Tuesday, January 22, 2019

how to read books for free or cheap

Books are expensive, as all bookworms know. However, there's a way to read to your heart's content for little to no money! I rarely buy books at retail cost. Here's how I get mine:

The library // Oh, the wondrous library! The majority of places (even my small hometown) have a library that's open for public use. Most of the time you just need to prove your residency and they'll give you a card.

Email Lists // The lists I use are Bookbub and Riffle. They send daily emails with eBooks that have been lowered in price or free! Most are anywhere from free to $2.99 and you can choose which platform you use for the download (Kindle, B&N, iBooks, etc.)

Kindle Unlimited // This one isn't free, but it is only $9.99 per month via Amazon and you have access to 1.4 million eBooks, including some popular titles like the Harry Potter series. You can only "rent" ten books at a time, but I just add future books to a wish list to keep track of them.

Amazon Prime // If you already have Prime, you have access to First Reads, which is a monthly service that gives you early access to new releases. They send you an email on the first of the month and you can make your choice of one of the several books available. I discovered The Rule of One this way (highly recommend). The First Reads books are available on Kindle Unlimited once they're released.

There are many more ways to find books, but these are the easiest I've found and what work best for me. If you know of others, let me know! I love connecting on Goodreads and seeing what everyone is reading, so send me a friend request!

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