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 is the only newsletter that focuses on books from independent publishers. The Big Five publishers (and the ~250 imprints that they own) dominate publishing, including space on displays and shelves in book stores, and space in websites and e-newsletters online. But the creative and original works of indie presses are the lifeblood of American literature – and we make indie books the stars of the LitNuts newsletter and website.
Bargains – and More! In addition to our focus on indies, LitNuts also brings you new releases, award winners, collections of short stories, essays and poetry, and more – 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, and we also feature other great 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 e-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.