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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The 4-1-1 on BOOKBUB

BookBub has been around for quite a while, having been established in 2012, however it has only recently come to my attention with an advert on Facebook and with bookish friends mentioning it on Twitter. If you haven't heard about BookBub yet, you're probably wondering what it is, how it works and how it will compound your book hoarding problem.

BookBub is rather like a bookish version of Groupon. You sign up to receive a daily email with deals on books that are either hugely marked down or free. It is also ridiculously user friendly - with the signing up and usage only requiring your email address and preferred genres.

What things look like when you first go to BookBub
Once you have signed up for BookBub you can select what you would like to read by either selecting one of the titles they have recommended for you based on your preferences or by browsing the various categories of books available via BookBub. Presently the categories include Action & Adventure, Bestsellers, Chick Lit, Cooking, Fantasy, History and Thrillers.

Jeffrey Archer, Isabelle Allende, Dennis Lehane, Neil Gaiman, Agatha Christie and R.L. Stine are some of the more popular authors who are available for selection at the moment. There is also a really comprehensive selection of YA titles and their collection of cozy mysteries is not too shabby either. The bulk of the YA titles are free.

The really great thing about BookBub is that the books that are available are available on various platforms, namely Amazon, B&N, Apple, Google and Kobo which makes it so much easier to get the ebook on your device as it will be what you are already accustomed to using. If you are like me and have more books than you could possibly read during your lifetime, then BookBub will definitely add more to your already teetering TBR pile - but what's the harm in that?

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