Booklisting Websites

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In an effort to optimize, I’m no longer regularly researching book listing sites. I will keep the information already included for now (until it gets way outdated), but after that, I will just include those sites and services which I’ve actually used. If you know of one I should check out, please contact me to let me know about it.

[Disclaimer: Information is current as of the date and time listed. Though I’ve used some of these sites, by listing them here, I’m making no recommendation and providing no guarantee of results.]

Kindle ROI (updated 9/19/15 @10:25 a.m.): This is a Chrome extension program that allows you to submit your free Kindle book to several sites with a one-time charge of $47 (since the charge is for the extension, you can use it as many times as you want for the one price). Sites submitted to (at the time of this writing) include Choosy Book Worm, eReader Cafe, One Hundred Free Books, eBooks Habit, Ignite Your Book, Free99Books, Free Stuff Times, I JustRead.It, BookHearts, Mega Book Deals, Frugal Freebies, Its Write Now, eReader Girl, eBook Lister, Book Deal Hunter, People Reads, Discount Book Man, eBook Saurus, Bookzio, Indie Book of the Day, Free Books. Awesome Gang, Book Circle, eFreeBooks, Freebies 4 Mom, Book Boost, Pretty Hot, and Armadillo eBooks. Submitting through this service doesn’t guarantee your book will be chosen as a feature; it simply submits the promotion to them. You may get an email asking for more information from some of the sites.

Book Marketing Tools, eBook Submission Tool (updated 9/19/16 @ 10:30 a.m.): This is a service offered to submit your free eBook to promotion sites at a cost of $29 per submission. At the time of this writing, sites submitted to include Book Circle, Book Hearts, BookLovers Heaven, Choosy Bookworm, Deal Seeking Mom, Digital Book Today, eBook Daily Deals, eBook Lister, eBook Mountain, eBooks Habit, eFreeBooks, eReader Cafe, Free eBooks For Me, Free Stuff Times, Free99Books, Freebies 4 Mom, Freebooksy, I Crave Freebies, Its Write Now, Kindle Books Promo, NewFreeKindleBooks, People Reads, Reading Deals, Story Finds,  The Daily BookWorm, and Your Daily Ebooks. Submitting through this service doesn’t guarantee your book will be chosen as a feature; it simply submits the promotion to them. You may get an email asking for more information from some of the sites.

Listal (updated 12/12/16 @2:15 p.m.): List of numerous things including books and authors. When I clicked “Join LIstal,” it said, “Signups currently closed.” Alexa stats: 8.12 average daily page views per visitor; 4:06 average daily time on site. Global rank: 7,281.

Library Thing (updated 12/12/16 @2:10 p.m.): “LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for book lovers.” You can catalog books read, owned, or in other categories, including your own books. After registering for your free account, you can add books to your list. Alexa stats: 4.49 average daily page views per visitor; 3:50 average daily time on site. Global rank: 20,481.

Kindle Nation Daily (updated 12/12/16 @ 2:05 p.m.): Offers several sponsorship packages ranging from about $30 to $190. Alexa stats: 2.40 average daily page views per visitor; 3:32 average daily time on site. Global rank: 258,019.

Kindle Book Promos (updated 11/15/16, 12 p.m.): Submit your free promotion book or perma-free book for free, or pay $10 – $40 for various guaranteed or featured options. Alexa stats: 1.5 average daily page views per visitor; 2:43 average daily time on site. Global rank: 988,580.

JacketFlap (updated 11/15/16 @11:55 a.m.): This appears to be a membership site for children’s and young adult book authors. It offers widgets for websites as well as advertising for $150 per week. You can create an account and a profile page for free. Alexa stats: 4.2 average daily page views per visitor; 1:59 average daily time on site. Global rank: 188,006.

