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Authors: Donate your Novel for Monthly Promotion and Giveaway!

Girl Reading Antique Book (licensed)Let’s face it, authors are the biggest readers (we call it research) and love reading books as much or more than writing them. More importantly, authors are always looking for ways to promote their book to an attentive audience. With this in mind, and a touch of crazy, NovelRank would like to start doing a monthly book giveaway, supported by books donated by authors like you who track their books on NovelRank.

Update: August 2011

Due to overwhelming response, and a balance of author benefit and time cost, NovelRank is no discontinuing the giveaway program in 2011. Thanks for participating!

Why would NovelRank do this?

NovelRank should be more than a one-trick pony, as some of the unique blog posts have aspired to do. To that end, I would love to also share and promote author’s books in new and unique ways whenever possible. With some interest already from Rebecca Connell, Cami Checketts, Lisette Brodey, Cheryl Kaye Tardif, and Mike Dauplaise (with TitleTown Publishing), I think that this idea is ready to move forward.

What’s in it for me?

Free promotion of your book? Isn’t that what every author wants? Your book would be promoted to twitter, facebook, and the NovelRank blog, and all the while being adored by hundreds. On January 5th, NovelRank had ~100 unique visitors a day. On February 5th, this doubled to 200+ unique visitors. January 2010 had over 11,500 visits to the site. As you continue to spread the word, this will continue to grow.

Seems too good to be true; what does NovelRank risk?

Cold. Hard. Cash. Seriously, I’ll be paying out of my own pocket to package and ship (anywhere in the world) the winner their copy of the monthly giveaway book. I also have to store all the books authors send to me until their time comes.

Anything else?

Not really. Oh, one last thing: I’m actually a slow reader because I’m busy (guess with what), so I won’t be reading and reviewing every book before it is promoted. If you are looking for a review, I suggest LLBookReview.com.

Twitter Contest – Get your book Featured on NovelRank

NovelRank features up to 6 books prominently throughout the website. Till now, the book choices have been completely arbitrary by myself, but I want to give promoters of NovelRank the opportunity to get their book featured! In order of the most visits, the following pages are available:

So what do I have to do?

It’s pretty simple actually, here are the steps:
1. Get your book’s link on NovelRank.com
2. Login to Twitter
3. Tweet the following phrase:
Tracking my book’s sales rank completely for free @novelrank http://this.is.your.link/
Make sure you change the link to your book!

Here is an example tweet:

Tracking my book’s sales rank completely for free @novelrank http://novelrank.com/title/php-reference-paperback

Looking forward to promoting fellow authors soon! Contest closes on December 11th so hurry!

Update 12/12/09
Congratulations to the winners: @Charlotte_Stein @meghanwier @camichecketts @sommer_marsden