If you’re a lover of books you probably own tons of actual books and even more e-books—regardless of what device you read on. Many of us also love using the library because who doesn’t love to read an unlimited number of books for free? If this sounds like you, then there is something you need to know about because it’s revolutionizing the way you read books and what you spend on them.
BookBub is a new website that will save you hundreds of dollars on books and give you access to more books than you’ll ever have the chance to read in your lifetime. Essentially, what BookBub does is it curates deals from all over (whether it’s Apple iBooks, Kindle, Nook, etc.) and sends you daily emails with your deals. Sometimes the books are free, sometimes they’re marked down immensely, but no book is listed that will set you back more than $3. Most hover under $1.99.
How it works is when you sign up (very little personal information is required if you don’t feel like sharing that all) you select what genres you’re interested in, authors you love to read, any particular books or authors you want to be specifically notified about and what you prefer to read on, whether it’s iBooks or Kindle or something else entirely. That way, it knows what to pull for you and send to you in your tailored emails.
If you sign up and can’t wait until you receive the first email to see what’s offered, don’t fret, because you can browse every deal they have straight from the dashboard. You can search by book name, author, or even genre (and if you’re really picky you can search for books that are only free) and see what’s out there.
Once you find a book you like, you just click on where you want it to download to (again, iBooks or Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc.), enter your login information and it will be downloaded to that particular device. It can sometimes be easier to download directly from the device because that way you don’t need to login or sync anything—but either works just as well.
This may sound like a scam because it almost sounds too good to be true, but it’s very real and it’s just a very clever way of collecting book deals from all over the web into one easy to browse place. This is perfect for people who aren’t looking for a specific book, but rather just something good to read.
The daily emails really choose options that you would actually like to read, and they make an effort to alert you when authors you like pop up as a deal as well. Finding great books to read has never been easier or cheaper. Did we mention it’s free? Honestly, what could be better?