1. Join a mailing list or two. Sites like Bookbub, The Fussy Librarian, Many Books, Book Raid, and our site, The eBook Bandit, get discount information directly from authors. Books ranging from top publisher new releases and best sellers to stories from great indie authors are marked down during the year. By joining a few of these lists, you know about these deals and get to take advantage of them before the price goes back up!
2. Use your local library. Those shelves are stocked full of books from the literary greats, why not read them for free? If your library charges a membership fee, it’ll be well worth having a physical copy of the book in your hands. Sure, you can read eBooks anywhere, but there’s something about flipping those pages that just feels good.
3. Trade books with friends who read. That’s a literal way to get two for the price of one!
4. Keep a lookout for freebies. eBooks are regularly discounted to free. Authors do this in hopes of getting their names out there. It’s tough competition! Many times the first book in a series is given in hopes you’ll get hooked and read more. Wouldn’t that be great though?
5. Follow your favorite authors on Twitter/ join their newsletters. Authors often give information on new releases and discounts. Some even give kindle freebies and have contests for things such as signed copies of their books!
6. Check coupon sites for savings. Sites like Retail Me Not often have coupons for physical and online goods from the top vendors such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.
7. Get or borrow the eBook. Are you a have it in your hands die-hard book lover? Why not give eBooks a try? They are almost always cheaper than the physical copies, and you don’t have to worry about taking the book with you. You can have your whole library on your phone or tablet. You can also use apps like Libby to borrow eBooks from the library for free!