AN INDIE AUTHOR’S JOURNEY: 25 Free Or Low-Cost Book Promo Sites



I’m delving into the world of indie publishing. Some authors go the quicker route and use a source like CreateSpace or Kindle Direct to immediately get their books out there.

There’s nothing wrong going that route, but I’ve decided to take a different path.


I am giddy beyond belief! Only seven more days until LUNADAR: Homeward Bound becomes a reality! I have worked on this novel since October 2015. That’s three long years of pouring heart and soul into the world of LUNADAR.

As every author knows, promoting a book is sometimes harder than the publishing of it. It’s like throwing spaghetti against a wall and waiting to see what sticks. Some authors have almost unlimited financial resources to try various things and then wait to see which marketing trick does the job.

This poor gal has extremely limited funds, so I have to be very diligent in my research and select marketing options within my budget as well as ones I determine might help me the most in spreading the word about my latest book. 

As a member of SCBWI, I am participating in their BookStop promotion running October 23rd through December 7th. For $25 they will help promote my book to THOUSANDS of potential readers. Here is the link to my promo page anyone can access starting on the 23rd…

I’m also going to look into more promoting on the low-cost sites listed below. Some are FREE, some cost $10, some $25, but all will promote my book to literally HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of potential readers. I think an investment of about $100 or less will be worth it for that kind of exposure, don’t you think?


25 Free Or Low-Cost Book Promo Sites



I’m happy to announce the winner of week two of my TWELVE WEEKS OF LUNADAR free giveaway! Sherry Hudson has won the fairie house for following this blog! Congratulations Sharon! She should be receiving her fairie house soon…


***DON’T FORGET! It’s week three of THE TWELVE WEEKS OF LUNADAR giveaway and this week you get a chance to win the audiobook DARK CURSE by Christine Feehan shown above! Just click on the pile of presents to the right of this post and choose how you would like to enter the FREE giveaway. Winners will be announced every Monday in my INDIE AUTHOR’S JOURNEY post, so enter the FREE giveaway and check next Monday to see if you’ve won!***

***ALSO…it’s not too late to tell all your educator or school librarian friends about their chance to pick up a FREE copy of LUNADAR: Homeward Bound during my LUNADAR Pay It Forward FREE giveaway! I’m giving away THOUSANDS of ebook copies between now and Friday, November 2nd, in exchange for an honest review on Amazon. All they have to do is send me a Facebook message or email with their valid email address and I will send them their FREE copy, along with a copy of the Lunadar map I sketched. Hurry and share the good news about this FREE ebook giveaway before time runs out!***




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Ruler by day, a reluctant pirate by night, 18-year-old Princess Ariana fights for her subjects in the waterfall city of Lunadar. In a kingdom surrounded by fairies and mermaids, and ravaged by deadly Drundles, only a chosen few are trusted to guard her daughter, Candra, as the secret heir to the throne.

But it only takes one ill-fated meeting for Ariana to suddenly be plunged into an escalating web of secrets found in her father’s journal, a deadly kidnapping, and an ever-weakening resolve to turn her back on the call of the merman’s song.

With Ariana’s world falling apart and the future of Lunadar at stake, how will she bring her father’s murderer to justice and fulfill a deathbed promise to protect Lunadar’s legacy?




International best selling, award-winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. Donna’s latest book, LUNADAR: Homeward Bound (a YA fantasy), ebook edition, is now available from Amazon, with the print edition coming October 15, 2018


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