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Get Your Read On! Resources for Free E-books!

March 19, 2013
Photo courtesy of Roch Public Library.

Photo courtesy of Roch Public Library

On various sites I frequent I often post links to free e-books, but that can be very time consuming and no guarantee my interest will match the masses at large. Consequently, I decided to do a comprehensive post of the sites I frequent and info on ways to find free and bargain e-books. For sites that also have a twitter account, that is often the easiest way to keep track of books as they normally update their twitter feeds as books are posted to the main site. Most sites I visit post kindle books,  but I have a couple of nook options below as well.

Free Book Dude:
http://www.freebookdude.com/
http://twitter.com/FreeBookDude

Free and bargain Christian books:
http://www.inspiredreads.com/
https://twitter.com/InspiredReads

Zimmu:
http://www.zimmu.com/
http://twitter.com/zimmubooks

The E-reader Cafe posts 3-4 times a day and tends to have more full length books:

http://www.theereadercafe.com/
http://twitter.com/TheeReaderCafe

The main Free Daily Books site posts free and bargain books, the twitter feed just posts the free books:
http://www.freebookshub.com/
http://twitter.com/freedailybooks

Digital Ink:
http://digitalinktoday.com/
http://twitter.com/DIGITALinktoday

ManyBooks:
http://manybooks.net/

Kindle Spice romance and erotica:
http://kindlespice.com/
http://twitter.com/KindleSpice

Smut Post erotica (often hardcore):
http://twitter.com/SmutPost

Free Par-tay  Mostly romance, some young adult. If you sign up for their email list, once or twice a month they will email you when they have their free book promo.  It’s normally several authors who sell through Amazon for kindle, they agree to make their books free for 3-4 days and link back to the free par-tay site. Also following the links in the email will enter you into a drawing for an amazon.com gift card:
http://www.freeebookpartay.com/

Other Freebie Resources:

http://hunt4freebies.com/free-magazines/nook-books/

http://hunt4freebies.com/free-magazines/kindle-ebooks/

http://dealsandfree.com/forum/forumdisplay.php/21-Free-E-Books

Mobile read is an e-book reader community forum. They have help and support for all models of e-readers. They also have an author section where author’s often will post when their books are going on sale and a Freebies section that posts books as they become available for free.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/

All major book sites also tend to have free books also. You can normally do a search or pick a category and sort price low to high. Often when a book is free on one site, it will become free on the other sites.

Kobo books:
http://www.kobobooks.com/free_ebooks

Sony Reader Store:
https://ebookstore.sony.com/
http://twitter.com/SonyReaderStore

OmniLit:
http://www.omnilit.com/
http://twitter.com/OmniLit

Smashwords will have e-books in all formats suitable for nook, kindle and other e-readers:
http://www.smashwords.com/

Scribd:
http://www.scribd.com/

All Romance:
http://www.allromanceebooks.com/
http://twitter.com/allromance

Google Books:
https://play.google.com/store/books

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eBooks/

Amazon has a top 100 free under most categories. I will add books I’m interested in to my wish list and check it regularly to see if the price has dropped.

Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/free-nook-books

Barnes and Noble’s blog usually gives away a free book every friday:
http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/The-NOOK-Blog/bg-p/Unbound

Outside the USA/Canada?
http://ebook.com/shop/search?term=free

Also check your local library. Most have the overdrive service which can download to most e-readers. Many e-readers often have an overdrive app built in.

Need an ereader and can’t decide which one to buy?

Check online reviews. Visit Good E-reader for comprehensive reviews. http://goodereader.com/blog/
http://twitter.com/Goodereader

See also: Mobile reader http://www.mobileread.com/forums/

E-reader King:

http://www.ereaderking.com/
https://twitter.com/eReaderKing

The E-reader King twitter feed hasn’t had any recent activity, but the main site still has lots of good info.

Cnet is always a good standby:
http://reviews.cnet.com/e-book-readers/

If all else fails, search for the device you are interested in on youtube. There will often be hands-on video reviews.

http://www.youtube.com/

Finally, if you don’t have an e-reader, but have a smart phone or tablet, you may have a kindle or nook app available in your app catalog.

Also both Amazon and Barnes and Noble have free e-reader software so you can read from your PC or laptop:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_pc_mkt_lnd?docId=1000426311

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-for-pc/379003591/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-for-web/379003594/

Happy Reading!!


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