Here at Esskaye Books we have set up and a site owned and operated by an independent author - for independent authors. Of course we want to sell our own books (*ahem* available HERE and HERE) but we also want to help authors to promote their books also.
The main ways of promoting are:
A) Writing a short story of 300 - 1500 words which we may publish here. The genre/style is entirely up to you. We will include a bio if you wish to include one and links to your website/online prescience/store. For this Esskaye Books charges NOTHING - all we ask for is a link back to us.
B) A straight forward link swap for websites or a like swap on Facebook or follow swap on Twitter.
Esskaye Books is free for authors to advertise and free for readers to discover talents they hadn't previously encountered.
So... the elephant in the room. Yes, we carry ads. The ads are hopefully going to cover the costs of running the site - my pockets are wearing thin!
So, if you want to join a community of writers just drop a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and you may help us get rid of the ads!