We believe books are a force for good in this world.

What We Do

At Written Word Media, we believe in the transformative power of books. We exist to empower authors and publishers to reach their audience through our specialized book promotion products. 

Our five reader-facing brands cater to different reader profiles and demographics, and our data-driven email marketing techniques ensure that authors and publishers reach the right readers.

Who We Serve

Our community is made up of over 37,000 authors, including self-published authors, major publishers, small presses, and publicists. We also serve over one million readers, providing personalized book recommendations based on genre and device preferences via daily or weekly emails.

Who We Are

Our History

Written Word Media was founded by Ferol Vernon and Ricci Wolman in 2011 to address the lack of good book promotion options for authors, inspired by Ricci’s mother’s struggle to promote her first book, leading to the creation of Freebooksy.com.


Freebooksy was designed for the sole purpose of helping indie authors effectively promote their books during Amazon’s free KDP Select Days. Bargain Booksy, Red Feather Romance, NewInBooks, and Audio Thicket soon followed, each catering to a different reader need.


In 2021, we launched Reader Reach ads which is a full-service ads solution offering authors a way to access thousands of readers on Facebook & Amazon.


In 2022, we released our Premium Membership program. The program provides discounts on book promotions and advertisements, exclusive advance access to Written Word Media Products, advice from high-performing authors and industry experts, and on-demand customer support in one centralized hub.


Looking ahead, we aim to become the primary marketing hub for authors who are looking to take their writing careers to the next level. A true one-stop shop for book promotion, marketing education, and community.


Throughout our growth, our mission has remained the same and will continue to be: to provide valuable marketing products that help authors and publishers reach readers and help readers find their next great read.