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Top 5 Places for Free Books


Top 5 Places for Free Books


I love books. Reading is one of my favourite past times. My husband often struggles to understand my need to buy yet another book though. If I'm honest I can't always find a good justification for spending more money on my reading habit... especially when I still have several unread books still waiting for me on my bookshelf. I definitely need a bigger house with bigger bookshelves if I want to continue buying more print books for my collection. 


Life goals: to have a home library as big as Belle in Beauty and the Beast






How to get free books


So, how do I feed my need for new books to read without breaking the bank? By getting free reads! 


Now, I have to take a moment to remind you to NEVER get a pirate copy of a book. You'd be amazed at the number of sites out their ripping off poor authors by pirating their books. It's happened to me numerous times. There is never a good reason to grab a book from one of these sites. There are plenty of legitimate ways to get a free copy of a book. 

Here's my top 5 places for free books:



1. Amazon


If you sign up for Kindle Unlimited you can grab books for free in the lending library. Amazon also offers plenty of kindle books for free

As an author, I often make my books available for free for limited time only promotions. It's my way of letting readers know I appreciate them. It also shows that they don't have to get copies from pirate sites, but can instead show their support and get a legit copy.


2. Net Galley


I LOVE the Net Galley site! The site offers a wide variety of genres, and also gives you the chance to get your hands on ARC copies of new releases. 


3. Book Tours


I work with book tour companies all the time hosting their authors on my website www.WritersAndAuthors.info. As reviews in such high demand they often offer review copies in exchange for your honest review. I've discovered some awesome books through hosting authors on my site. 


4. Giveaways


I love reading other book blogs and they often feature giveaways. In fact, when I host an author on my blog they will sometimes offer a giveaway to be included in the post. These are usually done using an app like Rafflecopter

Then there are sites like Goodreads that offer a giveaway feature. 

5. The Library

When you're not bothered about keeping the book, you can always borrow a copy from your local library.

Top 5 Places for Free Books

How do you get free books? What is your go-to site for finding out about new freebie offers?




Video Content Challenge Week 4

Video Content Challenge Week 4


Welcome to week 4 of the Video Content Challenge!

How to take part:


Just check back at www.JoLinsdell.com every Tuesday for the latest video challenge. I'll be sharing my own video for each challenge to give an example of how you could do it (this is, of course, only an example. I hope people will get creative with their own videos). Once you've uploaded your challenge video for the week to YouTube, share the direct url for it in the comments section of the post so we can all give feedback.

Video Content Challenge Week 4


This week's challenge is to upload a video where you review a book by a different author.


Video Content Challenge Week 4


Here's my video for this week




How are you doing with the challenges so far? Remember to link up your videos in the comments section below. 

Also in this series:

Week 1: http://www.jolinsdell.com/2018/05/video-content-challenge-week-1.html


Week 2: http://www.jolinsdell.com/2018/05/video-content-challenge-week-2.html

Week 3: http://www.jolinsdell.com/2018/05/video-content-challenge-week-3.html

Book Blogger Insider Tag

Book Blogger Insider Tag


I got tagged by Manon from Cafe Manon to do the Book Blogger Insider Tag. You can find her tag post at http://www.cafemanon.nl/books/book-blogger-insider-tag/ Thanks for tagging me!

The Rules:

These are the questions:
1 – Where do you typically write your blog posts?
2 – How long does it take you to write a book review?
3 – When did you start your book blog?
4 – What’s the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
5 – What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
6 – What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
7 – What is your favourite type of blog post to write?
8 – When do you typically write?
9 – How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled up with your fur baby?
10 – When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
11 – How often do you post?
Watch the video for my answers:


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