Did you know there are lots of place to access books. My favorites are those that are free or nearly free. With the almighty powerful internet accessing books from all over the world is possible in a matter of a simple click. No more waiting months for the book to come out, no more waiting weeks for the patron to return the library book you been desperately wanting to read and no more cost.
I’ve compiled for you a list of book sites I use. I know there are many more out there so please feel free to add on and let me know them, because I’m always on the search for a new book.
These site I know work in the US. As for other countries I’m so sorry but I am totally clueless. But if you find out t works for you please, please please let me know. I can update the list and let other know as well.
These are listed in no particular order
I have a ton of books on Amazon but no one to lend them too. This site puts you in touch with other who are in the same boat. Downfall is that books can only lent once so once you lend it you can’t lend it again. Plus you get access to the other user libraries who are willing to give you there one lend.
You get a free ebook for signing up. Otherwise the email you (your preferred genres) of discounts. And some of these discounts are impressives. Last week they had Nora Roberts, Mind over Matter at $1 as opposed to the $5 price tag it carries now. Downfall the emails come, they come daily unless you change your settings.
This is probably one I use the most. I adore bookbub. There site is easy, streamline and to the point. You can search by author, book title and genre. Best of all you can even just search Free ebooks. They also list books at discount prices. They send emails also but that can be changed in your settings.
Well it pretty simple it’s says it right there free books. Once you open the page it shows you free books and tells you how long that book will free for. It also gives you the option to search by genres and authors.
There are a lot of books and I have hours on here looking through books. Downfall if you plan to read on your kindle you have to forward the link to your kindle so yes it’s an extra step but it is worth it. Tip make sure you forward them as they come in so you don’t miss one. The emails have no pictures so you’ll have to read and find the title in the content.
I am new to the Netgalley world. But let me tell you it opens up a whole new bookcase because some of these books are advanced reads. (books that have not been published yet) Downfall you have to request the book and then it is up to the publisher or author if you’ll receive a copy of it. Some like you to have multiple review under your belt, a goodreads/ amazon account, some only give to bloggers.
I found out about OverDrive from my son last year when he was 10. Apparently it is something his school uses in the library. But it extends further than school Libraries. It extends to public Libraries. Big plus it that it works with more than 30,000 libraries in 40+ countries. So be sure to check this one out. They also offer audio books. You get to borrow the book for 14 days and you never have to worry about late fees again because if you forget to send it back it’ll automatically go back after to timeframe is up.
- Free Library of Philadelphia:
The great thing about this is you don’t have to reside in Philadelphia PA to access their library. As long as you live with in the US all you have to do is sign up ( you can apply online) for a library card and then you can accesses their ebooks. They work with OverDrive so no late fees, no fees at all actually.
So there you have it. I know there are lots of sites out there but these are my primary go to’s. I also know there are lots of sites that offer the books illegally, I don’t condone those or the use of them. It doesn’t benefit anyone. The sites I list are legit place to have accesses to books.