Frequently Asked Questions About Whizbuzz Books
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Making Your Payment
Our price for one year of Whizbuzz book promotion is US$49.00 per book. There are no extra charges. Details of what is included can be found on our submission page.
Once you have made your payment, Paypal will redirect you automatically to the Whizbuzz book submission page where you will complete all the details about your book.
You will also receive an automated confirmation email confiming your payment, including a link to our submission page. This email is sent to your Paypal email address, so please check.
You should bookmark the submission page before starting to enter your book details so you can find the page again if you accidently close it in your browser.
Contact us immediately if you lose the link to the submission page while preparing your book details, and we will resend the page link to you.
You don’t need to have a Paypal account. Once you click on the Paypal button, you will be given the options to pay by credit card or check without creating a Paypal account.
We need your Paypal name or email address to match up your payment and submission, and also in the event that we need to track your payment in case of error, duplication or in rare cases, payment failure.
After you make your PayPal payment, you can ask for a refund at any time up to 24 hours before your book promotion starts on our site. You will be notified of your book promotion starting date after you send us your book submission form. We will process any refund request made in due time without question within 1-2 business days.
If you make your PayPal payment but fail to complete and send your submission to us, we will send four reminders to the email address you used for your PayPal payment. If you do not send us your book submission, you can ask for a refund anytime. Your refund request will be processed within 1-2 business days.
All requests for refunds must be made through your PayPal account. This ensures that both Whizbuzz Books and you, the buyer, have a documented record of your refund.
Please note that once your book page is published on the Whizbuzz Books website and has been distributed to our social media networks, you will not be eligible for a refund.
Preparing Your Book Submission
Yes, you can. To specify a date, add a separate line at the beginning of the book description field noting the date you would like. Please note though, that we need a minimum of twenty-one days notice to set a specific publishing date.
Yes, you can. Enter your pen name in the Author Name field.
You can list your book in two genres, but only from the genres offered on our site. Check our Genre Page for the list of genres we offer.
In the Website and Social Media Links section of the submission form, you can add up to four links. These links can be for your website, blog, social media accounts, your publisher or any other site that you would like to use. When you add a link, it is always best to go to the page in your browser, and copy the link from the address bar of your browser, as typing a URL link can lead to errors.
We usually use your primary link, such as your website. However, if you do not have a website, we use the first link specified in your four optional links, such as Facebook, your Amazon author page or blog.
We recommend a maximum of 600 words, but your book description can be a little longer if you wish.
The book description field is expandable. Pull down on the bottom right hand corner to make the box larger.
If your book is available for sale on Amazon, no, we do not need your book cover. If your book is not available on Amazon, you can send your book cover image to us by email.
If you book is not available on Amazon, you can add any link to where your book is available for sale in the Amazon Book Page Link field. You can also use a universal book buy link.
You will receive a green Success Message after you click the Send Your Submission button.
Depending on the device or computer you are using, you may need to scroll down the page a little to see it.
You will also get a very short automated email confirming that your submission was sent correctly. If you don’t see the green success message, or receive the confirmation email, contact us for help.
If you don’t see receive the green Success Message, check that you have completed all the required fields. Any fields with a small red star need to be completed before the form will send. If you still can’t send, Contact Us for help.
Changes To Your Whizbuzz Book Page
Yes, if there is a major permanent change needed.
Contact Us with the changes you would like to make, clearly noting your book title and author name. You can request a change of book cover, a new book description or changes to your social media links.
However, your book title and author name cannot be changed.
Unfortunately no. We cannot make temporary changes to a book page or to posting schedules once it is published.
Yes, you can. But be aware that once your book is removed, it will not be able to be restored in the future. If you re-publish your book and wish to promote it again, you will need to make a new submission to Whizbuzz Books.
Your Book Promotion
After we receive your book submission, we prepare your book page and buy links and add your author links. It is then scheduled for the first available date and time in our publishing queue.
We only publish two to three books per day to ensure maximum exposure time for each individual book on our home page. We try to keep our publishing queue to under 14 days whenever possible, but in busy times the queue can become a little longer.
On the day your book is published, it will appear on our homepage and be shared on all 14 of our posting accounts plus to Feedburner for our email subscribers..
Your book will then remain on the homepage for a minimum of 10 days.
Your book will then be added to our rotational queues on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ and continue to appear in rotation for the rest of the one year period.
Whizbuzz Books uses cross-platform promotion. This means that your book will be seen and found in many ways in various locations.
When you book is posted, it will be shared on all 14 of our accounts plus an email to subscribers. A first day blast, so to speak. It will then remain on the Whizbuzz homepage for at least 10 days.
After this, it will be added to our rotational social media posting queues until day 365 of your book promotion.
Your book will also be seen regularly in our More Great Reads section of every book page on Whizbuzz as well as in its two genre pages and on the 100 random books page. Depending on your book’s popularity, it may also appear in the Most Popular Titles section.
Your book will also appear on our BUZZ page every time your book is posted to one of our primary social media accounts. It will also appear on the More Buzz page when posted to one of our secondary Twitter accounts.
Your book will also be listed twice on Pinterest. Once under new books, and again under one of your selected genres. You book will also be posted on Goodreads, Tumblr and WordPress.
Your book will also become searchable in time on Google, Bing and Yahoo, as we add SEO optimisation to your book page.
