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Initial post: Sep 8, 2012 1:00:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 8, 2012 1:01:10 PM PDT
nameinuse says:
So lately, I've been on a frugal kick. It won't last but you know it's like going vegetarian occasionally. So I've been downloading free books to read.

An they all have some kind of hidden ulterior motive. I guess that's why they're free. You're reading a so-so period novel about a small town in North England and BAM! 100 pages in it goes full monte Christian conversion where everyone's life is fixed by finding religion.

It's like a stealth attack.

What's up with that?

You really do get what you pay for.

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 2:04:36 PM PDT
Jemma S says:
All the books at my local library are free! The downside is that I have to give them back after 3 weeks, but in practice that's rarely a problem.

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 2:17:28 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 8, 2012 2:18:23 PM PDT
Yes, a lot of the 'nicer looking' freebies on the lists are from Christian publishing houses - although some books/authors are more hardcore than others. Sometimes the reviews are helpful. The primary publishing houses to watch out for if you're not interested are: Abingdon, Bethany House, Tyndale, and Zondervan.

Aside from that, I'd recommend using to look over the daily freebies, and also to see their list of publishers' discounts. (There's also a Discount Book thread in the Kindle Forum.) And the forum has a Deals/Freebies sub-forum where people only list trad-pubbed deals. The christian titles do get listed, but they're usually marked as such.

If you're interested in mysteries at all, Poisoned Pen Press has lots of their "first in series" available for free - you can do a search on Amazon, then sort price low to high.
And yes, the public library is also a good deal! ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2012 9:21:36 PM PDT
nameinuse says:
thanks....that's actually somewhat helpful.h

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2012 9:28:01 PM PDT
Miss Mitford,

If this is the site I've been using, it also has a way to tell you when the price of a book changes. My textbook dropped from 130 to 93 in slow steps, I bought around 98 so I could assure I had it on the first day of class. It has gone back up to over 100 now.
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