Smashwords was the first to let authors easily set their price for free. While they’re still the only popular distribution channel to do that, Monkeybars is closing in on them. But Amazon and Barnes & Noble also set books for free under certain conditions. For a while, it was harder to find high quality books for free.
But with the advent of the KDP Select program (where authors can list their book for free, up to five days), readers have the opportunity to download even more free books than before. A lot of them are already best sellers or have 4 & 5 star ratings. And the best part is there’s no strings attached. They’re just…free.
I’m offering my debut novel, The Grimoire: Lichgates, for free tomorrow (April 21, 2012). If you like fantasy, magic, or just want to try something new, go check it out. While I was researching how to promote this, I came across some amazing sites that I want to share with you. You can even subscribe to these sites for daily free book emails.
Pixel of Ink : Pixel of Ink is a free & bargain book site. It compiles emails listing books that are both free and on sale, and gives you the cover image, a blurb, and a link to get a copy. You can subscribe to an email digest or just peruse the site.
Author Marketing Club : This is a promotional site that’s mainly geared towards authors. However, you can subscribe to an email digest that has a list of free books. You won’t get the email unless there is at least one free book available for that day.
Freebooksy: This site focuses almost exclusively on free eBooks. You can subscribe for email blasts.
Did I miss any of your favorites? Where do you guys go to find good quality free books?
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