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

March
March Into Free eBooks
These freebies are making strides toward reading great free books in the new year. The theme is pretty wide open for this month, as we give readers a taste of their next favorite book or author for free!
Send Date
March 13, 2022
Submit By
March 7, 2022
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

Please pick another theme.

April
Spring Into Reading
Do you have a free book that’s the first in a series? Or a fast-paced standalone title of any genre that will jump-start or reinvigorate TBR lists everywhere? Sew the seeds of loyal new readers with the April Readers’ List on Freebooksy.
Send Date
April 17, 2022
Submit By
April 10, 2022
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

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May
May Flowers
Do you have a book that features a new beginning of any kind? New relationship, new adventure, new baby, new personal challenge? May is all about blooming, and we want to help you fill your beautiful author bouquet with new readers and our subscribers to find books they’ll love.
Price: $125
Send Date
May 15, 2022
Submit By
May 8, 2022
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

Please pick another theme.

June
Around the Word
Pack your bags and grab your passport! This issue features books about travel, vacation, or that take place in, or are influenced by, more than one setting. What’s better than a great vacation read–wherever you are? Grab a spot in our around the world issue!
Price: $125
Send Date
June 12, 2022
Submit By
June 5, 2022
July
Summer Fun
Sweet Summertime.  Do you have a book that takes place in the summer months? Or a book that is a perfect light-hearted summer read? We’re also here for those hot summer romances. Anything that’s better in the sunshine is right for our July list!
Price: $125
Send Date
July 17, 2022
Submit By
July 10, 2022
August
The Best Quests 
Do you have a book that features a quest of any kind? Whether it’s an epic journey to save the world, a story about a character with wanderulst, or a personal quest to learn to knit, we’re here to read about them this month!
Price: $125
Send Date
August 21, 2022
Submit By
August 14, 2022

Red Feather Romance

Requirements: Minimum 50 Pages • Relevant to Theme

Requirements:

• Minimum 50 Pages

• Relevant to Theme

April
Baby Fever
It’s that time of year. Spring has sprung and adorable babies are everywhere. Do you have a romance that features a pregnancy? Whether it’s accidental, secret, or very much a happy ever after, our Baby Fever Readers’ List is here to find those babies some new readers.
Send Date
April 23, 2022
Submit By
April 16, 2022
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

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May
Wedding Season
Everyone loves a wedding! Do you have a romance book that features a wedding in the plot? Whether the characters get hitched, handfasted, or they run screaming from the altar, we’re here to join your book and lots of new readers in holy eBook matrimony.
Price: $150
Send Date
May 15, 2022
Submit By
May 8, 2022
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

Please pick another theme.

June
Summer Lovin’
Sweet summertime. It’s the perfect time for vacation flings, or exotic getaways with the ones we love. If you have a book that features a summer romance or that takes place in a vacation-like locale, our Summer Lovin’ Readers’ List feature is a chance you won’t want to miss.
Price: $150
Send Date
June 12, 2022
Submit By
June 5, 2022
July
Fireworks
Do you have a romance book that features a big dramatic love story or a sizzling hot relationship? Whether they fizzle out or go the distance, some people are just explosive together and our readers are to witness the display in our July Fireworks Issue.
Price: $150
Send Date
July 17, 2022
Submit By
July 10, 2022
August 
Star-Crossed Lovers
Some relationships just feel like they’re written in the stars by forces out of our control.. Whether they’re doomed from the start or the characters get their happily ever after, we’d love to see them in our Star-Crossed Lovers’ Readers’ List!
Price: $150
Send Date
August 21, 2022
Submit By
August 14, 2022
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

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

March
Womens’ History Month
These March deals and freebies have been selected by our editorial staff just for you! From sci-fi with out-of-this-world female characters, to mouthwatering cookbooks, and suspenseful romance, we’ve got a read for everyone.
Send Date
March 13, 2022
Submit By
March 7, 2022
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

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April
Rainy Day Reads
Do you have a book that would be perfect to binge-read on a rainy day? Fast-moving plots, twisty page-turners, or cozy feel-good stories that beg you to curl up and ignore your responsibilities abound in this month’s list.
Send Date
April 17, 2022
Submit By
April 10, 2022
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

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May
May the Force be with You
Do you have a book that features a time-honored trope such as good vs. evil, unlikely heroes, discovery, and adventure, coming of age or love that can change the world? We love to love these classic narratives! Connect with new readers who are out of this world.
Send Date
May 15, 2022
Submit by
May 8, 2022
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

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June
Beach Reads
Grab that sunscreen, beach umbrella, and a good book: it’s beach season! Do you have a lighthearted book about vacations, travel, romances, friendships, or families that would pair perfectly with an ocean breeze? Grab a spot in our beach reads issue!
Price: $75
Send Date
June 12, 2022
Submit By
June 5, 2022
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

Please pick another theme.

July
Hot, Hot, Hot
It’s getting hot! Do you have a steamy romance or a story that takes place in hot temperatures? This month we’re featuring books reflecting how we feel on the outside. Help our readers beat the heat with your book!
Price: $75
Send Date
July 17, 2022
Submit By
July 10, 2022
August
Dog Days of Summer
Do you have a page-turner that will get us through the long hot days of August? From gripping thrillers to romantic suspense, we’re giving the people what they want: an excuse to stay in the AC and get lost in a good book.
Price: $75
Send Date
August 21, 2022
Submit By
August 14, 2022
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

Please pick another theme.

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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