Tuesday, 21 August 2012

How to find cheap ebooks

People sometimes find my blog with the search term 'How to find cheap ebooks'. I can't resist buying books when they're on offer and since I've had my Kindle I have bought many more than I will ever read. And still I keep buying... In case you have the same compulsion, here's a list of sites that help you find the bargains.

All my books are on offer at low prices from Amazon and Kobo.

You can find more information at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk


Daily Cheap Reads UK finds and lists free and cheap ebooks in the UK. It's run by the same people who run the popular Daily Cheap Reads site in the US . You don't need a Kindle to read the books - you can use a free kindle app for your iPad or smartphone, or you can download Kindle for PC or Kindle for Mac for free. You can also use Cloudreader to read books in your browser on your computer if you use Chrome or Safari.

The Frugal Ereader has regular posts about free and cheap ebooks in the US, as well as news, features and giveaways. There is an anniversary giveaway running on the site with a book being given away every day this month.

Ereadernewstoday has news about free and cheap ebooks in the US, as well as Kindle accessories.

I also use EreaderIQ to notify me about price drops of ebooks I'd like to buy. It has both a US and a UK site.

Indie Book Bargains in the UK has a daily newsletter with cheap and bargain-priced books in the UK.

The Kindle Daily Deal launched on 15th November 2011 in the UK. Each day a different book is offered for 24 hours at a discount of around 70-80%. The Kindle Daily Deal has been operating successfully in the US for longer, with books by popular/famous authors on offer at very cheap prices.

Let me know if there are any other sites you use and I'll add them to the list.


KarenG said...

I find mine by just checking the Top 100 free on Amazon.com. Sadly most of them aren't great finds. I'm always thrilled though when I come across a gem.

Helen Smith said...

Thanks, Karen. I check the Kindle Daily Deal every day - I usually buy a couple every week. They're really cheap and they're usually brilliant books - so it sounds as though the hit rate may be higher than looking through the free books.

Bill said...

It's not free but it is only 99¢ in the US: "Our Husband" by Stephanie Bond. I read it aloud to my wife and we both recommend it.

Helen Smith said...

Thanks, Bill. Her book is currently 77p in the UK.

Vicki said...

Yikes, Helen, you're what I call an enabler. :) I already have more books than I could read in two lifetimes. I just wish I had more time to read. :)

Helen Smith said...

Me, too! I can't resist them when they're on offer. I'm actually glad when I click on the Kindle Daily Deal and it doesn't appeal. If it's even remotely interesting, I have to have it. Daft, really, as ebook prices won't go up in future, so there's no need to stock up. No doubt the deals will come round again.