We are always looking for new avenues to promote your books. If or when we add a new service, your book will be added to it automatically. You can see all of our current services in the header bar at top of our website.
But things can change over the course of one year. Especially concerning social media, which is now extremely volatile because of recent privacy problems and government attention.
Due to this fact, Whizbuzz Books may need to change, modify, add, replace or remove certain services during your promotion period.
We will take all measures possible to ensure your continued social media book promotion. However, we cannot be held responsible or liable for changes or terminations to social media services that individual social media networks may decide to make in the future.
Our book promotion on social media uses software programs to manage rotational posting on social media of all books that are within their one year of promotion.
When a new book is published on our site, on day one, it is automatically posted to all fourteen of our social accounts as well as to Feedburner for email subscribers.
Then, for ten days, it be featured on the Whizbuzz Books homepage.
After ten days, it will no longer appear on the homepage, although your book page will remain on the site, of course.
Your book will then be added to all eight of our social media rotational reposting queues, and remain posting from them on a rotational basis until day 365.
You can check our statictics page for a detailed list of all our social accounts.
The best way to follow your book’s promotion on social media by Whizbuzz is to use our BUZZ page. This page lists all book promotions by Whizbuzz on our primary accounts in real time, by date and social media network.
To check our secondary Twitter accounts, use our More Buzz page to track posts and retweets.
Alternatively, you can use Facebook Search and Twitter Advanced Search. Search by using Whizbuzz Books and your book title and/or you author name, and on Twitter, specify the Twitter account, such as @whizbuzz. You can also search by using Google.
Book popularity is calculated on the most page views over a rolling 30 day period, so you need to encourage people to visit your book page.
You can do this by sharing your page regularly on your own social media accounts. There are sharing buttons on your book page to make this very easy.
Adding a link to your blog sidebar or at the end of your posts is also an easy way to get more page views.
You can add a link to your Facebook page, Goodreads and other social media profiles as well. You can also add a link in your email signature.
If you get your book into the 20 most popular books, the reward is that your book will appear on almost every page on our site. This gives you a huge competitive advantage, so it is well worth your time to promote your Whizbuzz book page as often as you possibly can.
After one year, your book will remain listed on Whizbuzz Books, as will your author link. Your book will be visible in the genre pages of Whizbuzz Books, so your book will continue to be promoted for as long as it remains available for sale.
After 365 days, your book will no longer be posted on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, nor will it appear in our More Great Reads, Poular Books or 100 Book Picks sections.
Please note that if your book is removed from sale, and is no longer available, it will be removed from our site.
Yes, you can promote your book for an additional year. If you would like to promote your book for another year, you can do so by submitting your book again.
No. We only offer one full year promotion.
Often Asked Questions
Whizbuzz Books has been in business since 2010.
Yes, you certainly can. We use Amazon APIs and our promotion works in sync with Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. Our promotion can only improve your book’s potential if it is enrolled in KDP Select.
Our book promotion service is open to all authors and publishers and we accept all books without restriction.
Unlike some other services, we don’t judge the content, subject or quality of the books we promote.
The only limit we have is that we do not accept overtly pornographic books or books promoting hate, racism or violence.
The book industry is very tough and crowded now, with a new Kindle ebook being published every three to five minutes. So gaining readers’ interest depends on many factors.
The quality of a book and its cover are vital. Also, how well the book description is written and how many positive or negative reviews a book has received affect a book’s sales potential.
In addition, the popularity of the genre and realistic pricing are factors that influence a book’s success.
Authors have to be willing to make efforts to use all available tools to promote their books online.
Whizbuzz Books is only one tool among many. Using our promotion service is not just about your book being showcased on our website and posted on our social media feeds.
Your book’s sales pages on Amazon and other book retailers, your website or blog and your social media pages all need to be optimised to win over book buyers when they visit your book pages.
We provide a service to spread the word and to give every book we promote as much visibility as we can possibly deliver over a one year period.
But in the end, it is up to readers to make the decision to buy it or not based on the quality, value and appeal of your book.
There is no magic button that makes readers buy books.
No, our Twitter and Facebook following is totally organic. We have never bought followers and never will.
Our social media network has been built over many years and our followers are generally interested in books, writing, publishing, blogging and other related topics.
The amount of interaction on our social media accounts by such means as Liking, sharing and commenting is good proof of the vitality and organic nature of our accounts.
If you would like to check our Twitter accounts, you can use Twitter Audit to verify our real follower score.
Yes, you can. The only proviso is that your book cover and book description must be suitable for a general audience and cannot include explicit or graphic images or language. Generally, if your book has been accepted and published on Amazon or Apple, it will conform to our general audience standard.
However, if you are not sure your book meets our standards, Contact Us first, including a link to your book on Amazon or Apple, so we can check for its suitability and we will advise you of your book’s acceptability by return email.
Yes, you can.
Our sevice is available for all published titles. There is no requirement for it to be a newly published title.
You can find hundreds of free self-publishing advice articles on Just Publishing Advice.
Every social media network has different specifications for images. Unfortunately, rarely do they accept portrait images. When it is possible, we make social media posts in portrait.
However, we always endeavour to make social media cover images clickable to the book’s page on Whizbuzz Books.
Read more about cropped images on social media.
You can use our contact page to ask us any question related to our book promotion. We usually answer within 24 hours.