Jackie Weger is more than an author of great romance novels; she’s a tireless supporter of Indies, both on her own and through her eNovel Authors at Work group.

Jackie has written a score of posts detailing her (rather extensive) marketing experience. As she includes the experience of the 50-odd authors in her group as well, this is an excellent resource for anyone interested in paid ads. As she puts it,

“eNovel keeps a Preferred List and on the Preferred List, we have Above the Fold and Below the Fold. On Above the Fold are promoters to whom we always submit. Below the Fold are promoters we like and trust, but sometimes do not deliver as well as hoped. If a single author reports dreadful results with a promoter, we note it. However, at least three or more authors have to report less than stellar results for a promoter to drop below the fold.”

Above the Fold

In her experience, the following are Above the Fold:

She also recommends BeezeeBooks.com. He works out of New Zealand and builds an author a nice books’ page. Tweets promos and the site has a decent Alexa ranking. It is a free site and great for exposure on both free and priced books.

Must-read resources

The above was hand-picked from a four-part blog post, titled eBook Promoters ~ The Best & The Worst:

She has also published a two-part post titled Book Promotions ~ Indie Authors Report Results:

I strongly recommend you read and share the above posts. We all need to start sharing our experience, in order to help ourselves and others use our limited marketing budgets wisely!


For my next promotion, I may try a combination of free and paid sites. I’ll be using Jackie Weger has the following update on Review Mania II:

“Two promotion sites that have made it onto eNovel’s Above the Fold list are booktastik andBettyBookFreaks. Here is why: On a recent ten author/5 day  tour. Dionne of booktastik promoted the tour on her site for free all five days. Dionne has also started streaming  promotion results for transparency. That is the GOLD Standard.

Betty ofBettyBookFreaks grabbed our posts and was a Tweeting Wizard for our tour and promotion. They pay-it forward. We love ’em.

BookBarbarian has just made it to our Preferred list for Sci-fi and Fantasy. $8 for promotion and BookBarbarian streams results. Transparency. So has BookScream – which sends the author an indepth activity on a book promotion.  These all are smaller sites with fewer subscribers, but the owners are doing it right.”

Who is Jackie Weger?

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksAn award-winning author, Jackie Weger has been writing romance novels off and on for thirty years. When she’s writing, she’s anchored in a tiny room with a desk, a chair and a cat.

When not writing, blogging or chatting with fans, she’s traipsing around the Internet searching for recipes, but much prefers to travel the good earth by foot, bus, canoe, sloop, mule, train, plane or pickup–and let somebody else do the cooking.

What Readers are saying about Jackie’s Books

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

“This has got to be one of the most enjoyable books I have come across in a long time-heart warming and some crazy characters–funny,lovable, hopeful and believable!” ~ avp

“Best read in a long time. Thrilled with the whole book. Good clean book. Wish I could find more on the caliber.” ~ avp

“This was an awesome read the characters are fantastic and you can’t help but love them. Jackie Weger has written a love story that has you wanting more about these characters and the dialogue is just awesome. Loved It!” ~ avp

Connect with Jackie

You can read my own results on the Call to Arms survey here. Don’t forget to share your experience on the 3-question survey and help me improve the results!