Where Are You Promoting?

We all know that promoting your book is important. Posting to Amazon, Good Reads and working with bloggers are a few great ways to share your work. But, where else could you potentially post and share? I discovered a list at eBook Foundry that may be of assistance.

 

 

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Below is a list of book promoting sites. If you find this page useful please promote it on social media :)

Website Alexa ranking Estimated monthly traffic Features
Anobii 26,160 10-15k Shelve and show off your books, Find, Discover your next book with the help of the community.
Authortree No rank below 1k Seems to have discontinued its services.
Babelio 32,886 below 1k Book Directory for French books. Create an online library to organize and share your favorite books.
Bibliophil 3,077,199 below 1k Forum about books – profile with books appearing in signature, list of favorite and wished books.
Bookhitch 1,164,045 below 1k Book Directory Offers Free Listing and Premium listing : $19.95/year
Authonomy 228,225 around 15k Online writing community enabling writers to submit their books to a major book publisher, and receive reviews and feedback from a community of readers, editors and agents.
Booklicker no rank none Appears discontinued, domain name for sale.
Booksie 58,718 Close to 100k Free online publishing site that allows writers to easily post, share, and promote their writing.
Bookswellread 9,172,602 none website down.
Booktour 4,799,469 None domain name for sale.
BookBrowse 192,052 Over 100k Offers selected book listing, authors interviews, link to authors’ website Reviewed by humans.
Connect Via Books N/A N/A Automatically redirects to a Facebook page where you an exchange opinion about books through an app.
Book Buzzer 17,160 Around 7k domain name for sale.
Freado 81,084 Around 15k Offer games, contests and many other perks for readers to get acquainted with books.
Discover A Book 5,895,696 around 7k Offers a place to list your book for a small fee.
Filed By 2,646,990 Around 7k Offers a free platform to list your book, open a profile and engage with the community
GoodRead 243 over 3M Build a friend networks of writers and readers, organize events and much more
Gurulib 4,747 around 5k Create your own library of books and games and to make it non-private to share with others.
Internet Book Data Base 1,329,320 Around 4k Offers paid options for featured author or featured book. Caters mainly for Asia.
Jacket Flap 194,951 60k Directory of children books, publishers and professionals related to children book publishing.
Library Thing 12,692 500k Cataloging and social networking site for book lovers.
Listal 3,984 1.5M A place to list, rate, tag and review movies, TV shows, music, games and books and an internal user created database
Nothing Binding 576,542 2k Offers possibility to craft, upload and manage your book cover image, book promotion materials and your bio.
Polkadot Banner 3,122,114 1k Offers possibility to open multiple books aims to be a community of readers and writers.
Published.com 602,570 Around 2k Offers Possibility to list your book
RedRoom 64,232 Around 40k Offers Possibility to list your book, open a blog from their site, connect with readers and sell your book from their site.
The Self-Publishing Experience 3.6 M Around 2 m Enables you to share your experience about publishing in a vague hope that it will bring some readers to your book.
Reader 2 1,350,671 Around 3m Community book sharing
Shelfari 35,179 Around 100k Enables you to build a virtual book shelf, that include book reviews from Amazon and to interact with your Shelfari community.
Shelf Centered No rank less than 1m Lists your wish list
Slake 5,033,000 Less than 1m Lists some books according to ill-defined criterion
WritersNet 212,494 Around 18k Offers forum, writers and authors directory, various resources for writers, agents and publishers.
WritersCafe.org 49,270 Around 30k Post your poetry, short stories, novels, scripts, and screenplays Get reviews and advice from thousands of other writers.
Xenite.org 657,525 Around 10k Currently being redesigned
Zazie Web 10,273,163 Less then 1k For books in French

 

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Great Tips For Writing And Illustrating Children’s Picture Books

Tuesday Writing Tips – Somebody’s House – Writing and Illustrating a Picture Book

Today I’m pleased to welcome talented author, Katrina Germein and amazing illustrator, Anthea Stead to my blog.

