Monday, October 25, 2010

5 Free E-books

I've had a glut of luck in finding cheap or free books lately. Not that I'm actively looking, but it's nice since work has been slow in coming in the last couple of months. Here are, according to Hope Clark of Funds for Writers, the top 5 free e-books for fiction writers.

To get the last book, The Marshall Plan Fiction Makeover, you have to sign up, confirm your e-mail, and then the site sends you a link for the book. A little more work than the other four books, and I'm a little suspicious of it because it aggressively touts the Makeover Software. And the site is confusing; I wasn't sure what link to click on at first. Just don't click on any link on the site, and you should be fine.

In other news, I just got hired to write some articles through a Funds For Writers e-mail. I will report back on how everything pans out.

12 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

Congratulations on getting hired to write those articles!

I'll check out the free books too.

fairyhedgehog said...

I've downloaded all of the books and they do look good. (Except for one that isn't available free any more.)

It inspired me to get on with my plot for my Nano novel. I know what the beginning is, and the end (more or less). It's so hard not to be able to write any of it yet!

stacy said...

Which one's not available for free? I didn't see that. You make some good catches, Fairy!

fairyhedgehog said...

The one that wasn't free was one that wasn't on the list. Oops!

*blushes*

Old Kitty said...

Congratulations with getting hired for the Funds for Writers!!! Yay for you!!

Free books??? Free books are brilliant and I'm all for free books! Thanks for the link!! Take care
x

stacy said...

Oh yeah. The NAIL YOUR NOVEL one, right? I may download that one when I'm paid, but I was checking out the Funds For Writers site, and I have my eye on one that's about getting paid for book reviews and another on finding grants. Hmmmmm.

stacy said...

Thanks, Kitty! And thanks, Fairy!

Free books are awesome for poor people like me.

lupie said...

Hi Stacy! Congrats on the "hire"!
We purr it will be smooth, well and rewarding in all ways your heart desires!

Love, Lucky & Co.

Sylvia said...

Stacy, you might want to look at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Optimized-Scribes/100647353337635?v=wall on Optimized Scribes, they are looking for contract writers.

The Shanghai residency I applied for was via Funds for Writers too - it's a great service.

stacy said...

Thanks, Sylvia! I've applied.

Whirlochre said...

Thanks for the links.

Shame you missed out How To Slash Your Wrists While Hurling Yourself From A Tall Building And Drowning c/o A Water-Filled Globe Chained To Your Head: An Indispensible Writers' Guide To Surviving The Querying Process.

I could do with that one right now.

stacy said...

I thought that one was $9.99, Whirl. That's why I didn't include it. : )

Good luck with your querying! I would say "break a leg," but I don't want to give you any ideas . . .