I know I've been absent in these parts for a while (busy, busy) and it may be that I'm completely certifiable for even thinking about it, but I've decided that a really useful writers' resource would be a site called something like Indie Review Finder (name is yet to be confirmed), which allows indie authors to search for review sites that are suited to their content.
The idea was to collate information for a free ebook that would feature useful promotional information for indie authors. It will touch base on the basic pros and cons on some of the standard promo sites, Goodreads, LibraryThing etc, as well as list blogs and reviews sites that promote indie authors. I'd also like to include regular things like established blog tours, or annual blog hops.
Hopefully, this information will also be able to be included in the website, which will provide search functionality (kind of like how querytracker works but for indie authors and review/promo sites).The aim is to start collating the information in February to get things moving in March. If you know of a great review or promotional site, or if you review books yourself and wish to be involved, please visit my site and fill out the submission form. Inclusion is free and the ebook will also be free http://www.editorandauthor.com/review-finder.html
Also, if you have any tips to add regarding promotional sites you've had great success with, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I'd love to hear your success stories as the aim is to scatter quotes from authors (and a link to their books/author central site) throughout the ebook.
Once the website is up and running, if it is successful and receives a high hit rate, I'd also love to include paid advertising and promotions for approved (read vetted to ensure they're not scammy and are professional) author services and also a place where indie books can be featured and promoted.