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This is where you can go to find free electronic books/poems/stories/stuff with words in. It’ll probably get more organised as it goes, but I like serendipity so it may not. 🙂

PLAYS

Lindsay Price will be giving away a pdf download of a play through the wonderful Theatre Folk website

MAGAZINES

Greatest Uncommon Denominator (GUD) will be offering the pdf edition of their amazing literary & genre fiction, poetry and art magazine for one day only.

NOVELS

Joyce Chng will offer Kai Ling’s Tree

Rachel Cotterill is currently serialising a novel for free online at http://www.charanthe.com, but to make it more exciting, is prepared to send out the complete book to anyone who emails her on the 1st (http://www.rachelcotterill.com/contact.php). Under normal circumstances, the end of the series won’t be reached until mid-February.

Charles Dickey will be giving away his enovel Sentiments

Jesús Ángel García, author of badbadbad — a multimedia novel about sex, God, rock ‘n’ roll & the social Web — offers a PDF 1st Edition. Be sure to check out the narrative’s accompanying YouTube playlist, a video of his recent LitQuake reading & other fun content on the Web site.

Daisy Anne Gree will be offering her novel, Babylon

Larry Harrison will be offering Glimpses of a Floating World, an elegy to the drug-sodden underbelly of 60s Soho. Available in full for free now.

Dan Holloway, Songs from the Other Side of the Wall, literary fiction. Achingly beautiful coming of age story set in post-communist Hungary for fans of Murakami. Full novel available free now.

Marc Horne is re-releasing his novel “Tokyo Zero in a new Author’s Commentary edition at http://feedbooks.com/userbook/3501 — ‘One man goes to Tokyo to end the world. It goes fairly well.’

Oli Johns will be offering Benny Platonov, the story of one man’s attempts to save the homeless of Hong Kong with his words. Available in full for free now.

Kate Kasserman will be offering a pdf of her novel Independence: An orphaned girl in revolutionary America tries to hide her damning past and save the rebel officer she secretly loves. 

George LaCas will be offering Jimmy Gollihue, the magic realist tale of a young pool player who goes on the road to fight the devil, and falls in love with a beautiful witch.

Dai Lowe, Little Mr Poonlop’s Seventh Holiday    and Fardel’s Bear  hilarious, intelligent contemporary fiction. The full novels available as a free pdf now

Alexandra Marrell, literary collective pioneer,  and her www.alinarpublishing.com offers free downloads from many of its fabulous authors

John Harold McCoy is offering his novel Bramwell Valley. What happens when the devil quits his job, goes to Ft Lauderdale to become a bartender – and falls in love with a sorceress?

MCM, pioneering author of Torrent Boy and creator of RollBots, will be offering Typhoon

John Mellor is offering his novel The Seven Gifts. It is currently available to read on his 7.books website, but will be available to download for free for one day only on December 1st.

Grayson Moran will be offering SKY SEEDS: All you know about the human race is wrong.   And the only one who knows the true story is a teenaged Mexican street punk who deals dope, smuggles wetbacks, and breeds gamecocks in Tijuana–and he wishes he didn’t. a pdf document with clickable table of contents and navigation from Adoro Book Works  http://adorobooks.com/freeday/SkySeeds.pdf

Roger Parkinson Is Azkun a long-lost hero come back to save them all, or just a madman with nothing to offer? Summon Your Dragons is a gritty fantasy, with no elves

Shayne Parkinson is offering her novel Sentence of Marriage: 1880s New Zealand: Amy dreams of the world outside her remote farming valley, but will she be given a choice in the life mapped out for her?

Linton Robinson will be offering Engines of Desire, an attempt to reclaim the mainstream of poetry from academic captivity without spilling the guts into the gutter and it holds that ground just as well today.   The new work is exciting as a vector into contemporary poesy, and invites further interest in this poet, and this parameter of poem. (note this is an exe file that enables formatting and motion-prone covers. From Adoro Book Works   http://adorobooks.com/freeday/EnginesOfDesire.exe )

Matthew Wayne Selznick: You can read three short stories, an ongoing fiction serial, and a complete novel at http://www.mattselznick.com on December 1st and every day! Especially for fans of science fiction, fantasy and eighties / teen nostalgia

Mayan Calendar Girls  by Team 2012 is the ebook edition of the first book (2009, just three more volumes until it’s all over) of the serial novel updated weekly. (from the publishers: At 22 MB, it’s a long download, only runs on Windows, and will create grumbling and questions because it’s an exe file. It’s worth it.  If only to see the staggering scope of this unique, innovative “eBook as website as program” version of MAYAN CALENDAR GIRLS.  Read it all fast, they’re be a quiz at the end of time. eBook by Adoro Book Works http://adorobooks.com/freeday/MayanCalendarGirls.exe )

Jenn Topper will offer her book, Getting the Old Gang Back Together

Aggie Villanueva: the novel Rightfully Mine: God’s Equal Rights Amendment will be free until Dec 31 at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/6086 The code to download the book free is SX27J

Heather Wardell is giving away her novel, “Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo”. It’s available now.

