So, its been a while since I sat down with my blog followers and had a fire-side chat. But I felt like I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this…as I think that some may not know about it…and it has the potential to be a positive tool for self-published authors and writers considering or currently in the throws of a self-pub. The site is an off-shoot of Publisher’s Weekly, called BookLife.
BookLife is a site dedicated to everything Self-Published. Get tips, reviews, and post your profile.
Self-published indie authors can now submit their books for PW Review consideration FOR FREE! This is an opportunity, not a promise, just so you know. There are hundreds of authors submitting their books and only a few are selected for review…but hey, what do you have to lose? Its free. And if your book is picked, its another review to add to your queue and free marketing and promotions on their site.
On BookLife, you have to register with the site, then add your book or books (called “Projects”) and from there, with a couple of clicks, you can submit your book(s) for review consideration.
Hey, even if they don’t review it, you still get to list your book with them. They provide a free web page for your title where you can post:
- cover artwork
- a description of the book
- on-sale information for all formats
- an excerpt
- news items
And, any time you add a news item or new review, it gets posted to the front page of BookLife.com. If you link your profile to Goodreads, every time your book(s) receives a new review, it posts on the front page of BookLife in the news section. Can’t beat that.
Also, they have a searchable database where readers/viewers can look up books by author, title, or genre. I think that’s worth the hour or so it takes to set up an author profile and submit your book projects. I just recently discovered it, and I have taken full advantage. Its a fair exchange, they are getting great content for their website and you are getting free high-traffic web space.
D. Alyce Domain