Everyone loves a deal. In the land of ebooks, they come and go all too quickly. Savvy readers–and shoppers–know that bargain hunting can’t happen on your own: You need to enlist the help of organizations that make it their mission to deliver these deals to your inbox.
Of course we’re a bit biased and love our own newsletter, Early Bird Books the best. But we know we’re not the only game in town, so read on for some of our favorite ebook deal newsletters, and what they have to say about themselves.
Early Bird Books
“Early Bird Books is a daily email newsletter that features free & discounted ebooks in all categories for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, and Tablet. Subscribe to the newsletter and select your favorite categories. It’s as simple as that! Subscribers will receive an email each weekday that highlights bestsellers, special free ebooks, as well as featured ebooks that match their preferences. Early Bird Books features links to all the major ebook retailers, including Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, and Kobo. You can purchase and download from your e-bookseller of choice.”
Sign up for the newsletter at earlybirdbooks.com.
“BookBub is a free daily email that notifies you about deep discounts on acclaimed ebooks. You choose the types you’d like to get notified about—with categories ranging from mysteries to cookbooks—and we send great deals in those genres to your inbox.
BookBub doesn’t actually sell books. We simply alert you by email to fantastic limited-time offers that become available on retailers like Amazon’s Kindle store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, Apple’s iBookstore, and others. Book publishers offer deals at these sites for promotional purposes, and our staff works with them to determine the best ones to feature to our members.”
Sign up for the newsletter at bookbub.com.
“Get exceptional deals for ebooks on your Want to Read shelf or by authors you follow — delivered straight to your inbox!
Feed your passion for Bestsellers, Romance, Mystery & Thriller, and Fantasy & Science Fiction. Choose your preferred genres to get daily emails.”
Sign up for the newsletter at goodreads.com/deals
“Every day Bargainbooksy scours the web to find its subscribers the best deals on best-selling ebooks. Signing up for their emails will guarantee that the subscriber receives bestsellers in their favorite genres – all priced at or below $5.”
Sign up for the newsletter at bargainbooksy.com
The Fussy Librarian
“With millions of books out there, it can be time consuming to find the good stuff. We can help! Only The Fussy Librarian remembers what genres you like and your preferences about language, violence and sexual content. Like only cozy mysteries? We’ll only send you an email when there’s a mystery that doesn’t have sex, violence or profanity. Read everything? We’ll send you lots of suggestions each day. It’s that easy!”
Sign up for the newsletter at thefussylibrarian.com.
“Imagine a single daily email, tailored to your personal reading preferences, featuring the best deals on the best Kindle ebooks, either completely free or at deeply discounted bargain prices.
How do we decide which great book deals to show you? Easy–we let you decide. At sign-up you’ll be asked to choose your personal reading preferences from the most detailed list of categories anywhere, and to tell us whether you want to see 12, 25, or 50 books in each email. (Most of our readers choose 25 or 50, because no matter how many you select, you’ll only get one email a day.)”
Sign up for the newsletter at bookgorilla.com.
Note: With the exception of Book Gorilla, the above are newsletters that will work for pretty much any device or retailer you prefer. For that reason, we’ve excluded the newsletters of retailers themselves—like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and the iBookstore—from this roundup, as we assume you’re getting those alerts from your retailer of choice. But if you’re not already—you should!
What other ebook deals newsletters do you subscribe to?