Promotion Packages for Self-Publishing Authors

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Promotion Packages

If you’re self publishing (and this includes any situation where an author makes a contribution towards the cost of publication), promoting can be hard, hard work. Your budget is often more of a shoestring, mainstream media doesn’t have room for you, and you struggle to get your book the exposure it needs to do well. Bookbag can help. We offer three promotional packages to self publishers, all of which can help make your book more visible. Our site attracts about 60,000 unique visitors every month. Page views number more than 500,000. Our newsletter goes to over 4000 opt-in subscribers, a great many of whom are booksellers, librarians and teachers - just the people you need to find. We have a strong presence on Twitter with more than 5000 followers including lots of industry professionals.

We can give your book real coverage: a high quality and independent review permanently on the web, a complete picture of you as its author, and invaluable exposure to consumers and industry professionals alike. Why not give us a try?

Basic review package: for books with under 10,000 words: £40, 10,000 to 50,000 words £60 and over 50,000 words £80

Our standard package for self-publishers. • Independent, objective review of your book posted permanently on www.thebookbag.co.uk, together with links to purchase from Amazon UK, Amazon US and Waterstone’s. • Exposure for your book and our review on our homepage for 2 weeks.


Interview and social networking package: for books with under 10,000 words: £75, 10,000 to 50,000 words £100 and over 50,000 words £120

Add an author profile and social networking package to give in-depth coverage.

Independent, objective review of your book posted permanently on www.thebookbag.co.uk, together with links to purchase from Amazon UK, Amazon US and Waterstone’s. • Exposure for your book and our review on our homepage for 2 weeks. • A featured, in-depth interview with you about your book, your writing, and anything else you’d like to talk about, posted permanently on www.thebookbag.co.uk. • A link to both review and interview in our 4000-subscriber newsletterA link to both review and interview on our 5000-follower Twitter feed.


Full promotion package: for books with under 10,000 words: £100, 10,000 to 50,000 words £125 and over 50,000 words £145

The full package includes competitions and giveaways, to encourage reader response.

Independent, objective review of your book posted permanently on www.thebookbag.co.uk, together with links to purchase from Amazon UK, Amazon US and Waterstone’s. • Exposure of your book and our review on our homepage for 2 weeks. • A featured, in-depth interview with you about your book, your writing, and anything else you'd like to talk about, posted permanently on www.thebookbag.co.uk. • A link to both review and interview in our 4000-subscriber newsletterA link to both review and interview on our 5000-follower Twitter feed. • An on-site competition to win a copy of your book, promoted on our website, our Twitter feed and at the main UK competition portals. You provide the prize - signed copies are best - and we do the rest. Our competitions are very popular and the portal exposure alone is invaluable. • A Twitter-only giveaway for a copy of your book.


Points to note

We will provide a full-length, unbiased review exactly as we would for any book from a mainstream publisher. No account will be taken of the fact that payment has been made to secure the review or that the book is self published - in fact these points will not be mentioned. If you take an interview package and want to talk about self publishing, that's fine.

The copyright of the review rests with the reviewer but you will be entitled to quote from the review on any websites, in your own publicity material and on book covers. You can also link to the full review from any websites. Whilst we can't make any guarantees before we've seen the book, we do try and give you some useful quotes within the review.

You may wish to have more than one book reviewed: if you let us know the details we can quote reduced prices for the various promotional packages.

If you wish to go ahead please Email us and we'll send details of how payment can be made and the address to which your book should be sent.

If you’ve any further questions please don't hesitate to ask and regardless of what you decide to do we wish you every success with your book.