Where to find free marketing

Hi everyone, it’s been awhile since I’ve written a blog. I’ve been mainly focused on my books and scripts and juggling projects. Today however I spent the entire day in marketing. Which brought up the thought that I need to share these tidbits with all of you.

I aim to find as much free marketing as I can, keeping my budget to editing and covers. Here are a few I’ve found. If you know of more, please share in the comments for everyone else too. I’ll post all links at the end.

The new one today (which I did share in a few groups) is an android app Booksniffer. This claims to allow people to follow you and it does allow you to create new free ads. I made this one in three clicks.

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A web based classified called Locanto. This is simple to use and even though you need to fill out the form for every location you want to post, the form auto fills most – I use notepad to keep the description – so it’s fairly quick. I also post to Provinces and States, not cities. You can literally have ads worldwide free if you have the time. PS the listing may say 32 days but they run forever without deleting.

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And don’t forget Google My Business, both an app and a website. These are located on the google main page, top right corner at the 9-dots, open them (if you aren’t familiar) and scroll down to my business. On the phone, head into the app store and search googlemybuisness and get it.  You don’t need to pay to use it. I don’t, and I get almost 7000 hits a month – sometimes more, depending on my posts.

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And this is all I did today.  There are others, but that’s it for now. Again if you know any good free places, give a share!

BookSniffer: PS say Theresa Jacobs referred you and help me out too: https://authors.booksniffer.com/?fbclid=IwAR2QEZwlH8iVRAZh1WW5c1Kzml_N8YpMReZF3fTF7qlYGn4dXc1GdowUqfA

Locanto: https://www.locanto.com/

Google: https://g.page/AuthorTheresaJacobs?gm

 

 

Horrifyingly Excellent Authors Here

Essence Asunder by Feind Gottes

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One man.
Two Fiends.
A cold, dark basement. A table of torture devices. A garrote chair.
Jacob Falgoust has woken into his own private Hell where Pain and Misery greet him with open arms.
A reason wrapped in riddles of beauty and pain may be his only chance to escape the suffering. Jacob must find the answer before his very essence is torn asunder.

 

Quotes:
” As grim and horrific a story I’ve read in a long time, if ever.” – Rudder’s Reviews

” The horror in Essence Asunder grabs you from the first sentence and does not let go.” – Isobel Blackthorn

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Essence-Asunder-Feind-Gottes-ebook/dp/B07DNMCV1D

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1948318342

Feind Gottes [Fee-nd Gotz] is a horror nut, metal lover and an award winning horror author. Feind Feind Gottes - author photo.pngcurrently resides near Omaha, NE with his girlfriend, son, and two crazy cats. 

Feind has had one novella, Essence Asunder, published with Hellbound Books along with short stories and flash fiction appearing in several anthologies. Several more releases are scheduled in 2019 including Feind’s first ever published poem. Feind recently earned his first editing credit by co-editing “Blood From A Tombstone” with Don Smith Jr. 

Feind is currently editing his debut novel, Piece It All Back Together, for a 2019 release through Stitched Smile Publications. The first draft of Feind’s debut novel won the 2016 Dark Chapter Press Prize followed in 2017 by a Top Ten finish in The Next Great Horror Writer Contest then winning the Vincent Price Scariest Writer Award from Tell-Tale Publishing.

 

Terrifying Collections by P.J. Blakey-Novis

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Collection I: Embrace the Darkness & Other Stories

Step into the mind of the unstable, where nightmares become reality and reality is not always what it seems. Embrace The Darkness is a collection of six terrifying tales, exploring the darker side of human nature and the blurred line between dreams and actuality

http://mybook.to/EmbraceTheDarkness

 

 

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Collection II: Tunnels & Other Stories 

From the author of Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels takes you on six terrifying journeys full of terror and suspense. Join a group of ghost-hunters, dare to visit the Monroe house on Halloween, peek inside the marble box, and feel the fear as you meet the creatures of the night.

http://mybook.to/Tunnels

 

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Collection III: The Artist & Other Stories

The nightmares continue in this third instalment of short horrors from P.J. Blakey-Novis. The Artist and Other Stories contains a terrifying mix of serial killers, sirens, ghosts, claustrophobia, supernatural powers, and revenge guaranteed to get your heart racing and set your nerves on edge.

http://mybook.to/Artist

 

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Karma & Other Stories is a collection of six terrifying stories, with tales of vengeance, the occult, a deadly competition, a weekend trip which turns violent, witchcraft, and things which go bump in the night. These short stories pack a punch, with endings that will haunt your dreams.

