Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Girl and her #Kindle – a SPECIAL place for #Authors to #Promote.


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I’ve been involved with a lot of different promo sites over the last while but I have to admit that I’ve never been treated quite as personally as what I experienced with Amy. She’s quick to respond, accurate with her reviews and lovely to interact with.

Not only does she spread the word about your book to different sites, like twitter and facebook, she writes a review and puts your book on her blog so that you can also send out the links to your own social media platforms.


Her prices are very reasonable and include a lot: Promo Packages (1/$25, 3/$50, 6/$72, 9/$95, and 12/$120)

Promo Packages Include:

  • Book Featured on A Girl and Her Kindle Along with Book Excerpt and Book Trailer
  • Book Shared Through Social Networks to 7500+ Fans on Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Pinterest
  • FREE - Book Reviewed on A Girl and Her Kindle
  • FREE - Book Reviewed on 3 Sites of Your Choice (eg: Amazon, Smashwords, Goodreads)
Amy Brantley said... (see comments below)
Thank you so, so much for sharing my work here on your wonderful blog! I just wanted to add a note about a promotion I just started. Any holiday/Christmas book will receive a full promo for only $12.25! Check out the order page for more details.

Amy Brantley is a girl who works very hard for authors. I wanted her be a guest on Believe! so we could get to meet the girl behind the... ahhh kindle.

Amy, I’m so glad you agreed to this visit.

 
Why Did You Begin Offering Promotional Services on A Girl and Her Kindle?

As an indie author, I understand how hard it can be to find time for promotion and also how expensive it can be. I started offering promotional services as a way to help struggling indie authors be able to afford promotional services. There are a number of similar businesses out there, but many are just there to take your money and slap your book on their website. That's not what I'm about. I honestly care about what the author wants, how much they can afford, and giving them the most bang for their buck. That's why I offer prices that are well below my competitors. For me, it's more about helping other authors succeed than anything else.

 
I’m dying to know how you find the time to read all the books you do in order to write the reviews for each one?

First of all, I'm an avid reader and find time wherever I can to read. It might be while I make dinner or while sitting in the car waiting for my boyfriend to get off work. If I have a free minute, you can bet my Kindle is in hand.

 
Do you find it hard to promote a genre you don’t like?

I always do my best to promote books knowing that not all tastes are the same. I, too, am an indie author and understand that some people may not like the genre I write in. With that said, I take it one book at a time and promote the book so that it shines for those that are interested in that genre. I do this by making sure to choose hashtags that will put the book in front of the right readers and by pinning the book to the right boards on Pinterest.

 
How many new followers do you get each week when you’re so active on social media?

It's honestly hard to say. I don't pay close attention to the numbers, but the numbers are always rising. There are currently 5600 Facebook fans and 2100 Twitters followers.

 
What’s your favorite part of the job? Is it the reading, the promoting, meeting new people or something else entirely?

My absolute favorite part of the job is hearing how the authors benefited from the promotion. When I hear things like, "My book sales tripled" or "I've sold 7000+ copies since you started promoting my book!" I feel wonderful. It honestly means something to me to be helping fellow authors make their dreams come true. I want people to succeed when they purchase my services.

 
What are your dreams for the Girl with a Kindle?

My dream is for women young and old to be able to come to the website and find books they enjoy. That's why I work hard to promote a variety of authors and different genres. While I do try to work in books that men will enjoy, make no mistake, A Girl and Her Kindle is a place for women to feel at home. With that said, I want female authors, and men that write women's fiction, to come to think of A Girl and Her Kindle whenever they have promotional needs. In other words, I want to be the girl in the middle that brings readers and writers together.

 

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so, so much for sharing my work here on your wonderful blog! I just wanted to add a note about a promotion I just started. Any holiday/Christmas book will receive a full promo for only $12.25! Check out the order page for more details. http://www.agirlandherkindle.com/p/promotional-services.html

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