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Bookangel started as a London bookclub’s private site to swap book recs and highlight free books. It opened to other users a few years back after realising that there weren’t many sites that focus on UK readers.
Now we offer a daily free ebook newsletter, weekly reviews newsletter, and have a newspaper column featuring the best indie currently undergoing a trial, as well as the main website and twitter account.
Do we make a profit? HA! We’re lucky when we cover costs, and any funds all go back into the site and ebooks. The rest is covered by the club kitty a.k.a the rest of us chipping in.
Find a Free Book
Now Bookangel.co.uk offers a list of books which are temporarily free on Amazon.co.uk for UK readers. We review a selection of these books regularly, adding the reviews to the book pages. For readers, we provide a daily list of free books, and feature these books on twitter. For authors, we provide a way to reach the UK Kindle readers.
Books submitted remain on the site, either in our longterm free ebooks section or the archives, if they go back to paid status.
We choose a few titles from the books on the site to review. Please don’t ask us to review your book if it’s not on the site. We don’t take money for reviews, or act as an Amazon affiliate. As this means we don’t need to encourage sales, this reduces the element of bias from our reviewers. It also means that reviews can be scathing.
To answer a common question from American authors, we do prefer British spelling and grammar, but will not penalise a book for US spelling. However errors like arming the London beat police in a book set in England will lose points.
Bloggers: If you run a review blog and would like us to link to your reviews, let us know. We give a ten word extract, your blog name and a do-follow link back to your blog. If the book goes out on email, your review link will also be sent to the mailing list.
We do allow authors to review, but not in their own genre or against competing authors, and we can track all reviews back in case of problems.
Submit a Book
These books are submitted by the author or publisher. To let us know about a book use the Submit Your Book page (click here).
The latest site updates. You can view more news on our news page here.