Fantasy Fiction Deals & Kindle Unlimited Reads

Do you run Kindle Countdown Deals for your fantasy ebooks?
Is your book available to read on Kindle Unlimited?
Do you give away Smashwords discount coupons?
Would you like a place to promote your fantasy novels for free?

I do, and after some investigation on Facebook and Google+, I decided to design such a place. It's called the Fantasy Fiction Deals & Kindle Unlimited Reads Facebook page and associated group. I created this page/group for indie fantasy authors to promote their book sales and Kindle Unlimited books. My goal is to have a place for Facebook readers to find fantasy book deals without spam and unrelated ads. A few similar groups already exist on Facebook, but I'd like to try to improve upon what's already out there, focus strictly on the fantasy genre, and join forces with my fellow indie fantasy writers to network and share readers.

I started by creating a Facebook group, but RJ Blain had some great ideas on the advantages of setting up a Facebook page (instead of, or in conjunction with a group). For example, pages can be easier to grow and allow authors to 'boost' posts (unlike groups). In addition, readers must join groups, whereas pages can be browsed by the public without any commitment to joining.

I started inviting writers I know and trust, hoping there will be a baseline of quality among the posts. If you're interested as a fantasy author or a reader, please check it out. This page/group will be a work-in-progress and suggestions are welcome.

From personal experience, these type of Facebook sites appear to work for me, as I've observed correlations between my KU pages read and when I run the promos. However, the numbers are very modest, and I don't expect this effort to create any great spike in sales. What I hope is it's another simple way for readers to find my (and others) work.

To see an example of the types of promotional posts that will be featured, I'll be using the group and website this week to promote a sale for The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy: Complete Series Books One - Three, which is on sale at Amazon for only $1.99.

Some additional ideas that I'd like to incorporate in the future include:
  • Video trailers 
  • Blog posts
  • Author 'takeovers'
But first, I need to get authors and readers to the site, and this is where you come in. Please check it out and post a promotion or tell a friend. And remember to hit Like!