I recently started using BookBub, an online (free to use) service that alerts you to special discounts on books. I have used it only for e-books. I recently read a post about the experience of the first time using BookBub as an author. It made me eager to try it as a reader, hoping to discover some new authors. Also, I wanted to see how it works from a marketing perspective for when I enter the murky world of publishing
I have to say, I am enjoying it. I keep myself on a pretty strict budget, so it takes self control to not buy half the specials that come to my email. I tried out a free novel from an author new to me, Liliana Hart. I ended up buying a 4.99 E-book from her 2 days later, because I enjoyed her writing and wanted to see what was going on with her characters. And I will probably buy more, (dammit @ that price tag, but I am hooked).
So yea, I think the BookBub is a good marketing tool.
Since I found BookBub, I have not been posting or writing very much because I have been voraciously reading. To attempt to control my hemorrhage of time, I have not checked my BookBub emails in 4 days, choosing to limit myself to only looking at the Tuesday or Saturday deals. (Arbitrarily chosen days). Now, since it is Saturday, excuse me while I go do some “research”.