Issuu (updated 10/18/16 @ 3:15 p.m.): This is not a book listing site, but a publishing platform. I include it because it’s an option for offering free sample chapters and/or entire free titles with links to email signups. They offer three different plans, including one basic free plan. Alexa stats: 2.59 average daily page views per visitor; 3:05 average daily time on site. Global rank: 1,004.

It’s Write Now (updated 10/18/16 @3:15 p.m.): Offers submissions of free and bargain books at no charge, or offers guaranteed featuring for three days (plus social media exposure, etc.) for $10. Alex stats: 1.40 average daily page views per visitor; 2:37 average daily time on site. Global rank: 403,801.

IndieReader (updated 8/15/16 @11:45 a.m.): This seems to be a site where you can pay for reviews, which I don’t recommend. I’d suggest investing the money in free copies to give to book reviewers who don’t charge. Alexa stats: 1.6 average daily page views per visitor; 1:43 average daily time on site. Global rank: 724, 205.

IndiePENdents (updated 8/15/16 @11:45 a.m.): Offers a seal of approval for books that meet certain criteria. I cannot locate how to submit. I have a seal for one of my books; the last I heard they were charging a reading fee. I suggest emailing them for information. Alexa stats: “Not enough data to rank this website.”

Indie Book Promo (updated 8/15/16 @11:35 a.m.): Offers advertising packages ranging from $25 to $50 (offering a summer sale at the time of my research). Alexa stats: 7.6 average daily page views per visitor; 8:41 average daily time on site. Global rank: 638,635.

Indie Book of the Day (updated 5/4/16 @10:10 a.m.): Offers several packages for book promotion on their website and social media as well as blog tour stops, reviews, and other sponsorship opportunities. However, the last option to reserve what it says is its most popular promotion was for March, 2016 and the last date for a book of the day on its home page was from January, 2016. Alexa stats: 1.08 average daily page views; 2:03 average daily time on site. Global rank: 1,123,571.

Ignite Your Book (updated 5/4/16 @ 10:05 a.m.): For books on free promotions, it offers featured book listings to its 15,000 e-newsletter and Twitter followers for $10. Alexa stats: 1.8 average daily page views; 2:17 average daily time on site. Global rank: 1,564,397.

ibookdb.net (updated 3/29/16 @9 a.m.): Received an error page saying the webs server is down.

Gurulib (updated 3/29/16 @8:45 a.m.): The website still pulls up, but the last post was from February, 2010.

Great Books, Great Deals (updated 3/29/16 @8:45 a.m.): Charges $5 to promote on their website and social networking platforms. Requires at least 20 reviews with an average of at least a four star rating on at least one of the author’s books (not necessarily the one being promoted). No erotica, horror, non-fiction, or children’s books, but they do accept free short stories. Submit via an online form. Alexa stats: 2.5 average daily page views; 3:35 average daily time on site. Global rank: 1,395,201.

Frugal-Freebies (updated 2/19/16 @10:15 a.m.): Provides information on several types of freebies, including Kindle books. Go here to submit your free promotional book for free.  Submitted books are posted on the blog with 3.5M views, Facebook page with 89k likes, and Google + for 4 days starting the first free day. Alexa stats (free books page): 1.3 average daily page views; 1:17 average daily time on site. Global rank: 607,875.

Free Books (updated 2/19/16 @10:10 a.m.): You can submit your Amazon books on free promo for free (go here as it’s not crystal clear on where to find the link). You can also submit your book for possible permanent inclusion on the website by using the contact form to provide information about the book. Alexa stats: 3.00 average daily page views per visitor; 1:46 average daily time on site. Global rank: 413,294.

Free Book Feed (updated 2/19/16 @10:05 a.m.): Features freebies and $0.99 ebooks but no information how to submit or how books are chosen to include. Alexa stats: 1.3 average daily page views per visitor; 2:03 average daily time on site. Global rank: 5,381,268.

Free Ebooks Daily (updated 2/19/16 @10 a.m.): Attractive, simple website. There’s a subscribe area but no information on how to submit or how she chooses books to feature. Alexa stats: 2.3 average daily page views per visitor; 1:57 average daily time on site. Global rank: 941,881.

