NEW! Great Deals on Ebooks, Personalized Just for You! (U.S. Members)
Book lovers can never have too many books. But sometimes feeding your reading habit can get expensive! And who doesn’t love a good deal? Given that we can't give you an unlimited spending account for books (we wish!), we've come up with the next best thing: Goodreads Deals.
Goodreads Deals is selected for you, because they're based on your individual Goodreads profile. If there's an exceptional ebook deal for a book on your Want to Read shelf, we'll let you know. (It's another great reason to keep your Want to Read list on Goodreads updated!) And, if one of the authors you follow has a not-to-be-missed promotion on an ebook, we'll make sure you don't miss out.
Want more ebook deals in the genres you love to read? Sign up to get daily emails with the best deals on ebooks that have rave reviews by the Goodreads community. To kick things off, we're introducing daily deals in the most popular genres for Goodreads members:
- Mystery & Thrillers
- Fantasy & Sci-Fi
Don't worry if your favorite genre is missing; we'll be adding more genre options in the future.
Choose your genres to receive daily, personalized emails.
Goodreads Deals is available (starting today!) for our U.S. members. Here's a peek at the exciting deals we're sending readers today:
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Here are some tips on how to get the most out of Goodreads Deals:
How do I make sure I get notified about more deals on books and authors I'm interested in?
Make sure to add books to your Want to Read shelf, and follow authors you like! (On Goodreads, search for authors you like, go to their Author Page, and click "Follow.") Keep adding to your Want to Read shelf and the list of authors you're following to increase your chances of finding out about a deal on an ebook that interests you.
When will Goodreads Deals be available for my preferred genre?
Goodreads Deals is now available in our most popular genres: Bestsellers, Romance, Mystery & Thrillers, and Fantasy & Science Fiction. Our goal is to expand into more genres as quickly as we can. Stay tuned!
How do I buy the ebooks in Goodreads Deals?
You can configure your Goodreads Deals settings to include links to purchase from Kindle Store, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play, and Kobo stores.
Is Goodreads Deals only for US members?
Goodreads Deals is launching in the U.S. We don’t have details to share on when Goodreads Deals will be available in other countries, but our goal is to provide deals to as many of our members as possible.
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Spamming me on deals for books I don't want to buy is a..."
AMEN to that!
Spamming me on deals for books I don't want to buy is a..."
I used my to-read shelf for books I already own and need to be read so it will essentially be spam for me too. :-( Maybe goodreads could let us designate a shelf(shelves) to pull deals from.
I do the same thing. I have a "To Read" shelf and a "To Buy" shelf. I'd love get deals for the "To Buy" shelf, but they too busy sending me a book deal on a book I marked "Read" four years ago.
Spamming me on deals for books I don't wan..."
I know. I definitely am not going to combine my to-read shelf with my wishlist items....it would be a mess and impossible for my to track books that way. Goodreads changed the name of to-read a few years back to "want to read", which I protested back then. I have an exclusive wishlist shelf with over 2000 items on it.....that's the only books I'm curious on pricing with. My TBR shelf is still books I already have that I'm waiting to read.
Spamming me on deals for b..."
I agree Erin, I would love this to work for other shelves. I didn't feel the need to re-shelve my 900+ items when they renamed it either.
Exactly, Shannon! My 'to-read' shelf is for books I've already purchased, as well. Which is exactly why I have a 'wish-list' shelf!
Spamming me on deals for books I don't want to buy is a..."
Hey Sean - apologies for the inconvenience! It looks like you're following Neil Gaiman, which is why you might have received an email with the deal for American Gods included. If you'd like to opt out from receiving deals for authors you follow, you can do so here.
Shannon wrote: "Maybe goodreads could let us designate a shelf(shelves) to pull deals from."
This is great feedback! I've passed it on to our team.
Elizabeth wrote: "I would like the option for weekly emails rather than daily."
The emails will come at different frequencies depending on what deals are available on that day. Depending on your preferences and what books you have on your Want to Read shelf, as well as what authors you follow, you may get one email a week or you may get more than that.
Aww that's a great idea! notifications for when books on your TBR shelf are on sale or have a giveaway associated.
The best site for Kindle book deals is eReaderIQ.com. You can follow authors, books, genres, and even see the history of prices over time. It takes a little getting used to, but it's fantastic.
Thanks for posting your feedback! We'd love to add a landing page or something similar so you can browse on the site. I'll pass this on to our team.
If I am on goodreads.com, I'm in the mindset of reading, researching and reviewing books, etc. and primed to look for book deals. I'll be much more willing to buy at that point.
I would say its a little disappointing that the rest of the world Goodreads users are not catered for as yet. I know for certain this is a function which will increase my book purchasing.
And IF GR stopped spamming my Feed with paid advertisements, that deceptively show friends who have "shelved" a book as if they were interested in it, even when they shelve it NO WAY.
* Get paid ads out of my feed.
* Fix the Recommendations feature so that it isn't laughably off
* Give us a way to opt IN to notifications of new releases by author that we can get ON SITE.
Due to past marketing changes I can also no longer use the feature where we select our favorite genres. So anything I might be interested in would need to be separate from that and 100% something I could select myself what I wanted to be notified of.
But not via email. I'm spammed enough in my email as it is.
