New from Kindle Nation Daily: A Quick and Easy “Free Book Highlighter” Service to Help Indie Authors Get the Word Out About New Free Book Listings!

April 21, 2011
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PLEASE NOTE:

  • This is an automated service, so please be sure to enter your information our FREE BOOK HIGHLIGHTER Landing Page after you have paid, or your book will not be featured!
  • After payment you will be taken to a landing page where you must provide the information we need to highlight your book’s status as a free title. You must complete this process by 6 a.m. Eastern on the day your book will be highlighted for us to include it in our Free Book Highlighter Service for that day. If you are not taken to the landing page, please try this link.
  • Your free book listing will be included in a post (like this one) listing up to 15 free books that will appear on the Kindle Nation website with a link (like this one) for the 94,500 fans of our Facebook page. The post and the Facebook update will go up on our website between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern time, almost always before 1:30 pm EST. If you are having trouble finding your post, please check our Facebook page after 2 pm EST.
  • In order to keep the cost of this service as low as we can, it is a relatively automated service without scheduling confirmation emails or, generally speaking, other email contact. Thanks in advance for paying close attention to the steps outlined above and providing all information exactly as requested.
  • Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your book is free on the date(s) in question. If your book is not free on the date in question, we will remove it from our post, and will not be able to refund your payment.

 

Whether or not you participate in other Kindle Nation Daily sponsorship programs, you may be interested in the steps we are taking to help our readers find free Kindle titles — possibly including yours.

As you may know, Amazon recently opened the door for indie authors who use the Kindle Digital Publishing (KDP) platform to create their own free book promotions (see Amazon’s Dec. 8, 2011 press release here.)

As Amazon wrote in an introductory letter to KDP authors, “the ability to offer your book for free will help expand your worldwide reader base.” We agree wholeheartedly, which is why we and others have been campaigning actively for this important step toward parity — and a leveling of the playing field between indie authors and large corporate publishers — for the past three years.

First, we want to let you know that we are very interested in including your free title on our Kindle Nation Daily free book search tool — a service that costs authors nothing and can help readers our find your book. While our search software is designed to find free titles and include them, you can help make sure that your title is in our database — whether or not it is free — by going to our free eBookTracker service, registering or signing in using the link in the upper right corner, and adding your title’s ASIN to our database manually. That way, when your book does become free for a day or so, it should turn up quickly on our listings.

However, it has probably occurred to you already that, with thousands more authors eligible to create free book promotions, it will take an additional push to help differentiate your books from thousands of other free books. So we’ve also created a simple, inexpensive service to help you let our readers know when you create a free book promotion with one of your titles.

Here’s how it works, and please note before paying that you must complete this process beforehand — anytime up to 6 a.m. Eastern time on the day your book will be highlighted — for us to include it in our Free Book Highlighter Service for that day:

  • You create a free book promotion — for a specific date or date range of up to 5 days — for one of your titles at Amazon’s Kindle Digital Publishing (KDP) dashboard. Please be aware that we cannot help you with this process; it is between you (or your publisher) and Amazon, and you must enroll your title in the KDP Select program before you can create a free book promotion.
  • Next, sign up for our Free Book Highlighter Service — at our introductory price of $29.99 per title per day — using the PayPal button below.




  • After payment you will be taken to a landing page where you must provide the information we need to highlight your book’s status as a free title. You must complete this process by 6 a.m. Eastern on the day your book will be highlighted for us to include it in our Free Book Highlighter Service for that day. If you are not taken to the landing page, please try this link.
  • Your free book listing will be included in a post (like this one) listing up to 15 free books that will appear on the Kindle Nation website with a link (like this one) for the 90,000 fans of our Facebook page. The post and the Facebook update will appear between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern time. If you are having trouble finding your post, please check our Facebook page after 2 pm EST.
  • In order to keep the cost of this service as low as we can, it is a relatively automated service without scheduling confirmation emails or, generally speaking, other email contact. Thanks in advance for paying close attention to the steps outlined above and providing all information exactly as requested.
  • Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your book is free on the date(s) in question. If your book is not free on the date in question, we will remove it from our post, and will not be able to refund your payment.

Thanks, and we look forward to working with you!

22 Responses to New from Kindle Nation Daily: A Quick and Easy “Free Book Highlighter” Service to Help Indie Authors Get the Word Out About New Free Book Listings!

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  2. Pavarti K Tyler on February 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Can this be scheduled in advance or do you have to do it on the day of?
    Thanks!
    Pav

    • Steve Windwalker on February 4, 2012 at 8:07 am

      Scheduling in advance is fine, and in fact much appreciated, Pav.

      Cheers,
      Steve

  3. Lichen Craig on February 4, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I’m a little confused: as do many indie writers, I listed my novel with Kindle/Amazon, but simulataneously Smashwords. I have no control over their distribution. So it would make no sense for me to attempt to register for Select, limiting my book exclusivity to Amazon. However, I would like to promote it through the FBHS service. Is there any way around this?

    • Steve Windwalker on February 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

      Hi Lichen,
      The point of control for you, should you choose to exercise it, lies in whether you choose to list your book via Smashwords. Among Amazon’s purposes in the design of the KDP Select program is to get authors to list through KDP exclusively. As a company, Kindle Nation Daily is entirely separate from Amazon.
      Cheers,
      Steve

  4. Tina B on February 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Hi Steve,
    I’m interested in using this service as part of a KDP select promotion. However, I’m concerned about purchasing first only to find that my date is not available. I’m interpreting this promo option as one where you’ll list a freebie with 14 others and that is a cap. Am I incorrect? (Hope so, actually!)

    Thanks for your help.

    • Steve Windwalker on April 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Tina, we currently guarantee availability for the Free Book Highlighter option as long as you sign up before 6 am EST on the day in question. Hope that helps.

      Cheers,
      Steve

  5. Edward G. Talbot on February 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

    I notice that unlike the other sponsorship options, there is no calendar here to check availability. Can we just assume that it will be available and you won’t get more than 15 people signing up in a day? Or will you do more than one post if you get too many books?
    Thanks for all the great stuff on the site!

    • Steve Windwalker on February 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Edward, we’re feeling our way into this, but as you suggested, we’ll do more than one post if we get too many books. Hope that helps.

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  13. Scott on November 4, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Do you pay facebook so that they syndicate the post to all of your 66,000 fans, or is it only going to 15% of them? Thanks.

  14. Vinay on December 31, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Hi Steve,

    I have done this before as you know. Are either of Jan 5 or Jan 6 available for a FBH service ($29.99)?

    Cheers,

    Vinay

  15. Erich Andreas on January 15, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Good day!

    How do I get my ebook featured on your site? It will be free from January 16-18, 2013. Kindly send me details. Please see the link to the amazon page for the ebook’s description:

    http://www.amazon.com/Ukulele-Mastery-Simplified-Strumming-ebook/dp/B00AZSB934

    I hope you can feature my ebook on your website. Let me know if you have questions.

    Thank you and more power.

    Sincerely,

    Erich Andreas
    Your Guitar Sage
    http://YourGuitarSage.com

  16. Marie F Martin on February 6, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I just released my new novel, Harbored Secrets. I just paid for the highlighter service for it and also my Novel Maternal Harbor. they are being offered free on the day. Is it possible to have them promoted together? If so will you do that for me. thank You, Marie

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