Free Ebooks Blog (updated 1/18/16 @12:15 p.m.): I wasn’t able to find any information about how to submit free ebooks. Perhaps if you’re interested, you could contact the site administrator. Alex stats: 1.4 average daily page views per visitor; 1:21 average daily time on site. Global rank: 1,405,855.

Free Digital Reads (updated 1/18/16 @12:15 p.m.): My search for this site brought me to a Facebook page that was last updated in November, 2014.

Free Book Dude (updated 1/18/16 @12:10 p.m.): Offers several book promotion packages ranging in cost from @$10 to $150 which includes social media, blogs, and sidebar ads, among others. You can list your free book promotions by filling out this form. You can also submit guest blog posts here, which is a way to connect with readers beyond just a listing. Alex stats:  1.6 average daily page views per visitor; 1:58 average daily time on site. Global rank: 977,687.

Free & Discounted Books (updated 1/18/16 @12 p.m.): Offers listing of free book or $2.99 or less book promotion for $5 and listing for perma-free  or perma-$2.99 or less book promotion for $10. They have great transparency, listing out their reach of their various outlets on this page. Alex stats: 2.4 average daily page views per visitor; 2:38 average daily time on site. Global rank: 841,464.

Ereader IQ (updated 12/15/15) @3:40 p.m.: Also has information about Book Sends. Offer paid advertising with books with at least five reviews and a high average, priced less than $3. Cost varies based on the genre and the sale price. Alexa stats: 7.3 average daily page views per visitor; 5:47 average daily time on site. Global rank: 36,182.

Ereader 1 (updated 12/15/15 @3:35 p.m.): On the About Us page, it says the site it about books in the administrator’s and administrator’s children’s personal Kindle libraries. There is no clear way to submit your own book for the site, but there is a contact form on the side if you’re motivated. Alexa stats: 1.40 average daily page views per visitor. Global rank: 17,395,035.

Ereader Utopia (updated 12/15/15 @3:30 p.m.): After creating an account, it says that you can list your books; however, when I tried to do that, I got an error. Once your books are listed, you can supposedly use the submission form to let them know it is on sale for $2.99 or lower. Alexa stats: 3.90 average daily page views per visitor; 2:50 average daily time on site. Global rank: 1,259,744.

Ereader Perks (updated 12/15/15 @3:30 p.m.): Has a note saying that the website will be offline until further notice due to the administrator’s health issues. I wish him or her well…

Ereader News Today (updated 11/18/15 @12:10 p.m.): Submit free promo and on-sale books for consideration if they are on Amazon and 125 pages long (novels) based on the cover, reader reviews, editing, content, and discount level. Also offers paid Book of the Day listings: $60 for books below $2.99 and $150 for books more than $2.99. They are full for 2015; you can enter your email to be notified of new opportunities. Alexa stats: 2.65 average daily page views per visitor; 3:09 average daily time on site. Global rank: 159, 204.

English Books XTME (updated 11/18/15 @12:05 p.m.): Distributes lists of free books to German speaking countries. Charges $9 US for a research fee, $19 US for a sponsored feature without highlighting, and $29 US for highlighted book features. Alexa stats: 13.9 average daily page views per visitor; 13:39 average daily time on site. Global rank: 118,635.

eBooks Habit (updated 11/18/15 @12:00 p.m.): Offers three promotion levels: basic level for the chance to be chosen for tweets and feature emails is free, $10 guarantees placement for tweets and featured email, and the $19 level is strictly for advanced Twitter promotion. Submissions can be for free or bargain books up to $2.99 and must have at least five reviews to be considered. Alexa stats: 1.50 average daily page views per visitor; 1:32 average daily time on site. Global rank: 424,506.

