I said yesterday this might be a possibility and at the moment I’m sitting here between transcripts so, why not! This one is a really quick, thrown together one also, unlike my previous RTs which I put a lot of thought into and spend hours working on them. Let’s see how this goes.
Today, as the title states, we’re going to talk about BookBub. I’m also going to tell you a little story to go along with it about how I came about using it. I would also like to mention before I go into this because BookBub is a company and not something I typically do for an RT, that if I don’t use or haven’t used a product, website and so forth, I’m not going to talk to you guys about it.
You may have heard of BookBub before, it’s been all over the internet from Facebook to Twitter with advertisements. BookBub is an interesting company. They gather deals on ebooks from multiple sources daily, including authors and publishers. These deals on books are either insanely discounted or actually FREE. They also work with all the major retailers such as Amazon, B&N and other places that offer ebooks.
How does this work?
It’s rather simple. You sign up for BookBub (www.bookbub.com), for free, you put in your book genre preferences and you get emails daily about deals. That’s it.
If you’re impatient and want to see the deals right away, you can stay on the website and browse it. You’re also able to follow authors, so you’ll get alerts if something comes up for them.
For me, I first stumbled upon BookBub via Twitter probably a year ago. I thought, “Well, this is interesting.” I signed up for it and promptly forgot about it. (No, really.) I would get emails from them and just delete them.
Not to long back, I got an email about Aubrey Parker having books on there. Now, here is where y’all get to chuckle at me because I somehow read that and thought it said Ali Parker instead. (Can you see me facepalming?) Ali Parker is the author of the Pro-U series that I’m sort of obsessed with right now after reading Breakaway.
This caught my attention, so I went to look. I quickly realized my mistake on the author names but by that point, I was sucked in. I ended up grabbing a free Aubrey Parker book. Then I went and searched for Ali Parker to see if she was on there. She was! I grabbed whatever she had that was free too!
After that, I decided to look at my book deals list that they show you. Well, 2 hours and probably 20 books later, I finally got off of BookBub. However, now when I check my email, I’m looking out for those emails.
Not only is BookBub a great way to find authors you already read and free books, but I’ve found it’s a fantastic way to discover new authors that you haven’t read before. Most of the time the first book to a series is free and the rest in the series are heavily discounted.
If you’re curious like I was, and you want free books, go check this out!
Have a great Thursday!
(Disclaimer: I’m not affiliated with BookBub in any way, shape, or form outside of being a legitimately signed up user of the product. I did not, do not, and will not get paid for anything being said about BookBub in this post.)