You're an author. You've worked hard writing your book(s) and are now holding the published miracle in your hands. What's next?
It's time to promote your book and your options are endless.
Where do you start?
The one thing you know for sure: You want more people to know about your book. The more people who see it, the more chance they will buy it. Right?
The PDB helps you gain more book visibility:
1. When you set up your PDB profile and upload your book's cover in the portrait area, several things happen.
a) Each time you login, a mini icon of your book cover pops to the top of our "View More Books" module on the many pages throughout the site. Readers can point to these images, see a popup, and click to be immediately on your profile. Voila'! More visibility.
b) Each time you login, your book cover and short description pops to the top of our Reader's Browse list. Sure, you can set up your profile and never come back, but with so many great books to choose from, we've learned from experience at the PDB that those on the opening pages are gaining the most visibility. (The choice is yours. Set it and forget it, or be active and reap more rewards.)
c) When you select your genre in the drop down menu (on the My Book's tab), readers can search for your book via our category search. Since many of the older posted titles have not updated to this feature yet, your book will gain more viewing while others are lost in limbo. (Note, the other category checkmark boxes only show up on your profile, but they give you the opportunity to mark additional categories that might also apply.)
d) When you add your Twitter handle into the appropriate box in your profile, not only can readers view your tweets and subscribe to them, your handle is also added to our Twitter list where other PDBers can find you and connect. We post, retweet, and monitor Twitter too, especially looking for Author gossip and other goodies we can post on our site. (We love giving visibility to our authors whenever we can!) If you tweet for us, you might even find yourself in our Thank You box on the front page. The PDB appreciates retweets immensely!
e) NEW! We are featuring book covers each week in our Cover Art You Can Frame series. How do you become eligible? Simple! Jamie picks a cover, writes why she likes it, and the cover is featured on the home page.
Best of all, every option above is absolutely free!
2. When you upgrade your profile, these additional visibility options apply:
a) You'll recieve a top of the page mini icon that pops up each time you login. These icons are our top hit clicks on the site!
b) Your icon book cover will also appear on the front page highlight area (limited to the first 42, then you have to login again). This will put you front and center for our readers.
c) You'll receive extra fields on your profile so readers get a quick overview of all your reviews, testimonials, and links to your website, social media sites, and retail sales sites. Most readers only stay on our site for approximately four minutes per visit. Why? They are immediately clicking to an author's site to learn more about them (then they come back for more). If you want more visibility, then the PDB has many ways to bring it to you.
d) Throughout our site we offer mini book cover ads that click over to the author's profile. You can purchase one for as low as $5 per month. Or receive an ad at no additional charge as part of your upgrade. These ads provide another quick click for readers to find YOU and your book.
e) If all of this sounds great but you're just too busy to do it, or if you are not that good with computers and would the PDB to take care of it all, then check out our "We Do it for You" upgrade options.
Even the upgraded option is very affordable
and is only paid once per year.
3. Want even MORE visibility? The PDB can provide it. ProPromoters receive all of the above PLUS...
a) Receive a top of the page banner proudly displaying you and your book with quick blurbs to entice our visiting readers. You can also publish these banners on your own site, or anywhere else you like. These banners show up on random pages, rotating while readers are glancing through our other offerings.
b) Our PDB Featured Authors are among the most read pages on our site! This is where the PDB interviews YOU, the author, about your book and writing life. To help promote our Featured Authors, the PDB creates a top of the page banner that includes a great blurb or enticing testimonial. Interviews include links to Amazon.com to buy your book as well as links to your website and profile. This interview remains on our site long-term!
c) ProPromoters also receive their name on our browse tab. When readers click the tab to Find Books, they are offered several possibilities including YOUR NAME as an easy click to your profile.
d) Your book will be listed on our Platinum Authors page, with, of course, another quick link to your profile!
e) And the gem of all gems, a front cover ad. These ads can receive as many as 4000 views a month (and that number is growing rapidly). Talk about visibility! You can buy just this ad for $50 a month, but as part of this package, you receive this ad for an entire year at a fraction of the cost.
There's More Free Options!
4. I'm still not finished! The PDB was built by a visibility hungry author who knows how to put your books and ideas in front of others. So besides all the opportunities mentioned above, here are yet others you can take advantage of when you are listed on the PDB:
a) Blog with us as a guest blogger. Share your expertise with others.
b) Become a topic blogger with the PDB. Blog on a particular topic each month. Receive visibility perks in exchange, as well as offering content that others will tweet and share. Topic bloggers have their own personal link under the blog tab for easy access and Super visibility!
c) Share an essay or a piece on the Writing Life via our Polka Dot Banter. (Jane Nixon White moderates.)
d) Join in discussions with us on Twitter and our own FaceBook group.
e) Most articles have quick social media sharing buttons and profiles do too. (Look for the Share This link at the top right of an author's profile).
As you can see, the PDB is LOADED with lots of Visibility options, and all you have to do is list your book. I haven't even mentioned the quick access to industry news, onsite videos, and great info available to you as an author via our bloggers and articles.
To sign up, click the Join Now tab above. If you are already a listed author and you want to upgrade, follow these steps: 1) login, 2) click to update your profile, 3) then click your Subscription tab. 4) Choose the option you want. If you don't want to use Paypal, we also accept checks.
Are you ready for Mega Visibility? Join or Upgrade now.
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