You’re an author, so you understand how difficult it is to promote a book at the best of times. If you’re a writer of erotic fiction (or, a paranormal/erotic crossover fiction), you understand that promotion is 10-times more difficult. This is due to many promotional platforms disregarding your book for its adult nature.
Today, I will show you 3 free ways you can promote your latest erotic title. These platforms should help you get your book in the public eye.
T.C. Archer, Milos, Darla Dunbar, and Arthur Wing Pinero all use www.Scribd.com. Aspiring writers may not have heard of this site, but with some of the biggest names in erotic fiction using it, it must be good right? YES!
You can use Scribd to showcase your already published works, or as a platform to showcase coming attractions. It’s a quick way to get your book on the public’s radar, and then hopefully get some of those viewers to become loyal readers.
A Scribd account can be opened with your Nom de Plume, so you can protect your true identity. Since Scribd handles eBooks, you’ll need to have an e-copy version available, which, if you’re already using Scrivener, is a snap.
To build a following on Scribd, add excerpts from your novel to your profile, as well as your latest work’s synopsis, your best reviews, and teaser pages. All of these elements can help you get the attention you need to sell eBook and print copies of your erotic title.
Blog Short Stories on Your Own Website
Blogging (and guest posting on other blogs) is a great way to prove your abilities as a writer. As a full-service publisher that offers more marketing tools than any other publisher, Racy Reads will set you up with your own blog. If you’re not publishing with us, you can create your own and use it to promote your work.
One exercise is to blog short stories and companion pieces using the characters from your erotic novel. Write a few tantalizing pieces on your own blog, and then seek out other sites to guest post with links to your books and links back to your blog. There are thousands of websites devoted to erotic fiction, and some even pay you to blog!
This is a great way to introduce readers to your characters, and your ability to tantalize readers. Standalone adventures can later be packaged into an eBook and sold alongside your actual novel. So, this is one way to promote yourself, and make money!
Visit Erotica Forums and Groups to Promote Yourself and Your Titles
Create accounts on erotica forums and groups (Goodreads has many to choose from; just search “erotica” or “paranormal romance” or whatever your genre is). You have anonymity here, as well as most website’s allow you to create an author’s page with links to your published work.
There are many advantages to this, as you have complete control over what you say, how you say it, and who you’re talking to. If you’re looking for beta readers or reviewers, offer free copies to potential fans in exchange for honest reviews. This will build your ranking on Amazon, as well as provide you with valuable feedback about your title.
The Bottom Line
You don’t have to be a web guru to promote a book. You simply need some writing skills, which you already have! A blog can be set up in under and hour, and maintained in just twenty minutes a day.
Blogs can be customized, and you can even include links to your publisher’s web page to let people purchase your title from there or on Amazon or anywhere else. Remember: Racy Reads provides you with a dedicated URL, and you can log in and blog about your titles and yourself at any time. If you haven’t already, please reach out to us about your title. We’re currently accepting submissions.
So, there you have it: 3 ways to promote your erotica title for free, and still get good coverage. These are some of the best ways to get your writing in front of the right audience. Plus, setting up these accounts is fast, and has a far reach.