Book Marketing Services
After a little bit of digging for people’s experiences with book marketing services, I realized this is going to have to be an ongoing investigation and report process. Overall it seemed that everybody was interested but hadn’t had any experiences. I only managed to get a few and I only included ones with people’s direct experience with the service. Here’s what I found:
KindlePromo – “actively promotes” books with tweets £15 for Indie Book Listing service
Kindle Daily Nation – $160 “with no result” (used to be great but saturated with too many books)
BookWhirl – SCAM! http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?t=8338
Goddess Fish Promotions – (5-blog tour and reviews, $30) “didn’t break even” but supplied publicity.
Orangeberry Summer Splash Tour – participant’s tour hasn’t begun yet (August)- $25
Sizzling PR – “Nice people and very affordable.” $15 up to $75 blog tour options
99 cent Network – No obvious return for money ($45 intro rate for 3 months) and no visibility of book on site. No answers to emails inquiring about where to find the book.
A few more were mentioned but they didn’t provide more than names. I’m bargain hunting enough at this stage that if the one who mentions it doesn’t talk about price and their website doesn’t talk about price, then I figure they’re too expensive or don’t cater to self-published authors.
The conversational approach seems to work better than a poll, and people in the forums had the most to say.
Anyone else had any experiences, good or bad, with a book marketing company?