These Books Newsletters Will Help You Discover The "Next Big Thing"
by Kerri Jarema
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When it comes to obsessive readers, books are pretty much your life. Or at least a nice big chunk of it. Book-lovers are constantly seeking new and exciting ways to bring more literary time into their lives, whether that's finding new booktube channels to binge watch, pretty bookstagram accounts to scroll through, new releases to add to your TBR, or an awesome book club to join. But one of the easiest and most under-appreciated ways to get another dose of all things bookish into your every day is by subscribing to literary newsletters. These straight to your inbox letters contain everything from insider industry news to the best bookish articles from across the web, and all of them are totally free and take only a second to sign up for.

If you want to stay on top of new releases, exclusive interviews and book news from all over the web, there is definitely a newsletter for you. Some have become mainstays in the industry while others are appealing to a decidedly more millennial set; either way this is the sort of email you won't mind seeing fill up your inbox every day. Keep reading below for nine favorites you need in your reading life immediately.

Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness is one of the best-known literary websites, both within and without the industry. They offer tons of book reviews and industry news, as well as links to bookish articles throughout the web. They also have two different newsletters, one primarily for readers looking for new books coming out that week, the other for people in search of trade news. You can sign up for the two Shelf Awareness newsletters here.

Off The Shelf

Off The Shelf is all about bringing the best book recommendations to readers based on their carefully curated reading taste. And if you're the sort of person who is constantly on the hunt for new things to read and add to that teetering TBR stacks, you'll love receiving their daily book recommendations directly to your inbox. You can easily register for Off The Shelf and sign up for their newsletter right here.


If there's one thing all voracious readers need, it's a good book deal, and Bookperk has got you covered. You'll get tons of e-book bargains, sneak peeks, special offers and so much more, all delivered directly to your inbox. Most Bookperk deals are under $2, and you'll have opportunities to win free reads and other bookish prizes. So stop scouring the web for those bookish discounts you crave, and sign up for the Bookperk Newsletter right here.

Book Riot

Book Riot is one of the most beloved bookish sites out there and their newsletters...yes plural...are no exception. They've got 19 different email blasts that will appeal to every kind of reader, from those looking to find out all about the latest books they can add to their TBR lists to readers looking for the latest deal. They've even got genre favorites, too, from sci-fi to YA. You can sign up for one (or all!) of Book Riot's newsletters here.

Literary Hub

Lit Hub shares a daily newsletter with subscribers that rounds up what they call "the best of the literary internet" from need-to-know publishing news to illuminating interviews and conversations with some of the industry's most beloved and buzzing authors and creatives. You can sign up for Lit Hub Daily here.

Publishers Weekly

A must-have for anyone within the book industry, Publisher's Weekly is also incredibly useful for the dedicated reader who wants scoops and news before anyone else, and especially for people hoping to break into the publishing world. Their multiple newsletters also cater to your specific tastes, from their main daily version to the twice weekly Children's Bookshelf newsletter on all things kid's and young adult. You can sign up for any of the 10 PW Newsletters here.

Eye Level

Eye Level is a woman-run literary magazine that will definitely be the most aesthetically pleasing email you'll ever receive in your inbox. Their monthly newsletter is billed as a "love letter to all things literary" and they seek not only to produce content that is relevant and inclusive for your actual reading life, but to make sure that everything they put out does not lean on the side of "too highbrow." You can subscribe to Eye Level right here.

BuzzFeed Books

Twice a week, on Sundays and Wednesdays, Buzzfeed Books will send their newsletter right to your inbox. It's filled with articles, quizzes, essays and lots more of the bookish goodies you're used to from their site. You can sign up for the Buzzfeed Books Newsletter right here.

Well Read Black Girl

Well Read Black Girl is the millennial pink bookish site of your dreams. It celebrates, promotes and seeks to increase the visibility of Black women writers and initiate meaningful conversations with readers through one of the coolest books clubs on the internet....both of which we can definitely get behind. Sign up for the Well Read Black Girl newsletter here.