As a follow up on my post on blogs for writers, I thought I would make a post for newsletters, email lists, and blogs by publishers with book perks and deals. There are hundreds of publishers and websites out there, so I am just listing a few that I have found as a fantasy writer to be fun, present interesting new books, and have good deals or free books. As always, I will be adding these to my Blogs and Links page and suggestions are welcome.
As an aside, I realize I am not even touching the tip of the iceberg with my lists. My intention is to make an archive, if you will, for myself, and share my journey with anyone interested in listening. I suppose I could link to other blogs that have top 10 lists or better reviews, but this is a personal blog and I hope it is obvious that this is meant to be a personal accounting of my interests and a relating of things I learn or run across. My apologies to anyone expecting a professional caliber blog.
Now on to the links:
- Tor.com – The newsletter always has great stories about old and new books, themes and just about anything science fiction or fantasy. If you like Sanderson, The Wheel of Time, space adventures, and best of lists, you’ll love the Tor.com newsletter. Don’t miss the trailer for the Good Omens series.
- If you sign up for the Tor.com eBook Club you can get a free book every month! October’s is The Balad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle.
- Unbound Worlds – I look forward to this newsletter of science fiction and fantasy stories. They also have 50 page Fridays, where you can read the first 50 pages of a new release every Friday. Looks of interviews, lists, and some contests. A great addition to my in box. Unbound Worlds is owned and operated by Penguin Random House.
- Harper Collins Book Perks – A daily email lists 5 or 6 books at a discount (usually 0.99 to 2.99) and has books from new fiction, old classics and new nonfiction. Sometimes I find a gem and it’s a nice way to see what else is out there (besides the epic fiction).
- GoodReads – If you have a Good reads account, they will occasionally send you an email when a book you have in your to-read list is on sale, or if there is a contest to win a copy. I have never won any, but GoodReads is a great place to keep track of everything I mean to read, someday!
So far, those are the one’s I’ve come across. Now if you like romance, I know someone I can put you in touch with…