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Editorial Guidelines

Editorial Guidelines

At Bargain Booksy we have one fundamental belief: All authors deserve a chance to reach new readers. For this reason, we do not have a stated review minimum, nor do we have restrictions on how deeply your title must be discounted.

However, we want to keep our readers happy, so that they keep opening our emails and downloading the books inside. Keeping our readers happy means that we review all of the titles that come our way, and upon occasion we won’t be able to accept a book. We reserve the right not to accept any title for any reason, but below are some of the common factors that weigh into the review process:

Price and Timing

While our core audience is located in the US, we have readers in all time zones around the world. In order to give all of our readers equal opportunity to enjoy the titles featured in the email, all books must be discounted until midnight PST of the day that they are being promoted.

If you raise the price of your book before the end of the day that your book is posted we will not promote any of your books in the future. We don’t want that, and you don’t either! This leads to negative feedback and readers unsubscribing from our service which hurts other authors who are promoting their books with Bargain Booksy. Price switching hurts everyone and we do not allow it.

Length

Our readers respond most favorably to books that areover 50 pages in length, so we have a 50 page minimum. There’s nothing wrong with short books, they just don’t perform well to our audience. Upon occasion we will make exceptions to this rule for Children’s books and select Non-Fiction.

Reviews

Readers judge books by their review rating on Amazon. You do not need to have a certain number of reviews in order to be eligible for placement. However, if you do have reviews by the time your feature runs, and the average rating is below 3 stars, then there is a chance that we won’t be able to run your title. We have found that titles with a below 3 star average rating see much lower engagement from readers. In these cases, we don’t want you to waste your money on a promotion that won’t work for you.

Cover

Our emails feature the cover images quite prominently. If your cover is difficult to read, blurry, or just doesn’t fit our audience then we may not be able to accept your book.

Description

If there are grammatical errors in your book description on Amazon or in any of the text available for preview, then we may not be able to accept it.

Content

We promote many types of books across a variety of genres, and we love all genres of books. That said, we will not promote titles that are hateful, slanderous, or designed to incite violence. We’re lovers not haters 🙂 Additionally, we may not accept certain titles that focus on very niche content because we know that the features won’t perform well.



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Editorial Guidelines

– This page is for Authors and describes what our editorial staff looks for when an author submits a book.

FAQs

– Common questions about Freebooksy for Authors.

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– For Readers and Authors, fill out a form and get in touch with us!



FAQs

How do I buy a Bargain Booksy Feature?

To buy a Freebooksy Feature please click here. You can purchase with your Paypal account or with a credit card.

Where do I give you my book info?

After picking a genre and a date, you’ll be directed to a form to give us your book’s info!

What is your editorial criteria?

We are looking for books that are well-written, well-formatted and interesting to our readers. We prefer books to have Amazon reviews and professionally designed covers, that said we believe that all authors deserve the right to promote their books. Read our full editorial guidelines for more.

What if I pay for a Bargain Booksy Feature and my book does not meet your editorial criteria? 

If you purchase a Bargain Booksy Feature and after reviewing your book we find it does not meet our criteria, we will refund your purchase within 5 business days.

How soon will I know if my book has been accepted for a Bargain Booksy Feature?

We will let you know within two business days of your payment whether your book has met our editorial criteria and when it will be featured.

What happens if I purchase a Bargain Booksy Feature and then I change the date of my promotion? 

We will do our best to change the date of your Bargain Booksy Feature if your promotional dates change, however, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to feature your book on the new date. We love our authors and do our best to accommodate changes, email us at info@freebooksy.com for more info.

Why do you ask for a few lines of original book description?

As a rule we cannot use the same copy as Amazon because of Google’s duplicate content policy. If we have exactly the same content as Amazon, Google will block our site from showing up in search results. That would mean far less traffic to our site, and authors would feel the hit with a decrease in sales and downloads. In order to avoid that issue, we must use separate book descriptions (which is why we ask authors to provide us with one).

Bargain Booksy looks great, but I want to promote my book while it’s Free, can I still promote with you?

Bargain Booksy only accepts books priced between $0.99 and $5, but our sister site Freebooksy accepts Free books!

What are authors saying about your products?

Funny you should ask, fictional person that exists in my head (are you real?). Here are our testimonials!



Self-Worth and Higher Education: Discounted Nonfiction eBooks

100% Vegan Cookbook For Your Air Fryer on Kindle

100% Vegan Cookbook For Your Air Fryer ($0.99) by Red Read: If you want to learn how to cook deliciously, fast and easy, this cookbook is for you! The ingredients and instructions have been clearly outlined per recipe, aiming to give readers and avid cooks a simple (yet structured) layout and ease of comprehension so that they can read and cook without facing any form of obstacles.

This deal is good on January 6, 2018

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Build A Successful Mindset on Kindle

Build A Successful Mindset ($2.99) by Elizabeth Caroline: Want to play a role in your own success and get the life you want faster and easier with less stress? ‘Build A Successful Mindset’ is about replacing inefficiencies with success practices designed specifically to help you on your journey to building a better future for yourself. This will enable you to fine-tune your life step-by-step to achieve the extraordinary.

This deal is good on January 6, 2018

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The 8-Step Action Plan To Fat Loss Forever on Kindle

The 8-Step Action Plan To Fat Loss Forever ($2.99) by Elizabeth Caroline: Want to burn those stubborn fats while still enjoying your meals? ‘The 8-Step Action Plan To Fat Loss Forever’ shows the 8 practical steps to boost your metabolism rate and trim your body shape at the same time. This works because the steps encourage fat-burning hormones to be released into your body quickly, effectively, and naturally. Inside you’ll discover how to flip on your metabolism switch in just 8 simple steps, the 7 excellent foods that help you to lose fats healthily, and much more!

