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Goodreads, the Amazon-owned website where you can "meet your next favorite book," launched an exciting new program for cash-strapped readers yesterday. The service, called Goodreads Deals, will no doubt have members growing their stacks of digital books faster than they can read them.
Under the new service, Goodreads will email users a series of eBook discounts that are personalized according to their profile. So, if a title on your "Want to Read" list receives a temporary discount, then you'll be notified via email. Similarly, eBook deals for your favorite authors will also make their way into your inbox.
Members can also "discover" new titles in a budget-friendly way with the program. Users who have selected a favorite genre will also receive an email containing discounted books that have glowing reviews from the Goodreads community. There are currently four genres to choose from: Bestsellers, Romance, Mystery and Thrillers, and Fantasy and Science Fiction. Goodreads will be adding more genres in the future.
Not only does this new program give readers incentive to keep their "Want to Read" list up-to-date, but it might actually dictate what people read in the near future.
While Amazon owns Goodreads, the program will send discounts from other stores as well. Members can set their store preference, based on what device they own. Choose from Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play, and Kobo. Have multiple devices? Not a problem. You can pick multiple formats and Goodreads will send links for all of them.
Readers, are you a member of Goodreads? If so, are you excited to receive daily eBook deals? Will you start adding more titles to your "Want to Read" shelf as a result? Sound off in the comments below!