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25 Websites to Promote Your Ebook for Free

A tech enthusiast who practically lives on the internet, I enjoy sci-fi and fantasy books, video games, and fanfiction in my free time.

These sites will help you get your discounted or free ebook in front of the eyeballs of hungry readers.

These sites will help you get your discounted or free ebook in front of the eyeballs of hungry readers.

Marketing as an Indie Author

It's not easy being an indie author. Not only do you have to write a book, but you also need to allocate your limited budget between a well-designed cover, professional editing, proofreading, website hosting, and other expenses.

It's no wonder that many authors are left with exactly nothing to spend on marketing. But what if I told you that you could promote your ebook entirely free?

You read that right. Some newsletters will happily share your ebook with thousands of their avid subscribers without charging a dime! There are a few caveats, though.

Caveats to Free Promotion

First and foremost, the book needs to be either free or discounted. You can do this by running a Kindle Countdown Deal or a Free Book Promotion through Amazon KDP. After all, bargain books are exactly what the subscribers of these sites are looking for, right?

Second, inclusion in the newsletter is not guaranteed, but it costs nothing to try—and if you submit your ebook to all of the 25 sites listed below, chances are, at least several will promote it!

Lastly, some pickier websites will only accept books with good star ratings. Any such additional requirements are listed in the table below, as is the cost of guaranteed inclusion (non-guaranteed is always free).

25 Websites and Newsletters to Promote Your Book on for Free

WebsitePrice of Guaranteed InclusionAdditional Requirements

https://indiestoday.com/book-promotion/

$4

Book must be free.

https://itswritenow.com/submit-your-book/

$10

Priced at $3 or less.

https://www.choosybookworm.com/newsletter-and-website-feature/

$12.5

A 1 in 50 chance at one of the free-of-charge spots.

https://bookoftheday.org/add-book/

$19.95

http://www.icravefreebies.com/free-kindle-book-submission/

-

Free book rated above 3.5 stars.

https://bookpreviewclub.com/authorsignup/

$10

No erotica.

https://www.freebooks.com/submit/

-

Book must be free.

https://bestbookmonkey.com/promo-packages/

$15 - $20 (depends on genre)

Well-designed cover, minimum of 15,000 words in length.

https://freebooktips.com/authors/submit-your-bargain-book

-

100+ pages, 3+ reviews, rated at least 3.5 stars.

http://ebookshabit.com/for-authors/

$10

5 or more reviews; no erotica.

https://ebooksunlimited.net/add-your-book/

$29

https://newfreekindlebooks.com/authors/

-

Book must be free.

https://ohfb.com/book-sale-notice/

$75

http://lovelybookpromotions.com/submit-your-kindle-freebie/

-

Book must be free.

http://pretty-hot.com/submit-your-book/

$25

https://readingdeals.com/submit-ebook/free

$29

At least 5 reviews and 4.0 star rating.

https://www.readfree.ly/newsletter-promotion/

$6

Books priced up to $1.99 accepted.

https://snickslist.com/get-your-book-seen-by-thousands-of-readers/

$10

https://awesomegang.com/submit-your-book/

$10

https://digitalbooktoday.com/join-our-team/12-top-100-submit-your-free-book-to-be-included-on-this-list/

-

18+ reviews, 4.0+ rating, 100+ pages in length.

http://www.ereaderlove.com/contact-us-submit-a-book/

$12

http://discountbookman.com/book-promotion/

$15

http://www.frugal-freebies.com/p/submit-freebie.html

-

No objectionable content.

http://bookangel.co.uk/submit-a-book/

$7

Book must be free on Amazon.co.uk and PG-13.

https://www.humanmade.net/submission-form

$4.99

The effect of being included in a single newsletter promo may not be large, but if you manage to get into several, it will really help you effectively promote your ebook—and perhaps even crack that top 100 list.

Bonus Websites to Promote On

These websites aren't for promoting your discounted books directly but give you other free opportunities to get your name out there:

  • AllAuthor - create a free author's profile ($59 for premium listing)
  • BestReads - add your book to their smartphone app
  • BookGorilla - create a free author's page with a Follow button
  • eReaderIQ - tracks the price of your Kindle book and lists it in the Freebies section during promos

I hope this list came in handy. Now go get your book out there!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.