Author Services and Advertising

Thank you for your interest in our Author Services at Bitten by Books. We are continually trying to find innovative ways for authors and publishers to promote their books, while ensuring that there’s always something fresh, exciting and meaningful happening to keep the readers coming back.

Free Services and Events

Free Services and Events

Our Contests, Guest Blogs, Interviews, Release Parties and Authors Speak Out Column are very popular with our readers and offer fun ways for authors to interact with fans and soon-to-be-fans. Best of all, these events are FREE for readers and authors. Space is limited, however, and scheduling is on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: to set up your event.

Advertising Campaigns

Advertising Campaigns

Our interactive events and honest reviews bring out the most dedicated fans of Paranormal Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction, Horror, Young Adult, Childrens and Fantasy. We strive to present our readers with advertising that is relevant to their interests and to the spirit of our site, thus adding value for our users and ensuring a good return on investment for our advertisers.

Ads are reserved by calendar month and reservations can be made up to twelve months in advance. Scheduling is based on the availability of ad slots, and ad prices are locked in for the duration of the campaign.

Contact: to reserve your ad space.

  • Rates and Specifications
  • Testimonials
The monthly ad rates as of February 1st 2014 are as follows:

  • Top Leaderboard 728×90 banner: $300.00 for 30 days ($10/day)
  • Left Side Book Cover Spot: $30.00 per cover ($1/day)*
  • Left Side Wide Skyscraper 160×600: $210 for 30 days ($7/day)**
  • 250×250 “above the fold” med square: $210 for 30 days ($7/day)
  • 120×600 skyscrapers: $105 for 30 days ($3.50/day)
  • 250×250 med squares below the skyscrapers: $105 for 30 days ($3.50/day)
  • Large Prominent Video Trailer: $180.00 for 30 days ($6/day)
  • Bottom 728×90 banner: $135 for 30 days ($4.50/day)

* Book Cover ads only appear on the home page.
** Wide Skyscrapers appear at the top of the left column on all pages except the Home Page.

Please note that Bitten by Books may sell specific ad placements to multiple advertisers during the same scheduling period. This means that your ad will not generally show up on every page view.

In addition, individual ads will rotate through all of the available ad slots within a placement. For example, if you are paying $105 for one of the 250×250 run-of-site medium square ads below the skyscrapers on the sidebar, your ad will rotate randomly throughout those 2 slots. This ensures that all ads booked into a placement are given equal visibility. Ad campaign purchases are good for up to 12 months after the initial buy. You can use them at any time during the 12 month time frame. Ad campaigns not used within 12 months are null and void and no refunds will be given for unused portions of campaigns.

Ad Types Supported: We support Flash, HTML, and standard image ads (jpg or gif). File weights for all ads should be 40k or less. Animation time for Flash ads and animated gifs should not exceed 15 seconds.

What authors are saying about their campaigns:

New York Times Best Selling author Angie Fox:

Bitten by Books is a must-stop spot for me. It is the place to connect with rabid readers of the genre. I see a spike in sales when advertising with Bitten by Books every time, plus Rachel is so easy to work with. It’s a win-win all around.

Kat Parrish; author and editor:

Ever wonder what Bitten By Books can do for you? When I ran a promotion for Bride of the Midnight King, the power of the triple B boosted my downloads into the four-figure range, and propelled me to #1 in the US, the UK, and Germany. Not only that, but I got a healthy second-day “bounce” as well. Thanks Rachel!

Alexander S. Brown; editor and horror author:

By utilizing Bitten by Books, I have made sales and increased friends via Twitter and Facebook. Rachel is absolutely wonderful to work with, if the author has any questions or problems, she is quick to respond and help in any way she can.

Christine Cody; author of the Bloodlands series:

Bitten By Books is such a pleasure to work with. Not only do they put on amazing events that drive sales, their ad department is professional, efficient, and talented! I wouldn’t hesitate a second to advertise with them again.

Donald Allen Kirch; author:

Bitten by Books was fantastic!  They helped design an ad and offered prime placement for advertising.  Friendly and fun, they make it less work and more entertaining.  I will use their services again!

E. Van Lowe; author:

I wanted to thank you for designing the terrific ad for the Boyfriend From Hell campaign this past September. The ads running on Bitten By Books were the best ads of my entire campaign.  The placement was excellent. I couldn’t have asked for better. It made me look like a pro having such a good looking ad on such a stunning site as yours.

Elizabeth J. Kolodziej; author:

Advertising on Bitten By Books was terrific for my book sales! On top of that they did an amazing job at creating my ad for the site. I love meeting professional people that have a way of making you feel like you are talking to a best friend. I would recommend them over and over again!

Campaigns must be paid for in full at time of scheduling. Please note, all ad funds are NON-Refundable. Advertising pricing, rotation, scheduling and terms can change at anytime without notice to current or pre-paid advertisers.

Additional Services

Additional Services

We offer a wide variety of  services for the budget minded author who needs quick effective and or short term promotional advertising for their books.

  • Video Trailers
  • Exclusive Cover Reveals/Contests
  • Free or Reduced Price Book Promos
  • Review Re-posting
  • Review Links
You have the option to add your book trailer to the TOP spot on your review.  See what the video addition looks like here: We can support YouTube or Vimeo links. Cost: $25.00 per review

Please PayPal the fee to with the words REVIEW Video Trailer and your book title in the subject line. Be sure to include the video trailer links when you submit your book and let us know you sent a payment for the service.

Includes 1 week (5 days) front page placement customized blog post, tweet to our 14K followers, post on our official FB fan page, post goes out to our newsletter subscribers (over 10K) Click here to see how your contest post could look. Visit this link for an example of how your cover reveal promo could look. Cost: $30.00

Email for availability.

Includes front page placement, customized blog post for the duration of your sale up to one week (5 days), tweet to our 14K followers, post on our official FB fan page, and your post goes out to our newsletter subscribers (over 10K). See this link for an example of how your promo could look: Cost: $30.00

Email for availability

After your book has been reviewed and posted to the Bitten by Books site, we will happily re-post your review for a fee of $25.00 (per review) to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads.

Please PayPal the fee to with the words REVIEW RE-POSTING SERVICE and your book title in the subject line. Be sure to include the link (s) to  your book review (s) and  your author name in the subject box. Please allow up to 2 weeks for your reviews to be re-posted. (time frame subject to change depending on the popularity of this service). We are happy to do this for your back listed titles as well.

If you would like to have links to your website, blog, Goodreads, Twitter profile and/or Facebook page included in your review, we are happy to do so for nominal fee of $10.00 PER review. Use of this service is completely optional, of course.  Please note this does NOT secure you an early place in line for the finished review. This is an administrative fee for adding your social networking info once your review is finished. Maximum 5 links.

Please PayPal the fee to with the words REVIEW LINKS and your book title in the subject line. Be sure to include the links only when you submit your book and let us know you sent a payment for the service.

Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding our advertising policies or pricing. We look forward to working with you!

Last Updated 8/2/15