Here are some suggestions to ferret some of them out. Yes, an exchange of money is involved, but almost everything seems to fit that description these days. Perhaps one of my suggestions will work for you.
- Place an ad in a newspaper. You'll be charged by the size of the ad and what length of time you want it to run. The charge may also depend on whether or not it's running in a metropolitan paper. Local newspapers may not reach as many people, but usually cost less. If you want something to really stand out, you can pay big money for a sticker to go on the front page, or you can buy a glossy sheet which will certainly get noticed. If you're offering an e-book, you might want to consider running an ad in the electronic edition of the newspaper for an audience which already enjoys electronic reading.
- Consider running a spoken ad at a radio station. The rate will depend on whether it's a popular station or locally owned. The length of time the ad will run, as well as how many days, will also factor in on the price. You can specify whether you wish to read the ad yourself and record it for the station, or have someone from the station do the honors.
- You can pay an online advertising site, such as BookBub to get your book noticed. The genre will determine the rate per day. For example, if your book is free, contemporary romance is now going for $365.00, but a cozy mystery could cost you $460.00. If the contemporary romance is reduced to $1.00, you'll pay $730.00 to advertise there, and cozy mysteries reduced to $1.00 are going for $920.00 to advertise. And, the cost goes up, if your book is listed higher. The upside is, I did reach 47,000 downloads when I used them to advertise Killer Career.
- For $25.00 you can get an online ad from Ereader News Today, which doesn't reach as many readers, but is still a big help. My freebie thriller, Two Wrongs, got 3,702 downloads, when I recently used Ereader News Today to advertise. If you'd like a copy, it's still free on Amazon and other venues.
Once you've snagged some readers, you'll want them to come back for more, so make sure to put out an appealing, professional, and error-free product. Otherwise, all the advertising in the world won't snag return readers.
Have you tried any of the methods I've mentioned?
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