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Book Give-Aways

Book Give-Aways

I have always been suspicious that book give-aways are counter-productive, but I am open to learning that I am wrong, so I have decided to conduct an experiment. To that end, I have added a page to this, my busiest website, for book give-aways, although it will probably become a permanent feature of the blog.

Megan Publishing Services had an average of 90,000 page-views a month in 2015, although I don’t know much about the demographics. However, given the title of the blog, I assume that most surfers know that it must be about reading and writing before they click the hyper-link to get there.

If you are an author who would like to test whether book give-aways work in your case, please follow the link at the bottom of this page. Likewise if you are a reader wishing to take advantage of what you will find there.

(I have also added links to some free videos that have given me food for thought recently).

If you, as an author, would like to run a book give-away for a limited time only, say, the first week of the New Year, that is possible too – just pass me the dates when the give-away should be live.

For those of you who revel in statistics, I should be able to provide an insight into how many times your book was downloaded, which I don’t think I have seen any other site offering. At the end of January, I could run a short poll to find out how successful the book give-aways were, if there is enough interest.

These are the relevant links:

Book Give-Aways (for readers)

Book Give-Aways (for authors and other artists) and other advertising opportunities on this website

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I have two opposing views on book give-aways.

I have done nine book give-aways so far, but I am not sure that I actualy agree with giving my books away. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the principles behind the book give-aways.

The first eight I did, were just so simple, I did no promo at all, I just turned the free function of Kindle on and let it run. Most of the them found 500-600 takers and I was happy with that.

The ninth book give-away was different though. I really promoted it and I mean really, really, promoted it and I do know how to do that. Believe me.

I had 32 takers! I could not believe it, but I was not upset – after all, I don’t really agree with giving my work away – but I was very, very surprised. I don’t know what went wrong.

Anyway, I want to set up my own service for book give-aways. It will be free, but other than that, I am not sure how to set it up. I saw lots of systems on my last book give-away.

I particularly liked the systems of book give-aways, where the author enters all the details and the programme posts them to the web site, but I don’t know how to set it up.

Another way of doing it that I think might be easier, is to have a bulletin board, where people can post their book give-aways for each day that it will be available free of charge.

The only problem that I can foresee with this is the deluge of spammers that attacked my last bulletin board.

So, if you have any suggestions on how to set up a system for promoting authors’ book give-aways, would they please get in touch with me as soon as possible.

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