I mentioned Amazon Kindle book deals in a previous post. I’m a huge bargain ebook shopper and it is one of the main reasons I got into digital books. There are probably a million and one ebook deal pages and newsletters out there that are entirely legit. No piracy!
Note to readers: never ever download ‘free’ books from random places on the internet. Make absolutely positive they take you to legitimate retailers or places that offer ebooks from authors and publishers for reviews.
Piracy hurts your authors and if they can’t make enough money writing, they will stop writing those stories you all love. If you can’t afford them, use a library. Don’t steal! Pirated ebooks are not only illegal and unethical, but also a great way to get a virus. So steer clear of free download sites.
Instead, shop the virtual discount bin at your favorite retailer. Or join a few of my favorite newsletters or book services.
I subscribe to each of the newsletters I mention below and enjoy each one!
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Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals
It’s a selection of about a dozen books on sale for usually between $0.99 and $2.99, including bestselling novels by popular authors. You can see other types of Amazon sponsored sales as well, like the Kindle Exclusive Deals. That’s deals on books only found at Amazon.
A popular site with a daily newsletter that informs you of ebook deals from all major retailers. You can subscribe and indicate your favorite genres and retailers or even follow your favorite authors. They will email you if the author you’re following has a new deal, new release or new preorder available. You can choose a daily newsletter or weekly. Pretty easy to navigate as well.
It is perhaps my favorite newsletter. You can even rate and review books, follow people, it’s like a mini social media site. If you want to buy up particular authors when they are running a sale, you definitely need to sign up.
Check out Bookbub today!
BookGorilla offers a daily newsletter of Kindle book deals. It is based on your genre preferences and how many books you want in the email (12, 25 or 50!). Like Bookbub, you can also follow favorite authors.
This is another huge favorite of mine, in case you’re interested. I love being able to follow my favorite authors. Plus the layout is easy to navigate and your genre choices are quite vast.
The only disadvantage of this newsletter is it’s Amazon only. So if you prefer reading on a Kobo device, you’d have to download the free Kindle app on your phone or tablet to take advantage of these deals.
Check out BookGorilla.
Freebooksy and Bargain Booksy
Freebooksy and Bargain Booksy are two newsletters that are run by the same service. I like both as it’s a great way to discover new authors. You can choose your genres and preferred retailers.
The only reason why I don’t like these two newsletters as much as the first two I listed is the majority of the offers seem to be lesser known self-published authors. There is definitely nothing wrong with that, which is why it’s a great service to discover new authors for free or discounted prices.
However, I like newsletters to include all authors that I might be interested in. This includes traditionally published mega-sellers and independent authors alike. So this one will fall short if you’re only interested in bestselling authors.
The Fussy Librarian
The Fussy Librarian has two newsletters now. One for freebies and one for bargain books. Just like previous newsletters I’ve mentioned, you can choose your genres and retailers.
You can even choose to have the freebies newsletter once a week or every day. Pretty awesome. The layout is pretty easy to navigate and looks appealing as well.
This one also falls short in that it tends to list independent authors who self-publish more than bestselling authors with a publisher.
Subscribe to The Fussy Librarian.
EreaderIQ is another amazing Kindle ebook deal website and newsletter that lets you follow authors or even track specific books you want. Free or discounted books are tailored to your genre preferences. It’s an excellent resource if you like waiting to purchase ebooks until they’re running a huge deal.
Site navigation is pretty simple and aesthetic. It might become a favorite of mine in the future. I’ve been receiving the newsletter for a couple of years now, I think, but only recently discovered the website’s features. You definitely don’t want to miss out on those like I did!
Subscribe to EreaderIQ.
You Want More?
There are so many more than the few I listed here, so your choices are endless. There are deal newsletters for specific genres or themes or publishers often share sales in their own newsletters.
Sign up for as many (or as few) as you want or can handle. I guarantee you won’t regret it. Except maybe if you spend all your time in your inbox checking your email.
With thousands of books going on sale or authors giving away the first book in a series, the only reason to ever pay full price is a lack of patience for new releases. Reading a series? Borrow it from your library or Kindle Unlimited or other places until the right ebook sale comes along!
Did I miss your favorite freebie or deal newsletter? Leave a comment below, as I would love to try any out! I am a deal junkie.