IASFA – December’s Space Opera Free Book Promotion… the numbers
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We’re static at 6558 subscribers but I’ve started a Facebook ad to build subscribers touting the five free books graciously offered by our members. We need to get to 10,000 because that’s a new number that’s higher than our current number.
The Promotions for 2022 are loaded into the book entry form so you can upload away for any free or new release promotion in 2022. https://iasfa.org/book-entry-form/
Free promotions are
Jan 23-27 – YA Science Fiction
Feb 20-24 – High Fantasy
Mar 27-31 – Military SF
Apr 24-28 – Urban Fantasy
May 22-26 – Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian
Jun 26-30 – LitRPG/Cyberpunk
Jul 24-28 – Science Fiction Short Stories (published separately with covers)
Aug 21-25 – Fantasy Short Stories (published separately with covers)
Sep 25-29 – All Science Fiction
Oct 23-27 – All Fantasy
Nov 19-23 – YA Urban Fantasy
Dec 18-22 – Space Opera
If you have a new release during the period between promotions, then upload it on the same book entry form. It’ll cost you $5 to participate as that listing goes to our newsletter as well as gets a spot on our new release page for the period. The $5 goes to pay our web fees since there are no dues as part of being a member of this organization.
Paid promotion – these are ones where the books are not free, but offered for a direct purchase (which means they must be wide, not in Kindle Unlimited during the promotion) as part of a group deal, much like StoryBundle.
You have to apply as we need each author to be able to carry their weight by providing a quality title. Here’s the first paid promotion.
March 1-21, 2022 – Science Fiction Space Adventure (includes Mil SF, Space Opera, Galactic, Alien Contact, and those genres that touch on SF adventure, but NOT SF Romance). This is for complete novels only (at least 40,000 words) and the book must not be exclusive to Amazon for this period as we’ll be selling it wide in a bundle with other titles. This promotion is through BookFunnel and if selected to participate, you’ll upload your title there. Here’s where you apply for consideration (KU is easy to get out of leading up to the promotion – just send them a message via the contact form).https://craigmartelle.wufoo.com/forms/scifi-book-bundle-2022/
In September we’ll do a paid UF book bundle. September 1-21, 2022 – Urban Fantasy (all genres except for steamy – no on screen sex). This is for complete novels only (at least 40,000 words) and the book must be not exclusive to Amazon for this period as we’ll be selling it wide in a bundle with other titles. You can’t sign up for this yet. We’ll wait until the summer to make sure it’s fresh in everyone’s mind.