At Book Cave we’re always looking for ways to connect readers with great free and discounted ebooks, and we have a few very exciting developments to share with you.
We are continually adding to the website to make it easier to read and navigate. This includes adding more author features, making blogs easier to share, and making sure our free and discounted ebooks are simple to access. We are currently working on unifying the menus for Book Cave, My Book Ratings, and Book Cave Direct, and we have some major site redesigning in the pipeline.
The Preferences for Content Ratings
When signing up for Book Cave or Book Cave Direct deals, you currently must choose an overall rating that best matches the content rating you want. So if you want Moderate+ violence and only Mild swearing or intimacy, you still have to sign up for the overall rating of Moderate+ (see more about how our content ratings work here). We plan to modify this system to allow you to sign up for each level individually and only receive books that match your exact preferences within each of the ratings.
For example, if you were to sign up for books with Moderate+ violence but only Mild swearing or intimacy, you’d only receive Moderate+ books where the swearing or intimacy levels are no higher than Mild. We believe this gives you more choices which will mean more great books to read and love.
In addition to the free and discounted ebooks on our site, we often have fun contests that subscribers can enter, and they range from reader T-shirt giveaways, reader mugs, and chances to win ereaders.
Author pages are now available on Book Cave, so if you find an author you enjoy, you’ll be able to see what else they’ve written, see all the places their books are available, and follow them to learn when a book goes on sale and when they have a new release. You can also post comments on their books and see their latest updates. You can browse author pages here.
Subscriber Magnets (Book Cave Direct)
We've recently added a new feature for authors: subscriber magnets. Authors can give away free copies of one of their ebooks to readers who sign up for the author's newsletter. The free ebook becomes a magnet for subscribers. Read more about subscriber magnets in our blog post here.
We've also put in an easy way to create and join group promotions with other authors directly on the site. Authors can create a promotion that others can join, or they can join someone else's promotion, using their subscriber magnet book. We're working on further refining the group subscriber magnet interface to make it easier for authors to find and join subscriber groups.
Readers, are you looking for high-quality free ebooks provided by great authors? Check out our Book Cave Direct website.
Group Retailer Promotions
We recently added a group retailer promotion option! Authors can now join group retailer promotions through their dashboard. In a group retailer promotion, we send the group page out to all our subscribers and we buy ads to further promote the page. Every author involved in the promotion also shares the page with their subscribers, meaning authors can reach more readers than ever, and readers can find even more high-quality books. We're working on perfecting this new feature with feedback from authors and readers.
My Book Ratings
My Book Ratings, is gaining more and more books. This site is a database of books with community-submitted content ratings and official MBR ratings. Readers can search this site to discover whether a book has the content levels they want to read, and they can submit ratings for books they’ve read. We are in the process of posting books to My Book Ratings; we have over about 7,993 books posted (as of March 25, 2018), and are constantly adding more!
Our goal with these changes is to bring you more high-quality, free and discounted ebooks. And you can be sure that we’ll keep you up-to-date on the changes we make.
Thank you for your support of content-rated books. We couldn’t do this without your support, and we hope you’ll share our site with all your book-loving friends.