http://mybook.to/KarmaIV

 

 

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P.J. Blakey-Novis   Co-Founder of Red Cape Publishing

www.redcapepublishing.com
www.facebook.com/redcapepublishing
www.pinterest.co.uk/redcapepublishing
Author Pages

www.facebook.com/pjbnauthor
www.twitter.com/pjbn_author
www.instagram.com/pjbn_author
http://author.to/pjbnauthor

 

The Gold Collection by

David Duane Kummer

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Around every corner, another mystery…
In every alley, the unknown lurks…
You were scared of the dark for good reason.

The Gold Collection Box Set is a compilation of all the books I published during high school, including My Abigail, She, She Watches, and Until We Burn. It also includes an exclusive collection of short stories titled As Trees Turned Away. You can buy each of the four novels individually on Amazon, or purchase them all for a lower cumulative price here.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TVQJ9SY

My Abigail–
Abigail had a secret
She was different… but I loved her.
But after it ended, there were no words to describe her. No way to make sense of it all.
Something so sweet, so loving, so gentle… in the end, it was all terrible.

In this gripping, psychological thriller, Caleb meets the girl of his dreams. Abigail is pretty, funny, and she cares about him like nobody ever has. But underneath her appearance is a monster that nobody can control… and nobody knows about.

When he is confronted with the truth, Caleb must make a terrible decision. Will he love the person who’s hurt him? Or will the secret tear them apart?

What even Abigail doesn’t understand is that she’s dangerous. More dangerous than either of them realize. But is it too late to turn back?

Until We Burn–
Cyrus Street never forgot about his home. It was always in the back of his mind, with the memories, the nightmares. Alluring, always pulling him back. There were so many questions unanswered. Something he left behind.

When he finally returns, he’s drawn back into a world even worse than he remembers. Werifesteria, with its dark secrets and murky past, never changed. It remains a cesspool, a danger. There’s something about the town unnerving, yet enticing. It isn’t normal. It isn’t sane.

As soon as Cyrus steps back into it, the murders begin. He’s the only one can catch this madman, if he can only control his mind.

Everybody remembers the fire. Everybody remembers him. But there’s a darkness he’s buried inside his own head. And unless he can remember, the entire town will burn.

She–
She Watches Always.

Small river towns have always had urban legends and teenage boys who love their sister. Even every city has these. But this legend is different, and Michael is unique.

Michael’s only a typical teenager in this small rivertown. Along with his three friends, he grows up and survives school; he laughs at jokes and gets to know the town around him. But everything changes one night when his sister is taken. Everything is different for him and his friends, as their friendly town begins to feel and look more sinister.

With the help of a detective, they uncover secrets and plots that point towards the only hope for saving his sister.

Together, they will search to the ends of the earth, when in reality the answer is close nearby. In their hometown.

Together, they will face the enemy that threatens their town, their lives, and the future of everyone they love. It is the adversary with many faces and none; the foe that cannot be killed and was never born.

They go together.
She waits alone.

She Watches–
She still watches.

The nights grew longer and the streets became empty. There was nothing left in the city. What she had taken, none could restore. The terrible woman of the dark, who lived in the forest, who lived to destroy. She is a mystery; She was always mystery. And now She is back.

When Daniel Smith is lured home 20 years later, he has a family of his own and kids to care for. It’s been a long time away from Hardy, from the town where so much happened. There are demons waiting beneath every sidewalk and home -demons only he knows about.

Friends. Nightmares. Fears. Death. It all rises up from the murky past of the city.

Some things are meant to never come back.

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davidkummer7@gmail.com

My name is David Kummer, and I live in Madison, Indiana, a small town on the Ohio River. There’s lots of history and creepy places, which have influenced my writings. In my book SHE, most of the places and buildings are based off similar settings here in my home town, although I’ve changed them so you won’t know which ones exactly (if you don’t ask).

I would love to get to know you better, so email me or check out my blog at davidkummer.com. I’m always glad to give out review copies ( most of the time), but love it even more if you pick up a copy to buy. They’re all cheap. Reviews are super appreciated.

You may have read some great authors before and some fascinating books, but you’ve never had an experience like this. Try something and let me convince you.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TVQJ9SY

 

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Drop me a comment if you want a featured spot, or just a mixed author promo day, it’s free!  