This deal is good on January 6, 2018

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The Gift of Crisis on Kindle

The Gift of Crisis ($0.99) by Susan Mecca: Can life’s challenges be a foundation for creating more life satisfaction, deeper intimacy, or a higher sense of self-worth? ‘The Gift of Crisis’ offers practical, clinically proven strategies for surviving difficult times along with research-based insight into the seeds of transformation contained within our personal or professional crises.

This deal is good on January 6, 2018

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A Guide to Higher Education on Kindle

A Guide to Higher Education ($0.99) by Godsway Korku Tetteh: ‘A Guide to Higher Education’ is a guide for undergraduate and postgraduate education with practical guidelines on how to secure admission and scholarships. The book gives prospective students the tools they need to make informed choices towards achieving their academic and career goals.

This deal is good on January 6, 2018

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Cruise Facts (Traveling Cheapskate Series Book 2) on Kindle

Cruise Facts (Traveling Cheapskate Series Book 2) ($1.99) by Ken Rossignol: First-time cruisers joining the 25 million people who annually take a cruise vacation can find valuable tips and truths about the very best way to spend a vacation in ‘Cruise Facts’. Veteran cruisers who have been everywhere and seen everything might enjoy finding a couple of gems as well. Enjoy your cruise!

This deal is good on January 6, 2018

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Panama 1914 on Kindle

Panama 1914 ($1.99) by Ken Rossignol: The decision to build the Panama Canal was heated, fraught with political intrigue, both in Central America and in the United States. ‘Panama 1914’ explores the years leading up to the opening of the Canal through the news stories of the years. Editorial cartoons lampooned the politicians on all sides while the intensities of disease, vicious snakes, venomous mosquitos, colonial powers, pirates and tangled jungles worked to thwart any progress. How was the project finally completed?

This deal is good on January 6, 2018

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Business, Brain Power, and Blockbusters: Discounted Literary and Nonfiction eBooks

Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story on Kindle

Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story ($0.99) by Jonathan LaPoma: Developing Minds follows a group of recent college grads who struggle through a year of teaching at dysfunctional Miami public schools.

This deal is good on December 6, 2016

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Panama 1914: The Early Years of the Big Dig on Kindle

Panama 1914: The Early Years of the Big Dig ($1.99) by Ken Rossignol: Panama 1914 reveals through news coverage of the era, the history, and controversies of buying the canal from the failed French company and building one of the world’s engineering marvels. Accusations of profiteering, biting editorial cartoons, and determination on the part of Teddy Roosevelt are both praised and condemned in uncensored and unfiltered newspaper reports.

This deal is good on December 6, 2016

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The Sibling Connection: How Siblings Shape Our Lives on Kindle

The Sibling Connection: How Siblings Shape Our Lives ($0.99) by Jane Mersky Leder: While sibling rivalry may be part of your childhood, the majority of siblings change their tune by the time they hit adolescence or early adulthood. The sibling connection is like a lake or stream: it is constantly in flux. A conversational, interactive book for adults filled with sibling stories, myths and facts, and lots of information about birth order, age gaps, only children, twins, and so much more.

This deal is good on December 6, 2016

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The Tale of the Dancing Slaughter Horse on Kindle

The Tale of the Dancing Slaughter Horse ($0.99) by Victoria Shade: When Victoria meets Moonshine, an ex-racehorse saved from slaughter and abuse, she has no idea that they will become inseparable. Victoria teaches Moonshine to dance, and Moony teaches Victoria the importance of heart and perseverance.

This deal is good on December 6, 2016

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Blockbuster on Kindle

Blockbuster ($0.99) by Dean Crawford: In this full-length, 190-page book, Sunday Times bestselling author Dean Crawford takes you through the entire process of plotting, planning, writing, and selling a novel for both traditional publishing houses and independent authors.

This deal is good on December 6, 2016

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Conversation Casanova on Kindle

Conversation Casanova ($4.99) by Dave Perrotta: What if you could effortlessly strike up a conversation with any women, at any time, in any environment? For most men, this seems like a Herculean task. But it doesn’t have to be. In this book, you’ll learn a proven system for effortlessly starting conversations, flirting, and connecting with women.

This deal is good on December 6, 2016

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Millennial Takeover on Kindle

Millennial Takeover ($0.99) by Kenneth Cheadle: Say hello to a satisfying career. This book, complete with worksheets, can help you find success by teaching you to identify and pursue your personal why, build your skills, and manage your time. Ken’s self-help book, peppered with personal anecdotes, puts you in the driver’s seat of your career and helps you find personal fulfillment.

This deal is good on December 6, 2016

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Bootstrapping E-commerce on Kindle

Bootstrapping E-commerce ($0.99) by Anthony Lee: Step by step guide, straight from the experience of someone who lived it, on how to import, brand, and sell your very own products on Amazon. This serves as a practical how-to for anyone looking to make extra income or even build a flourishing brand, all from their home computer.

This deal is good on December 6, 2016

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Cruise Facts on Kindle

Cruise Facts ($1.99) by Ken Rossignol: The best ways to save on a cruise booking and tips to stay safe on a ship and in port are explained in detail. Perfect guidelines for a new cruiser and veteran travelers as well. Learn what item you can carry in your pocket on a cruise that might save your life, what you can bring with you to make your ‘stuff’ work, how to save money on tours, and more! Have a great time on your cruise and save a few bucks too.

This deal is good on December 6, 2016

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