Having my book on Amazon select gives me the ability to make my books available for free for 5 days each quarter. I don’t always use up those free days, but when I do make my book free, I want to make a bang. To do that, I send out notices to several of these great websites that aggregate what books are currently free. Many of these get a large amount of traffic, so a listing there gets my book a lot of visibility. As of the writing of this post, after one day of being free, my book has been downloaded over 7000 times and is currently #29 in the overall free kindle store, #1 in free Teen Science Fiction and Fantasy, and #2 in overall free Fantasy. (#1 is a Christmas Fantasy book, how can I expect to beat that out in December?) There is still another day to go, so we will see what the final numbers look at the end of today. The success of this giveaway is in no small part due to these websites posting my book so that their readers can find it. It also has to do with the fact that Threads That Bind is a pretty awesome book. 😛
Anyway, during my giveaways I like to give a shout out to the places that helped me promote my books. Partially because posting links helps them in their search engine rankings with Google and Bing and partly for anyone stopping by my site to find these places for free ebooks. There are a lot of good books out there and these sites help you find them.
The links are to my specific listing on the sites, but you can easily click through to find all the current books that are free.
Free Kindle Books and Tips
Hunt 4 Freebies
eReader Free Books