I bet you thought I wouldn’t really get this post done after all these months of promises. Even after I told you in my August review that I started the post. I don’t blame you though. I wouldn’t have believed me either.
So without further ado, here you go. The main sources I use to get my free ebooks.
I’m going to start with Instafreebie since this is the one that started me on the path to all the others. Unfortunately, I don’t recall how I came across this source in the first place. I just know that it led me to the others in the long run. Really it’s easy-peasy. The hardest thing about this is the time you can spend going through the available free books. Go to the Instafreebie site and sign up for their newsletter. So what’s the catch? A lot of the free books require you to sign up for the author’s email or newsletter or the like. I would strongly suggest you use a separate email for this (and the other) free book sites as you will start getting quite a few emails. The other thing is how to claim your books. Once you fill out the (very short) form to get the book you will get an email. The email will give you instructions on how to claim your book depending on what type of device you use. It will give you the option of Epub for those with a Nook, Kobo, Google Play Books, and iBooks or Mobi for Kindle books. There’s also the option to get the book as a PDF. So everyone can use this source.
Through all of the books I’ve claimed through Instafreebies I get quite a few author emails, as you can imagine. So, in my recap when I say I got a book through an Author Email or Author Newsletter, this is what I mean. Some days I enjoy browsing through the multiple emails I now get. Other times I just don’t have the time. No harm no foul. I just delete them all on days I don’t have time. Most days fall under the umbrella of having some time but not a lot. On those days I check out the emails that have “FREE” in the subject line. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Another newsletter that comes to my email with free or reduced books is Shifted Sheets. It’s a kind of round-up of books so some links will take you to Amazon, some will take you to an Instafreebie type form to sign up for a newsletter before you get your book. This one actually sometimes has books that need reviews and will ask you to follow a link to post a review by a certain date. I honestly don’t remember how I first came across this one either, but most likely through some of the other newsletters I started getting once I started getting all my free books.
As with the Shifted Sheets email, the Book Funnel newsletter also sometimes takes you to an Amazon link and sometimes takes you to an Instafreebie type situation. Or, sometimes you get a URL to follow to upload your book directly to your Kindle.
I get a newsletter from Red Feather about once a week, maybe twice. Again, most of the links will take you to Amazon. I have found this is one of the easiest newsletters to navigate.
I hope all of this will help you find lots of books on a small budget. Happy Reading!