Readers' List - Monthly Themed Newsletter - Written Word Media
Showcase your book with Readers’ List.
Reach thousands of readers with our monthly themed Readers’ List listicle. Your book is featured alongside select titles in a themed,  search-optimized listicle on our site. We promote Readers’ List on social media and in a monthly newsletter to every reader on the Bargain Booksy, Freebooksy, or Red Feather Romance list. Your book reaches readers beyond your primary genre, and garners traffic and attention all month long.

How It Works

1

Review the monthly themes below, and reserve your spot in the theme that fits your book.

2

The Written Word Media team reviews your title and, if approved, it is included in a listicle with the month’s other titles.

3

Traffic is driven to the listicle through a monthly email send to the entire Bargain Booksy, Freebooksy, or Red Feather Romance email list and social media posts.

Freebooksy

Requirements: Free on Send Date • Minimum 50 Pages • Relevant to Theme

Requirements:

 Free on Send Date

• Minimum 50 Pages

• Relevant to Theme

September
Laugh All About It
They say laughter is the best medicine, and that’s no joke. This month’s issue of Readers’ List is open to all genres and styles, but books must include humor in some way. If you have a book that will make readers smile, grab a spot in this month’s list.
Price: $125
Send Date
September 18, 2022
Submit By
September 11, 2022
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

Please pick another theme.

 

View the Readers’ List from September

October
End Times
All good things must come to an end, and this month’s issue is centered on books that feature endings. Does your book feature the end of a relationship? Job? Friendship? Or even the world? If so, grab a spot in this month’s End Times issue of Readers’ List.
Price: $125
Send Date
October 16, 2022
Submit By
October 9, 2022
November
Family Matters
Whether your family is the one you’re born with or the one you’ve chosen, this time of year is the time to appreciate them. That’s why this issue of Readers’ List is focused on stories about family, in any sense of the word. If you have a book where family features prominently, grab a spot in this list!
Price: $125
Send Date
November 13, 2022
Submit By
November 6, 2022
December
‘Tis the Season
December is the time for hot cocoa, warm hugs, and cheerful conversation. This month’s Readers’ List is centered around heartwarming holiday reads of any genre. Our readers can’t wait to cozy up to the fire with your book. Submit today!
Price: $125
Send Date
December 11, 2022
Submit By
December 4, 2022
January
It’s About Time…
The New Year is a great time to reflect on the past, dream about the future, or simply enjoy the present. If you’ve got a book where time plays an important part, whether that means any of the above – or even time travel – then this month’s Readers’ List is for you!
Price: $125
Send Date
January 22, 2023
Submit By
January 15, 2023
February
Love Is In The Air
It’s February – and love is in the air! We want to read all about love this month. From romantic love, friendship, long-lost lovers, or the love of family, it all fits in this month’s Readers’ List issue.
Price: $125
Send Date
February 12, 2023
Submit By
February 5, 2023

Red Feather Romance

Requirements: Minimum 50 Pages • Relevant to Theme

Requirements:

• Minimum 50 Pages

• Relevant to Theme

September
Back to Campus Romance
It’s back to school time, and that means new love connections. If you have a romance book that features a campus romance of any kind (workplace, college, prep school, etc.), or a new adult romance on any topic, submit today!
Price: $150
Send Date
September 18, 2022
Submit By
September 11, 2022
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

Please pick another theme.

 

 

View the Readers’ List from September

October 
Spooky Season
October is time for costumes, candy, and books about all things spooky. Do you have a paranormal romance, a scary suspenseful romance, or a book that features Halloween in some way? We’re here for the thrills and chills in this month’s issue. Grab your spot today!
Price: $150
Send Date
October 16, 2022
Submit By
October 9, 2022
November
Opposites Attract
Sometimes the best love stories don’t start out as love stories at all. We all love those classic juxtapositions of good and bad, innocent and rebellious, and quiet and outspoken. If you have a book that features an opposites attract or an enemies-to-lovers relationship, grab a spot in this issue!
Price: $150
Send Date
November 13, 2022
Submit By
November 6, 2022
December
Holiday Reads
December is a magical month on its own, but there’s nothing like a little romance to make the holidays even more special! If you’ve got a romance book taking place around the winter holidays, we’d love to feature it in this month’s issue!
Price: $150
Send Date
December 11, 2022
Submit By
December 4, 2022
January
Back to the Office Romances
Got a story about coworkers falling in love? How about a forbidden boss/employee relationship? We want to see your office romance book in this month’s Readers’ List!
Price: $150
Send Date
January 22, 2023
Submit By
January 15, 2023
February
Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate love and romance! We want to spread the love, so we are happy to feature any kind of romance book in this month’s issue.
Price: $150
Send Date
February 12, 2023
Submit By
February 5, 2023

Bargain Booksy

Requirements: $4.99 or Less on Send Date • Min. 50 Pages • Relevant to Theme

Requirements:

 $4.99 or Less on Send Date

• Min. 50 Pages

• Relevant to Theme

September
Fall into a Good Book
Nothing says fall weather like curling up with a good book. Do you have a book that would be perfect to curl up with on a crisp day with something pumpkin-flavored? Books featuring new beginnings, back to school, cozy sweaters, or anything fall-related are perfect for this month’s issue.
Price: $75
Send Date
September 18, 2022
Submit By
September 11, 2022
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

Please pick another theme.


