How do you cut through the online noise to reach readers? We recommend starting where you are, in your hometown, with community members who may not be aware of your book, but would love to help support it. Many sites and apps use a popularity algorithm, rather than geographic location, to recommend books to readers. Hometown Reads, a free platform, is different. First, we’ll feature your book with its own web page and unique URL based on its title. Then we’ll showcase it with other books in your city. You’ll get marketing advice from our team and opportunities for local promotion. You’ll also benefit from the book marketing expertise of our diverse team of professionals who are passionate about elevating great books. Sign up now to become a Hometown Reads Author for free.
“It’s hard for a new author to break through the clutter. And it’s hard for readers who are looking for something new and fresh to find a good book by a good author. Many readers would love to be the first to discover the next J.K. Rowling living in their local neighborhood. Hometown Reads is the perfect venue to let them do just that.”
~ Hometown Reads Author, Tampa, FL
Just like eating and shopping locally, reading locally supports your community. Millions of books are published each year, and only a few make it to the top of sites like Amazon. The rest, the ones closest to you or written about your community, are often left unread. When you find and support local authors like the ones featured on Hometown Reads, you can help ensure that new book gems like these will be written in the future.