 

Find all my books FREE here for the Smashwords End of Year Sale! December 25, 2018 – January 1, 2019

WORLDWIDE! NO LIMITS LIKE AMAZON

 

Get your Free books here for a limited time from Dec 25th at 12:01 PST to Jan 1st 12:00 PST

Just add to your cart and check out is FREE – grab them all! And please be helpful and leave reviews.

 

THE USED

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/908671

UsedCoverR5607 people go missing every single day without a trace.
Jeremy Samuelson an ex Canadian Security Intelligence Service agent is one of them.
Four months after his mysterious disappearance, Jeremy reappears, but in his mind no time has passed.
The government fear another country had taken him to use against Canada. They worry he’s been implanted with a devious plan deep in his psyche, to active as needed. Through forced hypnosis he begins to remember things.
Strange otherworldly things, that neither himself or the government can believe, and other people. People who he remembers he cares about, and who he will need.
Jeremy sets off , against the governments wishes, to reunite his amnesic friends and bring back their memories, to prepare them for a fight to save the entire universe.

 

WIFE N’ DEATH

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/893826

I do have Free Codes for Wife N’ Death amazon -USA – comment if you want one. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H1YKP13
THE DEAD LIVE ON

Angelica committed murder/suicide to end her troubles. What came next was worse than her tortured life. In purgatory, she is stalked by the one she killed with no way out.
Until one day, something beyond her control changes.
Crystal runs from her past to a new house, in a new town, in a nice neighborhood. She believes this will be the best new beginning for her little girl. Not long after moving, her daughter begins to act out of character and Crystal blames herself for the change.
Only Angelica knows the truth; that these women should not be in her house. Now she must find a way to stop what she started, to save the innocent and break her own bonds.

Or is it already too late?

 

THE CIMMERIANS 

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/899016

 

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***Note special free short “The Followers” at the end of the book, approx eight pages. This story can be read before as a prologue, or after for fun.

When Emersyn fled the big city for a quieter life in the Midwest, she left all her troubles behind – or so she thought. She quickly discovers her quaint new home has a past of its own. Ten years prior a young woman killed herself inside the front door. Since that fateful day, the locals avoided the house. Not one to believe in the supernatural, Emersyn, along with a new friend, take it upon themselves to conduct a seance for answers.
They get much more than they bargained for when they awaken an ancient evil. The same evil that haunted the past resident.
Now they must scramble with little time to stop it. When Emersyn’s past comes back to haunt her, and innocent people get hurt, she has nowhere to turn. Until a police officer inserts himself into her life, together they will do what they can to put an end to the deadly shadows forever.
Can evil this powerful ever truly die?

 

KEPT

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/756993

https://www.amazon.com/Theresa-Jacobs/e/B01BAS13T2
THE HORROR OF ENTRAPMENT

Twelve massive ships leave the dying earth, heading into the great unknown, seeking new life among the stars.
One of the ships, GAIA, crashes on Kepler, which is already inhabited.
Now at the mercy of the alien race, the humans are held in an underground cavern. Would they still have gone knowing that they would be stripped of all humanity?
Under the constant eye of the aliens, a few men discover there may be a way out of the cavern.
But to where?
How will they escape and what will they encounter if they succeed?

 

 

CATACLYSM 

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/596600

https://www.amazon.com/Theresa-Jacobs/e/B01BAS13T2
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A small Rocky Mountain community is plunged into fear when their sweet old librarian is found mutilated. She was alone in a locked apartment, with only her cat as a witness.
Her death is only the beginning.

It’s up to Chief Salinger to solve the crimes. With the help of a hot new reporter and some tough local kids, they discover something more terrifying than a murderer.

When the medical examiner cannot comprehend the state of the body, he ships it off to Vancouver for help. That triggers the Army to step in and take over.

Will Chief Salinger be able to save his town from a force beyond our comprehension?

Or will the Army destroy it to keep a secret from the world?

Are you afraid of who is locked in your house with you at night?

You should be.

 

SUDDEN DEATH

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/685316

https://www.amazon.com/Theresa-Jacobs/e/B01BAS13T2
CAMPY HORROR

Death.
There’s An App For That.

When James’ roommate vanishes, he begins to investigate.
After finding his friend’s phone, frozen, locked in a mysterious game loop, James elicits the help of fellow students to uncover the mystery.
They soon discover that this is no regular game.
What they find is more than a game. Much more
Whatever you do, don’t click ‘download now’, or you’ll be next.