View the Readers’ List from September

October
Spooky Season
Do you have a book that goes bump in the night? We’re here for it in the Spooky Season issue of Readers’ List. If you have a thriller, horror, mystery, paranormal, or anything that will leave readers feeling haunted, grab a spot in this list…before it’s too late!
Price: $75
Send Date
October 16, 2022
Submit By
October 9, 2022
November
Thankful for Books
Whether you’re carving a turkey or not, there’s a lot to be thankful for. One of the things that tops the list is books! This month’s Readers’ List is centered around books that anyone around a Thanksgiving table might enjoy or be particularly grateful to have read this year.
Price: $75
Send Date
November 13, 2022
Submit By
November 6, 2022
December
Holiday Reads
We’re ready for some holiday stories this month! Whether your book is an action-packed thriller taking place amongst snow-covered mountains or a romance featuring sweet mistletoe kisses, we’d love to feature it in our Holiday Reads issue. Grab your spot today!
Price: $75
Send Date
December 11, 2022
Submit By
December 4, 2022
January
New Year, New You
The New Year is the perfect time for change. Whether your book inspires, focuses on life’s big decisions, or features new beginnings, our New Year, New You Readers’ List issue is the perfect fit.
Price: $75
Send Date
January 22, 2023
Submit By
January 15, 2023
February
Winter Reads
Baby, it’s cold outside…let’s stay in and read! This month, we’re featuring books anywhere from heartwarming romances to pulse-pounding thrillers that we can snuggle up in bed with and stay warm.
Price: $75
Send Date
February 12, 2023
Submit By
February 5, 2023

FAQs

What makes Readers’ List different from other email promos?

 

Readers’ List is different from our traditional email promos (like Freebooksy and Bargain Booksy) for a few reasons. First, Readers’ List drives traffic to a listicle featuring themed books with links to retailers. In our other promos, the books and links to retailers are included in the email to readers.

Second, Readers’ List promotes titles to the entire audience of readers on a specific brand (Bargain Booksy, Freebooksy, or Red Feather Romance), regardless of genre. In a traditional email promo, readers only see books that are in their favorite genres. Readers’ List gives authors the opportunity to promote beyond their book’s primary genre.

Does my book need to be available on Amazon?

 

Yes. At a minimum your eBook must be available at Amazon.com. We are also able to promote your eBook at other retailers (Apple, Nook, Google Play) but we cannot promote a book that does not have an Amazon link.

What are the book price requirements for Readers’ List?

 

 

Readers’ List has the same price requirements as a given brand. For the Freebooksy Readers’ List, a book must be free. For the Bargain Booksy Readers’ List, a book must be priced between $0.99 and $4.99. And for the Red Feather Romance Readers’ List a book may be any price (though lower price books typically perform better).

Who visits the Readers’ List landing page?

 

A large number of Written Word Media email subscribers visit our sites every month to review the newest listicle and expand their reading beyond the genres they consistently read. Readers’ List is also promoted on social media by Written Word Media and authors featured on a given month’s list.

What genres does Readers’ List promote?

 

Readers’ List promotes based on a monthly theme instead of genre. If your book fits into the month’s theme, it is eligible for Readers’ List regardless of genre.

What if the date I want isn’t available?

 

Please email our team at info@writtenwordmedia.com to see if there are any last minute openings in our inventory. If not, we are happy to work with you to find a future date convenient to your promotional calendar.

What if I have a question that isn’t listed here?

 

 

Send us an email at info@writtenwordmedia.com. A member of our team would love to chat with you and see how we can help promote your book.

Do I have to wait 30 days to promote the same book?


Readers’ List necessitates a 30-day gap between promotions of the same title within the same brand. For example, if you run a promotion for “Title A” on Readers’ List on Freebooksy for the month of July, you cannot promote that book again on Freebooksy until 30 days later, even as a standard promotion. Alternatively, if you run a standard promotion on Freebooksy for “Title A” on June 20th, you would not be able to run a Readers’ List on Freebooksy promotion until after July 20th. We do not necessitate a 30-day gap between promotions across different brands.

All Written Word Media Promotions

Book Price

Book Genre

Format

FREE – $4.99

ALL

eBook

FREE

ALL

eBook

$.99 – $4.99

ALL

eBook

ALL

Steamy Romance

eBook

ALL

Limited

New Release/Any

ALL

Limited

Audiobook

FREE – $4.99

All

eBook

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