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PUT YOUR EMAIL LIST ON TURBO DRIVE

Join one of our proven list-building book giveaways and grow your audience with responsive readers in your genre!

GROW YOUR EMAIL LIST ON BOOKSWEEPS

Since 2016, our promotions have helped thousands of authors grow a highly engaged base of email subscribers

“I just wanted to thank you… Our onboarding email had a 60% open and a 62% click-though. That’s pretty astounding. There’s nothing better than seeing real conversions.”
J.T. Ellison

New York Times Bestselling Author

How Our List Building Giveaways Work

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Step 1: You Provide a Book

Promote whatever book you want within the giveaway parameters: new books, old books, novels, novellas, ebooks, audiobooks, hardcovers, paperbacks.
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Step 2: We Provide the Materials

We make it easy with awesome grand prizes, personalized contest graphics, newsletter and social media templates, plus tips and reminders via email!

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Step 3: Everyone Shares

You share the contest with your newsletter and social media audiences. We share the contest with our audience of over 100,000 readers.

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Step 4: Readers Rejoice

Readers enter to win via one of our mobile-optimized contest pages, learn about the authors involved, and choose who they’d like to follow.

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Step 5: Celebrate!

After the contest, you get a list of everyone who joined your email list, and the winners’ info so you can send readers their prizes. (Don’t you love a happy ending?)

DISCOVER HUNGRY READERS IN YOUR GENRE

Our goal has always been to provide the greatest number of engaged subscribers at the lowest possible cost

“BookSweeps promos are one of my core list-building strategies. The open and buy-through rates are higher than almost any other promotional tool I’ve used. BookSweeps readers stick around, and they buy books.”

Adam Croft
#1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Join Thousands of Happy Authors

“A fantastic way to grow your mailing list with high quality, targeted readers. I love it!”

Vanessa Kelly
USA Today Bestselling Author

“Your beautifully co-ordinated book giveaways have more than doubled my newsletter audience with readers who actually open and read the content.”

Patricia Rice
New York Times Bestselling Author

“Thank you so much for hosting our promotion. I am so impressed with how you handle things.”

Shirley Hailstock
Past President, Romance Writers of America 

SUMMER 2018 LIST-BUILDING PROMOTIONS

All Book Giveaways
Audiobook
Christian
Mysteries & Thrillers
General Fiction & Nonfiction
Romance
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Teen & Young Adult
  • Sign Up deadline
    Rogues of Summer:
    Medieval, Scottish & Old World Romance
    July 2 – July 11, 2018
    Friday, June 22
    Sign Up!
    $60
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    Sun & Fun:
    Romantic Comedy & Chick Lit
    July 9 – July 18, 2018
    Friday, June 29
    Sign Up!
    $60
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    Jam & Murder:
    Cozy Mysteries
    July 9 – July 18, 2018
    Friday, June 29
    Sign Up!
    $60
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    Love & Devotion:
    Inspirational Historical Romance
    July 9 – July 18, 2018
    Friday, June 29
    Sign Up!
    $60
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    Summer Break:
    New Adult & College Romance
    July 16 – July 25, 2018
    Friday, July 6
    Sign Up!
    $60
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    Solstice Adventures:
    Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    July 16 – July 25, 2018
    Friday, July 6
    Sign Up!
    $60
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    On the Beat:
    Dark & Gritty Mysteries
    July 23 – Aug 1, 2018
    Friday, July 13
    Sign Up!
    $60
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    Christmas in July:
    Medium & Steamy Romance
    July 23 – Aug 1, 2018
    Friday, July 13
    Sign Up!
    $60
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    Christmas in July:
    Sweet & Mild Romance
    July 23 – Aug 1, 2018
    Friday, July 13
    Sign Up!
    $60
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    Otherworldly Love:
    Paranormal & Sci-Fi Romance
    July 30 – Aug 8, 2018
    Friday, July 20
    Sign Up!
    $60
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    Summer Evenings:
    Book Club Fiction
    July 30 – Aug 8, 2018
    Friday, July 20
    Sign Up!
    $60
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    Double Crossed:
    Fast-Paced Thrillers
    Aug 6 – Aug 15, 2018
    Friday, July 27
    Sign Up!
    $60

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why do I want to grow an email list?
A high-quality email list of readers is one of the greatest assets in any author’s online marketing toolkit. With an email list, authors have control — you can directly connect with readers, highlight your books, and turn them into lifelong fans.
How many email subscribers should I expect?
While the numbers vary by contest, our normal range is approximately 600 – 1,200 emails per author, with reported email open rates of more than 50 percent.
Are your promotions GDPR compliant?

Yes! Our promotions have been and will continue to be GDPR compliant. (Details here.)

Readers have to check boxes by the names of the authors whose lists they want to join, indicating consent, and must also check a box indicating they acknowledge they will be receiving newsletter / marketing emails from them.

We will also be including relevant documentation in the files we distribute after the contest ends, as part of a new “GDPR Kit” for authors involved in our promotions.

What is your cancellation / refund policy?
In the event of a cancellation, a 100% refund of payment will be issued in all cases if requested prior to the author sign-up deadline, as stated on the contest sign-up page. If a cancellation is requested after the sign-up deadline expires, a 50% refund will be provided.
Am I eligible to participate?

Our promotions are open internationally to all traditionally and indie-published authors, including authors with books enrolled in the following programs: KDP Select, Kindle Scout, and Kindle Worlds.

Please visit our support center here for more information.

How do I deliver my book to the two winners?

For indie authors, we recommend offering books via BookFunnel (or as a coupon code via Smashwords).

If you’re a traditionally published author, you can send a physical copy OR offer an ebook as a gift via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, (or you might contact your publisher to see if they can help).

Please visit our support center here for more information.

My genre isn't listed. What should I do?

Register on BookSweeps and submit your promo idea! We are constantly listening for feedback from our community, and regularly create promotions upon request.

Can you create an exclusive promotion for us?

Absolutely! If you work for a publisher or are part of a group of at least 15 authors interested in creating your own promotion, just register on BookSweeps to submit a group promotion request or email us here.

Have a question about something else? Check out our support center or shoot us an email.

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