Where to Find Great Book Deals

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Today I’m sharing with you some of my favorite places to get deals on ebooks. Most of the sites listed below are subscription sites–in other words, you tell them what types of books you prefer to read, and they’ll send you a regular email (some are daily, some less often) with deals on the books in your preferred genre(s). I’ve loaded my Kindle with books from all of these sites, and they never disappoint.

Although this is a post mostly for people who read ebooks, if you prefer paper books and know someone who reads ebooks, feel free to forward it to them.

Beware! Signing up for these sites has made my To-Be-Read list a hundred miles long, so don’t be surprised if the same thing happens to you! But it’s a good problem to have, don’t you agree?

  1. BookBub. BookBub is choosy about the books they promote, and in general the book has to be on a pretty good sale in order for them to send it out to their subscribers. I told BookBub I prefer mysteries, so every day of the week I get an email from them with some great mysteries on sale. Here’s the link if you want to check it out for yourself.
  2. EReader News Today. Like BookBub, you sign up for this newsletter by sharing your reading preferences with the good people at ENT–then you sit back and wait for their recommendations to roll into your inbox. Click here to visit EReader News Today.
  3. The Fussy Librarian. The Fussy Librarian has two email lists–one for bargain ebooks and one for only free ebooks. You can sign up for either or both. It works the same as ENT and BookBub–sign up, give them your preferences, and wait for the emails. You won’t have to wait long, I promise. Here’s the link for The Fussy Librarian.
  4. Book Gorilla. I don’t know where the name “Book Gorilla” came from, but it’s a great site. It works like the others I’ve listed, and you can choose how many bargain books you see in any email from them. You can choose to see 12, 25, or 50 books in each email. Click here to be redirected to Book Gorilla.
  5. Instafreebie. As its name suggests, this site is primarily for free ebooks. There are some great free books out there, and I recommend that you visit Instafreebie to check out their page. There are featured giveaways each week, as well as giveaways categorized by genre. Take a look here.
  6. Must Read Mysteries. This is a site which specializes in mysteries for Kindle. You can visit the website here and all you have to do is click on the Deals of the Day box. You’ll be sent directly to the Must Read Mysteries Amazon page, where you can click to order scores of discounted and featured books. Click here for the direct link to the Must Read Mysteries Amazon page.
  7. Book Cave. The last site I’ll introduce you to today is Book Cave. Like most of the sites above, this site works on an email system where you provide them with your genre preferences and they match you with free and reduced-price ebooks. One great feature of Book Cave is that you can also provide them with your preferences for certain things like levels of violence, sex, and swearing in your reading. This allows them to narrow down the books they suggest to you. Click here to be redirected to Book Cave.

I hope you’ll take a look at some or all of these sites and see what you think. Let me know in the comments below what other sites you visit to find out about free or discounted ebooks.

Two reminders:

First, next week is our first Last Tuesday Book Club! We’re reading The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro– there have been lots of people who have expressed interest in joining the conversation, so I’m hoping we get lots of participation! The book for April will be Stolen Memories by Mary Miley.

Second, if you have any recipes you’d like to share for April’s First Tuesday Recipes post, don’t forget to send them to me at amymreadeauthor@gmail.com so I can get the post formatted. Thank you!

Until next time,







26 thoughts on “Where to Find Great Book Deals”

  1. Yikes-if I sign up for these reduced or free e-book deals, I am in big trouble. As it is I’m not getting enough sleep because I can’t put a book down when I go to bed. My question is how do you get your books on these sites, Amy?
    Your newest is on my Kindle- can’t wait to get to it !


    1. That’s the problem with these sites, I know. As for getting your book on them, most of them have a tab: “for authors” or “advertising” or “promote your book” or something like that. I’ve used EReader News Today, BookBub, and Book Gorilla. Oh, and The Fussy Librarian. Some are more expensive than others. I’m not sure which ones are best for advertising purposes (actually, I think BookBub is the best, but they’re known for being super expensive. My publisher paid for my promotion on there)–what I need to do is advertise with one at a time and see if my numbers change after each one.

      Thanks for grabbing a copy of my book! I hope you like it. 🙂

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  2. I had never heard of these sites before so thank you so much for sharing them! I love buying books and supporting the authors, but sometimes I just can’t afford it so having free e-books available is always a plus! Loved this. x


    1. I’m glad you liked it. One that I forgot is Read Freely. Here’s the link: http://www.readfree.ly/

      The Read Freely website isn’t as visually pleasing as some of the others, but you can find good deals there, too. I know I’ve advertised on it before (as well as some of the other sites I listed), and I know there are a lot of people who love it.

      Thanks for stopping by!


  3. Good morning! Everybody loves free books! I used to rely heavily on BookBub… but lately I have been reading recommendations and author promotions, which is another way of getting books for free or at their promotion rate. Of course, they may or may not say so, but it is always polite to say thank you by leaving a review. And keep in mind that an author loves what they do, but he/she is also trying to make a living. Amazon has a gift giving option, so if you receive a free book that you absolutely love… gift it to someone you know will love it too! Your favorite authors will love you and so will your friends!

    Have a wonderful day folks, you can’t go wrong when you surround yourself with lots of books!


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    1. What a great response! You’re so right–authors so appreciate a review of their work. And the gift option on Amazon is a great idea for readers and writers, as I know very well. ❤


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