Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Free Books!

Even in this day when everything costs a lot, it’s still possible to find great poetry at a bargain. How does “free” sound?

Many publishers offer book giveaways now and then. In this post, I am using southeastern publisher FutureCycle Press as an example. Each month, the press features a book from its catalog as both a Goodreads Giveaway (to win the paperback) and a free Kindle ebook. (Each Saturday of that month, you can "buy" the ebook free.) While you're getting your Kindle freebie, please take a look at FutureCycle’s other books. And if you are so inclined, please leave an honest review on Goodreads and Amazon.


If you are not familiar with Goodreads, you should be. It’s a great resource for book reviews of all kinds. If you are an author, you should list your books there (I repeat, it’s free).

You can sign up with Goodreads for a chance to win any book offered monthly from the FutureCycle catalog. You can create a free Goodreads account directly at the link provided above, or you can go the FutureCycle website menus: Just click the link “Each month” (under “Free Promotions”) in the right column of the home page. Then follow the prompts to log in or create your free Goodreads account. Once logged in, you will see a list of all available titles that you can select to win.

Amazon Kindle

Kindle is the most popular ebook format. All FutureCycle titles are available in both print and Kindle formats. On December 29, 2012, you can get one or more selected Kindle books from the press catalog for free. The giveaway program will be extended into 2013, and each Saturday the press will offer free Kindle books.

Unlike the Goodreads Giveways, the Kindle titles are not won by chance. If you want it, you’ve got it but only on Saturdays. You simply purchase an ebook but are not charged.

If you are an Amazon Prime member (a paid service), you may borrow, without paying, one ebook at a time from the many titles offered by the press. In this case, Amazon Prime works like a library. Not all publishers participate in this program, but FutureCycle certainly does.

You do not have to own a Kindle reader. You can view the books on your PC by downloading free software. Click here to download it.

Please take advantage of the giveaway programs. It’s quality literature for the lowest price possible.

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