For this attempt, we are only advertising using free ads on ebook promotion websites. Many of these sites offer paid options which guarantee the prominence of your promotional material, but there are so many that this would soon mount up, so we'll get a baseline from this trial, and then we can decide on a budget for advertising for future promotions and see how it affects downloads.
The sites we've advertised on in advance are listed below, for those of you who might be thinking of doing something similar. Submission to these 28 sites took around 2 hours of time filling in forms, although some of that time was sifting through other sites that didn't make it clear you needed to pay for the advertising slots until late in the process.
On the days of the sale we'll also be listing The Dreaming Demon on some book blogs, facebook pages and tweeting, so fingers crossed we'll get plenty of people reading it.
1. Freebooksy, 2. Its write now, 3. Kindlebook promos, 4. Ebooklister, 5. Booktourtips/orangeberry free me, 6. Indiebookoftheday, 7. Kindle book review, 8. Book goodies/ignite your book, 9. Ebookshabit, 10. OHFB one hundred free books, 11. Book preview club, 12. Author marketing club, 13. The Book Circle, 14. Ebook stamp, 15. Ebookstage, 16. The reading sofa, 17. Awesomegang, 18. Ereaderutopia, 19. Freebookdude, 20. Hotzippy (inc pixelscroll and bargain ebookhunter), 21. Armadillo ebooks, 22. Bookangel, 23. Bookdealhunter, 24. Freebooks, 25. Lovelybookpromotions, 26. Iloveebooks, 27. Frugal freebies, 28. Freebooksforme