Spring has finally sprung for good in Connecticut! Cool crisp mornings are followed by warmer afternoons and it just makes me smile! As I'm drinking a cup of joe, and writing this, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and I don't even mind it being an hour later than I thought it was. It is daylight savings time and I didn't touch one clock yet! I just didn't BARGAIN for loosing an hour sleep... and speaking of bargain (okay, a cheap segue into todays post)... do you ever hunt for book bargains? It's easier than you think if you have an eReader. There are many new authors who try to promote their books by lowering the price for a limited time, or even giving their eBooks away free. Publishers like to promote their authors too. And even the first in a book series might be sold at a bargain price to hook you into loving it and reading the rest of the series. Lots of reasons why eBooks are practically given away sometimes... So, where do you look for those eBook bargains? Here's 5 of the top places... (They are all free to sign up with, you'll get an email every day with them and can opt out easily at any time you don't want to receive the notices any more).
BookBub... "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 iBooks, 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."
This is the first place I signed up with to learn about bargain books. Very simple to use, normal categories to check off and a daily email alerting you to bargain books, which range between free and $2.99. Lots of "unknown" authors, but I always check out the book before hand to read a little sample to see if I like the writing, if the initial story sounds interesting to me. I've gotten a lot of fun romance titles, cookbooks, and older literary fiction titles.
This bargain book email seems to include more well known authors, but prices are in the 3.99 to 1.99 range. They always include a free selection.
This is a Harper Collins service, and I've found some great books at discounted prices here. They also promote upcoming releases and sometimes offer a chance to enter giveaways. I recently bought A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay, which was on my wishlist, for $1.99.
This is a new service to me. I found this while I was doing research for this post. It seems like the selections are from well known authors, and I was able to download a 4 ebook set of Heather Graham for $1.24.
This is also a new service to me and I haven't decided about it yet. They ask for very specific info on your likes and dislikes, which is nice. I have 2 separate emails coming from them, one is the regular selections they recommend based on my choices and the second email is for free ebooks. The free ebook email, has one highlighted book, with photo and description, but the rest of the titles are just that titles and links.
Steeped in the rich history and romantic landscape of rural France, In Another Life is a story of love that conquers time and the lost loves that haunt us all.