Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Free Is My Favorite Price

by Megan S.


A few of you are going to get annoyed at me for saying this so I'll just get it out of the way upfront.  I don't like paying for books because I go through novels like I'm physically addicted. If I paid for everything I read, I'd be in debt. I mean, don't get me wrong.  I don't do illegal downloads.  I just get them from the library if at all possible, even if I have to wait for months. 

So, if I can get a book on sale, I'm allllllll over it.  Who doesn't like a bargain?  That's why I flipped when I found out about a website that emails me everyday about deeply discounted book deals for any genre I'm interested in with links to my preferred sites (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.)

Yes, boys and girls, there really is a Santa Claus Book Fairy and it's named BookBub.


I've downloaded about a dozen so far, only paying for one (a whopping $1.99 for a $9.99 book.)  I would have figured that most of the deals would be for self-published authors I've never heard of trying to gain recognition, but the site offers a range popular and little known writers and publishers.  It's a great way to experience new work, without having to pay for a pig in a poke.

BookBub isn't the only good place to find deals.  The other S4 ladies have signed up for a number of different email subscriptions that you may wish to use, too.

Sara's a fan of Fussy Librarian and Harper Collins Book Perks.

Meghan gets alerts from Amazon, Smart Bitches Trashy Books, Orbit, Tor, and Angry Robot.

Kathy says, in addition to some already listed, she also likes Ace/Roc, Edelweiss, and Goodreads.

(At this point in the conversation, Sara adds that we're a bunch of nerds.  It's an apt observation.)

Do you know of any good resources for book deals?  Share 'em in the comments below!

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  1. Gwen from The Gwendolyn Reading Method has done a video series on this subject and it's great! She has tips on how to save money on ebooks and a video on why libraries rock.

    How to be a book addict and not go broke:

    How to save money on ebooks:

    Why Libraries Rock:

    More Ways to Save Money On Books: