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4 Historical Nonfiction Bestsellers You Can Get Right Now for Under $3

Can’t read enough about historical events? Check out BookBub’s current deals, with bestsellers for under $3, available for a few days only:

The nazi officer s wife by susan dworkin and edith hahn beer

The Nazi Officer’s Wife

by Edith Hahn Beer

Price: 7.99 2.99

An incredible true story: Jewish Edith Hahn disguised her identity to evade the Gestapo. When a member of the Nazi party fell in love with her, Edith began an extraordinary double-life. Despite the risk to her life, Edith created a remarkable record of survival. She saved every document and set of papers, as well as photographs she managed to take inside labor camps. Over 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon.

The deal by charles l mee jr

The Deal

by Charles L. Mee, Jr.

Price: 9.99 2.99

For two weeks in the summer of 1945, from July 17 to August 2, Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, and Josef Stalin gathered to reconstruct the world out of the ruins of World War II. They met “only a few miles from the war-shattered seat of Nazi power” — around a baize-covered table in the Cecilienh of Palace at Potsdam. These eyewitness accounts, logs, and transcripts offer a window into the pivotal leaders’ plans for peace.

Gi brides by duncan barrett and nuala calvi 2015 06 17

GI Brides

by Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi

Price: 10.99 1.99

For readers enchanted by the bestsellers The Astronaut Wives Club, The Girls of Atomic City, and Summer at Tiffany’s, this international bestseller follows four of the 70,000 women who fell for American soldiers in Great Britain during World War II. By crossing the ocean when the fighting ended, these courageous women took a risk for love and found themselves in a new country full of strangers.

 

A little revenge by willard sterne randall

A Little Revenge

by Willard Sterne Randall

Price: 9.99 2.99

The untold story of Benjamin Franklin’s hostile relationship with his son William, who supported Britain during the American Revolution. A thoroughly researched and dramatically delivered biography of two extraordinary men in American history. A Little Revenge reveals a whole other aspect to the American mythology of Benjamin Franklin and is a brand-new portrait of his fascinating son.

 

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Publishers Are Giving Away Bestsellers For Free

Last year, Random House quietly gave away Dan Brown’s bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code, for free for one week. Millions of readers were unaware of the week-long giveaway.

A select group of readers did take advantage of the promotion, though. They were using BookBub, a daily email that alerts readers to free and deeply discounted ebooks that are available for a limited time. BookBub notified nearly one million readers of the free Da Vinci Code deal last spring.

“It’s the Groupon of books,” Dominique Raccah, the publisher of Sourcebooks, told The New York Times about deal sites like BookBub. “For the consumer, it’s new, it’s interesting. It’s a deal and there isn’t much risk. And it works.”

Why did Random House give away a bestselling ebook that usually retails for $9.99? The company’s goal was to hook new readers on Brown’s thrillers and drum up interest in his new book, Inferno. The free ebook even included the prologue and first chapter of Inferno.

“It makes it almost irresistible,” Liz Perl, Simon & Schuster’s senior vice president explained to the The New York Times. “We’re lowering the bar for you to sample somebody new.”

Book lovers have now become practically obsessed with BookBub. In many cases, they’ve downloaded hundreds of books that publishers and authors have promoted on the site.

“I now have more books than I can read in a lifetime,” said Suzie Miller of Auburn, Wash. She said she has downloaded more than 350 free books using the service.

For readers, part of the appeal of BookBub is that it does not list every single free ebook on the market. Instead, BookBub’s expert editorial team selectively curates only the highest-quality ebooks to feature in their email and on their website. In most cases, the deals can be purchased for any ereading device, including Kindle, iPad, Nook, and Android.

Readers can select which genres they would like to receive, so each email is matched to their preferences. BookBub features more than two dozen genres of books, including mystery, romance, literary, historical fiction, nonfiction and more.

With millions of readers using BookBub’s service, this type of promotional concept seems to be resonating with both publishers and readers alike. To find out more about the service, go to www.bookbub.com.