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Definitely not a secret to those who know me or follow me here that I love to read with all the books and reading posts that I share here.
I get questioned quite often how I can read so much.
Well, I do love to read and escape into another world by reading a new book.
But how do afford to read so many books is another question that is posed to me.
Hard copies of books, whether hard or soft cover or even ebooks can be costly.
But I have found ways around that and thought I would pay it forward and share how I read for free or next to nothing.
Take a look below at 5 different ways I read for free or inexpensively:
Is a completely free site to join. Once you have joined, you can request free advanced reviewer copies of upcoming, new ebooks to be released. All you have to do once you have been granted a copy, is read the book and review it. You don’t need a blog and can easily review on Goodreads or on your social media networks. The one drawback is you might not get permission to read and get rejected once in awhile, but the more you do review and prove that you are a reliable reviewer you should get be allowed to read and not get rejected from requests.
This is also a free site that you sign up for through your public library. All you need is a library card and access to either the Overdrive’s website or app (yes you can access Overdrive on your mobile devices). Since this is through your local library, the ebooks you take out are completely free. They have access to new releases, but beware that you may wait on a pretty long wait list if the book is fairly new and popular.
Is also a free site to signup for. But unlike the first two, the books aren’t always completely free to read all the time. Once you sign up for BookBub, you will receive a daily email of daily free or deeply discounted book offers from publishers and authors that work with all the major ebook retailers and devices, such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple and more.
Unlike the first three, this isn’t free to sign up for, but still having a Barnes and Noble membership entitles you to many special book offers and deals. For $25, a year you will receive discounted coupons and more for all sorts of book offers including free online shipping, in-store savings with 40% off hardcover bestsellers and 10% almost everything else.
Also not a free service, but if you sign up for a monthly subscription you get 1 new hardcover book of your choice each month, plus extra hardcover books are only $9.99 with free shipping included. Each month, BOTM gives a choice of five new selections, which are from new and upcoming books. Then you have until the 6th of the month to decide for it to be shipped out on the 7th or skip easily if you don’t find a book you would like to read. Right now, BOTM is offering 30% off for a 3 month subscription.
There you have it 5 ways to either be able to read for free or very inexpensively all for the taking.
Happy Reading now!
Do you have any free or cheap reading sites to add to my list?