Dear Reader

Why not open a bookshop? With BookGrail you're just minutes away from selling ebooks all over the world.

BookGrail is completely free. We handle the back-office stuff leaving you free to concentrate on the books. When you make a sale, we’ll bill it, deliver it, pay the author and publisher, and then split the profits with you 50/50.

So, why not join our community of truly independent booksellers and start spreading the word about those books that just have to be read?

Sign in

Write your user profile, choose an avatar, follow some other BookGrailers, check out their stores, create your own.

Stock up

Make some themed bookshelves for your store. Put in a featured book or two. Add a blog. Embed a video.

Start selling

Let the world know you are open for business – BookGrail integrates with Twitter, Facebook and your website.

Keep reading

Use your fellow BookGrailer’s suggestions to find your next read and your store’s profits to pay for it.

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Your Own Bookshop

BookGrail is not only a community of booksellers, it's also a community of booklovers. Let their passion and expertise guide you to your next read: the perfect bookshop is out there! (And if it isn't, you'll just have to build it yourself...)

Here's a small selection of BookGrail-powered bookshops.

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Rewarding Reading.

BookGrail's catalogue is growing day-by-day. All titles in our catalogue are available for purchase and recommendation. All successful recommendations will earn a commission.

Browse our catalogue below and see if there is something you'd like to recommend to someone, or something you'd like to read.

 Nicholas and Alexandra

Nicholas and Alexandra

The Tragic, Compelling Story of the Last Tsar and his Family 'A moving, rich and densely doc...

 The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds

A sweeping saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Outback....

 White Bones

White Bones

An ancient Irish mystery. A ritualistic modern-day killer. Ireland's first female detective Kat...

 Dreadnought

Dreadnought

The brilliant, definitive account of the naval arms race that made World War One inevitable. ...

 The Highway

The Highway

It was Danielle and Gracie's secret. A 1000 mile drive to visit Danielle's boyfriend in Montana...

 White Fire

White Fire

Forensic pathologist Corrie Swanson investigates a brutal crime from 136 years ago. The key to ...

 What Have I Done?

What Have I Done?

The heart-wrenching story of one woman's life after she kills the husband who abused her. '...

 A Morbid Taste For Bones

A Morbid Taste For Bones

In 1137, the Abbot of Shrewsbury decides to acquire the remains of St Winifred. Brother Cadfael...

 The Detective's Daughter

The Detective's Daughter

A tense, evocative thriller set on the freezing banks of the Thames. A woman reconnects with he...

 Behind the Candelabra

Behind the Candelabra

Liberace's lover tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about the legendary entertai...

 The Four Streets

The Four Streets

A heartbreaking family saga set in 1950s Liverpool, the first novel from the stunningly talente...

 The Madness of July

The Madness of July

A sophisticated spy thriller, set in the dangerous maze of the Cold War, from Radio 4 presenter...

 Cold in July

Cold in July

When faced with an armed intruder, Richard Dane shoots the man dead. The police say it is a cle...

 The Sentinel

The Sentinel

A brilliantly plotted crime thriller based in the worlds of Franco's Spain and modern day foren...

 Wine of Violence

Wine of Violence

A chilling mystery unfolds as greed, lust, violence and murder disrupt monastic life in 13th ce...

 Harbour Nocturne

Harbour Nocturne

Ex Longshoreman and taxi driver Dink Babich tries to protect a dancer after she witnesses somet...

 Roman Games

Roman Games

Roman Senator Pliny the Younger investigates a locked-room murder in the first in a series set ...

 The Return of the Thin Man

The Return of the Thin Man

Two lost novellas from the true master of hard-boiled noir, now published in the UK for the fir...

 The Highway

The Highway

It was Danielle and Gracie's secret. A 1000 mile drive to visit Danielle's boyfriend in Montana...

 Prince of Darkness

Prince of Darkness

A new historical novel from the bestselling author of LIONHEART, set in and around the court of...

