More book details, activity info & multiple authors
Book pages now include even more information!
Comic Review: B-Mecha by Jamie Me, Neri Rearte, Archie Dait
Mechs, Kaiju, real life, set in Leeds! What's not to like in the North-of-England set Kaiju-fighting comic from Jamie Me, Neri Rearte, and Archie Dait?
Feedback, Feature Requests & the Roadmap
Being more transparent at Libreture is one thing. Listening to readers is something else. That's why you can now suggest new features, report bugs, and help inform the Libreture roadmap.
10 Ways Reading The Silmarillion Makes The Lord of the Rings Better
With the launch of The Rings of Power television series, here's Ed Grabianowski's ten things in The Silmarillion that will help you understand Middle Earth.
Keep up-to-date at Libreture's new status page
Not sure if it's you, your internet connection, or the site itself? Storing your ebooks is a big technical undertaking, and keeping you informed of any issues with that is essential.
Migrating, staying indie and new beginnings
This week, we successfully moved Libreture from our old hosting company to our new one. And updated a few things on the way.
Libreture Dev Update - July
What's going on with the ebook alternative to Goodreads.
Sending ePub ebooks to your Amazon Kindle
The types of ebook files you can add to your Amazon library with Send-to-Kindle are changing. Learn what Amazon's update really means, and what you can do to continue enjoying your ebooks.
Indie Reviews for Indie Ebooks
Independently published reviews and ratings are essential to a healthy book industry, but there are a few hurdles to clear first.
DRM-free Find: The Night Calls Series by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
Descended from powerful magic-users, but ignorant of her heritage, young Alfreda Sorensson learns magic and wisdom from her extended family in an alternate early 1800s Michigan Territory.
Digital comics after Comixology
Alternatives for comic readers and creators after Amazon’s recent changes to Comixology.
DRM-free Find: The Year We Lived by Virginia Crow
DRM-free Find returns with a stunning 11th Century historical fiction novel by Virginia Crow, that teases at the edges of your mind, then blows it away at the end.
Yes, you can read indie ebooks on your Kindle (or Nook, or Kobo, or … almost any device.)
Most e-readers can open ebooks from other bookshops. You're not stuck with the big monopolies.
The case for slow reading
A promise of being able to speed read over 1,000 words a minute while retaining full comprehension swings around every so often. But let's take our time.
Black ‘47 film review (and reading list)
Black ‘47 is essentially a genre western transposed over the top of the Great Starvation in Ireland in 1847, and as with everything, the Devil is in the details.
What I've been reading so far this year - Part 1
Here are the books I've discovered, and fallen in love with so far in 2021. From January to March.
The Huge List of Goodreads Alternatives
There are already loads of Goodreads alternatives out there. They're all doing different things, which means you now have 'choice'!
Why do we need an ebook alternative to Goodreads?
Giving readers more choice of where to record their libraries, whether ebooks or print, will increase competition and raise the bar for what readers expect to get for their money and time.
Get the Arsène Lupin ebooks FREE!
Read the original Arsène Lupin books by Maurice Leblanc. All available DRM-free and free of charge!
New Year, New Bookshops
Six new bookshops with an emphasis on digital comics.
DRM-free Find: The Balance Academy series by S.E. Robertson
The Healers' Road and The Healers' Home are two of the most innovative fantasy novels I've read in the last few years.
Joojing it up a bit
Say hello to some design changes and new features. Or, as Nigella calls it: Joojing it up a bit!
December Bookshop Roundup
10 new bookshops and plenty of choice for holiday e-books!
Making children's books inclusive
"All I want for Christmas is a character who looks like me." Lantana Publishing now sell e-books.
Day Against DRM 2020 & Big News
Celebrate Day Against DRM 2020 by storing all your DRM-free e-books, digital comics, RPGs, & magazine in our newly expanded Extra Storage!
Climate emergency and urban fantasies
The latest additions to the DRM-free bookshop list include climate change and environmental justice titles, along with urban fantasies full of unlikeable female characters.
