Read Tuesday will be a huge day like Black Friday, but for buying and gifting books at amazing sale prices.

It will also be a great way to help improve literacy. Encourage someone—especially, a child—who doesn’t read much to read books more often. :-)

In 2014, the date for Read Tuesday will be Tuesday, December 9. Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on the big savings.

Numerous books and authors, big and small, participated in 2013. We’re looking forward to an even better 2014.


Here are ways that readers can save big on Read Tuesday:

Are you an author? Find the submission forms on this page: http://readtuesday.com/authors. Submissions close on Saturday, December 6. (Missed the deadline? There’s always 2015.)

Please support the Read Tuesday Thunderclap. This will help spread awareness on the morning of Read Tuesday (December 9, 2014). It’s easy to help:

  • Visit http://thndr.it/1CkO2Bg.
  • Click Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr and sign in.
  • Customize the message. (Optional.)
  • Agree to the terms. All that will happen is that the Thunderclap post about Read Tuesday will go out the morning of December 9.
  • (The warning message simply means that Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr need your permission to post the Thunderclap message on December 9. This is the only post that Thunderclap will make.)

Meet some of the participating authors here: http://readtuesday.com/meet-the-authors.

Read Tuesday: It’s going to be HUGE!

Give the gift of reading this holiday season.


Why not just have Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Those are great sales events.

On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are great discounts on electronics, tools, toys, and clothes, for example, but very few books seem to be discounted more than usual.

There are millions of books to choose from. Most tend to at ordinary prices during these big sales events.

Read Tuesday is a special event dedicated to big book savings. Thousands of books will be on sale on Read Tuesday.

This is a great opportunity for readers to stock up on books from their favorite participating authors and publishers.

Discounted books also make great gifts for the holidays. It’s easy to gift e-books, returns are not a problem with most retailers, the gift is delivered instantly (but you can schedule when to have it delivered), and there are no shipping and handling charges. Share the gift of reading. Click here to learn more about gifting e-books.

Read Tuesday is also a great opportunity for authors, small publishers, and booksellers to benefit from a huge holiday sale event. Authors can learn more by clicking here.

Read Tuesday: It’s going to be HUGE!

Give the gift of reading this holiday season.

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  1. Thank you SO very much Chris! What a wonderful idea :) I’m very appreciative of what you’re doing. I agree… I believe this event is going to be big, and something special. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! :)

    • I guess that depends on when the book becomes available (and if your book will be eligible for one or more of the ways to participate). There will be a cut-off for submissions in early December. I don’t know the exact date yet, but it will be announced on the Read Tuesday website. Good luck with your book. (There may also be a way for your to participate that will be announced soon.)

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