Patrick Whittaker will be offering two novels, and possibly a collection of his short stories

Lilian Wu will offer her enovelette Rainy Skies: Lull Before Storm. Rain Eveil hates demons to the core, and with good reason, but can she overcome a sticky confrontation with a vampire and her harem of sexy fox spirits to find out the truth behind her disturbing dreams?

NON-FICTION

Anne Lyken-Garner will be offering the self-help book based on years of research, How to Spend Less.

Cameron Chapman, social media guru, will be offering some of her writing. You can currently find free material from her latest book, Internet Famous

A. Jay Adler will offer his personal essay “Blink” on his life-long considerations of “the coming end of my going to sleep through the sleep that will never end.”

John Grant will email a pdf of my recently published nonfiction book Bogus Science to anyone who contacts him via the e-address on his website on the 1st with a request for it.

Luc Reid is offering The Writing Engine: A Practical Guide to Writing Motivation, providing useful answers to difficult writing motivation questions from recent psychological and neurological findings as well as the wisdom of very successful writers. It’s available for download (in Adobe Acrobat PDF format) at http://www.willpowerengine.com/?page_id=1012

Allie Somerville will be offering the pdf of Uneasy Rider – Confessions of a Reluctant Traveller. Ever thought a trip around Europe in a second-hand camper-van would be fun? Then this has been written just for you. If not, just enjoy the ups and downs of the ride.

Martin McGovern will be offering chapters from his miscellany The Octogenarian Ski Jumper

NOVEL EXTRACTS

Jay McFarlane will be offering the first episode of Make a Move

Jane Alexander will be offering chapters from her novel Walker 

Traci Cavanagh York will be offering chapters from her novel Tangled Web

Kallysten, author of romance and erotica offers a vast array of short stories and excerpts from her novels for free on a website that’s packed with wonderful writing, and podcasts of her work. 

Kim Jewell will be offering chapters from her novel Invisible Justice

Richard Denning, already gives away the first three chapters of The Last Seal, a historical fantasy novel in which four mismatched Londoners brave the perils of the Great Fire of 1666 to prevent an even more terrible threat. They must each overcome weaknesses, temptation and guilt in order to gain the ability to destroy a demon buried under the city. He  plans to release a sneak preview of the sequel on 1st December.

Oli Ross, A Year in the Life of Some Guy, An adult comedy with more balls than Wimbledon. Download the pdf of chapter 1 now

 

POETRY

Banana the Poet will be offering her Alternative Poetry Books, currently downloadable for free.

Nikesh Shukla offers a podast of original work for free download. He will also be performing at the live gig at Oxford’s Cafe Tarifa

SJ Heckscher

Penny Goring video-poem: ‘Bless the Bed I Lie Upon.’

Martin McGovern will be offering a selection of short stories and verse

Sarah E Melville will offer her collection of poems Improper Love Poems About Fruits

Nydiessi will offer a selection of poems

Katherine May has offered her collection of poetry

 

SHORT STORIES/SPECIALS

Moxie Mezcal, that notorious ne’er-do-well and cross-dressing charlatan, will further our society’s moral decay with 2 brand new e-book singles released on Free E-Day.  HOME MOVIE is a good old fashioned whodunnit starring an obsessive porn store clerk.  FAKE is about a journalist who manufactures his own news, blurring the line between fact and fiction.

Miranda Dickinson will be offering her short story Somewhere, Not Here

Jamie De Bree will be offering to a collection of short fiction (flash or a little longer) stories entitled “Holiday Lights”. It will be a collection of 6 to 8 short stories of 1,000 – 2,000 words each, themed for the holidays.

Sharon Gunason Pottinger will be giving away her delightful short story Dodgem with a Gimmer

Penny Goring will be offering three of her acclaimed short stories in Three Uneasy Pieces by Penny Jane Goring

Rachel Astruc will offer a special edition pdf for her SF serial

Lawrence Thomas is offering the full-color pdf version of The Nude, on Free-e-day. Also included with this short story, is his poem Of Kings and Coles, which is currently only available to those that purchase a copy of the short.  Email Lawrence at stories@shakingthetree.ca for your free copy of this erotic tale and poem.

Kieron Devlin will give away his story Good Walk Mad Mad Morning

Terry Dock will be offering a special edition companion piece to his SF web serial

Will Hindmarch and the Jet-Pack Collective have a wide range of free SF fiction

Paul Lell is offering short stories

Henry Baum will be offering a mixture of fiction and songwriting at http://theamericanbookofthedead.com

Tony Malone will be giving away a short storuy written especially for the event

Katherine May has offered her short stories Ghosts & Their Uses

Marc Nash of Sulci Collective will not only be offering a short but will be hosting one of our webchats, on the future of the novel

Marcella O’Connor will be offering her short story, Oreo

Literary ezine WordsWithJAM will be offering a free edition

Year Zero Writers will be offering Brief Objects of Beauty and Despair, their collection of 13 short stories and extracts from some of the most exciting indie writers of literary fiction. Available in full for free now.

 

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Written by danholloway

June 19, 2009 at 9:33 am

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  1. Will offer my personal essay “Blink” on my life-long considerations of “the coming end of my going to sleep through the sleep that will never end.”

