Free Book Friday is closed this week while we make some very exciting updates to the site!
Over the past 6 months we’ve been working on a completely new site design. We’re calling it FBF 2013, and we’re taking this week off so we can get it all set up.
Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ll have available for you on Saturday, June 22:
One Site with More Free Books
Currently, Free Book Friday is split up into 6 separate sites: the Home, Fiction, Teens, Non-Fiction, Romance & Indie pages. While each page is targeted to a specific genre, by splitting them up we are also splitting up the focus on the site and making you switch back and forth between genres to enter for the books you love.
So the first thing we’re doing is combining all our Featured Giveaways into a single site. From the new home page, you’ll have direct access to all our Featured Giveaways for all genres!
And by removing the genre-specific pages, we’re no longer bound to just a few specific genres. We will now be able to host giveaways for all kinds of books – from Contemporary Fiction to Romance, Young Adult, Chick Lit, Biographies, Mysteries, Sci-Fi, How-To titles and more! More genres! More authors! More free books! Hooray!
We want Free Book Friday to be your number one stop for finding free books online. And we realize that our Featured Giveaways represent a fraction of the free books up for grabs on any given week. So we’re building in a new area called Freebie Central – a directory of free book giveaways from across the web.
We’re giving authors and publishers who hold their own giveaways (hosted on their own website, blog, Facebook page, online bookseller, etc.) the opportunity to share them directly with you. This means even more chances for you to discover free reads, right here on Free Book Friday!
A New, Fresh Look
To stay on par with all the great new features, we’re also giving the site a bit of a makeover. We added a splash of fun colors with our new bookmark header, plus a new tropical island inspired color scheme. Everything is cleaner, more refreshing, easier to read and better organized than ever before!
Tons of Behind the Scenes Goodies
We’ve also been taking a hard look at all the behind the scenes, technical aspects of the site. We won’t bore you with the geeky details, but the new site should be faster and easier to use than ever before.
We hope you’re as excited about these updates as we are! We’ll be incorporating them and getting everything set up this week, so hang in there. We’ll be back next week with a new look, new features and more free books than ever before!