Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Where to find free books....

Do you like to read? Do you like to get your reading materials for free? So do I – that’s why I wanted to take today and tell you about two programs that send me free books so you can get in on the action.


Thomas Nelson - has a Book Review Blogger program. You need to apply to the program, have your blog approved (takes about a day) and then select a book to review. Quite a few of their selections are of a religious nature but not all of them. I reviewed The X & Y of Buy thanks to TN. The available book selections change often and you can only review one book at a time so read fast.

After your blog is accepted in the program, you can log on to select a book for review, once your selection arrives, read it and write a 200 word review for your blog and one online retail site. After you report the links you can select another book.


PaperBackSwap.com - Book Club to Swap, Trade & Exchange Books for Free.PaperBackSwap.com – I’ve talked about PBS before but wanted to highlight it again. PBS allows you to post books from your collection that you’d be willing to send away to another member. Once someone receives a book you’ve sent you’ll receive a credit and request a book on your “to read” list.

And once you become a member of PBS and post ten books to swap they’ll give you two free credits to get you started. One a side note: With PBS you do have to pay the shipping cost for mailing your book to the requester, but considering on average a paperback cost about $2.50 to mail you’re still cheaper than buying on Amazon (shipping alone is at least $3).

These are two great programs which allow you the opportunity to keep the book if it’s something you want. Of course if you aren’t interested in adding to your collection you should take advice from, Andrew Wesoloski who says the library is still your best bet.
And I must concur.

4 comments:

Meg said...

Yeah but you give me books like "life of Pi" and that just wasn't good. :)

Anonymous said...

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