SciFi and Fantasy authors, win a 300K email blast! (newsletter trade giveaway)

I’ve talked before about how doing boxsets and anthologies can be great for building your author platform – not only to reach more readers, but also to build long term relationships with other authors in your genre. And I’ve talked a lot about doing book giveaways to encourage shares and promotion; and also about doing newsletter swaps to reach more readers.
 
But what happens when you do them all altogether? Magic.

Since I’m starting to write my scifi and haven’t built up a scifi audience yet, I jumped at the chance to be included in the Dominion Rising boxset coming out this summer. I hope we get a lot of sales, but I also want to make sure I provide value to each of the authors included – which I’ll be doing with lots of links from my sites (which have a really high domain authority).

Something different about this boxset, is that we’ll be offering a monthly giveaway for authors who agree to share Dominion Rising with their list. Authors can win cool prizes and massive newsletter features. I’ve included some prizes to sweeten the pot. ALL authors who share Dominion Rising will get featured in a post-launch thankyou page (lots of valuable backlinks to your author website).

I don’t normally promote or share my fiction stuff with my non-fiction audience (because you want real readers buying your books, not other authors), but it makes a LOT of sense to incentivize scifi and fantasy authors into sharing books with their audience to win free book promotion or author services. I may continue to do this with my own books later, but on my own I couldn’t put together something as awesome as a 300K email list blast (that’s how many readers are on our collective email lists).

 
 
Down below you can see the prizes for each month, and a link to the monthly giveaway. You just need to send an email once during any month to enter (it doesn’t have to be a main feature; it’s fine if you link to our boxset in the PS or with some other 99cent book deals). This will work best, however, if you have a scifi or fantasy book – and ideally only scifi or fantasy authors with a list of readers who enjoy that genre will enter this contest.
 
 

Share our Boxset and win a 300K newsletter blast!

 

The authors of the Dominion Rising boxset need help hitting the USA Today bestseller list, so we’re sponsoring an author incentive program to reward you for sharing our 99cent deal to your email list. Everyone who shares Dominion Rising with their email list will be entered to win prizes, including a massive email blast (all of the authors in this boxset will promote your book to our lists, for a combined reach of over 300K scifi and fantasy readers!).

This boost will only be valuable for scifi and fantasy authors, and we hope to attract scifi and fantasy authors with an email list of readers who enjoy those genres. There will be a new giveaway each month. To participate, grab the download links and cover images below – you don’t have to use ALL of the preorder links, if you prefer to just link to Kindle or iBooks that’s fine (I recommend using those two). It’s fine to include us with other free or 99cent deals, or in a PS. After you share, grab the direct link to your newsletter where you mention our boxset and use that to enter the giveaway.

We’ll be offering a monthly giveaway for authors, so you have multiple chances to win if you want to share each month. ALL authors who share Dominion Rising will get featured in a post-launch thank you page (= lots of relevant backlinks to your author website, which will boost SEO and traffic).

 

 

April Prizes

300K email blast – scifi/fantasy books only ($500 value)
Social Media Graphic Collection from Dean Wilson Gleam Giveaway ($50)
One license for KingSumo giveaway plugin ($198)
One Month Featured Promotion on Imlovingbooks.com ($50)
Guerrilla Publishing and Marketing Course ($349)
Author Platform Audit with tips for improving sales ($149)
>>ENTER HERE<<

 

May Prizes

300K email blast – scifi/fantasy books only ($500 value)
Social Media Evaluation and Consultation from P.K. Tyler Gleam ($150)
One license for KingSumo giveaway plugin ($198)
One Month Featured Promotion on Imlovingbooks.com ($50)
Author platform audit by Derek Murphy ($149)
Guerrilla Publishing Course ($349)
Giveaway Link: Coming Soon

 

June Prizes

300K email blast – scifi/fantasy books only ($500 value)
Indie Publishing 101 Class from Gwynn Roberts White ($150)
One license for KingSumo giveaway plugin ($198)
One Month Featured Promotion on Imlovingbooks.com ($50)
Author platform audit by Derek Murphy ($149)
Guerrilla Publishing Course ($349)
Gleam Giveaway Link: Coming Soon

 

July Prizes

300K email blast – scifi/fantasy books only ($500 value)
Cover Design (pre-made or custom)
One license for KingSumo giveaway plugin ($198)
Author platform audit by Derek Murphy ($149)
One Month Featured Promotion on Imlovingbooks.com ($50)
Guerrilla Publishing Course ($349)
Giveaway Link: Coming Soon

 

August Prizes

300K email blast – scifi/fantasy books only ($500 value)
Author platform audit by Derek Murphy ($149)
One license for KingSumo giveaway plugin ($198)
Month-long Twitter Blast with SFF Book Bonanza ($50 value)
One Month Featured Promotion on Imlovingbooks.com ($50)
Guerrilla Publishing course ($349)
Giveaway Link: Coming Soon

 

How to enter

We recommend you share THIS LINK which is our main landing page – it will include a huge reader giveaway, so when you share Dominion Rising you can let them know they can also win 20+ paperback books and an iPad (readers love giveaways!). Then ENTER the giveaway here

You can use any of these images. Don’t worry if you don’t have a huge list, we prefer quality to quantity, so all authors are welcome, as long as you have some true scifi or fantasy fans who might be interested in our collection.

Or you can use the following preorder links.

 

Where to Pre-Order a Copy

22 all-new novels from NY Times and USA Today bestselling authors. One 99c boxed set…

Currently ranking in Amazon Best Sellers top 10 in Science Fiction and Fantasy.
#1 in Cyberpunk
#1 in Steampunk

Pre-orders are available NOW on the following platforms

iBooks: http://smarturl.it/DominionRisingiBooks
Nook: http://smarturl.it/Dominion_Nook
Kobo: http://smarturl.it/Dominion_Kobo
GooglePlay: http://smarturl.it/Dominion_GP
Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XDGHZF5

 

Authors Include

> NY Times bestselling authors Gwynn Roberts White, Erin St Pierre, Margo Bond Collins, DK Holmberg, Felix R Savage, Tom Shutt, Melanie Karsak, and Erin Hayes.
> USA Today bestselling authors P.K. Tyler, Anthea Sharp, S. M. Schmitz, KJ Colt, Lisa Blackwood, and D.S. Murphy
> Award-winning and Amazon bestselling authors S.M. Blooding, Timothy C. Ward, Daniel Arthur Smith, Tony Bertauski, Rebecca Rode, Cheri Lasota, Ann Christy, Becca Andrew Wallace, Logan Thomas Snyder, Dean Wilson and Samuel Peralta (named a Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy notable).

Takeaway tip…

This is a pretty cool idea you can use to run joint-promos. The collective power of all of our email lists is a pretty juicy prize – we can leverage our existing platforms to support other authors in our genres with these giveaways, in exchange for those authors sharing our boxset. It’s meta-marketing on many levels. 

 

PS. If you want to try running your own giveaways, sign up for Gleam.

About Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy is a book designer with a Ph.D. in Literature. He's been featured on CNN and spoken at dozens of writing conferences around the world. These days he mostly writes young adult fantasy and science fiction, while helping authors build profitable publishing platforms. Find me
  • AuthZH

    Is this hard fantasy and scifi only or do paranormal romance and dystopian count, too?

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