In this post I share over 100 places to promote Christian books in response to this question I received:
Hi Shelley, thank you so much in advance for your advice. I just published a new devotional/motivation book for Christian entrepreneurs. I was wondering if you had any recommendations as the best place to market my book. I had good success with gospelebooks.net.
Do you know of any other similar sites? Thank you again for your help.
The majority of my books are Christian nonfiction books and so I have done a lot of research on this topic. Here are a few resources to consider.
Where to Get Started
These are resources I have personally researched and compiled for our own book marketing efforts over the years and now want to share these resources with you.
Do NOT feel like you have to list your book in each and every place we list within this post, but choose a few to start with and then add your book to other places as you have time. Trying to take advantage of each and every opportunity at once will only serve to overwhelm you, so I highly recommend pacing yourself and choosing the ones that you think will work best for you and your book.
7 Websites to Promote FREE Christian Books:
- GospelBooks.net – Submit your book here: http://gospelebooks.net/submit/
- Christian Kindle News – http://christiankindlenews.com/submit-a-kindle-ebook/
- Spirit Filled Kindle – contact Pauline at hosannahighest (at) hotmail.com or sign up for their author promotion list. Also you can add @P_Creeden #RT to your tweet, and they will retweet you to their twitter followers once/week!
- Faithful Reads – http://faithfulreads.com/authors/
- Inspired Reads – Christian bargain ebooks http://www.inspiredreads.com/contact/
- CrossReads – Post on CrossReads forums on the thread for the date your book is free (requires a free membership) http://crossreads.com/community/forumdisplay.php?10-FREE-Books
NOTE: Find more sites to submit free books here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/47-places-to-submit-your-free-kdp-promotion-for-your-kindle-ebook/
9 Other Websites to Promote Christian Books
- GospelBooks.net – Submit your book here: http://gospelebooks.net/submit/ and find out about other advertising opportunities here: http://gospelebooks.net/advertise/
- Beacon Ads: http://beaconads.com (many popular Christian websites offer advertising here)
- CrossReads: An online community where Christian readers and authors meet. Christian authors are able to promote and post their books for free in their forums. You first must register for a free Bronze account here. Once registered, this thread lists all the free advertising opportunities including new releases, free books, first chapter free, listing the RSS feed of your blog, and more! http://crossreads.com/community/showthread.php?176-FREE-Advertising-Opportunities&p=180#post180. CrossReads also offers paid advertising opportunities here: http://crossreads.com/advertising-options/
- New Christian Books: An online Christian magazine. If you are an author or author’s representative and would like to submit a news item or excerpt, please register from the link at the bottom of their website. Registration is free: http://www.newchristianbooksonlinemagazine.com/submissions
- Christian Kindle News: This website lets you submit your books for a small fee. Find out more here: http://christiankindlenews.com/submit-a-kindle-ebook/
- Good eBooks: This website offers free advertising for eBooks priced between $0.99 and $9.99. They have four categories: “More eBooks,” “Kidz World,” “World of Poetry,” and “Biblical Gold.” http://www.goodebooks.net/authfree.html
- GNF: http://graceandfaith4u.com/advertising-on-gnf/
- eBook Christian: http://www.ebookchristian.com/welcome.html
- Author Audience Academy: This is my membership for Christian authors and we have a Book Launch Team that will help you promote your 99 cent Kindle eBook. Get access to this promotional opportunity and all of my training for authors by joining us here: http://www.authoraudienceacademy.com/
You can also find a spreadsheet of over 100 places to advertise your book here.
44 Blog Hosts for Christian Authors
On my website, Body and Soul Publishing (my independent publishing company), I have compiled a list of blog hosts for Christian authors. Simply contact them individually to request a guest blog post.
