Ricki Wilson, author of Maggie’s Fall, has created a wonderful free service to feature other independent novelists. It’s called Indie Spotlight.
Here is what she says about her service (http://www.rickiwilson.com/how-to-get-your-own-indie-spotlight.html):
I created Indie Spotlight as a means for Indie authors to have a tool to promote their novels. Send me a jpeg of your book cover and a link to your sales pages, and I will feature you and your novel on Indie Spotlight.
Email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to your cover and your sales link, send me any information you would like to share with readers (Facebook address, Twitter handle, website link, Goodreads page, …) and I will include your contacts with your Spotlight. (Note: Twitter seems to be the best avenue for getting the most mileage from your Spotlight.)
Once I receive your information, I will create a Spotlight for you that includes your book cover, your blurb, a link to your sales page, and your contact information. Once your Spotlight goes live on the blog, it will also post to Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.
Your Indie Spotlight is a tool for you to use in the promotion of your novel. Share the link on your social media sites. Email it to your family, friends, and readers, or post the link to your own website. You can do the same with the Indie Spotlight jpeg created just for you. Any potential reader who follows the link will have a direct line to your sales page and your contacts.
One of the most difficult things for Indie authors to manage is getting the word out about our novels. Indie Spotlight is but one step toward accomplishing that goal.
My novel is Maggie’s Fall, and I would be honored to have you as a reader. If Maggie doesn’t catch your fancy, I would be grateful if you would please consider recommending it to a friend or, perhaps, gifting it to a favorite reader.
I look forward to getting you and your novel in the Indie Spotlight!
Note: I’m featuring Ricki’s Indie Spotlight not just to give novelists another place to promote their novels but also because I want to encourage other novelists and book authors to do the same for the authors in their genre, topic area, or social networks.
Please follow Ricki’s example. When you do, I’ll feature you here. That’ll mean one more great link to your novel or book, but it also means that you have to truly help promote other authors in your field. All authors win when we work together.