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BookSniffer is a new app for book lovers. With millions of titles, thousands of author and publisher clients, and next-generation tools for both readers and authors, we believe we’re poised to become a leader in book discovery and book marketing.

Learn about the problems we aim to solve and how YOU can be a part of our growth for as little as $0.36 per share on StartEngine.

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BookSniffer is faster in our native apps! For faster, seamless book browsing and fun, app-only features like shareable memes and quotes, try our app on Android or iOS.

Hundreds of deals. Millions of books. A fun to way to discover your next great read.

BookSniffer sniffs the web every day for deals and discounts on books. We’ve got HUNDREDS on any given day. Click to see what’s on tap today in your favorite genre.

Affordable advertising for authors and publishers

The cost of book marketing has skyrocketed over the past few years. If you’re an author or publisher, we’re not telling you anything you didn’t already know.

BookSniffer believes “highest bidder” ad auctions are terrible for the book business. We provide a more ethical, fair advertising model that evens the playing field. Visit our Authors Portal to see how it works, and to try our fun, free marketing tools.

Are you an author?

We’re always looking for the next great read to share with our audience. Tell us about your books, and you might be the next author in our upcoming Author Spotlight series!

BookSniffer Author Spotlight – David Estes, Fantasy Author

  What makes a prolific fantasy writer? Is it an endless quiver of captivating ideas? An ability to learn the business side of writing that eludes many authors? The willingness to face a battery of endless critiques and second-guessing on the internet? Perhaps it...

3 Ways to Stop Anxiety, Be in Control Despite 2020

by: Tanya J. Peterson, MS, NCC, Guest Author The year 2020 has challenged us in extreme and previously unimaginable ways. We’re facing uncertainty in almost every area of our lives. While there’s potential for growth on personal and societal levels, many of us...

Sweet and… Naughty

by: M.K. Chester “He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights As it’s Naughty November, talking about sweet romance might seem out of place. I beg to differ. My mother was watching a...

Nice Girls Don’t Finish Last in “Naughty November”

by: ID Johnson “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion It’s that time of year when cozying up with a good book by the hearth might just get more...

Falling for fall reading

by: Maggie Handsom “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ―F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Long, chilly nights are the perfect excuse to stay home, cuddle up, and read. There's no better time to read than in the fall. As if you need...

The Old-School Women’s (Murder) Club

by: Maggie (the great gumshoe) Handsom I’ve loved mystery books since I was a kid. I’ve read allllllll of the Nancy Drew books (and I do mean all of them, most of them twice), The Hardy Boys, Encyclopedia Brown, and The Boxcar Kids. My favorites are the mystery...

Are You Afraid of the DARK?

by: Theresa Jacobs, zombie slayer Horror writers shine the brightest during the dark days of October as everyone gets in the mood for ghouls, witches, and ghosts. The best part about horror is the myriad of scares to choose from. Writers from every walk of life long...

There’s no such thing as “too many books”

Have you heard of the Japanese word tsundoku? tsundoku — (n.) the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piling it up together with other such unread books. As most book lovers can attest, tsundoku is a common occurrence. A book by an author we like,...

A Reader’s Guide to Traditional vs. Self-Published Books

Modern readers have what seems a never-ending selection of books to choose from, far more so than at any other time in history. With the rise of the self-publishing industry, the choices out there can be daunting. So how does the discriminant reader choose between...

Protect Your Books Like a Medieval Monk – With Curses

Being a scribe in the Middle Ages would have been slow, detailed, tedious work. Working every day but the sabbath, they sat silently in scriptoriums copying works in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. And beyond copying the books, they had to precisely cut parchment, make the...