 

CHECK OUT MY PROFILE FOR MORE BOOKS
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/theresajcbs

Box Store Book Signing – Why you should do it.

Yesterday was my Debut book signing at my local @Chaptersindgo store.

 

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One of the questions that many new writers ask is, how do you get a signing? The answer is simple, you call your local bookstore and ask if they allow indie authors to sign there. Luckily my local Chapters did – for a cut of course.

However the benefit of this, number one: EXPOSURE!

Number two: Some venues have a rule, if you sell enough that day, your book goes on the SHELF!

I’m extra lucky that my name at this store come right after Joe Hill! Hazzzah!

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I was also able to have a professional photographer there for a short time, and they captured some perfect shots for me.

 

Thank you Teela DHMedia https://www.facebook.com/DHVideoPhoto/

https://www.dhulster.ca/

All my books are available here:

https://www.amazon.com/Theresa-Jacobs/e/B01BAS13T2

Darn it …what was my blog?

 

While blogging weekly can be a daunting undertaking, most of us find something to talk about. However when you have a brilliant flash of a blog mid week but neglect to write it down – that’s a pisser!

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I awoke this morning to blog and had absolutely no idea what my mind-blowingly-thousand-likes -blog was going to be!

 

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I did my chores, walked the dog, had some lunch and tried not to think about it. Maybe it would sneak back into my consciousness if I avoided thinking about it altogether.

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Clearly, via the state of this Blog, that did not happen. Perhaps next week I’ll have that showstopper. But for today you are left with this –

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Debut Novel, 5* reviews https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B786Z7K

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Free Promotions

Free Ways to Promote Yourself - I am updating an older post with new places I've found.

I have run across many ads that charge for promoting authors and their works. They all spout that they are the best.
They will gain you thousands of followers.
They will help you sell more books.

But where is the proof?

In fact, I was rather shocked to find an author stating that they had the secret to building your author platform for only $299.00!

And they have not been the only one I’ve seen. To me that is not selling books, it’s selling empty promises, and making money off others dreams.

How much money are you willing to spend as an Independent author to promote your work?

I work full-time and write whenever I can. I do not have a bankroll to toss around at advertising or self-promotion. Over the last year, I have been clicking link after link, reading advertising sites, and trying to find any free way that I can.

I am going to share that with you, for only - $0.00

Below are all the links to building your author platform for FREE...
We have the internet at our disposal, use it.
Yes, you may have to set aside one day every two weeks – or one hour a day – whatever works for you and do some research. And then more time building a website, and still more time creating new profiles on multiple sites. But unless you want to pay, this is how you need to market your own work.

Use the internet it’s your most valuable tool.
Search, read, ask and find.

Good Luck and Happy Writing.

 

Submit your books, free or pay $10 for premium spot
http://awesomegang.com/

Universal Book links, create one link to all your sales.
https://books2read.com/u/bPJyYJ

Pronoun, you get a landing page and they update your weekly Amazon ranks.
https://books.pronoun.com/theresajacobs/

Preset Tweets that you can alter. Excellent auto program.
https://allauthor.com/profile/theresajcbs/

Orginal Posts below.

(This is a paid site 24$ one life fee)
IAN admin tweet 100+ member pages a day. 7 days a week to over 535,000 followers.
http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/Theresa-Jacobs.html

The Literary Net educate, facilitate communication, and help you build your literary career.
http://www.theliterarynet.com/links.php

Promocave our social engine will promote it FREE to up to 3 million potential readers per day.
http://promocave.com/members/theresajcbs/

Medium -Self expression-writing-articles
https://medium.com/@theresajcbs/latest

Wattpad – Write – contests – bestsellers
https://www.wattpad.com/user/TheresaJacobs

Locanto (Canada or USA) Free Online Classifieds – Because why not!
http://www.locanto.ca/tag/Horror-Books/

LinkedIn There are more than 40 million students and recent college graduates on LinkedIn. They are LinkedIn’s fastest-growing demographic.
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/preview?vpa=pub&locale=en_US

Pinterest – create boards – pin your work
https://id.pinterest.com/theresajcbs/

WIX – create a Free Website – or lots of them
http://theresajcbs.wixsite.com/authorpage
http://theresajcbs.wixsite.com/suddendeath
http://theresajcbs.wixsite.com/demons

And you should all know Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+

Free reviewer sites below

https://readersfavorite.com/book-reviews.htm

http://www.tweetyourbooks.com/p/free-reviews.html

http://www.theindieview.com/indie-reviewers/

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