From Chris McMullen (reblogged from readtuesday.com)
It’s like a Black Friday sale – for books!
The first step toward finding amazing book deals is to browse the Read Tuesday catalog (see below).
Don’t worry: You won’t make purchases at Read Tuesday. You buy books at major retailers, like Amazon and Smashwords, as usual. Read Tuesday is just here to help readers (and gift givers) find good books at great prices, and to help authors and publishers find readers.
When browsing one of the Read Tuesday catalog pages, try pressing Ctrl + F. This works on Mozilla FireFox, for example, by opening a Find box in the bottom left corner of the screen, but when I try it on Internet Explorer, the Find box appears at the top, so it may vary.
Try typing a keyword, like mystery or fantasy (or paranormal romance) into the Find box and it will find every instance of that word on that catalog page. You can also advance from one result to another. If you know an author who is participating in Read Tuesday, try typing the author’s name in the box (or just the last name). Or if you know of a specific book on sale on Read Tuesday, type the title of the book (or just a couple of words in order) in the Find box.
For Kindle books, copy the ASIN number of the book into the search field at Amazon to quickly pull up its product page at Amazon. Other catalog pages, like Smashwords and CreateSpace, include direct links that you can simply click.
Note that the Read Tuesday catalogs are being expanded as the final submissions have been added to the catalogs.
We may also improve the catalogs somewhat to help organize them better (and we may add a few subcatalogs, e.g. to help quickly find children’s or teen books) so if you’re looking for those, come to the main site for links to the sub-catalogs.
There are 5 different catalogs, depending on your needs:
We have both print books and e-books participating. (Did you know that e-books can be gifted? Learn how here.)
Choose one of the following pages, depending on your interests:
(1) Kindle Deals
These Kindle e-books are on sale. Find several low-priced deals (even freebies):
(2) Buy the Print Book, Get the Kindle Edition Free (Great Gift Option)
These books take advantage of Amazon’s MatchBook tool, setting the MatchBook offer to free. First purchase the print edition at Amazon, then get the Kindle edition for free. Read the instructions at the top of this catalog (click the following link) to learn more (it includes pictures to help make sure that the MatchBook price will be free).
(3) Smashwords Coupon Codes
Prefer to buy e-books at Smashwords? Check out these discount codes (up to 100% off).
(4) Print Book Discount Codes (Paperbacks Make for Great Gifts)
These discount codes are valid at CreateSpace (an Amazon company, though the codes don’t work at Amazon, only at CreateSpace). Find discounts up to 40% off. The per-book shipping charges are more economical if you purchase multiple books (be sure to apply each discount code and check that the savings are applied to all of the books).
(5) Free Print Books
This includes two kinds of free print books. Some are Goodreads Giveaway contests that you can enter. Others are free review copies that authors have available (contact the author at the link provided to learn more).
Meet Some of the Authors
DON’T MISS OUT!
Follow the Read Tuesday blog, or follow us at Twitter or Facebook to keep up with future Read Tuesday opportunities. We’ll highlight monthly deals throughout the year, and have another big (bigger!) Read Tuesday event in 2015.
READ TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
Give the gift of reading this holiday season.
Chris McMullen, founder of Read Tuesday
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