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Author Publicity Pack: Resources to Help You Take Your Book Marketing To The Next Level (Book Marketing Success 5) [Kindle Edition]

Shelley Hitz , Heather Hart
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Publicity: It sounds like something that only big publishing houses can afford to do, yet any author can increase their publicity and their book sales - and do so on a shoestring budget.

"Author Publicity Pack" will outline over 750 places that authors of all genres can get publicity for themselves and their books.

NOTE:  This book was updated on December 6th, 2013 with over 600 additional resources as described below.  

What is included in this book:
  • 41 Places to Promote Your Book For Free
  • 600+ Places for Authors to Get Exposure for Their Books Through Guest Blogging
  • 8 Free Press Releases Submission Sites
  • 8 Places to Get Book Reviews
  • 20 Book Awards for Which You Can Submit Your Book
  • 5 Media Sources for Authors
  • 43 Paid Advertising Resources
  • 5 Virtual Bookshelves and Forums
  • 34 Facebook Groups for Book Promotion
  • And More!
Because we have personally published many Christian books, we have also included 100+ additional resources specifically for Christian authors.

And in the back of the book, you get access to our bonus 20-page PDF, "Places to Submit Your Free KDP Select Promotion."  We have been using the KDP Select program since January 2011 and have seen our book royalties increase tremendously.  This PDF shares the process I take for each of my free promotions.

Join us and take your marketing to the next level by publicizing your book!

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

About Shelley Hitz

Shelley Hitz is an award-winning and internationally best-selling author.  She is also the founder of, and is a consultant to individuals, organizations and small businesses who want to multiply their impact through self-publishing.  Shelley offers many free resources for authors at her website.

And she teaches from personal experience.  She has been writing and publishing books since 2008 and has published over 30 books including print, eBook and audio book formats.  

About Heather Hart

Heather Hart is a book marketing expert and manager at and She has authored and contributed to multiple books, including "A Year of Book Marketing." Helping other authors since 2009, Heather lives in Texas with her husband and four children where she fills her days typing away on her keyboard and brainstorming new marketing ideas.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2900 KB
  • Print Length: 92 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Body and Soul Publishing (February 17, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,926 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource February 21, 2013
By Carol
Format:Kindle Edition
I have done extensive research on marketing my books, and I thought that I'd found most of the more popular promotional venues, but Shelley and Heather have really done their homework and discovered even more. They have funneled hours worth of research into one easy-to-read directory that is simple to use and understand. Whether you are just starting out as a writer or you are a seasoned author, I'm sure that you will find new marketing tools in this book.

Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! February 19, 2013
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As a Bestselling author in Religion and Spirituality through Amazon, I can tell you that this "Author Publicity Pack," is an AMAZING resource! I am confident that the resources within this book are going to take my sales to the next level. In fact, I'd recommend using this as a checklist for marketing your book, I'm not sure you need ANYTHING else. I can hardly wait to get started applying what Shelley and Heather have put together. This is truly the most exciting time to be an author, Amazon has provided the avenue for dreams to be achieved and lives to be changed. "Author Publicity Pack" will put you on the fast track to giving your book every opportunity to be successful!

I HIGHLY recommend this book and will be featuring it to all of my clients through
Shelley and Heather have eliminated my work in guiding my clients into publishing success.
In fact, I'm considering including this book as part of my publishing package as a "gift" to my clients!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic bargain for the price July 22, 2013
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I purchased this last night as an impulse buy. I bought it based on Shelley Hitz's reputation as a book marketing expert. It wasn't disappointed.

Before I bought this book, I was convinced that I'd exhausted the list of places where I could promote my books. But after reading this guide, I realize that I wasn't even close. I've found several great places to promote my books, and I really appreciate the fact that there are some sources for free giveaways, 99 cent sales, and ongoing promotion.

The only critique I have is that I wished the listings for sites would specify what kind of books each site will accept. For example, Slake will only list romance books, which means that my own books would not qualify.

All in all, this is an incredibly valuable resource that will save you hours of research.

Laura Finger, author of Write Smarter, Earn More: Leveraging Low- Paying Jobs Into a Successful Writing Career
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Legwork is all done! February 21, 2013
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The authors have given a thorough list of ways to get the word out about your book. There is so much information here! They have compiled hours of legwork into this comprehensive little book. Be aware that some of the links and resources won't apply to all book genres. As a Christian author, I appreciate the sections specifically for Christian markets.

Note: I received a free copy of this eBook in exchange for my honest opinion.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Author Publicity Pack Is Amazing!!! February 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
All of the previous reviewers expressed exactly what I wanted to say about this book. It is truly AMAZING! As an Author, writing takes up a great deal of my time and with a husband and lots of furry pets, I really don't have much time for active research.

I feel as though Shelley and Heather have done me an enormous favor and I am truly grateful to them for all of their hard work.

Truth be told, this book is worth way much more than the asking price.

These two gals are great and I fully intent to keep them on My Favorite Authors List.

I highly recommend this to everyone!

"Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource Information March 5, 2013
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The information in this short ebook is excellent -- and I particularly like the organization of the resources. And now having read the ebook, I am about to embark on utilizing this valuable source.
--- Phyllis Zimbler Miller, author, CIA FALL GUY: A SPY THRILLER
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shelley and Heather make it so easy! September 17, 2013
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Full of resources, websites, and clear direction. If you are a writer of Christian lit this resource will really help you launch your ebook. I appreciate all the hard work that went into this book.
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30 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hardly a Book March 7, 2013
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This is hardly a book. There are no marketing methods nor concepts presented whatsoever. It's simply resource links culled from websites, with little introduction beyond a sentence or two. Seems little more than a promotion for the author's other book on marketing. Just google "Independent Author" or "Self-publishing" and you can find better information than presented here.

Also, the accolades in other reviews appear to be sock puppets, as there is nothing to enthrall a reader. If this is the next level, all authors are doomed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful work
The wonderful thing about this book is that Shelley Hitz really wants to help. She gives many resources for self-publishers. Well worth looking at and gaining ideas
Published 1 month ago by Kameel Nasr
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Good Options
This book is light on instructions on how to publicize your book but crammed full of links to sites where you can make your book known. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Catherine
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good
I didn't expect much, not sure why, but was pleasantly surprised. Tons of links to sites for book promotions from many different angles. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kug
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Fair, not for everyone
Published 3 months ago by AR
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative!
A great book and highly informative! I have added it to my refrence collection of books that need to be held on to and will be recommending this to other others as well! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Holly Newhouse Guidry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, Simple Book Marketing Ideas.
This book is full of great, simple, quick marketing ideas. I learned a great deal from reading it.
Published 5 months ago by Carol S
4.0 out of 5 stars Great help
This was a good read. I found a lot of helpful links and information to help me on my publishing journey. Read more
Published 7 months ago by James Jean-pierre
5.0 out of 5 stars Shelley is truly an advocate for the fledgling and struggling ...
Shelley is truly an advocate for the fledgling and struggling author. Valuable resources and insight.
A true mentor who really wants to help the common writer. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Robert Rite
4.0 out of 5 stars A LOT of Book Marketing Resources!
This book does deliver on what you would expect from the title. It includes a LONG list of resource links for indie authors to use for promotion of their books. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Geraldine
5.0 out of 5 stars As a first time ebook self publisher, I found ...
As a first time ebook self publisher, I found the information in this book worth it's weight in gold. There is a wealth of information and the cost is more than reasonable.
Published 9 months ago by Dara Heller
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