The Fussy Librarian

For Authors

** after logging into the author portal and reaching the dashboard, select the option 'calendar of openings' to find the next available date. Some genres have a waiting period of several weeks. **



Book submissions

The Fussy Librarian sends 122,000 subscribers a daily email, which is where your ebook will be featured once. The number of subscribers in each genre varies — you can find the latest stats on the prices page. Your book will be included in our searchable database for 30 days as part of your fee.

In order to be considered, you must have published an ebook with:

  • At least 10 reviews (can be a past book or the one you’re promoting).

  • An average rating of 4.0 on Amazon if you have 10-19 reviews, or an average of 3.5 if you have more than 20 reviews (to compensate for how having an abundance of reviews can sometimes drag your average down).

  • Reviews all must be from Amazon, but they can be split between Amazon’s various stores (like US and UK).

  • A price of $5.99 or less on the day of the promotion.


See the prices page (at right).

New releases, pre-orders, and box sets

We'll gladly promote them if you have a previously published book with at least 10 Kindle or 10 Nook reviews and a 4.0 average.  

The title

If it appears in large type on your book's cover, we'll include that in the title area. If you want to include the book's subtitle — this is common in nonfiction — you're welcome to include it in the synopsis of the book.

Free books

Authors, please note what days the book will be free (or if it's permanently free). In addition to the original Fussy newsletter, your free books will appear on free books page, and our newsletter just for free ebooks. You can also submit your free books to our page on Reddit for free -- there are no review or rating requirements for the Reddit page. We recommend making your book for at least two days -- about 25 percent of readers don't open the email until the following day.

Free books newsletter

Our original newsletter is often booked up to a month in advance or more, but you can promote your free book in our free-only newsletter (42,000 subscribers and growing) for just $11. We offer next-day service! Click here for more details. (First-time customer? Take 50% off your first promotion by clicking here.)

Multi-genre promotions

Have a book that fits more than one genre? You can now reach subscribers in an additional genre at one-half of the regular price. Please note that if a subscriber has selected both genres you list your book, it will appear only once in that subscriber's personalized email. This eliminates duplication and helps reduce the size of the email file.


Provide a link to your book's Goodreads page so readers can add it to their "to be read" list. Adding this link can generate sales weeks and even months after your promotion has run. Free.


 You can pick the exact date of your promotion. Prefer weekends for your promotions? Just want the first available opening? You decide. 

Free reminders 

 Have trouble remembering the last time your book was promoted? You can specify when you want us to send you a reminder email that it's time to promote again — anywhere from 21 to 365 days.



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