Universal book links like Books2Read help you keep your book links organized.

With universal book links, you need only one link to get your customer to wherever he wants to buy your book. www.cherylsterlingbooks.comUniversal Book Links can help readers find your books

Tired of using Post-its to keep track of where your books are for sale? Don’t want to update your website with “Buy It Here” buttons for Amazon, B&N, iBooks and anywhere else your book is listed? Universal book links are the answer!

Your spreadsheets can be deleted! has solved your problems. Amazeballs!

What is a universal book link?

From Books2Read’s website:

“Universal Book Links provide a single URL that an author, publisher, or fan can share online. Instead of linking to just one digital bookstore (or posting lots of links to lots of different stores), an author can share one Universal Book Link, and readers can follow it to reach the book on their favorite store.

The first time you click a Universal Book Link, it’ll bring you to a landing page here at Books2Read, where we’ll show you a list of all the bookstores connected to that book. You can click to see the book on any of those stores.

We’ll also give you the chance to save that store as your Preferred Store. If you do, we’ll automatically send you to that store whenever you click any Universal Book Link anywhere on the internet.”

For example, I can use for my book, What Do You Say to a Naked Elf? Click on the link, and you’ll be transported to all of the online stores where it is available to purchase. If I add more stores, Books2Read will update the stores. Instead of eight (or however many) link buttons on my web page or other promotional material, I only need to enter one.

The best part? IT’S FREE! As in F.R.E.E. No cost to you. Sign in at, list your books, give them ONE link to gather the information from, and they’ll do the rest.

Just think, one less marketing chore for you to do. More time to write!


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Where to advertise your self-published books for free.

Advertise your self-published books for free

Where to advertise your self-published books for free. www.cherylsterlingbooks.comIf you, like me, rely on Facebook or Twitter for publicity, this is for you. Several websites will do your publicity for you. Yes, they’ll advertise your self-published books for free or almost free.

Happy birthday! All that’s missing is chocolate cake!

I did not create this list, and I want to give the proper credit. This list was compiled by C. Glockel and is awesomesaucealicious. It’s from her September 2014 tumbler post. I haven’t checked out all the links, but if 50% of them are active (and it’s probably much, much higher) I (and you) will have saved a ton of free-for-my-book publicity research.

This link is a Google doc.

To check out (and buy) her books, go here.

Added bonus

–but not in any way, shape or form related, my second story following the Somewhat Excellent Adventures of Coco Trueheart will be released this week. I’m doing some last minute tweaking, but I will have met my goal of a release by July 1st.

To read Coco’s initial adventure, go here.

Thanks for reading, and blessings to all.






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New short story will be available soon


Coco’s Somewhat Excellent Adventures:Hawaii is available on Kindle Unlimited

New short story release is available

Coco's Somewhat Excellent Adventures

Coco’s Somewhat Excellent Adventures, a contemporary short story

It’s New Release Tuesday, and my latest short story is available exclusive to Kindle Unlimited.

Go here to purchase:

Sometimes you’re up, and sometimes life grinds its heel in your face.

Coco Trueheart is feeling down and out. Her husband divorced her for a bimbo half her age. Her business is taking a direction she doesn’t like. And her only child is leaving the nest forever.

Her life takes a further dive when she’s forced to travel to Hawaii. I know, like, right?

As she begins her odyssey from an unsure divorcée to the creator of a new, vibrant life, she encounters star-crossed lovers, a series of misadventures and seat companions who range from obnoxious to merely dead.

Coco’s Somewhat Excellent Adventures: Hawaii is the first of ten planned short stories.

Read an excerpt: Continue reading A short story:Coco in Hawaii

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