Tuesday 2 June 2015

Want Free and Deeply Discounted E-Books?

Have you ever wondered why most book marketing is so Amazon-centric? Lots of readers sign up to receive free and discounted books in their e-mail, every day, but many of these deals are only available on Amazon.

As you can imagine, it's important for me as an author to market myself and my books, but personally, Amazon is not my favourite retailer. I understand that a lot of people love them, but the beauty of a competitive industry means that they're not the only shop in town when it comes to selling books. So, why does it seem that they're the only one that matters?

Personally, my favourite e-book retailer is Smashwords, mostly because they offer coupon codes. I don't know about you, but for me, entering a coupon code on a website, and watching the price of an item drop, is a great feeling. It makes me feel as though I've been given something special, something that's just for me, and nobody else. I said as much on a guest post that I wrote for Sarah Jane Butfield's blog, recently.

Because I love coupon codes myself, I run a lot of Smashwords coupon codes for my own books, offering great discounts and freebies. But when I went looking for a place to market those codes, I couldn't find any. So, like the the enterprising soul I am, I started my own!

Book Coupon News

Book Coupon News is a place for readers who love coupons. It's that simple. Visit the website, punch in your e-mail address, and start receiving weekly e-mails, containing coupon codes for great discounts on e-books - some might even be free!

And, if any of my author friends are reading this, you can add your own coupon codes to my weekly newsletter, completely free of charge.

So what do you think? As a reader, do you like coupon codes? What's your favourite e-book retailer? Do you shop at Smashwords, and would you be interested in signing up for this new service?

Authors, would you be interested in advertising your Smashwords coupon codes in the new newsletter?

Let me know in the comments below.

In the mean time, thanks for reading this far, and don't forget to sign up for Book Coupon News today!

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