That book you wrote? Here’s a new way to promote it

Learn more about TimSo you’ve self-published a novel that, in your humble opinion, the whole world should read.

But how do you get the word out?

Just putting it on Amazon isn’t enough. There are millions of books competing for attention and to stay visible, your book needs to be selling briskly on a daily basis.

Posting on social media can help, of course, but those who don’t know you personally might be on the fence about reading a book from an author they’re not familiar with yet.

That’s why I created the Discovery List. It’s a simple spreadsheet full of book titles, but it gives you bonus points if you have reviews for your book, or if readers add a “Love Note” about how much they enjoyed reading it.

My idea is to go directly to the source—the authors themselves—in order to find out what we should be reading in the vast ocean of self-published books, and collect them all in one place.

In other words, I’m making a list of every self-published book that’s worth reading.

It’s easy to add your book to the spreadsheet. Just go to the Discovery List home page and use the forms to add your book, plus a review if you’ve got one.

Do it today and you can still be a part of the First 100 books. Once we have 100 books, I’ll let our 4,800 blog readers know that the spreadsheet is available for download—and let everyone sort and click to find self-published books they’ll love!

12 thoughts on “That book you wrote? Here’s a new way to promote it

  1. I tried to add my book Torn Between Worlds: An illegal immigrants journey to find herself with 10 five star reviews and I got this message. Error 500 – Internal Server Error. Is there another way I can add my book or is it too late?

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  2. Hi Tim. I have a question. I wanted to add a few books from other’s that I reviewed. I noticed on the discovery list submission, it asks for the blurb of the book only, where’s the box to enter our review for the book we’re sharing?


    • Thanks for asking. It’s a 2-step process, first adding the book, then the review. Just after the book is added, it will ask if you’d like to add a review.

      If you wish to add the review at a later time, start on the home page and click “Share your review” (on the right hand side), find the book from the search box that pops up, click “select,” then click “share review” from that page. Hopefully that makes sense, if not let me know!

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