Look! A pretty Table!
My list is getting longer now! Thanks to all of you for your great input and willingness to share!
**These ratings for book marketing companies are all based strictly on customer experience and opinion. This is a running list and I will be happy to add other customer opinions of book marketing companies to this list. To include your ratings, please comment on this post or email me at katepolicani@gmail (dot) com.
|Company Name||Type of service||Pass?||Costs||Comments|
|99 cent Network||Book Listing||Fail||$45 special intro rate for 3 months||No obvious return for money and no visibility of book on site. No answers to emails inquiring about where to find the book|
|Bewitching Blog Tours||Blog Tours||Fail||“half the people who signed up didn’t post and only 3 did reviews even though it was supposed to be 15”|
|BookDaily.com||Book Listing||Fail||$49||“amount of sales doesn’t seem to be worth cost”|
|Goddess Fish Promotions||tour and reviews||Neutral||$30 for 5-blog tour and reviews||“didn’t break even” but supplied publicity|
|Innovative Online Book Tours||Book Tours, guarantee Amazon reviews||Fail||$100||“A big flop, didn’t follow through as they had promised”“Three blogs didn’t post at all. The ones who did post had very low followings, and NONE of them posted their review on amazon. Lame excuses from staff.”Bloggers posted ebook giveaway when customer didn’t offer them/wrong day. The ones who did post the correct giveaway all posted separate rafflecopter forms, preventing a fair winner or forcing customer to send 20 prize packs“Hasn’t given me any sales OR amazon reviews. Stay away from them.”|
|Kindle Daily Nation||Book Listings||Fail||$160||“no results” (used to be great but saturated with too many books)|
|KindlePromo Indie Book Listing Service||Book Tweets||Pass||£15||“actively promotes books”|
|Orangeberry Summer Splash Tour||Blog Tour||TBA||$25||TBA|
|Partners in Crime||Blog Tour||TBA||TBA|
|Pump Up Your Book||Book Tours||Fail||http://www.ripoffreport.com/business-consulting/pump-up-your-book/pump-up-your-book-pump-up-yo-1492e.htm|
|Promotional Book Tours||Blog Tours||Pass||Facebook Page Increased by 700 fans, Twitter increased by 450 Follows, newsletter increased by 150|
|Shades of Rose YA||Blog Tours||Fail||$7.50, $15||Newer company with small following, had trouble filling tours, do refund when cannot fill tour.|
|Sizzling PR||Blog Tours||Pass -1Fail -1||$15 -$75||“Nice people and very affordable.”“90% of the blogs were adult blogs/romance/erotica for a YA book”|
|Smith Publicity||Various||Neutral||“Stellar results, high prices.”|
I’d be interested to know if Kirkus is worth the $$ ???