Reading. One of the only hobbies on the planet that can both transport the reader to a world created by another and at the same time give them the freedom to design their own.
But for an avid reader, and a speedy one at that, keeping a well stocked library is sometimes hard to do. Add in being a student, unemployed, or even just in a low-income household and it can become even harder. Everyone deserves to read and yet authors deserve and need to make money, so where does the line get drawn?
A daily email full of customizable options for discounted and free book. Pick categories, favorite authors, and more to narrow your choices. Every morning you'll receive a book packed mail with around ten choices and links to multiple distributers (if offered) Amazon, Apple, and Barns and Noble.
~I've used this site's services many time, in fact it can be quite addictive and you'll have more books than time rather quickly.
Everyone's favorite site has quite a lot to offer in the way of free books. One resource is the Ebooks section. Here there are quite a few books ranging for fan fiction, anthologies, and public domain works. Goodreads also has a section of books for giveaway, there are often limited numbers of copies to be won and the chance is random with a small increase if you review the books you've won in the past.
~Both of these service are great and one's I've used in the past, I highly recommend them, but remember, an author thrives on honest reviews.
Book Review Buzz
This is a site dedicated to bringing authors together with willing reviewers. They provide a service to both authors and readers to provide books in exchange for honest reviews on blogs, purchase sites, and goodreads. A mail will arrive in your inbox on a customizable schedule with the genre you've selected and you're good to go.
~This is a service that can be amazing... but for me, falls flat. It's rare that I find books that interest me through this site, but I keep my eyes peeled, you never know.
100 Legal Websites
Higher Perspective has a list of 100 legal websites to download free books from. Separated into categories ranging from children's to fiction to textbooks. When all else fails, here's a list of resources that may be able to help.
~A great list of resources to peruse when time allows and one I keep handily bookmarked.
What are your favorite ways of getting your story fix? Amazon, community bookshop, or some other way.
Share your ways below.