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Authors – Have you Joined BookBub?


I’ve subscribed to the BookBub.com email for about four years garnering my fair share of free and discounted books. However, I had no idea that as an author you could join their database by adding your books for other members to discover. The site itself isn’t the most friendly but if you can get past that there are some advantages to joining.

AuthorityPub shares how to Join BookBub which then gives you the opportunity to purchase an ad with them:

How to apply:

Go to BookBub.com and scroll down to the bottom of the homepage.

Click on “Submit New Deal” under the Publishers and Authors column on the footer.

You can also create a BookBub author page. (This option pulls your info from Amazon.)

Fill out the form, including the price drop, dates, and Amazon links.

Add your comments (highly recommended).

They should email you back within two to three days to let you know if your book got accepted or not.

Confirm the date and schedule your promo right then and there.

It is important that you make sure that whatever book you’re pitching is available for a promo on Amazon.

They will remind you two days and one day before your BookBub promo runs.

I couldn’t afford to place an ad but I did get my books added into their database. Better yet, once you have joined their site, you can “recommend” books to other readers/authors.

If you are a book reviewer, this is an additional place where you can share your reviews in addition to Amazon and GoodReads. Take the extra step and make your reviews count! <3

Follow-me-on-Bookbub-300X121-300x121 Click HERE to follow me on BookBub.

If you are an author on BookBub, and I have read and reviewed your books, please let me know in the comments and I will add my review and follow you. <3

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  2. This is soooo amazing thank you for the information I will look into this

  3. I have heard a lot about this (but, honestly, might be mistaking it for something else). I thought it was wildly difficult to get accepted into or you had to have lots of sales and/or followers or something. I’ll look into it for sure. Thanks, Colleen! <3

    • Hi, Sarah. If you want to use the advertisements (I heard they are pricey) it is difficult to get accepted. Otherwise, an author you can post your books on the site. This is a fabulous way to post reviews. Just another place where other authors can see your work. I’ve been up to my eyeballs in some flooring renovations. As soon as it calms down I’ll be sending you a copy of Fairies, Myths, & Magic. <3

  4. Great post Sis. I’d like to add that the site is unuser friendly and especially if you’re a Canadian 🙁

  5. I think I signed up at your suggestion, Colleen! The daily emails with 99C books is going to turn me into a kindle book hoarder (if not already). So interesting to read more about BookBub! Thank you for sharing this!

  6. Reblogged this on M J Mallon Author and commented:
    A great post by Colleen Chesebro about adding yourself to Book Bub.

  7. Great idea must take a look at this. Thanks for this Reblogging. 🙂

  8. Thanks for the info, Colleen. They couldn’t find my author name, so I’ve had to complete a form with links to Glimpses on Amazon.com, and to my Twitter account. Now I need to wait for them to contact me with approval. I hope I get it. 😀

  9. Are you kidding? Its my kryptonite

  10. A great post Colleen. I enjoy posting my reviews to BookBub including your lovely books. It is a great place to network with authors and readers. 🌼

    • I agree, Brigid. It’s just another place to get exposure for our books. I love adding my reviews there. I feel like I’m sharing my love for reading and how great most of the books I read are. <3

  11. I love BookBub! Not only do they share your new releases with your follows (for free!) but you can also purchase an inexpensive pre-order notification for your followers.
    I’ve been banned from posting reviews on Amazon 🙁 so now I post them on my blog, GoodReads and BookBub, who then sends an email to my followers with my book recommends which results in a soft-sell for me 🙂
    I have your Fairies, Myth and Magic on my Kindle and will share my review soon 🙂
    Here’s my link: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jacquie-biggar

  12. I have not done this, but another author friend has been talking about it too. Sounds like something I should look into.

  13. Thank you for this post. I’m going to look into this. I think I’m already on their mailing list…

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