Did you know there are hundreds of eBooks you can read and download for free each week? I only stumbled across this industry because I was looking for ways to promote my own eBook. It turns out that Amazon.com allows authors to have a book promotion where their book is offered for free (or sometimes 99 cents) for 1-5 days every three months. You may have already seen Amazon’s own list of free books at http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-eBooks/zgbs/digital-text/154606011/ref=zg_bs_fvp_p_f_154606011?_encoding=UTF8&tf=1, but that list includes some public domain books.
What I found is that there are dozens of other, more curated sites, that feature these giveaway eBooks each day, such as:
You can signup with each site to get a daily email list of freebies. You don’t need to have a Kindle to read Kindle eBooks. You can download the Kindle app to your phone or tablet, or install it on your PC.
This week, you can read my own eBook (How To Make Money Online) for free online at https://www.amazon.com/How-Make-Money-Online-Internet-ebook/dp/B010VLB6L4. I offered it for free for a week 6 months ago, and it got 800 downloads. I have sold around 50 copies (eBook + paperback) so far, and giving away my book did not seem to help or hurt my sales any. Ideally, at this point, I would make my book free all the time, so as many people as possible would read it, but that is not something Amazon allows (because they would make no money from this).