I recently finished writing my first book and I was wondering if you have some good tips for promoting my book? I have been looking at a few publicity sites that help with marketing books, but I haven't made a final decision, do you have any advice you could give me? Searching on Google gave me http://onlinebookpublicity.com/ so right now I am considering that.
Looks like a great service. For the owners of the service. $500 a year to promote your book on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram? Sounds like a hell of a deal. Again, for the service. Unless you've written the next 50 Shades or something that successful, you will be throwing money down the toilet.
My advice, stay away from that or any other service like it. You'll be spending $500 to make $25. Not that great a deal.
I've asked a few authors and most of them responded that they use that service and were happy with the results. But I understand what you are saying.
Check those author's book ranks.
You have no idea if the authors you contacted have anything to do with running the service or if they are afraid to tell the truth. Or they might simply be ignorant in thinking that they have gotten a good ROI when in fact, they haven't.
$500 is a lot of money to shell out for social media. I bet the ROI is horrible.