Ebooks Free Free Free (updated 11/18/15 @12:00 p.m.): Lists free fiction, non-fiction, and other IOS freebies as recent as the same time I visited, but there are no submissions instructions. Alexa stats: 1 average daily page views per visitor; nil average daily time on site. Global rank: 15,536,448.

eBook Daily (updated 10/12/15 @4:05 p.m.): Website states that at this time, the site owner doesn’t do any author advertising or have a submission form (though it says there is hopes for one in fall of 2015), but invites authors to post book promotion information once only to their Facebook page. Alexa stats: 1.54 average daily page views per visitor; 1:31 average daily time on site. Global rank: 95,397.

eBook Lister (EBL) (updated 10/12/15 @4 p.m.): Accepts Kindle books to be listed for free as well as paid options, $25 for a bargain listing and $15 for a free listing. For books submitted for free, they determine whether or not to Tweet or put it in their daily emails based on ratings. Alexa stats: 2.30 average daily page views per visitor; 2:37 average daily time on site. Global rank: 333,782.

E-book Deal of the Day (updated 9/15/15 @11 a.m.): This site has up-to-date lists of free ebooks, discounted ebooks, and giveaways they are featuring, but I could not find any information about how to submit books or pricing. Alexa stats: 1.80 average daily page views per visitor; 1:23 average daily time on site. Global rank: 1,339,201.

Discover a Book (updated 9/14/15 @10:55 a.m.): This is essentially a self-publishing company based in the UK. They charge £95 to host and sell your book, giving you 80% of the proceeds. They have various other services available for extra costs, including uploading your own cover (or using something other than their plain stock covers). Alexa stats: “We don’t have enough data to rank this website.”

Digital Ink Today (updated 9/14/15 @10:50 a.m.) The website still comes up but the last posts are dated September, 2013. Alexa stats: 1.4 average daily page views per visitor; 0:56 average daily time on site. Global rank: 3,947,942.

Digital Book Today (updated 9/14/15 @10:45 a.m.): Offers a variety of promotional options from free to various pay levels. Promotions including listing your free promotion book, featuring book display ads, and several “of the day” type promotions placed on their website and in emails to subscribers. Alexa stats:  1.8 average daily page views per visitor; 1:52 average daily time on site. Global rank: 135,337.

indieBRAG/BRAGmedallion (updated 9/14/15 @10:40 a.m.): Provides a “stamp of approval” strictly for independently and self-published books. Cost is $20 so they can purchase the book and cover other administrative costs. As of the date of this update, they are not accepting unsolicited submissions. Alexa stats: 3.2 average daily page views per visitor; 4:15 average daily time on site. Global rank: 2,009,363.

Book Tweeters (updated 9/14/15 @10:30 a.m.): For books on free or discounted price promotions, they will “tweet your book 36 times a day, to our 390,000+ followers across 3 accounts.” You can purchase one day up to five days of tweets for a price range of $19 to $75. Books must be equivalent to no more mature of an audience than PG-13. Alexa stats: 1.3 average daily page views per visitor; 1:52 average daily time on site. Global rank: 1,058,713.

Booksie.com (updated 8/3/15 @ 11:45 a.m.): A publishing platform and social community. With your free account, you can publish your writing for global readers, publish audio books, read and listen to other writers’ work, interact with other readers, and promote your writing. Alexa stats: 3.1 average daily page views per visitor; 3:52 average daily time on site. Global rank: 87,746.

Bookmesh.com (updated 7/27/15 @ 10:45 a.m.): A book lover’s social media platform. With a free you account, you can add books (presumably including your own) to collections, network with people with similar book interests, write reviews, and “post your own manuscripts for publishers to find.” Alexa stats: 1.0 average daily page views per visitor; no data for average daily time on site. Global rank: 12,001,938.

Bookhitch.com (updated 7/24/15 @ 10 a.m.): Characterizes itself as a book search website. Offers free listing for books as well as premium listings ($19.95 per title) that allow you to include a cover photo and other information. Alexa stats: 1.6 average daily page views per visitor; 1:51 average daily time on site. Global rank: 4,536,968.

