How to Get Free eBooks
From classics to newer titles, here’s how to find a selection of free ebooks without paid subscriptions
If you love reading, you can go through a lot of books. And that can get expensive, even if you’re opting for lower-priced ebooks over hard copies. By mixing things up with a free ebook here and there, you can make your money go further. And by branching out from where you typically find your books, you might even discover a new author or series.
Of course, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Don’t expect to be first in line for the newest releases or find all the best works from your favorite authors. But if you like the idea of tapping into lesser-known authors or classics in the public domain, you can’t beat free. Here are five ways to score free ebooks:
- Check out your local library.
You probably already use your local library to check out hard copies. Borrowing ebooks works in a similar way. Your library has a set number of copies they can lend out at any given time. Reserve one online, and when it’s available, select the format you want to download. This is a great way to get your hands on newer titles, although snagging the latest releases may take a little time on the waiting list.
- Visit your favorite publisher’s website.
- Sign up for BookBub.
- Find classics at Project Gutenberg.
- Search Books on Google Play.
You can find other websites that work in similar ways to the ones above, but a word of caution. Do your research and make sure the site has good reviews and can be trusted before you try downloading anything. The last thing you want is to download ransomware instead of the bestseller you were looking forward to. As always, happy reading!