Welcome to Free Books for All, a website devoted to giving away free nonfiction
books on business, how-to, cookbooks, self-help, spiritual, memoirs, biography, health, politics, social issues,
sports, travel, and more. All books are provided courtesy of their authors and/or publishers.
When you click on a link, you'll be taken to the author's or publisher's website to download the book
for free, generally as an Adobe PDF file that you can keep and read at your leisure.
If you like the books you read this way, please tell your friends about the books. The authors and
publishers are providing the books for free download as a way to get the word out about their wonderful
books. Please support them by telling others about their books. Thank you.
Please note that most of the free ebooks featured
here are also available as printed books via online booksellers such as Amazon.com or BN.com.
Free Business, Economics, Personal Finance, and Computer Books
Free How-to Books: Art, Beauty, Cookbooks, Crafts, Entertainment, Gardening,
Health, Home, Movies, Music, Parenting, Relationships, Travel, Sports
Free Memoirs, Biographies, Quotable Books, Writing/Publishing, and Reference
Free Spiritual, Religious, Mind/Body/Spirit, and Self-Help Books
Free Ecology, History, Philosophy, Politics, Science, and Social Issues Books
Book Promotion Advice
“Thanks a lot for listing my ebook on freebooksforall.com. I've
already gotten several hits from it (in just two days!). FBFA is a terrific
service both for readers and writers. Thanks!” — Hillary Rettig, author,
The Little Guide To Beating
Procrastination, Perfectionism and Blocks: a Manual For Artists, Activists,
Entrepreneurs, Academics and Other Ambitious Dreamers
“I loved this site because it’s got lots of great marketing
books, which are some of my favorite foods and it helps expose and promote great
business experts. The list of authors is no B list. You’ll find change agent,
Seth Godin, guerilla marketing expert, Jay Conrad Levinson and word of mouth
master, Dave Balter just to name a few. In addition to downloading some worthy
titles, I also submitted my book on creativity, too.” — Karen Post, author,
A-Z Creativity and co-founder of OddPodz, the idea engine
Peter Workman, the publisher of top independent publisher
Workman Publishing, has stated that “For every one book you give away, you sell three.”
From M. J. Rose's blog, Buzz, Balls & Hype, on giving away ebooks:
“Haven't we had this debate before? Over and Over? Haven't enough writers
proved it not only helps introduce new readers to the writers but that it does
the opposite of cannibalizing sales? It spurs them on. Haven't we seen movies,
laundry detergents, expensive cosmetic lines, perfumes and just about every
other frigging product in the world use free samples to get the consumer
thinking about your product?”
Science fiction novelist Cory Doctorow makes all his books available free via
his website. As he notes, “The biggest threat to an author's livelihood isn't piracy, it's obscurity.”
From Seth Godin's blog (January 7, 2008):
“The opportunity of digital distribution is this: When you can distribute something digitally, for free, it will spread (if it’s good).
If it spreads, you can use it as a vehicle to allow people to come back to you
and register, to sign up, to give you permission to interact and to keep them in
the loop. Many authors (I’m on that list) have managed to build an entire career around this idea.”
Tim O'Reilly, publisher of O'Reilly Books, has said that “Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy.”
In 1999, bestselling author Paulo Coelho sold only about 1,000 books, so his
Russian publisher dropped him. After he found another publisher, Coelho took a
radical step. On his own Web site, he posted a digital Russian copy of The
Alchemist. With no additional promotion, print sales picked up immediately.
Within a year he sold 10,000 copies; the next year around 100,000. By 2002 he
had sold a total of a million copies of multiple titles. Today, Coelho's sales
in Russian alone are over 10 million copies and growing. “I'm convinced it was
putting it up for free on the Internet that made the difference,” he said in an interview.
In an interview with USA Today, M. J. Rose note, “We found we were
selling more, not less, copies of the books we were giving away. Anyone who
really wanted the book will buy the book. But there are so many more people who
think, 'Hmmm, it looks interesting, but I'm not sure.' And this is how to go after them.”
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