Online contests are a great way to get free publicity. Of course, it's only free if you choose a contest with no entry fee. They are out there. These contests can be for anything - book trailer videos, book covers, etc. These are not usually for the actual book/story itself (most book contests do have entry fees FYI - since reading and judging is involved).
Many of these contests have lenghty waiting periods - because they're free - but get yourself in the queue and eventually you'll get there. All you have to do is upload a copy or provide a link to your work and fill out an online form. Easy! Then your book cover/trailer/whatever will be exposed to the followers of the site, plus as you send the request to your "lists" to vote for your material, that will serve as a valid excuse to contact them and will remind them your book is out there. Ask them to ask a friend to vote as well, and the next thing you know, new people will be familiar with your book. Remember, your competitors will be doing the same thing - providing even more exposure to your work. So even if you don't win, you still win.
Meanwhile - The Kiss of Night book cover is up for a Sassy Brit award! Please go to their site, and on the right, please check the box next to #5 – The Kiss of Night, then click on the Vote button just below the 10 entries. THANK YOU!!!
It’s super easy and you don’t have to log in or become a member or anything like that. It just takes 2 clicks and you’re done!
If you’d like to see the book covers up for the award, you can watch the Sassy Brit’s video here: http://youtu.be/z2yIVO9EX_0
If you want to skip the video and just see the cover for The Kiss of Night, that can be viewed here: http://www.agentnight.com/KissofNight.htm or below.
Thank you for your support!!