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My 5 favorite places to get GOOD free and deeply discounted ebooks

5 Places to Get GOOD Discounted and Free Ebooks

by Regan

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I love to read both physical books and e-books equally. They both have an equal place in my life and which I prefer depends on where I am and what I’m doing. I am also a bibliomaniac and can’t resist acquiring new books even though I have a ton that I still need to read so I love finding places to get new books, especially for a great price. 

One huge benefit to reading physical books is being able to check them out for free from the library or buy used books, but there are also plenty of ways for you to score free or deeply discounted e-books. Finding free ebooks online is pretty easy, actually. Eventually when a book becomes old enough its intellectual property rights will expire so many of the old classics are available for free on many sites, but what if you want to read more current books? Those are a little harder to find but not impossible. 

My 5 favorite places to get GOOD free and deeply discounted ebooks

My favorite places to find free or inexpensive ebooks are:


BookBub.com is a site where you can browse for inexpensive and free ebooks or have the list emailed to you weekly or daily. The books recommended by BookBub usually have 4 and 5-star ratings on Amazon so these are quality books and most expensive books that I have had sent to me are $2.99 which isn’t too shabby. Using BookBub is really easy, but the prices are temporary so when you see a book that interests you, download it right away so you don’t miss out. 

5 Places to Get GOOD Discounted and Free Ebooks (how to use BookBub)

Search your e-reader’s store

Try searching for free ebooks on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Also check the Amazon daily deals for ebooks priced at $3.99 or less. If you have a Kobo e-reader there is a free section on their website as well.  

Kindle First

Kindle First is a program where each month Amazon has 3 or 4 new books that you can purchase for $1.99 before their official release. If you have an Amazon Prime membership then you can get up to two Kindle First books for free. 

Borrow them

There are several sites like BookLending.com and Open Library where you can borrow ebooks from others. Not all publishers allow their books to be borrowed so you may not find the title you’re looking for, but it’s worth a look to see what’s available. 

The library

Speaking of borrowing ebooks, chances are that you can “check out” ebooks from your library’s website. This may not be available at all libraries, but it’s worth finding out if your library has this option. 

Have you found any other great places for good free e-books? If so I would love to add it to this list so please let me know in the comments below. 


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Bianca S June 5, 2015 - 11:23 am

Always looking for a good deal when it comes to ebooks! Thanks for sharing these suggestions 🙂 I was THRILLED to come across OpenBooks (http://openbooks.com/) during my last book club meeting. It is a site where you can choose from a huge variety of genres and pay what you want. The site goes with the concept that readers pay what they think the book is worth. You can also share your book download with others and there are no restrictions. I am an avid reader and I have always spent too much on ebooks but this summer I am looking forward to my daunting reading list knowing that I won’t be spending a fortune 🙂 I really hope you check it out and it makes it onto a future list!

Regan June 5, 2015 - 11:49 am

Thanks for sharing! I haven’t heard of that site before but I will definitely be checking it out.

Keara B. May 12, 2015 - 3:22 pm

Thanks for sharing. 🙂 I became ridiculously excited when I discovered BookBub last year.

Regan May 12, 2015 - 3:23 pm

I love me some BookBub!