The BookBuzzr Newsletter
This month author Sarah Ako Myers
delighted us when she wrote in with the message, "As an author, Freado.com provides me with a unique and innovative marketing platform to reach my target audience. As a booklover, playing to win free books totally rocks!"
You can download Sarah's Kindle book
at no cost.
And the BookBuzzr team was practically doing somersaults when we saw author Emily Hill's
tweet "EmilyHill_Indie @BookBuzzr
Freya! Love how#Bookbuzzr
quizzes make my books interesting and fun! I made $900 on eBook sales last month! THREE Best Sellers!" Congrats Emily!
Moving on to our feature article ...
Why the Amazon KDP Select DOES NOT Affect BookBuzzr Authors
You probably know that the KDP Select program from Amazon has taken the publishing world by storm. A few BookBuzzr authors have written to ask whether it is ok to use BookBuzzr technologies (particularly excerpts) to market their books enrolled in the KDP Select program. We spent considerable time researching the issue and have arrived at the conclusion that it is perfectly fine to use BookBuzzr technologies. Further, an author has been advised by Amazon support that offering excerpts is allowed. This blog post
provides a detailed analysis of the issue.
Innovative Use of QuickQuiz Widgets on a Blog Tour
Author C Kay Brooks
is using BookBuzzr's QuickQuiz
widget on her blog tour starting Feb 17th. Follow the blog tour to possibly win a free iPad. And do play her QuickQuiz on Mono County
to understand how she is using the QuickQuiz technology to promote her book.
Brainstorming Help for QuickQuiz
We're also pleased to introduce a new BookBuzzr team member - Teena who is our designated QuickQuiz manager is available to help you with your QuickQuiz questions. She is also available to help brainstorm with you on the quizzes that you can create to market your book more effectively. To interact with Teena, simply log in
to the BookBuzzr Author forum and ask your questions on the QuickQuiz Ideas
Win $5 Amazon gift certificate in 30 Seconds or Less
Based on popular demand on Freado's facebook page
, we've reintroduced the daily $5 Amazon gift certificates. All you need to do to win the certificate is to go to Freado.com
and score the highest score of the day in the highly addictive CoverMatcher game. Try it now
. You could land up winning in less than 30 seconds. As an added bonus, you get an excellent workout for your memory while discovering new books from your fellow authors :)
Now BookBuzzr Subscriptions Have Been Made More Affordable!
You asked and we listened. Based on feedback from authors, we've introduced a new, affordable pricing plan
for a BookBuzzr DIY Pro account. If you've not yet signed up, do give it a whirl. The first month is free and you can cancel at any time. Please note that these new plans do not offer advertising inside the CoverMatcher games, on Freado.com and on the BookBuzzr blog. If you are looking for advertising on these platforms, contact us by sending a reply email.
Six Week Online Self-Publishing Course by Jones and Eckstein
Long time BookBuzzr supporters Jen Jones and Kristen Eckstein are running a six week self-publishing boot camp starting Feb. 13. Click here to learn more and sign-up
Hot Prizes on Freado for Book Lovers
Click here to win these books for free »
- The Illusion of Certainty - 3,000 Points
- Love...Like Snow in Florida on a Hot Summer Day - 6,000 Points
- Forget the Past (Book One of Trilogy: Fear of the Past) - 2,000 Points
- Openers - 5,000 Points
- Box of Lies - 3,000 Points
- Irrefutable - 8,000 Points
- The Color of Darkness and Other Stories - 15,000 Points
- Jane of the Jungle - 2,000 Points
- Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel - 5,000 Points
- Love Me Tender - 5,000 Points
- Verses For My King - 2,000 Points
- Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark Series, Book 9) by Kresley Cole - 45,000 Points
This Month's Top BookBuzzr Books
And now onto the lists of the top BookBuzzr books for the month of January 2012.
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About The BookBuzzr Newsletter
BookBuzzr is a monthly email newsletter packed with the most important book-marketing technology information to help you sell more books with less effort. It also contains a listing of the month's most viewed book-extracts and book-widgets that are available in the BookBuzzr format.
By Vikram Narayan
BookBuzzr Book Marketing Technologies
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