So today is another in week 2 of two months of promotions push for FLOOR 21. In addition to the advertisement push that I'm getting from my publisher, I've also contracted with multiple ad sites. I'm going to be reviewing each site on the day of the promotion to help let other authors know about the services offered at the site. Today, I'm covering Bargain Booksy.
Bargain Booksy offers only one tier of promotions, but the prices vary for every genre. The following is a list of prices and the number of subscribers for every genre they promote:
|Mystery / Thriller||115,200||$50|
|Romance / Chick Lit||108,800||$70|
|Fantasy / Paranormal||86,200||$40|
|Religion / Spirituality||56,300||$25|
To promote your book on Bargain Booksy, your book has to be no more than $5.00. Other than that, there don't seem to be many more requirements. For your money, you get a featured place on the website in your genre, and in the Bargain Booksy newsletter. These include blurbs about your book. With some genres claiming over 100,000 subscribers, you'd be expected to really get your money's worth from this venture.
However, my experience did not back up this claim. When I previously reviewed Many Books, I jumped the gun and proclaimed the boost to sales to be less than Just Kindle Books. However, by 10 p.m. that night, I'd been proven wrong. I saw additional ranking bumps until I cleared the 10k rank, and I have no problem declaring Many Books a success. Even when it wasn't doing so well, Many Books still helped to bump me a few thousand ranks upward.
But Bargain Booksy? No movement, all day, in the ranks. I waited as long as 10 p.m. to make sure I wasn't jumping the gun again, but there simply wasn't the level of success I'd need to justify an investment even as small as $35 again. Not when offers a cheaper promotional and brings a lot more results. Maybe if you're in the Mystery genre you'll see some return on your investment, but I'd guess for anyone in the literary fiction genre or lower, you just won't see results. Unfortuately, this makes Bargain Booksy a dud in my book. I've done some searching on the internet, and I don't think I'm alone in my opinion.
Again, if you're promoting your mystery novel, this may be a place to check out. You can find them at
And if you're looking for a rousing Dystopian Sci Fi read that's getting rave reviews, check out FLOOR 21