 Time to Die

Time to Die

When two seemingly unrelated murders point to a mole in the Met, Assistant Commisioner Corrigan...

 A Morbid Taste For Bones

A Morbid Taste For Bones

In 1137, the Abbot of Shrewsbury decides to acquire the remains of St Winifred. Brother Cadfael...

 The White Trilogy

The White Trilogy

Two tough, aging cops take on London's thugs, killers, and mobsters in Ken Bruen's hard-as-nail...

 A Cold Red Sunrise

A Cold Red Sunrise

In trouble with the KGB, Rostnikov is sent to investigate a death in Siberia. 'Impressive. ...

 The Silver Thread

The Silver Thread

A panoramic historical novel set between Victorian England, Ireland and Australia during the gr...

 The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds

A sweeping saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Outback....

 The Grim Company

The Grim Company

The difference between a hero and a killer lies in the ability to justify dark deeds. But this ...

 Fractured

Fractured

What if you woke up one day to find the life you'd dreamed of was real? 'This debut novel wa...

 419

419

A chilling thriller from the 2012 winner of the Giller prize. Lives intersect and worlds collid...

 Master Of War

Master Of War

Amid the carnage of the 100 Years' War, the bloodiest conflict in medieval warfare, a young Eng...

 Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts

Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts

Heartwarming and gritty, the life and loves of a factory girl in Bermondsey through World War 1...

 Bittersweet

Bittersweet

An epic saga of love, betrayal, ambition and redemption in 1920s Australia. 'An epic saga of...

 The First Man in Rome

The First Man in Rome

Rome 110 BC: Two Romans, one lowborn but propserous, the other an aristocrat corrupted by power...

 Csardas

Csardas

An epic, bestselling saga, which follows the fortunes of an aristocratic Hungarian family throu...

 A Dark And Distant Shore

A Dark And Distant Shore

An intricate picture of a family in the heyday of the British Empire, an epic story spanning al...

 The Swimmer

The Swimmer

Guilt, atonement and revenge. A deep-cover agent races across Europe to save the daughter he ne...

 Peter the Great

Peter the Great

The compelling story of the man who created modern Russia, founded St Petersburg and made his c...

 Tigress of Forli

Tigress of Forli

Botticelli painted her, Machiavelli slandered her. She led troops into battle, married a Medici...

 Behind the Candelabra

Behind the Candelabra

Liberace's lover tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about the legendary entertai...

 The King in the North

The King in the North

A stunning recreation of the life and times of Oswald of Northumbria: Christian warlord, founde...

 The Parthenon Enigma

The Parthenon Enigma

A radical new interpretation of the meaning and purposes of one of the world's most iconic buil...

 10 Ways to Bounce Back in Business and Life

10 Ways to Bounce Back in Business and Life

Megan McArdle demonstrates that avoiding failure in life and work isn't what matters. How we co...

 Legends of the Tour

Legends of the Tour

Beautiful and unique graphic novel that captures the heroes and legends of 100 years of the Tou...

 The Most Dangerous Book

The Most Dangerous Book

SUNDAY TIMES 2014 LITERARY NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR! The extraordinary and exhilarating sto...

 Southern Cross to Pole Star

Southern Cross to Pole Star

Aimé Tschiffely's thrilling account of his 10,000-mile journey on horseback from Buenos Aires ...

 Spitfire Girl

Spitfire Girl

The memoir of the remarkable Jackie Moggridge: female pilot, Spitfire expert, and pioneer....

 Lives of the Poets

Lives of the Poets

A stunning volume of epic breadth which connects the lives and works of over 300 English-langua...

 How Star Wars Conquered the Universe

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe

Forty years and $37 billion later, on the eve of EPISODE VII, the first complete history of STA...

The BookGrail Reader

Download our elegant, fully-featured and free eBook reader. With its clear design and razor-sharp typography, there’s nothing here to get between you and your book. For Android, Amazon Kindle Fire and Apple iOS.

Your library

The reader synchronizes with your BookGrail account — buy a book once from any BookGrail store and read it on the go, online, or offline...

