Finding Free eBooks in Nook Store

GreenPorch Winter of eReadingThe miserly quest continues. The aftershocks of the largest eReader giving (and getting) season still shake the foundations of the eVerse. Like gorging on so many turkey sandwiches after Thanksgiving, you’ve stayed up late blurring eBook into eBook on your nifty new Nook.

Now your budget is paying for it. Even $2.99 seems like a chocolate mint too far (“but it’s wafer thin“). Now it is time to unabashedly scour the Nook store for quality free eBooks. There’s no shame in it. And there’s no trick to it. It’s just a simple trick. But it won’t be quick, so let’s get to it.

How to Search the Nook Store for Free eBooks

1.) Make sure you start in the Nook Store rather than the Barnes and Noble Book Store: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Nook-Book-eBook-store/379003094

2.) use the search bar. Set the drop down menu to “Nook Store” and then type in your search words. Start with “0.00 and then type in a genre to narrow it down, like “mystery.” Hit search.

I know, I know. This isn’t very elegant, but B&N doesn’t make it easy. The search results will bring up some apps and other garbage that aren’t even eBooks, but this is really the only way to browse the free selection in the Nook Store. If you find another one, let me know!

Okay, there is another option that sometimes brings up some quality results. So let’s explore that now:

3.) On the left navigation bar/column you will see “PubIt Books” under the “Quick Links.” Click on that (or on this link.)

4.) Dig around in these self-published titles to see what you can find. (Hey don’t blame me! Go figure, B&N wants you to spend money on books!) There are tons of .99 books in here. Again, it is hard to find the free ones. So good luck![divider]

When you get exhausted of this goose chase, check out this other post for a handful of better sites for finding free eBooks.

About David Mark Brown

Writer. Novelist. Redneck. Granola. Raised on a Texas cattle ranch and schooled at the U of Montana (Berkeley of the Rockies), I am the world’s most self-proclaimed redneck granola and author of optimistic-dystopian dieselpunk, sci-fi thrillers and young adult literature.

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