Neon Hemlock Press
The latest addition to our bookshop list is an esoteric entry from Washington DC, USA.
More Bookshops in October and November
A round-up of the latest DRM-free bookshops to join the listing in the last two months.
Book Review: The Inconvenient God by Francesca Forrest
A lightly written, perfectly formed snapshot of an awkward situation.
Organise your ebooks better at Libreture
Make the most of your ebooks with Libreture’s Favourites & Next 10.
Book Review: The Town by B.P. Gregory
An Australian horror tale filled with suspense, flawed heroes, bizzarro situations and terrified bravery. And it's funny with it.
Book Review: The Postman by David Brin
Possibly the most appropriate book to read at the present time, given the sabotage of the US Postal Service in 2020.
Review: Smoketown by Tenea D. Johnson
An intriguing speculative novel about the social aftermath of a viral epidemic, told from the points of view of three intertwined characters, none of whom meet.
DRM-free Find: Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes
A tale of loss, vengeance, treachery and grief in Dark Ages Britain, written by Ned Hayes and illustrated by Nikki McClure.
The easiest way to get ebooks on to your device with OPDS
Libreture's OPDS feature helps you browse and download your ebooks on a range of compatible devices.
Read an E-Book Week Sale
It's time to save on all those e-books you have in your Smashwords wishlist. Discover over 45,000 discounted e-books from thousands of authors and publishers before these incredible deals disappear.
Get your regular RPG fix from Bundle of Holding
Bundle of Holding presents bargain-priced, time-limited offers of tabletop roleplaying game rulebooks and RPG-related e-books to the discerning gamer.
Indie Ebook Readers
A look at the Open Book Project's mission to develop an open hardware ebook reader.
Call The Epubizer
Thinking of buying ebooks from independent online bookshops? Not sure what to do with them once you've bought them? The Epubizer is here to help.
Day Against DRM 2019
Get ready for this year's International Day Against DRM with a special offer from Libreture.
Top Ten E-Bookshops: August 2019
The top ten most popular bookshops on Libreture for August, 2019. Find your next favourite e-book!
Top Ten E-Bookshops: July 2019
The top ten most popular bookshops on Libreture for July, 2019. Find your next favourite e-book!
Top Ten E-Bookshops: June 2019
The top ten most popular bookshops on Libreture for June, 2019. Find your next favourite e-book!
Microsoft's e-book bye-bye
Microsoft closed its e-bookshop this week, but the damage has already been done.
Book Review: Books and Bone by Victoria Corva
Necromancers, healing, therianthropy and antiquarian magical libraries ... what more could a fantasy reader want?
Top Ten E-Bookshops: May 2019
The top ten most popular bookshops on Libreture for May, 2019. Find your next favourite e-book!
Book Review: Evolution by Tenea D. Johnson
Evolution by Tenea D. Johnson provides dull pain as humans destroy themselves over and over, the same modern pressures we already know, but ramped up to an extreme position.
Book Review: R/evolution by Tenea D. Johnson
Thoughtful, precisely written, well-designed and powerful, Johnson’s R/evolution is an epic in a nutshell, a Tardis in a book.
Book Review: The Fury of Blacky Jaguar
The Fury of Blacky Jaguar by Angel Luis Colón is a frenetic, nose-busting, Glock-toting misadventure, a kind of noir-with-a-vengeance novella where the bad guys aren't as bad as the badder guys, and the femmes are more nicotine-stained than fatale.
Top Ten E-Bookshops: April 2019
The top ten most popular bookshops on Libreture for April, 2019. Take a look at where people browse and buy their DRM-free e-books.
Book Review: Xiao Xiao and the Dragon Pearl
Xiao Xiao and the Dragon Pearl by Joyce Chng has princesses, dragons, swords, assassins and is set in Manchuria during the Qing dynasty period.
Away from Amazon: an adventure into the wilderness
Buying DRM-free e-books, the hows and whys.
