Why Bookbub is great for Middle-Grade Fiction
Bookbub is a promotion service that is pretty exclusive. You pay to advertise your books to the millions of BookBub email subscribers, but they only take a few books a week, and your book has to meet certain requirements before they will advertise it. One of those requirements is quality. You have to have a good cover and an even better story if you want BookBub to accept your advertisement. However, a single campaign can result in thousands or tens of thousands of new readers that will keep buying your books. One of the genres that BookBub works really well for is middle-grade. There are a few reasons why this is the case.
There Aren’t as Many Middle-Grade Applicants
The first reason why you may want to consider the service for a middle grade novel is that there are not as many middle grade applicants. If you sign up for the mailing list with the middle grade category check, you will notice that some weeks there are only a couple of books. There just are not as many applicants in the middle grade category.
Middle-Grade Advertising Costs Less
BookBub only charges $88 for a middle-grade campaign if your book is free. The way that their pricing is set up is that you pay more depending on how much you are charging for your book. So, if you are discounting your book to free during your promotion. Then you only have to pay $88 for middle grade campaign which is very reasonable. Even if you are charging for your book, the pricing on middle grade campaigns is a lot lower than it is for other types of fiction.
Kids Will Leave Reviews if They Like Your Books
BookBub does take reviews into consideration when it comes to whether they will accept your book for camping or not. The good news is, you can often get middle grade readers to leave reviews. When it comes to which books for younger children, it is the parents who must be enticed into leaving a review. But when a kid between the ages of 7 to 12 read your book, they are perfectly capable of getting on the Internet and posting a review, and there going to be excited if your book was good, which means that you’re going to get a good and honest review.
BookBub’s Email is a Great Way to Advertise to Parents, Librarians Teachers & More
A great thing about the mailing list is that schools and libraries everywhere are bound to be on it. Teachers and librarians are going to want to know about book deals just like everyone else. That means that a self-published book could get a lot of exposure by teachers and libraries if they were part of a BookBub promotion. That’s a good thing because self-published books can have a hard time getting listed in the industry catalogs like Baker and Taylor that the libraries and schools buy from.