BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers ebooks bargains

blue eyeSafari = Swahili for long journey.I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a reader get through the day or a writer the next draft. Let me know if you write a website that you’d like featured or discover something that really should be shared.

EBOOKSBARGAINSUK sends out a daily list of the latest ebook bargains available in the UK – nothing over £5, most are much less and some are free.

There are similar sites around but apparently they either direct you to an American site or only provide information for one retailer, such as Amazon.

What I like about it

All books are equal. You will not only find all the bestsellers here but also the self published independent books that make the world of ebooks such an interesting place.

This website promotes books, they don’t sell them so they have no reason to push the Dan Browns of the world at the expense of a new author. They do not make any money from click-throughs. This is where Amazon (or whoever) pay a site a small fee every time a reader clicks on a link and buys something

Good for writers

This is all very new and I imagine they are holding their breath to see whether they can make money just from advertising. It’s a start up so until the end of May advertising is free as they build up their mailing list. If you are a self published ebook writer get in contact now.

Good for readers

All the ebooks featured have at least ten four-to-five star reviews on a recognised sales platform. New releases which haven’t been reviewed yet  will only be permitted if they are by a trusted author or publisher with a strong track.

I’ve subscribed to the daily email list. Some days I delete it because I’m not in the mood to buy, but at least once a week I look through it to see what’s available. I’m pleased with the service – the newsletter is well laid out – and I like the mix of world famous and obscure.

I don’t usually get to hear about ebooks except from friends or other blogs. I haven’t got into the habit of browsing Amazon to see what’s on offer, have you?

Click HERE to find out more

 

 

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4 comments on “Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers ebooks bargains

  1. creativityorcrazy
    May 3, 2013

    I can’t remember what it’s called, but I’m signed up to get some email list from Amazon of ebook deals. I love it and have found some pretty decent books from time to time. I’ll also just pop on Amazon if there’s a book I like and want to see if there is a kindle version of it. My dream list is to get one of the kindle books in color. I have just a black and white kindle which I love, though I’m still very much a paper book lover. I subscribe to one magazine for kindle, because it’s such an amazing deal…Poets & Writers is only $1.50 per kindle copy compared to much more for the print version. 🙂

  2. bridget whelan
    May 4, 2013

    Like you, although I have a kindle I still count myself print book lover….but for magazines an ereader can be really good value. Thanks for the reminder

  3. ebook bargains uk
    May 7, 2013

    Thanks for this, Bridget.

    We’re only a few weeks old so the subscriber list is small, but growing. For readers interested, you can subscribe here – http://eepurl.com/yefb1

    We love all the existing promo newsetters – but have been so frustrated at finding links for just one site, like KIndle, or to American deals not available in the UK, that we took the plunge and created our own.

    Thanks again for helping spread the word.

  4. bridget whelan
    May 7, 2013

    Pleasure to spread the word especially when it is about something new that is good for readers and writers.

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