I think the first free book site that ever came to my attention was BookBub. It’s a huge site that boasts hundreds of books every day that it seems to be giving away. To me, it sounded too good to be true: must be either a scam or some kind of pirating deal that will, at best, infect my computer with a virus, and at worst, is cheating authors out of their royalties.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Authors spend money–in the case of BookBub, hundreds of dollars–to get their books featured on these sites.
New free-and-cheap book sites are popping up all the time. They gather the e-mails of avid readers and send out newsletters to let them know where to find the best deals. Some even have contests in which readers can win things like e-readers and gift cards. And it’s all perfectly legit.
If you adore books but your wallet can’t handle all that love, I suggest you subscribe to some of them. In fact, you can start here, at BookDoggy, where The Magician’s Curse is featured today. Here’s the link: https://bookdoggy.com/