Do You Like Free Books?
I’ll start off by saying that I love this website. The Fussy Librarian is a website that gives you free books. No strings attached. I’ve been a subscribed member for a long time now, and I’ve never paid a dime to access their free books. Each day, they send you a list of the books that will be free on multiple platforms. Amazon, Nook, and Apple Books are the most common.
So what is it? As you may know, I recently wrote and published a book called Dahlia’s Ridge. Yay! but not the point. While hunting for ways to market my book, I had an aahaa moment. I reached out to my reliable free book dealer and they gave me the skinny.
Authors pay to have their books advertised on The Fussy Librarian. It’s not terribly expensive considering their email service goes out to 117,000 people everyday. That means your book will be placed in front of over 100K people. That’s a staggering number of people to put your book in front of.
Being a new author, I want in on that. So I paid the fee and my book will be emailed out as a free “cozy mystery” novel on Sunday, June 21, 2020. I could not be more excited! Having just published my book through Amazon the month, sales have been good. But I’m not egotistical enough to assume 99.9% of those sales haven’t been well wishing friends and family.
It’s time to branch out and see if my book can fly on its own. It is Friday, June 19 today and I started my first “free promotion weekend” on Amazon. It’s gone surprisingly well. As of 7pm I have had 58 downloads. I have also been hardcore marketing all day. I am very proud of myself and humbled by the kindness and generosity of strangers.
So what’s the point? What can you gain from this?
First, if you like reading and enjoy new books, you can go to TheFussyLibrarian.com and sign up to receive their emails. You can pick a new book everyday, if you like. If you’re able to, once you read the book, give an honest review on their amazon and goodreads sites. You never know how much a kind word could help jumpstart someone’s career. And it only takes a couple minutes.
Second, if you are an author, this is an excellent way to get your writing seen. I even found a promo code that saved me 20% on their site. If you’re wondering it was goylake20, but I don’t know how long it will be valid.
I will update on Monday and tell you how it goes! I have my finger crossed. If you want to see Dahlia’s Ridge in all its Fussy Librarian glory, go to their website and subscribe.
Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading ❤