Try something new

Download free samples (upto 10% of each book) of thousands of ebooks from some of the world’s bestselling authors.

Read all night

Fine-tune your book layout: font choice and size, margins, justification and line spacing are all user adjustable. With a dedicated night mode, plus two other screen modes you need never stop reading.

Give it a try – its free!

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BookGrail Features

BookGrail is about good books. It's about avid readers. It's about putting the two together. We provide the facilities, you provide the expertise. Blog, catalogue, discuss, discover, share, shop, sell, read or recommend: BookGrail could be the hub of your reading life.

Kindle

Our books are Kindle friendly. If you like, we can even send them direct to your Kindle.

Epub

Our ebooks are also compatible with all other major e-ink devices and ebook reading apps.

Facebook

BookGrail integrates with Facebook, from logging on to running your bookshop from your Facebook page.

Twitter

Use BookGrail to tweet a recommendation to all your followers and reap the rewards...

Email

A personal email recommendation may be old-fashioned, but it has the highest conversion rates.

Web

Add BookGrail ecommerce to your website in just three simple steps.

Paypal

For your peace-of-mind, all BookGrail payments are handled by Paypal.

Reader App

Download our dedicated reader app for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire.

Shelves

Create themed book collections. Any title purchased from your shelves will be credited to your account.

Clubs

Join a bookclub, start your own or select your existing club's next read through BookGrail.

Dashboard

The heart of your Bookgail account. It hosts a suite of tools and analytics to help you manage your new bookstore.

Social

Follow. Blog. Comment. Review. The next best thing to actually reading is talking about it.

The perfect read
is out there

Find it with BookGrail

Any Questions?

If your question isn't answered below, please contact us directly.

BookGrail on tablet

Sign up (did we mention, it's free?), find some books to put on your shelves, follow a fellow user or two, make a recommendation to a friend, join a club, start a blog, browse someone else's bookstore, open your own.

A shelf is a themed collection of books, chosen by you. For example, 10 Best Russian Crime Novels or My Favourite Regency Heroines. Shelves form the heart of your online bookstore and your BookGrail profile. Any book purchased from one of your shelves is credited to you, meanwhile we'll be matching your shelves with other BookGrail users with similar reading tastes and suggesting they drop by and check them out.

How to make a BookGrail shelf:

  • Search for a book you want to shelve.
  • Click the Add to shelf button under the cover image.
  • Select a pre-existing shelf or create a new one

Currently, you can shelve or recommend millions of titles, but you can only earn commission on the sale of ebooks in our ‘catalogue’ — where we have an agreement with the publisher or author. When searching for books to add to a shelf, you can identify those titles where commission is available by a small BookGrail bg logo attached to the returned search results.

The number is growing. We have over 1300 titles from over 200 authors currently signed up.

If you are an author or publisher and would like your book available on BookGrail, please get in touch.

Per sale, the amount you receive will vary, depending on the price of the book and the discount set by the publisher or author. What you can be sure of is a 50/50 split of the profits (the amount left after author, publisher and credit card fees have been covered).

To allow for returns, the commission on a successful recommendation or sale will be credited to your BookGrail account 45 days after the sale is completed. You can check the credit availability date on the Credit Report page of your dashboard. If you don't spend your credit within BookGrail, you will be paid via Paypal. See here for further terms and conditions.

DRM-free BookGrail ebooks can be read on all current e-readers, including Kindles, Nooks, Kobos, Sony e-readers, smart phones and tablets (providing some form of epub or mobi file e-reader application is available on the phone or tablet). If the publisher or author insists on DRM copy protection, you'll have to read the files on the BookGrail Reader app.

Yes. If the book is in our catalogue you can purchase it directly. If we don't carry it, we'll redirect you to Amazon.

We hope to make BookGrail the hub of your reading life. We're adding new features all the time, here are some that are already operational or coming soon:

  • Follow other readers
  • Create reading and discussion groups
  • Start a blog
  • Review books
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