Paid Book Promotion

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Authors and publishers often participate in paid book promotion for a book’s marketing campaign. The reason? It’s a very effective way of getting your book in front of readers eyes.

There are multiple companies providing paid promotion services. Therefore, Hybrid Global Publishing offers assistance with three promotion services available to authors: IndieReader, Edelweiss, and LibraryThing.


IndieReader provides services to improve a book’s findability and status. The main service they provide is professional book review. In addition to posting the review in their community, they also distribute to Amazon and Barnes & Noble. As a result, it sometimes makes it on Huffington Post!


Through IndieReader, they also provide an Edelweiss inclusion service. This online catalog is the one-stop-shop for bookstores (including Barnes & Noble), as well as librarians, bloggers and reviewers. By signing up for this service your book is in the reach of 37,000 industry professionals!


Another service Hybrid Global can assist an author with is LibraryThing Giveaways. With users totaling 2.3 million, this social cataloging website is a powerful promotion tool. In the Earlier Reviewer program authors and publishers can then submit books for a giveaway. After that LibraryThing selects the winners at the end of the month. In exchange for these copies, the winners provide reviews of the book. To sum up, this is great for adding to your reader community and creating early buzz about your book.

In conclusion, these great services are effective ways for the author to garner readers, reviews, and recognition. Paid promotion is important for the book’s success, and we’re here to help! Here’s a list of websites for paid book promotion. Plus, if you’re more interested in social networking sites for authors check out this list!

If you’re interested in working with us, visit our website to learn more and send Karen a message at