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World Book and Copyright Day is officially celebrated in the United States next Thursday, April 23, 2020. According to UNESCO:
World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books – a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures.
Amazon does a yearly book e-book give-away, usually of books that have been translated into English. It starts today on 4/16/2020. I am not sure how long it will last, so act now if you are interested.
The following e-books are FREE starting today 4/16/2020
The Man Who Played with Fire: Stieg Larsson’s Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin by Jan Stocklassa and Tara F. Chace
Your Perfect Year: A Novel by Charlotte Lucas and Alison Layland
The First Mrs. Rothschild: A Novel by Sara Aharoni and Yardenne
Out of the Silence: After the Crash by Eduardo Strauch and Mireya Soriano
The Price of Paradise by Susana López Rubio and Achy Obejas
Life by Lu Yao and Chloe Estep
The Girl in the Tree by Şebnem İşigüzel and Mark David Wyers
Hard Rain (Rogue Book 1) by Irma Venter and Elsa Silke
Along the Tapajós by Fernando Vilela and Daniel Hahn
Other Way To Get Free Books throughout the year
- Sign up for the Simon & Schuster email list. When you do, you will automatically be allowed to choose one free ebook. You must download an e-reader app called GLOSE. I joined this list in December, and I have already gotten six free novels. There are no strings attached.
- NetGalley. This is a site where publishers offer advanced reader copies (ARC) of books. You have to request a book and hope to be approved. I started this blog to improve my chances of approval. But even with the blog, I have been rejected as many times as I have been approved. A condition of receiving a book is your promise to post a review of the book on NetGalley, Goodreads, and Barnes & Noble’s website. There are deadlines for when the reviews must be published.
- Edelweiss+. This works like NetGalley. I have not tried it yet.
Comment below if you get any of the free books from Amazon. I would love to hear what you think about them!