Monday, September 24, 2012

Some Great Resources for Kindle Authors & Readers

by Jodie Renner, editor, author, speaker
As an editor and a new Kindle author, I'm always on the lookout for resources for me and my clients. I just discovered a great new website for e-book authors and readers. This site looks like a gold mine for both Kindle readers and writers who publish on Kindle.

Scroll down for links to other great sites for Kindle authors.

The Kindle Book Review reviews and features e-books. They also have a “Freebies” page, with daily alerts, and they feature Kindle books by talented authors who have at least 10 reviews with a 4.0-star rating or better. According to their home page, they strive to be a filter for readers, weeding out Kindle books with poor reviews.

They have separate pages for novels under various genres, like Horror/Suspense, Literary Fiction, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers & Mysteries, and Young Adult.

They also offer a Best Indie Book Contest, and you can advertise your e-book with them, for a fee.
In addition, they have an excellent "Author Resources" page, with lists of links to many other sites where you can promote your Kindle book.

Author Resources:

Great Websites for Marketing & Connecting with Readers:

Places to Promote Your Freebie Days:

Get Reviewed:

Tweet Hashtags “#” and Twitter Folks to Help Promote Your Freebie:

  • #kindle #kindlefire #ebooks #FREE #mustread #goodreads #greatreads #freeebooks #Kindlefreebooks
  • #AmazonPrime #Kindledeals #kindledeals
  • @FreeKindleStuff @FreeReadFeed @free_kindle @Freebookdeal @freebookpromos @frebooksy
  • @KindleBlaze @KindleBookBlast @KindleBookKing @KindleDaily @Kindlbookreview @digitalBKtoday
  • @KindleFireDept @KindleEbooksUK @KindleFreBook @KindleFreeBooks @KindleFreeStuff @KindleKing
  • @KindleSurprise @KindleUS @KindleUK @KindleDE @KindleES @Kindle_Max @kindle_mojo @Kindlefreebies
  • @Kindlestuff

If you know of other Twitter groups, Facebook pages, etc., please let us know in the comments.

Great Websites to Learn From:

Kindle Book Reviews also offers a short list of cover designers, formatters, and editors, as well as  advice for getting your book noticed and sold, including specifics on your book cover, book blurb, price point, marketing, reviews, and strategies for gaining the maximum sales through offering your book for free for short periods.

Website:  Twitter: @Kindlbookreview

Readers and writers: If you know of other great e-book author or reader resources, please let us know in the comments! Thanks!


Jodie Renner, a freelance editor specializing in popular fiction, has published two books to date in her series, An Editor’s Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction: Writing a Killer Thriller and Style That Sizzles & Pacing for Power (soon to be re-titled Fire up Your Fiction), which won a Silver Medal in the FAPA Book Awards, 2013, and Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published E-Book Awards, 2013. Upcoming title: Immerse the Readers in Your Story World. For more info, please visit Jodie’s author website or editor website, her blog, Resources for Writers, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Jodie also blogs alternate Mondays on The Kill Zone blog. Subscribe to Jodie’s newsletter here.  





  1. This is a very helpful list, Jodie. Thanks for sharing.

  2. It's all here. Now I just have to do it.

    Thanks, Jodie.

  3. Wow, great list Jodie! I've heard of a number of these but definitely some new ones to me.

    Curious as to whether anyone has used Digital Book Today and if they have seen increase in sales?


  4. Great list! Thanks for putting it together. :) Here's a few to add:

    Gutsy Indie Publishers--great FB group that is about helping and sharing knowledge, not promoting to each other.


    Why Isn't My Book Selling?

    A blog for people to crowd source opinions on Book covers, blurbs, pricing and marketing choices to help determine why a book might not be selling, and how to turn things around. Run by the very savvy and helpful Victorine Lieske

    Promo: Addicted To Ebooks

    A place to list all the info about your indie book--free!

  5. Thanks, Jenny, Mar, Stacy and Angela. Stacy, maybe someone else can answer your question...?

    Angela, thanks for the links! I'll add them to the post! :-)

  6. Angela, just read your links more carefully - they look awesome! Thanks again!

  7. Useful list. I've bookmarked the page. Thanks!

  8. Wow, Jodie… what a great compilation! And a lot I've never heard of. The great caveat is that while these are here this week, they may not be here next.

    Taking the time to go to as many of these as possible is what made my last free-day stint allow RED TIDE to get in the hands of almost 35,000 new readers.

    A GREAT resource here! Thank you!

  9. This list is a real goldmine! Thanks for sharing it with us. So much time spent marketing our books is just finding quality sites. This helps cut down our search time. Thanks!

  10. Thanks, Carol, Peg and Kelly. Now to find the time to start exploring some of these resources! One at a time, I guess. Maybe reproduce the list on a doc of your own, and delete any that don't seem to work for you, and slowly narrow down the list to the ones that suit you best and seem to help sales.

  11. Hi Jodie.

    Thank you so much for the listing for eBookSwag! I'm honored to be listed with these highly esteemed sites.

    I'm providing the Facebook page promotions for free right now, and I've brought back the twitter add-on. Please feel free to pass along the information. There's a request form on the site under the "For Authors" drop down on the navigation bar.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Michelle Dear
    Co-Founder and Owner, eBookSwag



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