Barnes and Noble’s PR department is working hard this week. 3 press releases in 5 days. This time B&N has announced a new weekly promotion for free classic ebooks.
Normally, Barnes and Noble’s classic ebooks cost $1.99. They are the same public domain titles that you can get elsewhere for free, but B&N, like most ebook stores, re-edit the classics so that they are well formatted and add additional info like introductions and footnotes and then sell them to those that are too lazy to download them elsewhere or just don’t know that they can.
From the press release:
Each week for a limited time only during the summer, choose from approximately 10 free eBooks, all available for immediate download at no cost. Barnes & Noble kicks off the promotion today with “Books That Made Us Love Reading,” including longtime favorites such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Little Women, Peter Pan, Secret Garden, Tarzan of the Apes, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Treasure Island, and Wind in the Willows. The theme and selection of free titles will change each Friday. Upcoming weekly themes include romance, fantasy, adventure, and books that inspired movies.
The list of the free weekly classics can be found here at B&N’s Free Library.