Groups on LinkedIn provide an extra place where you can be taking part in discussions about ebooks and talking about your giveaway or promotion. The more of these approaches you can use in the first day, the more chance you have of getting a high ranking and going Email Database viral so the book starts to do the work itself. It's a lot to do on your own, so careful planning and others Email Database allocated to do various tasks would help. But for most of us it really is a go-it-alone process, or an author-and-publisher process. Authors can help by building a good email circular list, and this can work even for authors who aren't good at being self-promotional.
Your email list is incredibly important, especially if you are an author, as you can encourage friends and family to support you. Just sharing the giveaway on their Email Database Facebook wall, tweeting about it, or mentioning it on a blog, will make an important contribution. In fact, seeing the book getting higher did get people excited about helping, and sometimes being given a book Email Database encourages people to enjoy the fun of this challenge and the thrill as a book moves up in the top 100. People who have received the giveaway can feel a commitment to helping the book succeed if you rally them to your side.
One final tip I would give is that authors do need to ask people to help out with a blog or a share on Facebook and Twitter and so on, and I do the same on Email Database their behalf. We do have to be careful not to nag and spam people so I don't push anybody. But it seems Email Database support isn't given unless you ask. People need to be invited to take books, or to buy books, or to help with a blog. Even if you ask, you're unlikely to get more than a few shares and retweets, and just a couple of blogs. But they can make that difference and push you up into a ranking that helps you go viral.