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What's Your Biggest Challenge with Your Book?

I'd be interested to learn what authors/publishers on this network think their biggest challenges are with their book. I wonder if there's any common, pervasive challenge we all face.

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I have a list of sites that promote free or reduced books - most want amazon links for the deals though. If anyone is interested I'm happy to share :) 

yes i am interested my book is on amazon link


$50 simon recommends. “guarantee” 1000 downloads


5$ or 10$

Bknights listing gig

I will submit Your FREE Kindle Book To The 15 Best Kindle Promotion Sites” 5$

free and 10$ guaranteed option

Choosy bookworm

recommended on kindle boards – free or paid options 8$ or 20$


$25 for free books (recommended by simon)


Digital book today

18+ reviews and 4 star rating. Have  15$ fee if you don’t meet that criteria.

Pixel of ink


Only for bargain books NOT free books


Free and paid options.

 7.99 for guaranteed listing (freebie) 8.99 for guaranteed bargain listing. Up to 20$ for other kinds of listings. (19.99 freebie of the month – 9.99 freebie of the week)

Fussy librarian

10$ - recommended by Simon and K boards

Ebook soda

10$ - recommended by Simon

Ignite your book

free option (site only) or paid option $20 but their categories are limited

Free Kindle books and tips

25$ Simon says it’s “ok”, recommended by K boards


VERY expensive (triple digit) highly recommended

Freebie friday


Free but you have to log on on Friday and list your book in the comments

Ereader cafe

Free and paid options


$100 + - Simon recommends

Many options including a 200$ series promo

Freebooksy FREE

Free BUT no guarantee

Bargain booksy

$$$ only for bargain books

Kindle nation daily

$100 and up

World literary cafe

Free and paid options including interviews and such

Kindle mojo

$$ - not sure it’s worth it

Kindle book review

Jeff’s site - $$

Book bear

$20 – 30$ - 5$ social media option but I’m not convinced these are worth $$ anymore

Totally free stuff


I crave freebies

They list LOTS of free stuff, not just ebooks – email your freebie details to

Book sends

125$ for FREE books, $25 for .99 fantasy – no paranormal category. Mixed reviews.

Bargain ebook hunter

$15 – portal site for three sites

Free Book Dude


Addicted to ebooks

Requires an account

Book gorilla


Kindle boards


Indie Book of the Day


Ebook lister


Lucky cinda


Digital ink spot



Free Kindle fiction


Free books daily


Free books hub


Frugal Freebies


Ereader IQ


Ask david


Ebooks habit


Ereader perks

Free for Free books



Awesome Gang

free and 10$ option

Frugal reader




Black caviar


Digital book today

free to 30$ - recommended by Simon

Korner kafe


Daily cheap reads


Book goodies


Pixel scroll


Ebook bargains UK


Great books great deals


Ereader utopia

Need an account – Simon does not recommend

Read Cheaply

Free now, may be 25$ later

Just Kindle Books

5$ to add a “buy” button


Free and paid options

Content Mo

free listing, paid options, and 2.99 for three tweets

Best ebooks free


One hundred free books

free, 75$, 100$ options

The midlist

free or 100$ options

Sweet free books


Daily book worm


Book club reading


Feed your reader


Efiction finds




Author marketing club


Ebook booster


Indie book bargains UK


Book reader magazine

$99 to advertise on several sites – they do have a free interview option

Book praiser



It’s write now


Book preview club




Book circle


Ebook sifter


Melrock on fiverr


Digital book spot


Kindle Buffet

I can’t find a way to list

The reading sofa

Free or paid options

Your daily ebooks

Free – send an email to contact (at)

Digi readers lounge


if you copy and paste this into a word document the notes on the far right will then show up, LOL!

Wow Joleene, that is quite the long list!

how to promote my book so that people we see it and buy it,

Its always a challenge to get people to stop by and post a comment. This week's review is of Matt Shaw's Sick Bastards.

My current biggest challenge is getting all of you to stop by and help support a fellow indie and member of The Book Marketing Network. Please follow the link below and congratulate Martin Murphy on having his novella, The Carnarvon Creeper, featured on the Saturday Showcase of Indies Unlimited.

Today, my biggest challenge is with Ken Magee's book. Please check out my review of Dark Tidings

Some years ago I earnt my Master of arts in publishing.

They thought me many things, but what really changed me were the lessons of literary criticism. The teacher thought me that writing is not 'creating' but 'finding' and 'accepting' what 'is really inside of you'.

The more you accept your ideas (and the less you create them) the higher the literary valure of your works.

I exercise a lot. I don't believe in 'waiting ideas': I think that writing a lot makes you a better writer.

One day, I tried to write a short tale about the Trautman character from the Rambo saga , because I thought it was a difficult character. The exercise was doomed to the trash basket.

I immidiately undersood that that short tale 'was the best hidden inside of me', and started writing about brand-new characters inside the Rambo saga in a prequel-set story.

I told my self:'I am an italian born in 77. What do I know about the Vietnam war'?

It turned out I knew a  lot, because of the many books I read (and still read... I am really interested in the subject).

But it was not enough... So I started watching documentaries, studying military field manuals of the sixties and chatting with real Special Forces veterans (those very few that accpeted answering my questions).

Then therewas the last challenge: the copyright problems.

For two years, I thought my Rambo work was doomed to be a 'pirate' bookfor freeshare, but after one year and an half, Morrell authorized my work to worldwide freeshare.

And here we are... Two years later, after FIVE Rambo novels, I freeshared the first one in both English and Italian languages.

It was a REALLY long road...

That s an awesome destination, though!


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