You probably have a list of items you would like to purchase to help market your books. You also probably want to spend your money wisely, and wait until they are on sale.
Wait no more! Here is a list of tools that I use and recommend with their 2020 Black Friday deals.
PLEASE NOTE: These offers are time sensitive. I’ve listed the dates the specials are available, and be sure to check the website for more information.
This post may contain affiliate links. That means if you choose to make a purchase, I may be compensated at no cost to you. I only recommend products that I have used.
Double-check your grammar before you publish your book, make your blog post live, or send out your newsletter. You can upload your document into the website, or run it through your browser to check-as-you-go. There free plan is very helpful, but if you want more details on potential errors and how to correct them, you will need to upgrade to a paid plan. For Black Friday ONLY, all premium plans are 55% off.
You may already be familiar with this tool to help edit your manuscripts. While their free version is great, you can do so much more with a paid plan. If you have used it and are ready to upgrade, now is the time! Through Monday, November 30th (ends 11-30-20 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time), you can get 50% off a lifetime plan or 25% off an annual subscription.
This isn’t a Black Friday sale because Reedsy’s courses are free all the time! That’s right, there is no expiration date on this offer. Reedsy is where you can search for professionals to edit your book or make your covers, where you can format your book for print and ebook, and where you can find other helpful tools to write and publish your book. Take a look – there are sure to be several that would help you get your book into the world.
If you need images for blog posts and other online marketing, this deal from AppSumo is for you. For $39.00 you can download 100 images, and there is no expiration on when your credits need to be used. Purchase now and use them as you need to. If you think you will need more than 100 images, you can purchase additional packages for the same price. Images are royalty-free and can be used for commercial purposes both online and in print. This offer ends November 30th. (They have a countdown on the side to show you when it is ending.)
If you have not placed an order with AppSumo before and you use my link, you get $10 off to use on your purchase.
Do you want to create a trailer video for you book or blog post? It can be a good way to have more online video content, and Lumen5 makes it easy. You can upload and create your own or let Lumen5 do it for you. You can edit the final video it creates. It is free to use for up to 3 videos a month, but if you need more, they have their annual plans at 50% off through December 6th.
If you need website hosting, I highly recommend NameHero. It is where I host CreativelySustainable.com and have found it to be very reliable with very little down time. I had to contact Support once (when I made an error) and they quickly identified the problem and corrected it. Highly recommend going with them.
If your website is built on WordPress, you need a theme. Do you have one you like? If not, I want to suggest Astra. Again, this is what I use for CreativelySustainable.com, and while I have not begun to take advantage of all it offers, I have been able to do it myself. Astra is free to download and use, but if you want to upgrade to the Pro version, they are running a 40% off sale through December 1st.
Happy shopping and Happy Holidays!