Book Deal Hunter (updated 7/17/15 @11:45 a.m.): Submit free books for free. No guarantee they will list but they say “We will do our best to promote the books that we feel are the strongest amongst each daily submission.” Submit at least two days in advance. Alexa stats:  1.7 average daily page views per visitor; 1:60 average daily time on site. Global rank: 508,064.

Book Bub (updated 7/6/15 @10:45 a.m.): To access tools, you first need to sign up for a free account; you can opt out of receiving daily emails.  They have an extensive matrix to determine the price of listing featured books which vary on the deal (free to $2+),  genre, and Book Bub’s email reach. Click here for the matrix.  To list a deal, you need to sign up to be a partner. Alexa stats: 2.56 average daily page views per visitor; 3:05 average daily time on site. Global rank: 8,638.

Bibliophil.org (updated 5/18/15 @2:35 p.m.): This is a free site that seems to operate more like a social media site similar to Goodreads where you can organize a wish list, books you’ve read, and recommendations to others. You can also purchase books through the site. However, I did not actually see any link to enable a visitor to join and the About/FAQ entry is from 2004. Alexa stats: 1.10 average daily page views per visitor; no average daily time on site report. Global rank: 4,736,792.

Authors Den (updated 5/11/15 @ 10:10 a.m.): Sign up for a free or paid membership account (with a wide price range) to list your books, stories, articles, events, and other items. Also post reviews and find other authors and books to read. More like a social media site, definitely offers more than just listing your books. Alexa stats: 3.3 average daily page views per visitor; 2:60 average daily time on site. Global rank: 112,887.

Choosy Bookworm (updated 5/4/15 @12:30 p.m.): Options for free and up to $3.99 ebooks. Can submit for free with @ 20% chance of your book being chosen or opt for paying for a guaranteed feature ($12) or premium feature ($30 or $40 for a rush). Also offers a review program and sidebar feature option. Alex stats: 2:8 average daily page views per visitor; 2:25 average daily time on site. Global rank: 177,072.

Dirt Cheap Mystery Reads (updated 4/28/15 @4:30 p.m.): Currently closed but provides list of recommended book listing sites. Alexa stats: 1:00 average daily page views per visitor; 0:49 average daily time on site. Global rank: 12,032,033

Free & Discounted Books (updated 4/21/15 @3:45 p.m.): Register for an account anx submit free books for no charge or pay $5 to have it accepted within 24 hours. Also accepts submissions for non-free books or pay $5 to guarantee acceptance. No longer accepts erotica titles. Has special options for 99 cent books- submit for $5 if the title is already on the site or $10 if it isn’t; also offers a $45 package which includes greater distribution including submission to twenty 99 cent sites and promotion via social media. [I found the website itself a bit annoying with a social media popup that blocks the page somewhat and disappearing drop-down menus.] Alexa stats: 3.50 average daily page views per visitor; 4:39 average daily time on site. Global rank: 412,891.

Pretty-Hot.com (updated 4/13/15 @3:05 p.m.): Lists your book synopsis, cover, and author bio for free or pay $25 to guarantee feature on homepage for five days, inclusion in e-newsletter, and shared with Twitter and Facebook. Alexa stats: 3.4 average daily page views per visitor; 3:09 average daily time on site. Global rank: 1,232,787.

Wanton Reads (updated 4/5/15 @3:00 p.m.): This site states it is for romance books for those 21 years old and older. The form to submit books and an author interview appear live; however, the last posts are dated November, 2014. There is also a book store for purchasing books. Listing books ranges from $15 to $45 depending on length and placement. Alexa stats: 1.6 average daily page views per visitor; 0:53 average daily time on site. Global rank: 2,888,806.

