I love to read. If you read my monthly goals posts I talk a lot about my book progress. I had a few people ask me this year where I find books that are inexpensive or free. I do not usually pay full price for a book and try to find deals where I can. I want to share my tips today for how to find inexpensive books. I think it’s super helpful for all of you wanting to do more reading and spend less money 🙂
How To Find Inexpensive Books
NetGalley: This website has changed my life. A PR friend told me about it, and basically it’s a site where online influencers can sign up and request books. But they are books that have not come out yet. For instance, I had Emily Giffin’s new book 3 months before release and Colleen Hoovers 2 months before. I got to read them and then review them online. Super easy to do and fun! Plus it’s a great way to get A TON of books. Authors you love plus discover a bunch of new authors. You can download a PDF or have it sent to your Kindle or iPad. You usually find out if you get a book you request within a day or two.
Discount Book Stores: One of my favorite stores to browse in used to be Half Priced Books. I mainly use my iPad and Kindle app to read now, but discount book stores like Half Priced Books are a great way to find tons of inexpensive books. I found a bunch of great books there recently and got about 6 for under $20. I was looking for books to buy so I could donate them. They were all books that were less than a year old. That’s a great deal! Plus you can take books you’ve read there and sell them and use the money or credit to get new books.
Amazon: Obviously you can get anything on Amazon. My favorite part of Amazon is the free Kindle book section. There are TONS of free books, plus you can also find books in the $.99, $1.99, and $2.99 areas. Basically you can find a TON of Kindle books on Amazon without spending tons of money. I have found a lot of great stuff. Also follow my Twitter because I tweet out when my fav authors books are free or inexpensive.
Book Trades: Fun idea! Get a group of friends together. Everyone brings books they have read and you can trade. Kind of like when people do that with shoes or clothes. It’s a fun idea and a great way to find new books! Then a few months later get together and do it again! Think if you had 5-10 people how many books you could read if everyone brings 3 books.
Connect with Publishers: One of the best things I’ve done as a blogger is connect with publishing houses. I am on a lot of lists for new releases and they send me books all the time! If you are a blogger, reach out to publishing houses and let them know you are interested in reading books and reviewing them. They will send you books and most of the time you just write an Amazon book review.
I hope these tips on how to find inexpensive books were helpful! I know books can add up in price but try a few of these tips and use your money for something else!