First Chapter Plus
Publishes and distributes a monthly e-Magazine/catalog, which includes the First Chapters of print and digital books, and mp3 clips of audio books plus all the essential information to our opt-in subscribers and social media followers!
Let us expose your current or upcoming book to our interested list.
independent bookstores 20%
other writers 10%
We tell them about the latest and greatest books just published or about to be published. If your book is listed on Amazon, we can expose you to libraries, independent bookstores, readers, bloggers and reviewers. Our list is not rented or purchased, but grown over the years with qualified, opt-in traffic.
Authors, Publicists, or Publishers
First Chapter Plus is where you need to be. Let us tell the libraries, bookstores, media, and readers about your newest publication or one you are about to publish. Not only that, you will be able to tease the potential readers with the First Chapter.
Librarians or Bookstore Owners
We are happy you stopped by. We have an e-Magazine/catalog where you can see what's new and what's coming up in the indie author and independent publisher sector. We also let you know where you can get the books. But, even better yet, you get to read the First Chapter!
Reviewers or Bloggers
We help you get in touch with the author to do a book review. And, you get to read the First Chapter to help you decide whether you want the book or not.
If you think you'd like to review a book or connect with an author, this is the place. The best part is, you get to read the First Chapter to see whether it's a book you'd like to write about.
We certainly haven't forgotten the readers! You get to read the First Chapter and get totally hooked on the story - to the point you want to read the whole book. You can immediately click on a link and order the book. We make it really easy for you.
public librarians in the United States
independent bookstores in the United States
media columnists and editors in the United States
readers, writers, and bloggers worldwide
Our list is growing daily as we get responses, queries, and requests. Add your name
We polled, studied, asked, investigated...and then we thought about the responses before we moved forward. We are filling a need of librarians and bookstore owners! Yes, they want this e-Magazine/catalog - they've told us so through our opt-in campaign. And, they are super-excited about being able to read the First Chapter.
an easy-to-read free e-Magazine/catalog delivered to your email address on a monthly basis
all the information required at one glance
the First Chapter of every print or digital book in the e-Magazine/catalog
clips of audio books
the front matter and first few pages of a child's picture book
a very budget-friendly and affordable listing fee.
guarantee everyone will flip head-over-heels about the book
promise every library and bookstore will purchase the book
hide our listing fees and pop them on you after we've hooked you
give you phony testimonials - but we do give you real ones from real people
pretend to know everything or say one thing and do something else.
know that individual libraries buy books through distributors and often through Amazon.com and publishers.
know libraries and independent bookstores will carry self-published, POD, and small publisher's books providing they feel they have readers, and the book conforms to standards. Visit WorldCat.org to search library holdings of POD/Self-Published books
support all authors whether they are self-published, used a subsidy press, or were published by a small, medium, or large traditional publisher - but, please, please, be sure your book is edited professionally (and that doesn't mean spell-check, it means a professional editor)
want to give another outlet to reviewers, bloggers, and potential readers to read the First Chapter before making a decision
We have four sections in our e-Magazine/catalog: Monthly Theme Features, New Releases with copyright date of 2019; Past Releases with copyright date of 2018; Best of Back-list with a copyright date of 2017 or older.
require the book is listed on Amazon.com. Potential readers like to buy from them and that's how we create the first chapter download pages.
feel we've been around long enough to figure out the needs in the publishing industry and fill them - this is one of them
have credibility in the publishing industry. We have no trouble saying to you "ask around."
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