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Free Books: Marketing Genius or Devaluation of Writers?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 09.28.2014 | Books
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Contemporary culture seems to have a conflicted relationship with free.

Finding a Summer Reading Program For Kids

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Jeanette Pavini

Keep your children's minds sharp with a summer book reading program that offers kid-friendly perks and freebies.

Free eBook Excerpts!

AP | Posted 07.13.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Upcoming novels by Sue Grafton, Elizabeth Gilbert and Wally Lamb are among 40 fall and winter releases excerpted in a free e-book. "Bu...

How To Get Free Wi-Fi, Music And Books

CNN Money | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money

Check out these secrets for scoring Wi-Fi, music, software and classes without paying a dime....

The Biggest Threat To The Public Library

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 07.25.2012 | Books
Christian Zabriskie

Google has not killed the library and ebooks won't do it either. The biggest threat to the public library in American culture is limited hours.

Millions Of Books Donated For World Book Night

Madeleine Crum | Posted 04.24.2012 | Books

A young woman is jumping up and down in front of the New York Public Library wearing a sandwich sign that says, "Hate Reading? Talk To Me!" She's wavi...

Maddie Crum

Steal This Book: Concord Free Press Publishes Free Novels | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.30.2012 | Books

The cover of Castle Freeman Jr.'s sixth book, a collection of 12 stories set in the rural North East, has a few eye-catching elements: The image is of...

America Vs The Public Domain

Jennifer Jenkins | Posted 03.10.2012 | Books
Jennifer Jenkins

Copyright law gives authors and publishers exclusive rights for a "limited time," to encourage them to create and distribute works. So what is entering the public domain in the U.S. this year? Not a single published work. Why should you care?

World Book Night Giving Away 1 Million Free Books, Needs YOUR Help

Posted 12.14.2011 | Books

Ever heard of World Book Night? If not, you will. Because they want your help to give away free books. WBN first launched in the UK last year. It t...

How Hard Can It Be To Give Away Books?

Gerry Hadden | Posted 11.07.2011 | Books
Gerry Hadden

I made myself a rule: I would only keep as many books as would fit on a tiny, two-tiered bookcase. I wheeled a dolly overflowing with books into the lobby of my building with a note: FREE BOOKS. 45 minutes later, all of the books were gone. I was horror stricken.

How To Stop Book Piracy

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 10.15.2011 | Books
Andrew Losowsky

Previously, publishing has been about creating engaging, affordable physical storytelling experiences that fill our bookshelves and share our lives.

Green Charity To Open Free Bookstores All Over England

The Bookseller | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

A green charity offering books for free aims to open an outlet in every town in the UK, and has called on publishers to donate titles....

How To Snag Free Or $1 Summer Beach Reads | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books

If your vacation plans include a little light summer reading, you couldn’t ask for lighter fare this year. ...

Should A Book Pass The "Dead Tree" Test?

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

Do you feel strongly enough about the impact of what you have to say that you can live with cutting down trees to make your book?

Does Free Sell?

David Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Carnoy

I recently re-issued the free app as a lengthy excerpt and posted 150 pages of "Knife Music" on Since then some folks have asked me whether giving away the whole book or these extended free samples has helped sell books.

National Library Week 2010: America's Most Amazing Libraries

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's National Library Week 2010 and we're celebrating America's most amazing libraries. They're still a haven for reading in this day of electronics a...

Can Free Books Do More For Kids Than Summer School?

USA Today | Greg Toppo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Can a $50 stack of paperback books do as much for a child's academic fortunes as a $3,000 stint in summer school? An experimental program in seven st...

Gregory Maguire's New Novel Is Free

Entertainment Weekly | Thom Geier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Next Queen of Heaven, a new novel by Wicked author Gregory Maguire, is available starting today for the low, low price of $0.00. That's not a typo...

Free Business Book Is Web Sensation

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The Oprah touch doesn't just work for traditional books. More than 1 million copies of Suze Orman's "Women & Money" were downloaded a...

HarperCollins To Offer Free Electronic Versions Of Books

New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In an attempt to increase book sales, HarperCollins Publishers will begin offering free electronic editions of some of its books on its Web site, incl...