The advantages to reading ebooks are endless. It can easily be argued that the greatest value in ebooks lies in saving more trees. Ebooks are portable and digital, which make them the best choice when you are eager to read a new title. Best of all, ebooks are usually less expensive than print books. There is a website that will allow you to save even more money: Bookbub.


Bookbub is a daily email sent free of charge that notifies customers of heavily discounted books in categories of their choosing. These deep discounts are available for a limited time only and offers the customer favorite authors and titles at prices you are likely not to find anywhere else. Authors range from the critically acclaimed to the independent and titles are sent to you via email after you register with their site.


Retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others have partnered with Bookbub in order to bring you the titles you want at such incredible prices to be viewed on your Kindle, iPad, Nook, laptop, or smartphone. These books are sold for as low as 99 cents, and some are available for free. Remember, you want to jump on the prices as soon as you see them. The titles they show you are customized according to your preferences when you register.


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Bookbub was founded in 2012 by Josh Schanker and Nicholas Ciarelli. Its mission was two-fold. The intent was to help publishers and authors gain access to new readership, and expose readers to new authors. The Bookbub team work with various publishers who pitch titles and discounts to them, then they decide which to include on their site. They send email updates to 8 million readers each day making them aware of these discounts.


These days if you don’t hear about a book on social media, or through a recorded interview of the author, how will you know the book exists? With BookBub, you are notified of bestselling titles in the genre of your choice directly in your inbox. You decide if you want the book or not. If you do, you are directed to the site where you make the purchase and access the book immediately.


Bookbub is making waves here and abroad as they have expanded to include authors outside of the United States. Armed with $7 million in new funding, they are here to stay and will continue to make an impact in the digital publishing world.


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