To celebrate their new book, Somebody’s House, Katrina and Anthea have dropped in and generously agreed to share their tips on how they created their vibrant new story. And I’ll be reviewing it at the end of this post.

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KATRINA’S TOP 5 TIPS ON WRITING A PICTURE BOOK

Katrina Germein is a best-selling Australian picture book author, published worldwide.

Her popular picture book, My Dad Thinks He’s Funny, was Highly Commended in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

The sequel, My Dad STILL Thinks He’s Funny, will be published in 2013. Katrina’s work has been featured on children’s television programs such as Wurrawhy, Yamba’s Playtime and Play School and several of her titles have won Notable Book commendations from The Children’s Book Council of Australia. Read more here.

Author Highlight: Stacie Theis

Kristi’s Book Nook is sharing an exciting interview and book giveaway. Stop by and share in the fun with author and illustrator Stacie Theis.

Kristi’s Book Nook Presents:
 
Author and Illustrator Stacie Theis
Her new book teaches a lesson about being grateful for who you are and what you have.
 
Book Giveaway!
For a chance to win leave a comment with your name and email. 
Offer expires 6/22/13.

Gwendolyn Hooks – Author Highlight

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Gwendolyn Hooks has written eleven books and several magazine articles for
children. She writes in a variety of genres including eight fiction easy
readers and three nonfiction books and sells articles to magazines such as
Highlights for Children and JAKES. In 2011, Stone Arch Books, Red Chair
Press, and Bebop Books will publish seven more of her easy readers. Her
Mystery of the Missing Dog, Three’s A Crowd (Scholastic Book Fair
selections) and Can I Have a Pet (Bebop Books) have sold over 230,000
copies. Gwendolyn lives in Oklahoma City. She writes to encourage young
readers to explore their world.

As a writer Gwen offers some great insight on her career. Here is what she had to say:

How long have you been writing?

About 15 years.

Have you always written for children?

I began my career writing adult magazine articles. One day, I read an article in our local newspaper about a SCBWI meeting. I attended and realized that’s where I belonged. Except for an occasional adult how-to article, I usually write for children.

What drives and motivates you?

At a school visit, a student walked in where I had my books displayed and asked, “Did you write all of those books?” I was so proud to answer yes. I want to keep answering yes to new books.

What advice do you have for new writers?

The best advice I ever got was to read, read, and keep reading as many books as you can. It is amazing how much you can learn by reading what others are writing.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In five years, I see myself with several picture book biographies and middle grade novels published.

Thanks for sharing with us. To learn more about Gwen and her books please stop by:

Kristi’s Book Nook, Get Kids To Read and http://www.GwendolynHooks.com.


 

Brooks Olbrys Author Highlight

Brooks Olbrys is a writer who focuses his passion on protecting our oceans and seas. He creates books that give children new insight about the creatures that live there. Here is what he had to say:

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How long have you been writing?

After coming across some old school work and journals recently, I realized I’ve been a writer since childhood. And in college, two graduate programs and law school, I wrote quite extensively on academic subjects. But I only began writing my current children’s picture book series, The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob, a little over one year ago.

Have you always written for children?

Blue Ocean Bob Discovers His Purpose is my first children’s book.

What drives and motivates you?

I love studying the philosophies of achievement and success and I believe these concepts are what empowered me to be where I am today. I want to share this information with children because I know how powerful and life changing it can be. Every child has unlimited potential if they believe in themselves and never give up on their dreams.

What advice do you have for new writers?

If you have an idea that inspires you, start writing. The way will be shown, but you have to take the first step and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Doing exactly what I am doing now, only on a bigger scale. Managing my investment bank and producing books, products and media for children inspired by principles of success and dedicated to building awareness of and respect for our oceans and sea life.

Thanks so much for sharing with us Brooks.