Participation in exchanges should be harassment and spam-free. The purpose is not to try to sell your book to the other authors. This is more like a think-tank for authors regarding these exchanges. We are trying to identify who has quality work and help them promote it. For those that have lesser quality work or less refined selling strategies, we will try to help you to improve what you're doing. This site will not be held liable for exchanges that go awry, but if we receive multiple complaints about users, their promo page will be removed and notes will be added on all interaction pages.
We are lucky to have among us some highly-accomplished authors that are quite busy creating and promoting their work. People try to ride their coattails, so many of these authors receive a lot of spam and uncourteous requests for endorsement. If their page says they are open to mutual promotion, we ask that you only contact these individuals if your book is of the same genre. Use the LABELS on the right hand side to find like genres. And as with all our authors, be respectful. Please contact me immediately if you are being mistreated at email@example.com . I would suggest that you block the user on whatever social media site they are contacting you, report the emailer to your email service provider, etc. If I receive multiple complaints about a user, I’ll take their promo page down, however I don’t take responsibility for any exchanges that were not followed through on. See the “LEGAL” page for more information. That said, start engaging your fellow authors (the ones that specify they want to be contacted) and fans. Each book’s page has extra large text that tells you whether or not authors wish to be contacted by other authors for mutual promotion opportunities. We have a ton of ways you can get your books into the hands of more readers with just a little bit of effort on your part. You can request free copies of other author’s books and offer them free copies of yours. If you like their work, you can write a great review wherever they would like, agree to tell your friends, family, coworkers and online friends about it, etc. If you think their book needs improvement, we suggest that just send them a private message with constructive criticism instead of publicly bashing it. This way, everyone benefits.