offers paid options for promoting your 99 cent eBook on multiple platforms: http://hotzippy.net/feature-your-book.html
The Fussy Librarian:
Most genres can be submitted here for free, but there is a small fee for extremely popular categories, and on occasion categories get completely booked up: http://www.thefussylibrarian.com/for-authors/
Flurries of Words:
This website promotes 99 cent eBooks with a small donation: http://flurriesofwords.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
Author Marketing Club:
AMC offers a $0.99 Friday Book Promotion Blast to their premium members. You can find out more at: https://www.trainingauthors.com/AMCpremium
Owned by Kindle Nation Daily, this website promotes 99cent eBooks for between $40 and $50: http://www.bookgorilla.com/advertise
Tweet Your Books:
They offer different packages to promote your books on Twitter: http://www.tweetyourbooks.com/
They offer different marketing packages under their “sevices” tab here: http://www.bookbear.info/#!blank/c17za
Fire and Ice:
They offer different advertising options here: http://www.fireandicebooktours.com/schedule-a-book-promo/
Prices vary by genre here: http://ijustread.it/authors
They offer different packages here: http://www.genrepulse.com/how-it-works/
They have several options here: http://www.kboards.blogspot.com/p/authors.html
Free & Discounted Books:
This site offers promotion for 99 cent eBooks for $5-10. They also have packages available to submit your 99 book to other sites, and share about it on social media (please note we have not used this site): http://freediscountedbooks.com/99-cent-sales/
Facebook Group Specifically for 99 cent eBooks
Author 99cent Book Promotions:
Group to promote 99 cent FICTION books: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/134618-99-cent-bestsellers
You can also run a Goodreads ad. We have not personally done this, but it is something you could try. If you’ve run ads on Goodreads, let us know how it went in the comments below. https://www.goodreads.com/advertisers
3 Places for Christian Authors to Promote Their 99 cent eBooks
Post your book sales in the Crossreads forums here: http://crossreads.com/community/forumdisplay.php?182-On-Sale-Books-amp-Ebooks
Christian Kindle News – If you have an eBook on Kindle that is more than 50% off the original digital list price or its paperback price then they will list it here for a small fee: http://christiankindlenews.com/submit-kindle-deals/
If your book is ALWAYS $0.99 you can submit it here: http://christiankindlenews.com/submit-0-99-ebook/
Submit your bargain book here: http://faithfulreads.com/sell-more-books/