I'm very fussy about the services I use, and after a lot of trial and error, I now have a list of great suppliers that I feel very comfortable recommending to you.
Instafreebie is one of my favourite sites for running special promotions.
Setting up a giveaway is easy, and you'll get great results.
You can use instaFreebie giveaways to request a book review, engage with devoted readers, offer advance copies, run special promotions, and more.
Instafreebie is a great option to consider if building up your mailing list is one of your priorities.
Leadpages is a great site for building landing pages.
Landing pages are a wonderful tool to generate leads and sales for your business.
Leadpages also lets you collect leads and customer contacts through pop-up forms, social media, text messaging, and email. I love their easy-to-use templates and seamless integration with many marketing platforms, including Mailchimp.
Leadpages is definitely worth considering investing in if you are providing reader magnets that are not books, using facebook lead generation advertising, and much more.
I used Stuart Bache who runs Books Covered for my first two book covers - Simplify Your Life and Ready For A Career Change. He has extensive experience designing book covers and is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Find out more about Books Covered here.
For my book on stress - Fresh Start - Shannon Kuzmich designed the cover. Shannon is an author, designer, and general all-around talent. She's a great friend of mine, and I love the cover design and advertising material she's provided. If you'd like to connect with Shannon then you can email her at email@example.com.
Audiobooks are increasing in popularity, and if you want broader distribution for your book this is a good option to consider. I was unable to put add my book directly to audible, something to do with being based in Australia, so I found this wonderful service - Findaway Voices. I have found Findaway Voices to be a simple way to produce an audiobook - they'll hook you up with narrators and then manage all the distribution for you. To find out more about Findaway Voices - click here.
Some other services I've used and found useful:
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