I have a Custom To Read shelf, it's easy to do. Then you could move the books you own over to that one and use the Want to Read shelf for books you'd be interested in hearing deals for.
Just a suggestion :D
But it'd be very smart if GR allowed users to select which shelf (or shelves) users wanted to see deals for.
If I am on goodreads.com, I'm in the mindset of reading, researchin..."
Hey Ed and Blakely — thanks for your feedback on this, I've let our developers know!
Alexandra aka Auntie J wrote: "I might like this IF it were via the site, not email, and IF GR improved it's Recommendations so there was more confidence they'd be books the user might actually be interested in, and IF it didn't..."
Thanks for your comments Alexandra! They've been passed along to our developers too.
You can opt out on your profile page. Click edit profile and then click on the deals tab.
In other words, I have to change the way I use the site to accommodate Goodreads ability to make money.
Seems to me it should be the other way around, especially from Amazon "Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company.”
What she said.
I have my to read shelf set with both books I own and books I don't. I use shelf tags to remember if I have the physical or the electronic, if my library has it, etc. So when it's time to read one, I know where to look.
As the former manager of a brick-and-mortar bookstore, I can tell you that many people buy books again they have already read...as gifts for other people. I've personally bought the same book many times to give away. For that reason, I'd like to be able to include my "Read" shelf.
Having the option, if technically feasible, would let people configure this more the way they want. Some people would likely create a shelf just to use for Goodreads Deals...and put books on and off it around the holidays.
Regardless, I'm excited about this new program! I was impressed with the deal I received today!
Perhaps it could be an opt-in instead of opt-out? Also, maybe it could be made a searchable database as well--or indicate on the book's page there's a deal like you do with Giveaways? If I read a book and say, "hey, I liked that. I want to own it," it would be nice to see if there are any deals out there. Paper as well as electronic. Not that I plan on buying anything through GR itself, but that's a whole other issue and not relevant here.
This said, I like Dawn's idea of a searchable database for people who get a lot of email like I do. I almost missed what this was at first because of seizure brain. I'm reading and updating things here but I'm not really on top of my email. A database would make life so much simpler.
So ... is this going to be like the book swap program that flourished for a while, was enjoyed by many, and then was yanked with little warning and a great deal of annoyance?
Second, yeah, they need to let us designate a shelf. I thought I could work around this by moving books that I owned from to-read to another list and then build to-read into a wishlist ... but you cannot remove books from to-read for some reason. That's idiotic GR folks. Forgetting this issue, if I want to remove a book from to-read I should be able to.
All books have to be on one exclusive shelf as a baseline, then you can add any others you choose - the Goodreads default shelves are 'read', 'currently reading' or 'to read'. But you can create your own exclusive shelf/shelves on your books page by selecting edit bookshelves, creating a new one and then clicking 'exclusive' in the diagram/editing table. Hope that makes sense!
Also, Deals repeatedly refers to a Want To Read shelf both here and in the Deals settings page. But there IS not and shelf of that name. Of course, we can infer that they mean the To Read shelf but why not be precise?
As of yesterday, when I checked my settings, all of the deal boxes were all checked except for genres (and if I had set favorite genres, I suspect those would have been as well, but I don't know for sure). The default is yes, making it opt-out. Opt-in of course would be you choose to be in on the deal--as you did :)--and check the boxes yourself.
Frankly, having read the post and some of the comments, I was very much afraid I would have unwanted emails in my inbox. I did not, thank goodness. Whether it's because I opted out fast enough or they aren't sending emails until people have a chance to read the blog, I don't know. Just glad I dodged them altogether.
So why did I get an email yesterday? *growl*
Checked my settings not 5 minutes ago. ALL OF THE BOXES HAD BEEN CHECKED AGAIN!!!!! How DARE you do that?!?
I am past annoyed on this--bordering furious!--and there had better be a good explanation (and not an excuse!) and NO REPETITION. If I make a change to my settings, I expect them to stay set. I click "save," they should stay saved. Stop forcing YOUR choices on ME!
Dawn, I'm really sorry to hear about this - we would never change your email settings back on your behalf. I've double-checked that you're not signed up for any of these emails, but please do let me know if you experience issues with this in the future as we'd be very happy to ask one of our engineers to investigate.
Ashly wrote: "I keep getting deals from books that aren't on my shelf."
Ashly, if I look at your settings, you should only be receiving emails about books on your Want-to-Read shelf, and from authors that you follow. If you're receiving notifications that don't relate to either of these, please can you send a screenshot to us at support (at) goodreads (dot) com so we can look into this?
I simply clicked on a link in a GOODREADS e-mail. That's it. That is my only association with this company - Audible. Oh, well that and I've been an Amazon customer for years. Audible, of course, is an Amazon company.
However, it gets even sketchier and more frustrating. I contacted Audible's customer disservice via chat. They claimed they couldn't "see any charges in the system" under my name or billing zip code. Basically, this means I'll have to contact my bank again tomorrow, jump through a bunch of hoops and possible file a police report...ALL due to Goodreads' spam and my inability to traverse their convoluted "opt out" process.
Hi Mark, thanks so much for your feedback! While we don’t currently have the option to change your deals email frequency, it is something we hope to explore in the future. In the meantime, you can adjust your genre and retailer preferences for deals here: https://www.goodreads.com/user/edit?f....
Spamming me on deals for books I don't want to buy is a pretty good way to annoy me.