Try These Free Book Advertising Sites to Start Boosting Readers Today

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August 27, 2016

Who wouldn’t want to accrue readers without paying a dime? Book marketing in a digital world offers countless possibilities for self-published authors.  If your budget is tight, you can always go for book advertising sites that offer free online publicity and promotion. Here’s a list!


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Book advertising during AJC 2015


Every Writer’s List of Top Free Book Advertising Sites





Scribd is the largest virtual library with a large availability of audiobooks, comics, sheet music, e-books, and other literary materials.

  • 90 million users
  • Includes social media book promotion
  • User-friendly admin tool and interface
  • Readable contents to iPad, Android, iPhone, and other mobile devices
  • SEO-prompt for manuscripts





Wattpad is the world’s most famous storytelling community of readers with a staggering 45 million members around the world. The purpose is to help people discover and share free stories.

  • Astounding 85% traffic from mobile application
  • 35 million visitors per month
  • 2 million unique writers
  • Online book promotion advantage in other social media sites
  • Allows for publishing contract opportunities





Listed as one of the best sites to download free e-books, this place is a dream made real for both authors and readers.

  • 82,000+ Facebook followers; 1,500+ Twitter followers
  • A large pool of e-book readers
  • Allows for book display in their website
  • Free social media promotion for guest writers
  • 300,000 visitors and 4 million site views every month





KindleBoards is a site devoted for Kindle users with discussion forums, blogs, book promotions, and reviews.

  • 300 million page views per month
  • 60,000+ Facebook friends
  • 80,000 members and 2.5 million different posts
  • Offers Book Bazaar for indie book endorsements
  • Access to different helpful forums on book marketing





Fiction press is a home for fiction writers, frustrated or inspired writers, and poets alike.

  • Opens forums for readers and writers to gain free reviews and promotions
  • Posts fifteen literary pieces for visibility and promotion on the web
  • 50,000+ Twitter followers; 2000+ Facebook likes
  • 3,700+ forums and 1,200+ communities





This book advertising site is perfect for starting self-published authors. Author marketing club is a hub for authors and readers that mainly look for knowledge, strategies, and tools in book marketing-related services.

  • 25,000 writers and readers
  • Free book marketing tools and resources for every member
  • Offers marketing strategies on becoming an author-entrepreneur
  • Promotes books to their thriving audience
  • Also offers free sites for book advertisement





The Library Thing solely exists for the love of books. They also help bibliophiles catalog their e-books, including music and movies. They emphasize more on reading, not marketing, yet you still can find a way for book promotion.

  • Exposes books in different book enthusiast groups and talk forums
  • Has an access to six national Amazon sites, in Library of Congress, and in 1,000 libraries
  • Allows display of original books in own library shelves
  • Available in different languages, like French, Swedish, and more





Every writer resource is a place that primarily aids self-published authors with their book marketing adventure and small press books.

  • Wide range of blogs, articles, interviews, stories, poems, and novels
  • 12,000+ twitter followers and 15,000+ visitors per month
  • Submit and publish your fiction work to get a free promotion on their EWR site
  • Each author has a bio and publication credits page
  • Authors can link their other sites for exposure





JacketFlap is an online community dedicated to young adults and children’s book publishing, and can also accommodate book promotion on children-related books.

  • 200,000 members, including publishers, illustrators, authors, and other publishing enthusiasts
  • Claimed as the “world’s largest database of information on children’s book publishers”
  • Profile page helps authors connect with other authors and publishers
  • 500+ updated publishing-related blogs and 20,000 book publishers


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