    A. Jay Adler

    August 8, 2009 at 2:34 am

  2. You can read three short stories, an ongoing fiction serial, and a complete novel at http://www.mattselznick.com on December 1st and every day! Especially for fans of science fiction, fantasy and eighties / teen nostalgia.

    Thanks for offering this announcement service!

    Matthew Wayne Selznick

    November 29, 2009 at 8:56 pm

  3. I’d love to be part of the giveaway tomorrow. How do I sign up?

    myaggie2

    November 29, 2009 at 9:31 pm

  4. Thanks, guys, I’ll add you to the directory and be sure to tweet out your links on the 1st

    danholloway

    November 29, 2009 at 9:44 pm

  5. I’d love to join in. I’m currently serialising a novel for free online at http://www.charanthe.com, but to make it more exciting, I’m prepared to send out the complete book to anyone who emails me on the 1st. Under normal circumstances, the end of the series won’t be reached until mid-February.

    Rachel Cotterill

    November 29, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    • Thanks, Rachel – I will add you to the directory above and be sure to tweet out the link!

      danholloway

      November 30, 2009 at 9:53 am

  6. Thankx, Dan

    Aggie Villanueva

    November 29, 2009 at 11:02 pm

  7. I also would like to participate in this, I have a collection of short stories called “El Pagano and Other Twisted Tales”

    Raindog

    November 30, 2009 at 2:03 am

    • Raindog, that’s great – do you want to put up a link to where people can make the download? Thank you!

      danholloway

      November 30, 2009 at 9:58 am

  8. I will send a free pdf of my crime/thriller short story, The Killer Within, to anyone who emails me on Dec. 1. It is currently only available as an e-book from Damnation Books.

    Jason Kahn

    November 30, 2009 at 8:38 pm

  9. Hi Dan,

    If it’s not to late to mention, I’m offering a free eBook called The Writing Engine: A Practical Guide to Writing Motivation, providing useful answers to difficult writing motivation questions from recent psychological and neurological findings as well as the wisdom of very successful writers. It’s available for download (in Adobe Acrobat PDF format) at http://www.willpowerengine.com/?page_id=1012

    Luc Reid

    November 30, 2009 at 9:00 pm

  10. Thanks, Jason, Luc I’ll add those to the directory & make sure to tweet them out as well

    danholloway

    November 30, 2009 at 10:36 pm

  11. Jason, do post the place where people can get in touch 🙂

    danholloway

    November 30, 2009 at 10:38 pm

  12. I just noticed our link doesn’t go to our free-e-day page ~ it should be:

    http://www.gudmagazine.com/free/free-e-day2009.php

    Kaolin Fire (GUD Magazine)

    November 30, 2009 at 11:19 pm

  13. Yikes! I’ve only just now discovered this, with a mere 54 minutes to go until the 1st!

    I’ll email a pdf of my recently published nonfiction book Bogus Science to anyone who contacts me via the e-address on my website on the 1st with a request for it.

    The Skulls in the Stars blog reviewed the book thus:

    The book is very good; as a first statement I can highly recommend it. [. . .] filled with wonderful wry and biting humor [. . .] exhaustively researched, and contains many stories and anecdotes that even a long-time observer of woo such as myself has not heard of [. . .] Grant’s Bogus Science is a wonderfully entertaining and informative book about the insane beliefs of fringe groups. [. . .]

    John Grant

    December 1, 2009 at 4:11 am

  14. I just heard about this project through bookishgal; I hope it’s not too late to throw my hat in the ring!

    I’ve got two short story collections–“Pieces” and “Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny”–available as free PDF downloads at http://michael.cartwheelmedia.com/wpm/pieces/.

    “Pieces” is in the American realist tradition for the most part; “Ontogeny” is more in a fabulist mode. Most of the stories have been published in small magazines and on-line journals, but are difficult to track down outside these two collections.

    Michael Hartford

    December 1, 2009 at 5:13 am

  15. Dave Freer is serializing his book “Save the dragons”, a humorous romantic fantasy, and its 3/4s of the way through – http://savethedragons.nu/

    FrancisT

    December 1, 2009 at 7:33 am

  16. Thank you all!

    A brief note regarding people contact by e-mail for a pdf. This is great but note – if someone contacts you by e-mail for a pdf, that DOES NOT constitute giving permission to be on a mail list. by all means ask if they’d like you yo put them on a maillist but I’d hate for people to get unsolicited mail as a result of Free-e-day.

    danholloway

    December 1, 2009 at 8:12 am

  17. I am re-releasing my novel “Tokyo Zero in a new Author’s Commentary edition at http://feedbooks.com/userbook/3501 — ‘One man goes to Tokyo to end the world. It goes fairly well.’

    Marc Horne

    December 1, 2009 at 10:00 am

  18. this is a great way for writers to introduce themselves to the reading public. i didn’t have all of my ducks in a row in time to participate but if anyone has a few minutes, stop by my blog for a couple of short stories and other stuff.

    http://paidraspen.blogspot.com

    thanks,
    paidra delayno

    Paidra Delayno

    December 1, 2009 at 5:40 pm

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