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Goodreads introduces daily ebook deals tailored to members

Amazon’s reading and book recommendations platform Goodreads has introduced a daily email promotion program offering discounted ebooks tailored to individual users’ reading history, reports Publishers Weekly. Goodreads Deals emails will offer the discounted titles from Amazon, Nook, Apple Kobo and Google Play with publishers and authors able to designate their preferred retailers for the discount. Goodreads is negotiating with publishers and self-published authors as it compiles an ongoing list of titles that can be offered at ‘significant’ discount. From the list of discounted titles, those sent to each member will include titles they’ve marked on their Want to Read shelf, those by an author they follow on Goodreads, and those from a Goodreads Deals genre program the member subscribes to. The program will launch with four genres: bestsellers, mystery & thrillers, fantasy & science fiction, and romance. Publishers and self-published authors must pay a fee to be included in the daily deals email. ‘This is the first time we’re tapping into our member’s reading interests to offer deals, and it gives them another reason to keep their lists updated,’ Goodreads founder Otis Chandler said. ‘Now, when books they’ve already added to Want to Read go on sale, we’ll let them know so they don’t miss out.’


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