When I say that I think my Nook is awesome, I'm not exaggerating. I absolutely love it. It's small enough to be tucked easily into my purse, and it carries close to 500 eBooks. However, I'm also a person on a budget, without unlimited spending money. How do I get eBooks that I can enjoy without breaking the bank? As an eBook bargain hunter, here are a few simple tips that have worked for me.

Free old books

If you love classics like I do, you should know that anything seventy-five years and older can be found in the public domain. Sites like Feedbooks and ProjectGutenberg offer a wide variety of public domain novels in formats to fit just about every eReader. Popular books on Feedbooks include Twelve Years a SlaveThe Great Gatsby and Les Miserables, all which have recently been made into hit movies. Project Gutenberg organizes books into categories, which makes it easier to find what you want. I’ve found books that would be costly or impossible to find in paper form, like the Scarlet Pimpernel series. These sites are constantly updated as more books are added, so check back often.

Free new books  

Want newer stuff?  A lot of really good fiction can be found online for free. Kobo and Feedbooks both offer this, and Smashwords even lets you preview before you download. Popular new authors that I can recommend are Nicky CharlesJan Gordon and Mike Voyce.

Free books for kids

Everybody is looking for ways to entertain kids during the long summer months. Why not try some free eBooks? Not only are they fun, but it's a great way to sneak some education in there too. Feedbooks offers many free children’s classics that I'd recommend, like the popular Oz, Andrew Lang's Fairy books, and fantasy books by Edith Nesbit. Project Gutenberg even has a Children’s Shelf, offering both fiction and non-fiction. If your younger children like picture books, or you have kids with more modern tastes, don’t worry. Smashwords has a lot of popular, free new books they're sure to love.

eReader deals 

Your eReader is the gateway to great deals. For Nook readers like me, Barnes & Noble offers Nook Free Fridays, along with a list of great eBooks that are $2.99 and less. Amazon has awesome deals too, which can be found by checking out its top 100 free eBooks and Kindle Daily Deals. Kobo owners can check out a list of eBook deals, ranging from $0.99 and up.

 

This is a guest post by Jennifer from Hampton, VA.