You can access the entire list here: http://www.bodyandsoulpublishing.com/blog-tour-hosts-for-christian-authors
1 Christian Press Release Site
Christian Newswire: Have your press release sent to Christian media sources and you can also submit it to the media sources in your state for an additional fee here: http://www.christiannewswire.com
My success story:
I used this site for one of my books and was interviewed on CBN (The Christian Broadcasting Network), a national television program, as a result. However, realize that your topic should be unique and something they are interested in sharing with their audience.
2 Christian Book Award Sites
- Christian Book Award: http://christianbookaward.com
- Christian Fiction Grace Awards: http://graceawardsdotorg.wordpress.com/
21 Christian Media Sources
5 Christian TV Sources:
- Friends and Neighbors TV Show http://www.watc.tv/, Greg West, WATC/Atlanta
- CTN Online http://www.ctnonline.com
- The Good Life Show http://www.tv45.org
- Full Circle http://www2.crossroads.ca/fullcircle
- 100 Huntley St. http://www.100huntley.com
4 Christian Radio:
- K-LOVE: http://www.klove.com You can also submit a news tip via email: email@example.com
- Campus Crusade for Christ: http://www.lighthousereport.com
- KBB Network: http://kbbnetwork.biz
- The Artist First Radio Network: http://www.artistfirst.com and http://www.artistfirst.com/authorswanted.htm
8 Online Radio Shows:
- Everyday Wisdom for Families: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/everydaywisdomforfamilies
- Marnie’s Friends: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marniesfriends
- Motherhood Talk Radio: http://motherhoodtalkradio.wordpress.com
- Living Joyfully Free: http://www.livingjoyfullyfree.com/about-living-joyfully-free/contact-us
- CWA Radio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cwa-radio and http://cwaradio.com/be-guest-on-cwa-radio-show/
- The Christian Author Show: http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShowChristian.html
- Diva Talk Radio: http://divatalkradio.com/be-our-guest
- HayHouse Radio http://www.hayhouseradio.com/index.php
4 Online Christian News:
- News for Christians: http://www.newsforchristians.com, You can e-mail the editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Christian Post: http://www.christianpost.com/aboutus/contactus.html
- The Underground: http://theundergroundsite.com/contact-us
- Christian Women’s Voice: www.christianwomensvoice.org
40+ Christian Podcasts That Host Guests
I had my Virtual Assistant (VA) research Christian podcasts that host guests. I share my list with my members inside Author Audience Academy. You can join us here.
20 Facebook Groups for Christian Authors
Please make sure to read all the group guidelines. The most effective way to use Facebook groups is to find 2-3 active groups in your niche and interact to add value on a regular basis. If you are posting the same thing in all groups it won’t be as effective. Also see my post with 8 common mistakes to avoid here: http://www.shelleyhitz.com/marketing-your-book
8 Christian Reader Groups
- CrossReads: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crossreads
- GNF Reader’s Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/203785339749853/
- Christian Fiction Devourers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/200067670053172/
- Christian Fiction Gathering: https://www.facebook.com/groups/christianfictiongathering/
- Free eBooks for Christian Readers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeEbookAlerts/
- The Book Club Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/146903260542
- Christian Book Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheChristianBookClub
- Avid Readers of Christian Fiction: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AvidChristFicReaders/
13 Christian Author/Blogger Groups:
- CrossReads Authors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crossreadsauthors/
- Grace & Faith: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gracenfaith
- Christian Indie Authors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/117510274996874/
- Christian Book Pickers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192912540785867/
- Christian Blogger Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/13679025366
- Christian Networking: https://www.facebook.com/groups/358409300452/
- Christian Writer’s Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/213899418675758/
- Writing for the Spirit Christian Writer’s: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278867392226715/
- Christian Authors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134165873392010/
- Christian Author Book Marketing Strategies: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Christianauthorsbookmarketing/
- Kickstart: https://www.facebook.com/groups/108812789266431/
- Christian Women Online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeAreChristianWomenOnline/
- Christian Women Bloggers Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/21301279021/
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Let’s work together! Share any resources you’ve found to be helpful in the comments below. I’d also love to know which sites you’ve found to be most effective for you.