Freebooksy Series Features Now Provide Wider Marketing Opportunities for Indie Authors
July 21, 2015 – Kobo and Written Word Media announced the launch of a new partnership today called Freebooksy Features, a curated selection of free ebook titles handpicked by a collaborative team from Freebooksy and Writer’s Life. The selections represent an array of genres including Romance, Mystery, Thriller, and Science Fiction. For readers a Freebooksy Feature offers a no cost, risk-free way to try out a new author. For authors, it expands their reach to a larger audience and potential fan base that will return to purchase their subsequent titles again and again.
Mark Lefebvre, Director of Kobo Writing Life says, “The Kobo Writing Life team is always looking for great ways to help promote our author’s titles and help them sell more at Kobo. Freebooksy and Bargain Booksy are certainly establishing themselves as two of the premier and affordable places where authors can boost their sales at Kobo and other online retailers. One of the things we love best about them is their author-friendly approach and service guarantee which provides a full refund to authors who aren’t completely satisfied with the results of their campaigns. Working collaboratively to offer Kobo Writing Life authors who have booked a Freebooksy or Bargain Booksy promo the ability to gain further visibility and traction is something we’re thrilled to be able to offer.”
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Freebooksy selects the majority of its featured titles from the series pages on Freebooksy. “These are highly-trafficked pages where all of the first books in the series are permanently free. They are very popular with readers with over 100 different ebook series to sample,” says Ferol Vernon, COO of Written Word Media. “We are very excited about the partnership with Kobo as it further amplifies the exposure Freebooksy authors are receiving, with no additional cost to the authors.”
“Our primary mission at Written Word Media is to empower authors and publishers to reach their audience and to help readers discover their next great book. This partnership is a perfect example of how we are constantly and creatively achieving our mission” says Ricci Wolman, CEO of Written Word Media.
About Written Word Media
Written Word Media uses data-driven marketing techniques to build engaged reader audiences online. All of its current website properties–Freebooksy.com; Bargainbooksy.com; RedFeatherRomance.com; and NewinBooks.com bring a unique feature and service to readers. Written Word Media has served over 10,000 self-published authors, and works with three of the big five major publishers as well as a long list of smaller publishers and publicists on book promotions. Written Word Media has a combined audience of over 525,000 users of which over 275,000 receive book recommendations by email based on their genre and device preferences.
About Kobo Writing Life
Kobo Writing Life lets authors and publishers self-publish digital content in 160+ countries. Use Kobo Writing Life to publish eBooks, track sales, and connect with fans around the world