Hi, I’m Carol and I’m addicted to reading. My preferred format is e-books. I always have several loaded and ready to go on my Kindle. This habit of mine can get expensive.
I’m also a librarian. So I know I can get access to e-books from my local library through OverDrive and with Recorded Books through PLAN. While these collections are growing, they are still relatively small. To feed my addiction, I have had to find some other low-cost alternatives.
I have been using BookBub for several years. Based on my profile, I receive a daily email alert with a list of limited-time free & discounted e-books matching my interests. It’s free to join, I can read on any device, and the books are mine to own. I don’t buy something every day but I find enough interesting things to keep me in books for a long time.
Recently, I found another supplier, Early Bird Books. This service is similar in that I set my preferences and receive an email with e-book deals, special offers, and stories about the books and authors.
I haven’t had a chance to compare the two services yet, but will add comments later. If you use either service, I would love to hear your thoughts. Or if you have another source for free/inexpensive e-books, leave your tips in the comments. Just don’t tell my family that you are enabling me.