4 Things That Drive Ebook Readers Crazy

These days, people love their ereaders — and it’s no wonder! Being able to read books on a screen is the biggest change in how humans read since the invention of the printing press! When else in human history could you find millions of books literally at the touch of your fingertips, and without even having to leave your house? Ereaders are the BEST.

But even the best things in life come with downsides. Here are a few of the things that drive ebook lovers like us CRAZY.

1) When people ask “Don’t you miss the feel of a printed book?”

Why is everyone always going on about the touch, the feel of paper? Paper is nice, and sometimes books are really pretty! But I’d take convenience of ebooks over paper any day: every book in the world, available right now! Ebooks are instant gratification!

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2) When you’re waiting for the next book by your new fave author

You know how this goes. You hear about a book, you download it immediately (because you can with an ereader!), you read it (and everything else by that author) in a day. Can you say “obsessed”?

And then you get to the end, and all you can do is wait for this author’s next book. (We’re looking at you, George R.R. Martin.)

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3) When you don’t know what to read next

This is the problem with infinite choice: there are so many books out there, how do you decide what to read???

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4) When you spend all your money on books

We’ve all been there: there are just so many good books, and you want all of them all, and next thing you know you have no money because it all went into your personal library.

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Yes, there is a solution

Okay, so there’s nothing we can do about the haters or about authors who just won’t hurry up and finish their books, but at the very least there’s a great new way to get recommendations and discounts on ebooks.

It’s called BookBub, and millions of people are using it to find great deals on books they’ll love! It’s super simple: you tell them what genres of books you like to read, and they email you when bestsellers in that category are free or on sale: recent sales have included Gone Girl, The DaVinci Code, Game of Thrones, and The Girl on the Train! (Did we mention that all the books are free or on sale?)

To see today’s deals and get reading now, go to BookBub.com.

Why Bestseller Lists are Awful For Readers

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A New York Times bestseller is perhaps one of the most coveted and widely recognized accolades a book can have. And yet, for readers, the New York Times bestseller list, or any bestseller lists for that matter, are not a good way to get book recommendations. From week to week, bestseller lists don’t fluctuate much, and avid readers quickly fatigue of stagnate titles. For instance, John Green’s hit novel, The Fault in Our Stars, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for a whopping 119 consecutive weeks since its debut in 2012. With bestseller lists remaining relatively unchanged on a weekly basis, book lovers are looking elsewhere for recommendations on what to read next.

Savvy readers go straight to BookBub, the site that actually helps turn books into top bestsellers. BookBub sends readers a daily email featuring deals on critically acclaimed ebooks. Each book is hand-selected by an editorial team for quality, and chosen based on their great potential to be bestsellers. BookBub readers are truly in-the-know because more often than not, the books featured by BookBub become top bestsellers the very next week or even day. What’s more, all of the ebooks on BookBub are at least 50% discounted, ranging from $1.99 to $0.99 to free, giving bookworms the inside scoop on rising bestsellers at bargain basement prices.

For example, BookBub recently featured a $1.99 deal on The Boy in the Suitcase, an international thriller about the disappearance of a Lithuanian boy.  After BookBub notified more than one million readers of the deal last year, word spread quickly, and The Boy in the Suitcase climbed to the number one spot on the Digital Book World bestseller list.

Not only does BookBub recommend hidden gems like The Boy in the Suitcase, the service also notifies readers of backlisted bestseller titles from years past. If you missed a book the first time around, BookBub gives you the chance to snag it for a huge discount.

One of the best examples of this is trend was a recent deal on The Shining. In 2013, just days before the release of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, Random House discounted The Shining in order to hook new readers on King’s thrillers and drum up interest in Doctor Sleep. Once again, hundreds of thousands of readers took advantage of the deal, thanks in large part to BookBub’s recommendation.

For readers, BookBub offers a much-needed alternative to traditional bestseller lists, and readers often feel as if they are “in-the-know” by discovering books before the hit the mainstream bestseller lists. It also gives bookworms a chance to catch up on bestsellers they may not have had time to read when the titles were originally popular.

With millions of readers using BookBub, it’s clear that readers are looking for something more than what’s on the current bestseller lists.

To get the inside scoop on ebooks before they hit the bestseller lists, visit www.bookbub.com.