Sunday, 22 March 2015

Book List Websites

The launch week activity has wrapped up and we're taking a breather before continuing with the virtual tour so I thought I'd take the opportunity and use this post to share with you some of the free book listing websites I've found and successfully posted on (some accept only ebooks and some are for print).

Here are a few you might like to add to your own book marketing strategy:

Authors Den
"Where authors and readers come together."

Author Marketing Club
"Join thousands of authors who want to promote their books. Free book marketing resources and tools."

Book Hitch
"A search engine for books."

Book Matchers
"Tell us what you like and we'll match you with a book."

"Publish. Read. Get Read."

Good Kindles
"Where writers meet readers."

Good Reads (of course)!
"Meet your next favorite book."

Library Thing
"A Home for your books."

There are hundreds more and I'm slowly working through the list. It does take some time and effort to list your book on these sites so pick the ones that have the most traffic and match your needs and your book's genre the best. I will share more as I find and submit Deep Deceit to them. I only recommend sites that I have successfully added my books to so you won't waste your time clicking on sites that no longer exist or aren't accepting any new additions.

If you're not an author looking for ways to market your book but an avid reader looking for ideas, these sites are meant for you too! If anyone would like to add any, please feel free to do so. Happy reading and writing :) As I said, there are more to come as I plug away at my marketing activities.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

The Deep Deceit Book Launch Tour Continues!

It was a busy launch week for Deep Deceit. I'm thrilled to report that on the second day of the Kindle give away, it landed on the Top 10 Amazon Best Seller List on for mystery and suspense!

The tour cranked up and if you missed any of the stops, here's a re-cap of where we've been so far:

Book Readers Heaven
 - kicked off the tour on March 8th.
Thank you Glenda Bixler for your launch day review. If you like to peruse reviews to find your next good read, definitely put this blog on your favorites list! She's started to review poetry too :)

Arabian Tales and Other Amazing Adventures - March 10th
It's always a pleasure to visit this blog by travel writer and blogger, Katie Foster. Stop by and see what she has to say about Deep Deceit and hang out for a while and get lost in her adventures.

Retired? No one told me! - March 11
A quick plug from friend and fellow Phuket Writer, Carol Taylor. More to come!

Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog - March 12
Prolific blogger, author and writing guru, Morgen Bailey, welcomed me to do a guest blog during the tour so I wrote about how I approached the character development for my 'evil antagonist' Ryan.

Ask David - March 14
The latest stop is at Ask David, a wonderfully comprehensive book promotion/review platform. I've written a blurb that talks about how the idea for Deep Deceit was sparked by the inspiration-rich environment I was surrounded by while living in Dubai.

The tour continues and I'll update you here weekly! If you'd like to join the tour (do a review of Deep Deceit, do an interview or host a guest blog from me) or have any questions about setting up a virtual book tour for your book, just ask away in the comment section below or send me a message!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Virtual Book Tour for Deep Deceit Begins

I'm totally excited, relieved, nervous, thrilled... and any other adjective you can come up with to describe how it feels when launching a new book! Deep Deceit is finally available on Amazon in both print and Kindle and I'm heading out on tour to spread the word. I'd like to thank all the bloggers who have agreed to participate in my Virtual Book Tour and encourage you to visit their blogs not only on the day they join the tour but make sure you go back and visit regularly!

Here is the line-up of blogs I'll be visiting and featured on with interviews, reviews or guest posts. As the posts are live, I'll update the links here to go directly to the post. I look forward to interacting with everyone at all the stops!

Book Readers Heaven - kicks off the tour on March 8th!
Arabian Tales and Other Amazing Adventures, March 10th
Retired? No one told me!, March 11
Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog - March 12
Ask David - March 14
The Written Chakra - March 15
Dianne Ashcroft's Blog - March 26, author QandA
The Indie View - interview scheduled April 23
eBook Hounds - preview scheduled for May 9th
Book Lovers Heaven - preview scheduled for May 9th
The Fussy Librarian - preview scheduled for May 9th
The Emotionally Resilient Expat
Expat Bookshop
Have you Heard My Book Review?
Readers' Favorite
The Artist Unleashed
Books, Movies, Reviews... Oh My!

...and many more to come! In celebration of Mother's Day, Deep Deceit will be available for free download on Kindle on May 9-10.