I’m a reader. How do I get my free & discounted books?
That’s easy! Simply sign up here, tell us which genres you’re into, and you’ll start receiving your free & 0.99 books when the next promotion goes out.
Where can I read my books?
At the moment, we only promote books sold through the Amazon store. Kindle books can be read not just on Kindles, but any device with the Kindle app – including computers, phones and tablets! We plan to add more stores and eBook formats in the future.
How do I submit my book for promotion?
You can submit your free or 0.99 book for promotion here. Note: at present, you can only submit ONE book or box set at a time.
You are responsible for ensuring that your book is set to FREE OR 0.99 for ALL readers during the promotion period (not just Kindle Unlimited subscribers). Refunds will not be offered if your book has to be withdrawn because it has not been discounted.
How many days will my book need to be discounted (either free or 0.99)?
Our promotions currently run on Tuesdays and Fridays. If your book is going to be free (or 0.99) for your promotion, please make sure your book is set to its promotional price (or set to free if you are running a free promo) by 6AM EST on the day of your promotion.
How do I upload a second book?
At the time of writing, you can only submit ONE book to Hello Books at a time. Only upload a fresh book for promotion after your previous promotion has finished or if you’ve been notified that your previous application was unsuccessful.
Can I submit a box set?
If it’s sold on Amazon as a single product (i.e. a collection, box set or omnibus edition), then yes! We also consider novellas.
What price does my book need to be?
Any book or box sets submitted to Hello Books must be set to FREE or 0.99 for ALL readers (not just Kindle Unlimited subscribers) at the time of promotion. Your book MUST be set to FREE or 0.99 in at least the US and UK stores, but ideally, as many as possible. You are responsible for ensuring that the correct promotional price is in place during the promotion period. Refunds will not be offered if your book has to be withdrawn because it has not been discounted.
Can I promote a paperback, hardcover or audiobook?
No, we only run promotions on Kindle ebooks. If selected for a promotion, you only need to discount your Kindle version to free or 0.99!
If I have multiple pen names, can I submit a book for each?
Yes! Each pen name can submit a different book for promotion, but please make sure to use a different email address for each pen name. This helps prevent one submission from cancelling another.
Do you accept/promote books in languages other than English?
Not at the moment, but we’ll consider it going forward.
Is it possible to change the date of my promotion?
How much does a Hello Books promotion cost?
Our current pricing is $30 for 0.99 book promotions and $40 for free book promotions. Please note that we reserve the right to change our prices at any time.
How long does my book have to be discounted during the promotion?
Our promotions run on Tuesdays and Fridays. Your book needs to remain at its promotional price for the entire day of your promotion. If your book is going to be free (or 0.99) for your promotion, please make sure your book is set to its promotional price (or set to free if you are running a free promo) by 6AM EST on the day of your promotion.
Can I promote books that aren’t on Amazon?
Right now, we only promote books on Amazon. As most authors are published on Amazon (whether exclusive or wide), this is the best place to start – we will look into expanding our links to include other marketplaces in the future.
Which genres are you accepting books in?
We’re currently running promotions in the following genres:
- Mystery, Thriller, and Crime (Crime Fiction; Thriller; Psychological Thriller; Action & Adventure; Mystery; Historical Mystery; Cozy Mystery)
- Romance (Steamy Contemporary Romance; Paranormal Romance; Sweet Romance; Romantic Suspense; Historical Romance)
- Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror (Fantasy & Paranormal; Science Fiction; Horror)
- General Fiction (Historical Fiction; Women's Fiction; Literary Fiction; Christian Fiction; LGBTQ)
- Teen & Young Readers (Children's Middle Grade; Teen & Young Adult)
- Non-Fiction (General Non-Fiction; Biography & Memoir; Self Help & How-To; History)
For a full list of available promotions, click here.
Do you promote non-fiction?
How soon will I know if my book has been accepted?
Once you've purchased your Hello Books promotion, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from us with your receipt of payment and a summary of your promotion. Our editorial team reviews all books submitted for promotions within 72 hours. If for any reason we find it does not meet our criteria, we will contact you & refund your purchase within 5 business days.
If my book is unsuccessful, can I apply again?
Absolutely! Feel free to resubmit your book as soon as you like.
Hello Books has already promoted my book – can I submit it for another promotion?
Your book cannot have run on Hello Books in the past 30 days. This helps keep our readers engaged and happy!
How big are your lists?
Whilst we cannot provide exact numbers, every one of our genre lists is sent to thousands of potential readers.
What links do I need to provide?
A link to any of your book’s Amazon pages will do (UK, US or elsewhere) – we’ll create a bespoke link that sends all of our readers to the correct Amazon store for their location.
Why should I share the promotion with my fans?
If each author shares the promotion in which they feature, all of the authors in that promotion will benefit. For example, if each author has 100 fans, and each author shares the promotion, then 500 readers will see the deals, and many will take advantage of them. Combine that with the extensive social media campaign we will run on your behalf, and we believe each promotion will have a wide-ranging reach.
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