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Oh, hey, here’s the post that I’ve been promising you ever since I ran my last e-book giveaway at the end of January. From everything I’ve read, the best way to reach a wide audience with a giveaway like that one is to submit the details to websites that promotes free e-books, preferably as many of them as possible.

Several of these sites will allow you to list your book giveaway for free; however, they usually don’t guarantee placement, and may not list your book if they don’t have sufficient space. Some of the sites offer free listings, but with an optional paid upgrade to guarantee that your book will be promoted on the right day. Other sites offer paid listings only. So if you’re going to do this, be sure you  read each site’s guidelines carefully before you submit.

Also, pay careful attention to the lead time required by each site. Some sites want you to submit your details at least one month before your book is scheduled to be free; other sites only want to be informed about book giveaways on the day they happen.

Here’s my list of these websites. I know I submitted Permanent Damage to most of these, but I couldn’t tell you off-hand which ones; some of them I found and bookmarked after that. But here’s what I’ve got so far. Wherever possible, I’ve linked directly to the guidelines or the submission form.

There are also a bunch of Twitter accounts that post about free e-books, and you might have some success contacting them by direct message or posting publicly at them about your giveaway. Here’s the list of the ones I’ve found.

  • @4FreeKindleBook
  • @Bookyrnextread
  • @DigitalBkToday
  • @DigitalBkToday
  • @Freebookdeal
  • @freebookpromos
  • @freebooksy
  • @FreeKindleStuff
  • @FreeReadFeed
  • @FreeReadFeed
  • @free_kindle
  • @IndAuthorSucess
  • @Kindlbookreview
  • @KindleBlaze
  • @KindleBookBlast
  • @KindleBookKing
  • @KindleDaily
  • @KindleDE
  • @kindleebooks
  • @kindleebooks
  • @KindleEbooksUK
  • @KindleEbooksUK
  • @KindleES
  • @KindleFireDept
  • @Kindlefreebies
  • @kindlefreebook
  • @KindleFreeBook
  • @KindleFreeBooks
  • @KindleFreeStuff
  • @KindleKing
  • @Kindlestuff
  • @KindleSurprise
  • @KindleUK
  • @KindleUpdates
  • @KindleUS
  • @Kindle_Max
  • @kindle_mojo
  • @Kindle_promo
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Comments

3 Responses to “Places to Announce Your Free E-Book”

  1. Vinny O'Hare on April 28th, 2013 11:12 pm

    Hi Michael

    Thanks for listing our site Awesomegang.com it is much appreciated. I checked our site and I don’t see any of your books in our database. I am wondering if there is a problem with your submissions that we can work out.

    I am confused and want to make sure you are getting your books in the hands of more readers.

    I would also like to let you know our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ourawesomegang takes free submissions and is very popular. Our Twitter account @ourawesomegang will usually retweet an author if they ask.

    Please let me know if I can be of any assistance in getting your books listed on our site.

    Thanks Vinny

  2. R.J. at Reading Deals on August 14th, 2014 10:43 am

    Hey Michael…

    We launched Reading Deals last month, and we provide free and low-cost options for authors to promote their free and bargain books.

    Our submission page is here:
    http://readingdeals.com/submit-ebook

    Thanks so much for considering adding it to your list!

  3. Knowyourfire on November 2nd, 2014 4:43 am

    I think piblishing the book via kindle publishers or amazon KDP will get maximum exposure and also you will get a nice income out of it.It really helps me while starting off

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An unreliable narrator, MICHAEL MONTOURE ( montoure@bloodletters.com ) is an indie writer of horror and dark urban fantasy. His obsessions include hidden truths, secret dealings, and the changing and fragile nature of our own pasts. He is known as much for his spoken-word performances of his fiction at Seattle coffeehouses and conventions as for the stories themselves. Currently working as a writer and producer of the webseries Causality, he lives alone with a gray cat by the edge of Echo Lake, Washington. ( Twitter / Facebook / Google+ )
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