Okay, so I’m new to this game. Debut author, trying to get noticed. Alongside the thousands of authors whose books are published every day.
In the past few weeks, I’ve visited scores of websites and signed up for daily email blasts to find the best sites to promote my novel, Ten Days In Paradise. The upshot of all this cyber exploring: I am amazed at all of the terrific websites devoted to helping readers find quality eBooks at bargain prices or free.
And we’re not talking about novels with bad covers and strange titles that look like they were written over a long weekend. These eBooks range from timeless classics to great women’s fiction to riveting thrillers and more. For example, yesterday on Amazon, you could download for free the Kindle versions of Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea and the Dickens classic, a Tale of Two Cities.
While I’ve been out there pitching bloggers and Amazon reviewers for my novel, I’ve discovered an entire universe of new authors I’ve never heard of (and no doubt hoping a few people discover me : ) I’ve downloaded several free Kindle eBooks including Summer of Firefly Memories by Joan Gable, Shore Lights by Barbara Brenton and Tender Grace by Jackina Stark. All are highly rated on Amazon with dozens if not hundreds of reviews, and I can’t wait to read them.
The reasons to discount a book or offer it for free are as varied the books themselves. Whether it’s the publisher of an older book looking to generate new interest, or a debut author like myself trying to attract readers, these websites are a terrific resource for authors and readers alike.
So where do you go to get all these great deals? Here are a few of my favorite sites:
Keep in mind these deals are constantly changing, so what is free or discounted today may not be tomorrow.
So many books, so little time … happy reading!