LitNuts features books you probably won’t see elsewhere. (Visit our Booklovers Page to see our featured books.) What have you been missing?
Indie Books: LitNuts features only indie books. The Big 5 publishers (and their ~250 imprints) dominate publishing, including space on shelves in bookstores and space online on websites and newsletters. But the creative and innovative works of indie publishers and authors are the lifeblood of American literature–which is why we make them the stars of our newsletter.
Bargains – and More! In addition to our focus on indies, LitNuts brings you all kinds of books that you’ve been missing out on because other newsletters systematically exclude them!
Sounds crazy, right? But it’s true. Most other newsletters focus on "bargains." But not every great book is $2.99 or less. LitNuts has plenty of deals, but we also feature books across a range of price points (including many new releases and award winners long before they are discounted), giving booklovers more choices–because we know many readers are willing to pay more than $2.99 for a good read.
LitNuts also features short story, essay and poetry collections that many newsletters exclude simply because those forms of writing don’t sell as well as novels and book-length nonfiction, which is kind of a Catch 22: the newsletters don’t include the books because they don’t sell as well–but part of the reason they don’t sell as well is because some newsletters won’t include them!
A book you won't see in "bargain" newsletters: We recently featured Remembering Shanghai by Claire Chao–a book that has won 16 awards from all over the world. It’s a phenomenal story that traces five generations of a family’s history in parallel with the modern history of Shanghai. But newsletters that focus on bargain books would never feature Remembering Shanghai because the e-book edition is more than $2.99. (It's $9.99 and well worth it!)
Other newsletters bring you the cheapest. LitNuts brings you the best–and in the process, we bring you good deals on many, many books that you won't see featured elsewhere. Scan our recommendations to see what you’ve been missing, and subscribe today (it’s free!) to keep up-to-date on the Best of the Indies.