FAQs

Readers

I’m a reader. How do I get my free and discounted books?
That’s easy! Simply sign up here, tell us which genres you’re into, and you’ll start receiving your free and discounted books when the next promotion goes out.

Where can I read my books?
At the moment, we only promote books sold through the Amazon store. Kindle books can be read not just on Kindles, but any device with the Kindle app – including computers, phones and tablets! We plan to add more stores and eBook formats in the future.

 

Authors

How do I submit my book for promotion?
You can submit your free or discounted book for promotion here. Note: at present, you can only submit ONE book at a time. It is your responsibility to ensure that the correct promotional price is in place during the promotion period. Refunds will not be offered if your book has to be withdrawn because it has not been discounted.

How do I upload a second book?
At the time of writing, you can only submit ONE book to Hello Books at a time. Only upload a fresh book for promotion after your previous promotion has finished, or if you’ve been notified that your previous application was unsuccessful.

When will I be notified if my application is successful?
While we know it’s not ideal, we’re not notifying unsuccessful applicants at the moment although that will change as we continue to build our team. Please be patient.

Can I submit a box set?
If it’s sold on Amazon as a single product (i.e. a collection, box set or omnibus edition), then yes! We also consider novellas.

What price does my book need to be?
Any book submitted to Hello Books needs to be set to either free or 99 cents/99 pence at the time of promotion. The one exception to this rule is box sets, which can be promoted at $1.99/£1.99.
Ideally, your book MUST be discounted in both the US and UK stores. It is your responsibility to ensure that the correct promotional price is in place during the promotion period. Refunds will not be offered if your book has to be withdrawn because it has not been discounted.

If I have multiple pen names, can I submit a book for each?
Yes! Each pen name can submit a different book for promotion, but please make sure to use a different email address for each pen name. This helps avoid one submission from cancelling out another.

Do you accept/promote books in languages other than English?
Not at the moment, but it’s something we’ll consider going forward.

Is it possible to change the date of my promotion?
It is not currently possible to choose or change your specific promotion slot. If successful, your book will be allocated a slot and payment will be requested. If the slot doesn’t work for you, simply do not pay the fee. Your slot will be cancelled and you can reapply at a later date.

How much does a Hello Books promotion cost?
At present, the price to be featured on HelloBooks is $25. This price is subject to change.

Why do I need to include Comparison Authors when submitting a book?
We use these comparison authors when building our audience lists and when advertising your book promotion on Facebook. This allows us to send your book to the readers who are most interested in downloading it and ensures our audience lists are even more finely-targeted in the future. Don’t worry – nobody outside of the Hello Books team will ever see which authors you write down!

Can I promote books that aren’t on Amazon?
Right now, we only promote books on Amazon. As most authors are published on Amazon (whether exclusive or wide), this is the best place to start – we will look into expanding our links to include other marketplaces in the future.

Which genres are you accepting books in?
We’ve recently expanded our category listing. Our fifteen genres are:

  1. Crime (Crime Fiction; Psychological Thrillers)
  2. Mystery (Cozy Mysteries; Historical Mysteries; Mystery)
  3. Thrillers & Action (Thrillers; Action and Adventure)
  4. Romance (Contemporary Romance; New Adult Romance; Romantic Suspense)
  5. Paranormal Romance
  6. Historical Romance
  7. Historical Fiction
  8. Women’s Fiction
  9. Literary Fiction
  10. Christian Fiction
  11. Science Fiction
  12. Fantasy
  13. Horror
  14. Teen, Young Adult & Middle Grade
  15. Non-Fiction

If my book is unsuccessful, can I apply again?
Absolutely! Feel free to resubmit your book as soon as you like.

My book has already been promoted by Hello Books – can I submit it for another promotion?
Yes, but we recommend that you only submit a book 90 days after a previous promotion.

How big are your lists?
We have thousands of subscribers, with more signing on every day. We are new, but we are growing fast!

Why should I share the promotion with my fans?
If each author shares the promotion in which they feature, all of the authors in that promotion will benefit. For example, if each author has 100 fans, and each author shares the promotion, then 500 readers will see the deals and many will take advantage of them. Combine that with the extensive social media campaign that we will run on your behalf and we believe that each promotion will have a wide-ranging reach. If you do share the deal, please send us evidence at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will give you a discount for your next promotion.