Promotions for Authors

Before you email us:

Create a User Account, and then create an Author Page

When you email us, include:

Promotion you're interested in
First & Last

Author Name
Contact Email
Paypal Email
Book Title and link
Book Blurb (max 250 words)

Book Excerpt (max 1,500 words)
Promotion Date preferences (1st and 2nd choice):

Use the "Email Us" link above to email us these details. For help, email dsacrey@storyfinds.com.

 

Authors! This is StoryFinds.com's comprehensive list of the different promotions we offer. If you'd like to see how the site works, create a User Account, and then create an Author Page. Then, add your books! It's all free,and you can submit as many books as you want to Our Library. 

 

Refer an Author Friend & Get a FREE Daily Special listing

Like our services? Spread the word! If a friend orders any of our paid services, you'll be rewarded with a FREE Daily Special. Simply email Dani Sacrey at dsacrey@storyfinds.com with the subject line: StoryFinds Author Referral Program, and include the order details. (Books in our Daily Special spotlight have to be either FREE, priced $1 or less, or on sale.)


Are you a publisher, literary agent, or publicist? Discounted pricing for our promotions when booking in bulk for your clients. Email dsacrey@storyfinds.com for a Publisher's Package.


 

Major Audible Contest

We'll be showcasing 14 audible book covers in this major transit promotion to highlight the joy of listening to books. Special thanks to all the authors participating. The campaign kicks off the week of August 18th for 4 weeks both on-line and print.

Contest Grand Prize: Winner will receive all audible books listed in contest, a Nano Shuffle, and a year's subscription to Audible.com. 


 

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Grab a New Audience - SMS Promo to highlight your book!

Our professional voice over artist will record a unique message about your book. We then provide you with a number for users to text from their phones to receive your cool new promotional message. We can do 30, 40, and 60-second clips. It helps if authors participating list their book as on sale, $1 or less, or FREE. If you have a contest running we can highlight that too!

30 second clip - $50/40 second clip - $60

Check out an sample:

US readers - Text SF4518 to 43766 to learn more about Rekindled by New York Times Best Selling Author Jen Talty

Canadian readers Text SF4518 to 77788

The nice aspect of the SMS feature is we will keep the text live so authors can use it for future promotions on their own.

Email rfield@storyfinds.com for more information.

 

contestBuild your FAN Base - Create a Contest ($100)

For just $100, we'll feature your book for two weeks on a personalized Contest Page! The $100 covers three prizes: $25, $15 and $10 Amazon gift cards—you only have to throw in Three FREE Copies of your Book, and we'll do the rest! (And if you'd like to add more prizes or up their value, even better!)

We'll promote your contest in our bi-weekly Readers' newsletter (3,500+ subscribers) and through our social mediaTwitter, Facebook and Pinterest. We'll also showcase your author information and book of choice.

For $15 extra, we’ll log and provide you with the emails from your contest entrants —a vital tool for beefing up your own author newsletter or mailout.

For more information, or to book a contest, email dsacrey@storyfinds.com.

 

Daily Specials ($20)

(Books priced $1 or less, books on sale, and FREE books) 

Every day we will highlight books on sale, priced for under $1, or FREE. We'll post your book on our Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest pages and, of course, on the Daily Special page. Daily Special space is limited so book early!

For more details, email dsacrey@storyfinds.com

 

Author Spotlight ($60)  

Saturdays ($50 one-day promotion)

The Author Spotlight means your book is the EXCLUSIVE book on our homepage. Your book is also the first thing readers see when they open the newsletter. That’s over 3,500 subscribers seeing your book FIRST! And we don’t just promote your book once to our social media sites, we do it multiple times during the run. We book Author Spotlights for Wednesdays & Sundays.

Book excerpt  - we shout that out to all of our social media sites too

Got a book trailer?  - oh yeah we love to show these all over Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Won an award? – let us brag about it for you

You the author – smile for social media. We like to show the person behind the book.

That’s up to 5 social media plugs a day.

For more details, email dsacrey@storyfinds.com

 

Spotlight Add-On

Authors book 5 spotlights and get 10% off. Email dsacrey@storyfinds.com

Publishers don’t forget to email us at rfield@storyfinds.com for information on our special Publisher’s Package.

 

 1st Chapter Spotlight ($50)    

Saturdays ($40 one-day promotion)

Readers love this page. The average user stays on this page for 3.5 minutes. They are googling the word 1st Chapter and guess where it brings them – to us! This is a unique feature on our site. Readers want to read your first chapter and we scream out your promotion exactly like we do for our Author Spotlight – with up to 5 social media plugs each day.

Your book is on the only feature on this page, along with your author information, and an excerpt from your book. Your book is the second feature in our newsletter. We book 1st Chapter Spotlights for Wednesdays & Sundays.

For more details, email dsacrey@storyfinds.com 

 

Cover Contest ($20)

Our Book Cover Poll is NOW on the top right side of every page which makes it easier for Readers to vote for your book!

An add-on to the Themed Week promotion—add your cover to the weekly "choose the best cover" contest page for a chance to win a a FREE blog on our Insight Blog (value $35). We promote this feature all week and it's included in our newsletter. Email dsacrey@storyfinds.com for more info!

Theme Week ($30 per book)

Only FIVE books at a time are showcased in the Theme Week feature. Each theme week starts on a Sunday, and highlights your book cover and a 1,500 word excerpt. We will also post your book information to both our Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest feeds.

Calendar for Themed Week:

  • July 27 – Mystery Box sets
  • August 3 -  Canadian Authors
  • August 10 – Best Sellers
  • August 17 – Contemporary Literary Fiction
  • August 24 – Cuffs/Hoses & Heroes – Men in uniform
  • August 31 - Psychic Romance
  • September 7 - Audiobooks - don't forget we're showcasing Audible books as part of our 4 week campaign -jump on the bandwagon
  • September 14 - First books
  • September 21 - Amazon 4.5 stars+
  • September 28 – Vampire Reads
  • October 5 - Strong women leads
  • October 12 - Non-fiction sub genres: science, health, religion, self-help, parenting, etc.
  • October 19 – Romance with Sport elements
  • October 26 - Spooky reads for Halloween

For more details or to make a SUGGESTION for a theme week email dsacrey@storyfinds.com

 

Theme Week Add-On

FREE Ebook Contest ($20)

We promote this feature daily!

Entice readers with a chance to win a copy of your ebook. Authors have the choice of adding the book they are featuring in our Theme Week, or choosing a different book. As this is a special Daily Feature, this promotion is not a stand-alone. You must book a theme week spotlight first.

Email dsacrey@storyfinds.com to add this feature to your Theme Week entry.


 
Book a Banner Ad at the TOP of our webpages 

Promote your book, promotion, author page, or blog with a clickable banner at the TOP of every page on StoryFinds.com.

1 day: $20
2 days: $35
3 days: $45
1 week: $75
(Want even more than a week? We can usually accommodate.)
 
Banner Specs:
Images must be exactly 728 x 90 pixels
Files must be less than 128 MB.
Allowed file types: png gif jpg jpeg
 
Don't have a banner? We'll make you one to keep for only $25
Sample:
ad sample
 
This is a big seller, so book early because it goes fast.
 
Email dsacrey@storyfinds.com for availability.
 

 
Free Reads (suggested donation $15)

This is Storyfinds’ only Pay What You Can promotional offer—we suggest a $15 donation, but we’ll post your book to our Daily Special page for any price you think you can afford. We only showcase five books a day so book early. We have over 160,000 viewers come through. PLUS, we will post your book details to all of our social media sites – Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and Pinterest.

For more details, email dsacrey@storyfinds.com

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