Summer is nearly here…and for most of us, summer means vacation. Whether you plan to visit the mountains or the beach, stay local or go international, one thing is certain— you’ll want to take your summer reading list with you. Since you’ve been saving your pennies all year to enjoy time away from work, you also won’t want to spend a lot on books. This is where BookBub makes its grand entrance. Imagine bestselling novels and biographies—for just a few cents! Want free ebooks to take on the plane or in the car? BookBub has a plentiful selection. Have younger readers along for the trip? Fill up their Kindles and Nooks with great kids’, teens’, and young adult literature. Find out why BookBub is a KCL favorite—this summer and all year ’round!

1. What is BookBub?

BookBub is a great, free, online service that connects book lovers with free and deeply discounted ebooks.

2. How do I get started with BookBub?

It’s very easy to get started with BookBub—here’s a step-by-step guide you can follow.

  • Click on the photo above
  • Enter your email address
  • Pick the genre(s) you’re interested in.
  • Verify your email address and select a password of your choice.
  • Begin browsing!

3. Which eReaders work with BookBub?

BookBub is designed to work with all major eReaders. Here’s a list from the BookBub website.

  • Amazon Kindle
  • Apple iBooks (iPad and iPod Touch)
  • Barnes & Noble Nook
  • Kobo eReader
  • Google Play
  • Sony Reader

4. What types of books can I find on BookBub?

BookBub offers literature in 17 different genres. Pretty much any category of literature you can find in a brick-and-mortar bookstore, you can also find online with BookBub. From cooking to biography, children to teen/young adult, thrillers to action/adventure, bestsellers and more, BookBub has it all. Best of all, you can browse books from both major and indie publishing houses and acclaimed self-published books.

How to save using BookBub

There are several great ways to save when you use BookBub.

  • Subscribe: BookBub sends out regular emails to alert you about daily free and deeply discounted eBooks. All you need to subscribe is your email address, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
  • Visit free eBooks: Here, find books you can download and read absolutely free.
  • Browse the Latest Deals: The latest deals category offers limited-time offers that are deeply discounted.
  • Save up to 90%: BookBub only accepts books that offer at least 50% off the cover price—many books are discounted as much as 90%, and some are free.