The word ‘free’ is branded around the internet left, right and centre. Unfortunately, most of the time, the term is used as incentive to encourage users into websites with malicious intentions. Fear not however, free books and magazines are out there, if you look in the right places and are careful with your personal internet security.
Before we get into actual finding these fabled free books and magazines, let’s discuss who they might be suitable for. Similar to normal books and magazines, free books and magazines are generally available in a wide variety of themes, to suit almost all tastes. The only people free books and magazines perhaps might not suit, are those without an internet connection, as they’re not readily available outside the bound of the World Wide Web. Having said this, and as the saying goes, where there’s a will there’s a way – someone can always help these people.
Free magazine subscriptions sometimes work on a trial bases, whereby once a free period has expired, readers are pushed to sign up for a paid subscription. Any people looking for these offers should be warned to check and obligations around opting out once free periods have expired.
Apart from these opt out issues, subscriptions to free books and magazines work much like the ones we’re all used to. Customers sign up for the subscription online, and the publications are generally delivered to their homes on whatever basis they’re released – weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, etc. Some varieties of these magazines are published and delivered electronically, which means subscribers simply receive their book or magazine via email as an attachment. These are sometimes called e-books and e-zines respectively.
But how to find them, you may ask – after all, the web is a big place! The best place is to start at the bottom. Use a search engine such as Google on some keywords such as “free books and magazines”, and sift through the results. It’s at this point, any potential subscribers should keep their personal details under careful scrutiny, careful not to grant these valuable details to any suspect or potentially harmful vendors. There are websites setup to intentionally trick users into entering personal details, which can then be used for spamming activities, or worse, identity theft.
In the whole, free books and magazines offer readers something for nothing, most of the time without a catch. Provided customers take care to read terms and conditions carefully before to subscribing to anything, they’re sure to reap all the unpaid benefits of reading free material from free books and magazines.