eBook of the Month Club?
February 10, 2018 2:20 PM   Subscribe

Are there any equivalents of the Book of the Month Club that offer their selections as ebooks? I'm already a member of the BotM, but I find myself reading my ebooks a lot more than physical books, and I'd love to add something else to the mix.

What I like about BotM:
Curated selection of books
Ability to skip a month if I don't like any of the selections
Relatively low price

I have plenty of things on my to-read list, and use several library's online resources extensively for free eBooks. I used to subscribe to Emily Book's ebook service, but they've sunsetted that. I'm already subscribed to Tor.com's ebook club and also the University of Chicago Press free monthly ebook service.

Thanks in advance!
posted by itsamermaid to Shopping (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I love BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/launch
Good way to discover new ebooks and they're always on sale at Amazon/Google/BN
posted by eusebis_w_adorno at 11:33 PM on February 10, 2018

Best answer: Hope this isn't too out of left field, but if you enjoy literary speculative fiction or short stories at all, you could take a look at magazine subscriptions at Weightless Books. There are a lot of excellent magazines available through there — Uncanny, Apex, Lightspeed, Beyond Ceaseless Skies.

Does serial fiction interest you at all? There's also Serialbox.
posted by fire, water, earth, air at 2:50 AM on February 11, 2018

Bookbub allows you to check your preferences, and sends you a daily list. Both Amazon and Kobo track what you buy and send recommendations; Kobo also sends bestsellers updates.
posted by Enid Lareg at 5:59 AM on February 11, 2018

Response by poster: Just a quick update: I have plenty of sources for free/cheap ebooks, so places like Bookbub or Amazon Daily Deals aren’t really what I’m looking for. What I like about BotM is that it’s a small selection of books picked by trusted reviewers - the recommendations are more important to me than the deals.

I will check out some short story magazines, though! Great way to find new writers.
posted by itsamermaid at 10:51 AM on February 11, 2018

University of Chicago Press releases one free ebook per month, in a wide variety of subjects. This month's book here.

Previous books have included:

-Say No to the Devil: The Life and Musical Genius of Rev. Gary Davis by Ian Zack
-Vegetables: A Biography by Evelyne Bloch-Dano
-The Political Origins of Inequality: Why a More Equal World Is Better for Us All by Simon Reid-Henry
-Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods by Richard B. Primack
-Nuns Behaving Badly: Tales of Music, Magic, Art, and Arson in the Convents of Italy by Craig A. Monson

You can sign up for e-alerts so you're notified when the new book becomes available.
posted by a fiendish thingy at 12:55 PM on February 11, 2018

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