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

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
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

Please pick another theme.

 

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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
Sold Out!
We are no longer accepting submissions for this list. Please pick another theme.
March
March Into Literacy
Did you know March is National Reading Month? This month we want to get people into reading! We’re happy to feature any book in this month’s Readers’ List issue that will intrigue and engross readers.
Price: $125
Send Date
March 19, 2023
Submit By
March 12, 2023
April
A Fresh Start
April is often a time for new beginnings and growth… and the perfect time for readers to start a new series! If you have an intriguing, gripping series, we want to feature the first book in this month’s Readers’ List!
Price: $125
Send Date
April 30, 2023
Submit By
April 23, 2023
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

Please pick another theme.

 

May
It’s a Matter of Life and Death!
Life and death are two of the most common themes in stories. This month, we want to read books featuring life-altering or world-changing decisions, thrilling murder mysteries, or books celebrating life.
Price: $125
Send Date
May 28, 2023
Submit By
May 21, 2023
June
Dream Big
We all have dreams we’re pursuing – including book characters! Whether your book includes themes of chasing big dreams, larger-than-life plans, or themes of hope, we want to feature it in this month’s Readers’ List!
Price: $125
Send Date
June 25, 2023
Submit By
June 18, 2023

Red Feather Romance

Requirements: Minimum 50 Pages • Relevant to Theme

Requirements:

• Minimum 50 Pages

• Relevant to Theme

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
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

Please pick another theme.

 

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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
Sold Out!
We are no longer accepting submissions for this list. Please pick another theme.
March
Happily Ever After
Everyone loves a happily ever after – especially in romance! Whether your book is steamy, paranormal, erotic, or any other type of romance, if it ends in an HEA, we want to feature it this month!
Price: $150
Send Date
March 19, 2023
Submit By
March 12, 2023
April
National Lover’s Day
Valentine’s Day isn’t the only day we get a shot at love – did you know April 23rd is National Lover’s Day? Celebrate with us by featuring your book in this month’s Red Feather Romance Readers’ List issue featuring long-lost lovers, star-crossed lovers, and everything else in between!
Price: $150
Send Date
April 23, 2023
Submit By
April 16, 2023
May
Keep Your Enemies Close…
You know what they say… In this month’s Readers’ List, we’re celebrating one of romance’s most popular tropes. We want to read all of your enemies-to-lovers stories!
Price: $150
Send Date
May 21, 2023
Submit By
May 14, 2023
June
Fake It ‘Til You Make It
Everyone loves a good fake dating story. Whether your book includes fake dating, a fake engagement, or even a fake wedding, we want to see it! Apply for your spot in this month’s Readers’ List.
Price: $150
Send Date
June 11, 2023
Submit By
June 4, 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

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 29, 2023
Submit By
January 22, 2023
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

Please pick another theme.

 

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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 19, 2023
Submit By
February 12, 2023
Sold Out!

We are no longer accepting submissions for this list.

Please pick another theme.

March
Spring Into Reading
Do you have a book that is first in series or a great standalone? We want to promote it in this month’s newsletter! We want to spring readers into new books, so reserve your spot today!
Price: $75
Send Date
March 26, 2023
Submit By
March 19, 2023
April
World Book Day
At Written Word Media, we love books more than just about anything else. That’s why we’re thrilled to celebrate World Book Day in this month’s Bargain Booksy Readers’ List issue!
Price: $75
Send Date
April 23, 2023
Submit By
April 16, 2023
May
M Is for Magic
Do you have a book that is full of magic? Whether that’s real magic, amazing miracles, or even the magic of falling in love, we want to see it in this month’s Readers’ List!
Price: $75
Send Date
May 21, 2023
Submit By
May 14, 2023
June
Hello, Summer!
We have emerged from the cold depths of winter, and summer is finally here! In this month’s Readers’ List issue, we want to read books that take place in the summer or in a hot place. Help us celebrate the arrival of summer!
Price: $75
Send Date
June 11, 2023
Submit By
June 4, 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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