Pixel of Ink (updated 3/31/15 @12:15 p.m.): Posts and sends a deals and steals (free or bargain ebook) listing twice daily in the mornings and evenings. They are closed to advertising and free book submissions of any kind, but you can sign up for the author newsletter to find out when they open. Alexa stats: 1.77 average daily page views per visitor; 1:58 average daily time on site. Global rank: 79,583 (updated 4/6/15 @3:05 p.m.)

Free Kindle Books and Tips (updated 3/23/15 @3:30 p.m.): Offer paid promotions for $25 or $50. Extensive guidelines with detailed information about target audience and reach, although it says they are accepting through “September 30, 2014.” Requires average of at least 4 star reviews from 8 reviewers on Amazon. Would like you to subscribe to receive information about opportunities. Has a free Kindle and Google app. Alexa stats: 1.8 average daily page views per visitor; 2:10 average daily time on site. Global rank: 299,155 (updated 4/6/15 @3:05 p.m.)

Freebooksy (updated 3/9/15 @3:45 p.m.): Offers paid promotion options of $40 to $100 for a free book promotion and $25 to $50 bargain book promotion, based on genre. Will promote a romance, mystery, paranormal/fantasy series for $200 as well as a deal of the day, romance for $50 and Mystery for $150. Alexa stats: 1.69 average daily page views per visitor; 1:57 average daily time on site. Global rank: 103,147 (updated 4/6/15 @3:05 p.m.)

Book Goodies (updated 3/2/15 @8:15 a.m.): Offers several free and paid advertising options. All require an author interview completed via an online form. For no cost, submit published books, free book promos, and bargain books. Prices for paid advertising range from $10 to $99. Alexa stats: 2.7 average daily page views per visitor; 3:28 average daily time on site. Global rank: 343,718 (updated 4/6/15 @3:05 p.m.)

Bargain Ebook Hunter (updated 2/23/15 @4:00 p.m.): Broken into Book Blocks 1 and 2 and last chance deals. Clicking on the “feature your book” links informs that promotions are handled by its parent company, HotZippy. There, you can pay $15 to feature your free, 99 cent, or bargain book. Alexa stats: 1.4 average daily page views per visitor, 1:35 average daily time on site. Global rank: 634,607 (updated 4/6/15 @3:05 p.m.)

Awesome Gang (updated 2/19/15 @10:15 a.m.): Offers free listing of any book along with a $10 2-day feature option. You can also submit an author interview for that section of the website. Alexa Stats: 1.9 average daily page views per visitor, 2:21 average daily time on site. Global rank: 291,818 (updated 4/6/15 @3:05 p.m.)

Addicted to E-books (updated 2/11/15 @3:30 p.m.): Offers free e-book announcements as long as it is $5.99 regularly and has at least five Amazon reviews. Also offers a sidebar ad on its website for one week and featured it on its Facebook for $15; it’s $5 to just feature it on Facebook. Alexa Stats: 3 average daily page views per visitor, 2:50 average daily time on site. Global rank: 368,995 (updated 4/6/15 @3:05 p.m.)

Author Marketing Club (updated 2/3/15 @4:15 p.m.): Offers free and premium memberships with book marketing & selling tips for authors. Provides links to other book submissions sites and a book widget tool to list your Amazon book listing on your blog’s sidebar (list one book for free membership, up to ten for paid).  Also offers to feature your book on their blog and Facebook page in exchange for promoting AMC. Alexa Stats: 3 average daily page views per visitor, 3:42 average daily time on site. Global rank: 161,355 (updated 4/6/15 @3:05 p.m.)

Armadillo Ebooks  (updated 1/27/15 @ 8:30 a.m.): Gives a free listing for free book promos via a website form. There is a link for listing a bargain book but there is no form on the page. Latest posting: 1/27/15. Alexa Stats: 1.3 average daily page views per visitor, 1:25 average daily time on site. Global rank: 844,261 (updated 4/6/15 @3:05 p.m.)

 

and everywhere in between.