Your e-reader is never more than an arm’s length away, and your literary consumption is best described as voracious. Wonderful, but as a result, you’re spending a ton of money to feed your bookish addiction. Enter the following four services, all of which provide steep discounts on e-books, so you can keep up your habit without draining your savings.
Sign up for BookPerk’s daily email to receive a list of steeply discounted e-books you can download instantly. It’s way more manageable than spending hours scrolling through millions of titles, plus, you get a free e-book just for signing up.
After a free 30-day trial, Scribd lets you pay $8.99 per month for access to three books and one audiobook, plus magazines and other documents. It’s like Birchbox, but for thrillers and memoirs.
Like Scribd, Amazon offers a free 30-day trial of its Kindle Unlimited program, which gives you access to more than a million titles, of which you can keep up to ten for as long as you want on any Amazon device or Kindle reading app. After the free trial it’s $9.99 per month.
Kindle Lending Library
Another Amazon offering, Kindle’s Lending Library is perfect for those who don’t care about owning their e-books for good. If you own a Kindle or have the Kindle app, and have an Amazon Prime account, you can borrow one title at a time for 14 days. It’s basically like getting all the perks of a public library without ever having to leave your house.