Romance readers rejoice! From today through Friday, September 22, Stuff Your E-Reader Day lets you nab thousands of free romance ebooks for download, though all our favorite ebook retailers have free books of all genres also available (more on that later).
You might have heard of it as Stuff Your Kindle Day, but it’s not limited to Amazon’s ebook reader. Free books are available from Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble, and since you can also read ebooks on your smartphone or laptop, it’s not exclusive to e-readers. Here’s how to make the most of this book bonanza.
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How to Find Titles
The event happens four times a year and is run by Romance Bookworms. This website has a lengthy and detailed list of all the books available with links to all of the retailers, and we’ve put them below:
The easiest way to manage that long list is to Control + F the tropes of books you like. Romance Bookworms organizes doesn’t just separate books by general category like romantic suspense or paranormal romance, but also tags them with common tropes like “enemies to lovers,” “dark romance,” or “why choose.” There are all levels of spice options available too.
You won’t find all the most popular books you’re seeing on #booktok right now, like Haunting Adeline or any title from Colleen Hoover, but it’s worth checking any title you’ve been eyeing just in case. This event is a great opportunity to find some new writers, especially since all the authors signed up to do this event—you’re not taking money away from them. They want to get their books out there.
You can scroll through pages on your retailer of choice, though this is easiest with Amazon. Kobo and Barnes & Noble make it harder to see their entire catalog, forcing you to choose from specific groupings like “trending.” Go to the ebook section, filter by genre, and sort by lowest price first. You’ll see free options across genres. Most retailers have a selection of free books always available, and the options change.
Is This Different Than Kindle Unlimited?
This is totally separate and not an Amazon-sponsored event. If you’re a Kindle Unlimited member, you can check out up to 20 books at a time for a monthly fee rather than paying per book. (Since I started reading dark romance novels, this has been the most rewarding subscription I’ve ever paid for.)