You Work Hard for Your Books Sales, Don't Waste Your Money
UPDATE - Info about Commun.It has been added sinc ethe publication of the original blog.
Commun.It- Recently Commun.it has changed their polices that better fit their financial needs and not yours. For anyone who has been with them for a period of time, you would probably not notice the change. For new people, hopefully you caught the change.
Commun.It is set up as either a free service to gain followers, or as a paid service. As a free service, they will send out tweets and postings from your account without your notice and or approval. What is wrong with this is that your account can be sending out tweets and postings of other companies and people that you may not agree with, support, or even want listed on your feed. This can damage your reputation and your brand.
If you want them to stop sending out the tweets/postings, they want you to upgrade to their service for a hefty monthly fee. This is a form of blackmail. If you send a request for them to stop, they will discontinue your account immediately. There is no middle ground with them.
Therefore, unless you are comfortable with them sending out tweets/postings under your name, that you have not approved, cancel your account and advise them why.
What little service you get from them finding you followers, is not that great, nor of value to pay a monthly fee for their services.
With our partnership with Texas Authors, Inc., will test out products and services to see if they have value in promoting or selling your book. This is the current list of companies that we do not recommend and the reasons why. There is no need for you to waste your money and get little to no results promoting your book(s).
It should be noted that this is based on our use of their program, and each person may have the same or different results. We post this on our site to help you to be more educated in how you spend your money.
GoRead.com – Why pay $30+ a month to promote a website book store that doesn’t promote you? True, an 80% commission is great, but will you sell thousands of books over a year to justify the expense. Plus, they have top selling books on their site, so all the promotion to them only adds to their sales of everyone else’s books, including best sellers…again, how does that help you?
Authors Uproar – their website is incomplete and full of ‘additional’ products you don’t need. AwsomeBookPromotion.com – Operates several websites that you pay to have your book promoted. The AwsomeGang promotion lumps you into a list of books being promoted via email, so you get lost in the shuffle and there is not a set genre for each email. It’s anything and everything in the mix.
BookShout is another book promotion email program that promotes more than one book in their email.
If you pay for book promotion you should be the only book promoted either in that email or in that twitter moment. A link should be going directly to a page where they can see and read more about your book and then purchase directly from that site. If you are one of several books, then people will skip over you and you have wasted your money. In addition, the email that your book is listed in should be for books in your same genre, not books from every genre, or a group of books from one genre that has absolutely nothing to do with your book.