We have an early gift we’d like to share: ebook marketing features are now available directly on the PublishDrive platform!
Many of our users have been requesting marketing features like these, and we’ve been listening. Our developers have taken your feedback and created some powerful ways to manage ebook marketing and publishing on a single platform. We can’t wait for authors to take advantage of these new book marketing services, here are the benefits:
PublishDrive’s Ebook Marketing Options Explained
Review Copy Distribution
Online book reviews are invaluable for indie authors. They strengthen your online brand, create social proof, and help qualify you for promotional newsletters and other third-party book promotion services. Together, all of these factors influence consumer behavior, helping you with more book sales. If you’re an indie author essentially managing your own author business, how do you get reviews?
Some authors reach out to their own mailing lists for honest reviews, which is effective but time-consuming. Others use third-party services to distribute their free books, which is also a great option, but it costs money.
With PublishDrive’s review copy distribution, we’ll handle all the work for you. This feature includes the distribution of free review copies to readers through Apple Books, Google Play Books, and Kobo. These review copies are also protected available for 28 days and can’t be forwarded to anyone beyond the intended recipient. This is a worry-free and convenient way of sending review copies directly to readers and influencers.
Imagine being able to send your books to editorial teams at top ebook retailers. We’ve made it possible with our new “featured title” option. We’ll recommend your books to teams who are in charge of creating curated lists for their stores.
If selected, you get your book publicly displayed in the store, in special categories like New Releases or Editor’s Choice. While we can’t guarantee your book will be selected, it's still a great opportunity to increase readership.
Social Media Promotion
Many authors know that social media is a powerful tool for ebook marketing. But for new authors or those not familiar with social media, it’s difficult to gain traction with a small following. That’s where PublishDrive can help – take advantage of our social reach and sell more books with this new feature for authors marketing.
Whether you have a price promotion, new book launch, updated book cover, or even new print books, we want to hear about it. We’d be happy to spread the word through our social media channels. Using the marketing feature platform, send us a short description of what you’d like to promote and why. We can’t guarantee that every submission will be featured, but we’ll carefully review the requests one by one.
Stay tuned for more marketing features that we have planned. We’re always seeking new ways of helping indie authors succeed. If you have an idea for a marketing feature, contact us directly through the new marketing platform to submit your recommendations.