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Book Promotion

Honest Promotion for Quality Books.

In a business where many only want your money, we care about your success. We want to help the best authors and books to rise to the top.

The greatest obstacle of every quality author & publisher is to   Sell Books…

It's important to say upfront we do not accept every book submitted. Promotion is difficult and tricky for even the best books, so we only are interested in books that are well-written and professionally edited. We've emphasized quality since our conception in 2011, and our readers expect a certain standard at this point. While we love authors and publishers, we never forget who we all answer to, the readers.

Promoting books has never been more difficult. Over one million books were published last year in the United States alone. That's a lot of competition, and a lot of bad books for readers to sort through to get to the good ones. Throw in bogus reviews (mostly bought or in the form of authors swapping 5 star reviews), and promotion grows even more difficult. 

Author Alliance won't paint a pie in the sky and promise you the moon. Nor do we claim some mysterious magic wand that instantly solves all your book promotion issues. It's a tough market and all the daily free books makes selling books even more difficult. What we promise is honesty and our best effort should you become one of our clients. 

Quality Books

Book Lovers

Book Sales

FOCUS ON YOUR CRAFT –Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot

Too many authors engage in relentless and shameless self-promotion. A million "buy my book" tweets or posts won't help you sell books, at least not many. Self-promotion is a mistake the majority of authors and small publishers make. Find other ways to attract and engage your audience. If you make people interested in you, it'll help you sell a few books. Self-promotion only makes people ignore or unfollow you. 

The best authors focus on improving their craft and writing books. If you write enough good books, you make it  easier for the few legitimate book promoters to expose your book to a wider audience. While the market is still competitive for good books, it's easier to sell warehouse full of quality books than a handful of poor reads. 

If you write or publish quality books, we're interested in becoming an important part of your promotional team and forming a longterm partnership. It takes a village to sell a lot of books and we want to be an intrical part of your village. 

Why Author Alliance?

    • A reputable organization with a history and a track record.
    • Our emphasis on quality earns trust with book lovers. 
    • Author Alliance's devoted and competent staff.
    • No author or small publisher will stand alone on an island once Author Alliance accepts you as a client. 

    STANDARDS - Our Editorial Review

    How do we determine to accept a book? 1) Preview. We read as much as necessary to reach a decision. 2) Book covers. 3) Book Description & sales page. 4) Reviews. We consider reviews the least reliable determinant as too many are 100 percent bogus. Fake reviews and self-induldgence won't fool us. On the other hand, a good book without reviews will easily pass our test. We want clients with good books and choose to pass on bad products and devious authors and publishers.  

    Once we determine your book (s) are the right quality, we'll make every effort to help you sell books. Once we officially accept you as a client, Author Alliance, and our partners will do everything possible to help you sell books. Our goal is to build long-term relationships, not make quick money.

    Do You have a Book Worth Promoting?

    If you know your books are well-written and professionally edited, submit them. We'll review it and verify your purchase within two working days. Should your book not pass our editorial standards, we'll reverse charges immediately. We use Paypal, which provides protection for you the purchaser. If you check Paypal's complaints, you'll find no author or publisher has ever filed a claim against us in all these years of operation. Most books pass our inspection because we warn upfront not to submit poorly crafted books. 

    Write or Publisher Books - Let Us Spred the Word

    • Continuous Book Promotion helps keep your book in the eyes of the readers between your specific book promotions. Book buyers need to see book covers a few times before they usually click on the image. Through our websites, social media and our partners, we can spread the word while you write or publish books. 
    • Free Day Book Promotion supplements your book promotion. Whether you get in Bookbud or use other options, we should be part of your next promotion. Author Alliance and our partners roll with the constant changes in free day and discounted book promotions. 
    • Discounted Book Promotion provides a great supplemental seven day promotion for your discounted book period. If your book promotion is for five days, we'll start promoting two days before the start date. 

    Get started today


    Promote one book

    1 Book

    5GB of Storage

    • Add your book to Recommended Books Section
    • Author Bio
    • Add your books to Indie Bookstore. 
    • Social Media Promotion
    • Bullet Point 1
    • Bullet Point 2

    $99 / year

    No credit card required.


    Indie Authors & Small Publishers

    Up to 3 Books

    5GB of Storage

    • Add your books to Recommended Books Section
    • Author Bio (Up to 3 authors)
    • Add your books to Indie Bookstore. 
    • Social Media Promotion
    • Bullet Point 1
    • Bullet Point 2
    • Bullet Point 1
    • Bullet Point 2

    $199 / year

    No credit card required.


    Indies Authors & Publishers

    Up to 6 Books

    5GB of Storage

    • Add your books to Recommended Books Section
    • Author Bio (Up to 6 authors)
    • Add your books to Indie Bookstore. 
    • Social Media Promotion
    • Bullet Point 1
    • Bullet Point 2

    $349 / year

    No credit card required.

    If interested, choose the package you're interested in, and you'll be taken to the form to submit the necessary book and author information for us to review your request. 

    Website Changes

    As part of our new business relationship within the global Indies Unite network, we are restructuring our website. Among the coming changes: 

    • ​We're moving our book reviews, interviews and press releases to sub domains. 
    • The primary domain will now be reserved for author and publisher tools, blog, etc. 
    • This website renovation will integrate us into the global Indies Unite network.

    These are exciting times for the Author Alliance, Indies Unite, readers, authors and publishers. Jerry Beller worked several years to set up Indies Unite. We're proud to be a significant wing of Indies Unite serving authors, publishers, and readers. 

    Other than temporary downtime while we move thousands of documents to subdomains, it remains business as usual. All promotional activity is ongoing. Expect steady progress over the next month. We'll add links to the main website once our tech team transfers all documents and the subdomains are operational.

    Not only are we excited about the changes, but we're certain you will be, too. We'll keep you posted on our progress.

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