Bournemouth children's author starts free e-book deals service for bookworms

Bournemouth children's author starts free e-book deals service for bookworms

Bournemouth children's author starts free e-book deals service for bookworms

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A BOURNEMOUTH children’s author has launched a free online service to alert bookworms to all the latest e-book deals.

Shalini Boland, pictured, has created ebooksoda.com, which provides readers with a recommended e-book every day.

Those registering with the free service simply select the type of books they like to read and the e-reader they use and then receive an email every day, alerting them to a suitable e-book that is available for free or at a reduced price.

Mother-of-two Shalini, of Queens Park, said: “It can be expensive buying books, while libraries are great but you can’t always get the sort of books you want.

“This is convenient because it’s at home and all the hard work is done for you.

It’s great if you’re a vora-|cious reader because you get a |different recommendation every day.

“If you’re on holiday for |example, it’s brilliant because you can lie on a beach and |get another book instantly.

And it’s good if you haven’t |got a lot of money because |you can get a book for free every day.”

Shalini, a popular teenage |fiction writer who has just |finished the ‘Outside’ series set in Bournemouth, finds out |about many deals direct from authors and publishers.

The eventual hope is that publishers will pay a nominal fee for each book that she promotes.

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1:24pm Sun 23 Feb 14

steveMackie says...

Does anyone know the name of the website or have a link. It seems strange to do a write up but leave out the important information. Was it intentional?
Does anyone know the name of the website or have a link. It seems strange to do a write up but leave out the important information. Was it intentional? steveMackie
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1:32pm Sun 23 Feb 14

steveMackie says...

http://www.ebooksoda
.com/
http://www.ebooksoda .com/ steveMackie
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6:49pm Sun 23 Feb 14

DemonDiva says...

She's a little at the end of the queue for the dozens of sites doing exactly this!
Not least of which is Amazon if you use the correct search terms.

I have three of these "services" on my Facebook page, and have had one of them for at least two years, if not longer.
She's a little at the end of the queue for the dozens of sites doing exactly this! Not least of which is Amazon if you use the correct search terms. I have three of these "services" on my Facebook page, and have had one of them for at least two years, if not longer. DemonDiva
  • Score: 0

8:51am Mon 24 Feb 14

kateshaw says...

I signed up for www.ebooksoda.com a few weeks ago and have been receiving some excellent suggestions and deals. It is really worth taking a look at. Yes, there are other sites around, however, this site is UK based, run by an author who has great insight in to the world of self publishing and books. She's proved that she knows what she's doing. It's free for readers and authors at the moment which shows her commitment in this start up. A company doesn't necessarily have to be the first to offer an excellent service. It's always good to have other options other than just using big American giants. Lets support www.ebooksoda.com and other start ups
I signed up for www.ebooksoda.com a few weeks ago and have been receiving some excellent suggestions and deals. It is really worth taking a look at. Yes, there are other sites around, however, this site is UK based, run by an author who has great insight in to the world of self publishing and books. She's proved that she knows what she's doing. It's free for readers and authors at the moment which shows her commitment in this start up. A company doesn't necessarily have to be the first to offer an excellent service. It's always good to have other options other than just using big American giants. Lets support www.ebooksoda.com and other start ups kateshaw
  • Score: 4

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