Top Ten E-Bookshops: March 2019
The top ten most popular bookshops on Libreture for March, 2019. Take a look at where people browse and buy DRM-free e-books.
There are alternatives to DRM bookshops
Recent news about Microsoft's e-book closure highlights the need to buy from DRM-free bookshops.
Featured Book: The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard
The latest featured book is a beautifully-crafted space opera novella that takes us beyond the usual tropes.
Read an E-Book Week Discount
Get 50% off all new paid plans for 6 months by joining Libreture during Read an E-Book Week.
Exciting Week for Readers
Next week is a big week for book lovers, with both Read an E-Book Week and World Book Day.
Featured Bookshop: Weightless Books
Our latest featured bookshop is the excellently-stocked and subscriber-friendly Weightless Books.
Great News! A new start for small e-bookshops
Finally, we’re seeing the reappearance of e-book retailers who closed due to to EU digital VAT changes.
Upload your Comics!
Store comics and graphics-rich titles with Libreture, thanks to support for PDF, CBZ & CBR formats.
Revisiting balance in my book collection
How I've gotten along with reading books by women for a year.
Image Comics discontinues DRM-free digital issues
After five years, the popular comic book publisher has announced it will no longer sell DRM-free comics.
Featured Bookshop: Tartarus Press
The latest featured bookshop is Tartarus Press, the small, British independent publisher of literary supernatural/strange/horror fiction.
Featured Book: FIYAH Literary Magazine
The latest featured book is FIYAH, the magazine of black speculative fiction.
Get more from Libreture on International Day Against DRM 2018
International Day Against DRM is about making, organizing, protesting, and taking action to support the demolition of DRM - and Libreture is taking part!
Libreture subscriptions are changing
Libreture is launching a FREE account with 250MB of DRM-free e-book storage.
Comics, graphics and file sizes
A quick look at the issue of file-size in digital comics distribution and how it affects readers’ storage of their comics (and how Libreture can help)
Discover Indie Fantasy Bookshops
A series featuring great independent e-bookshops, continuing with a look at the Fantasy genre.
Latest Design Changes
A new design approach for Libreture helps streamline some common processes.
Read Along: Women and Science Fiction
Get reading some great science fiction by women in this read-along with Gemma Todd.
Discover Indie Crime Bookshops
A weekly series featuring great independent e-bookshops, continuing with a look at Crime.
It's Read an E-Book Week!
Save 50% off a Libreture subscription for 6 months by joining between the 4th and 10th of March, 2018.
Discover Indie Science Fiction Bookshops
A weekly series featuring great independent e-bookshops, this time it's Science Fiction.
Discover Indie Romance Bookshops
A weekly series featuring great independent e-bookshops, starting with Romance.
DRM-free Find: Narrow your view to expand your horizons
How limiting the range of books you browse can sometimes uncover gems you would ordinarily miss.
New Feature: Book Search
It's now quicker and easier to find a particular book on Libreture, thanks to our new search feature.
Omnibus e-books and clever pricing
How publishers combine e-books into bundles and boxed sets to increase sales and introduce readers to their series'.
Balance in my Book Collection
The women to men author balance in my book collection is rubbish. My plan to fix it.
New Features: Wishlists and Recommendations
Two new features make it even easier to plan your book-buying, and share your love for a book with others.
Keep your e-reader safe with a Book Buddle
There are always plenty of accessories and cases for Kindle e-readers. But for other brands, try a Buddle.
O'Reilly Closes Their Bookshop
O'Reilly Media, the technology publisher, is no longer selling print or e-books direct to customers.
DRM-Free Find: The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps and A Taste of Honey
Poetic fantasy and amazing worlds by Kai Ashante Wilson.
DRM-free Find: The Winds of Khalakovo
Flying ships, demons from the other side, and magical conspiracies by Bradley P. Beaulieu.
DRM-free Find: Arthur C. Clarke Award 2017 Shortlist
A look at which of the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist are available DRM-free.
DRM-free Find: Arthur C. Clarke Award 2016 Shortlist
Which books from the 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist are available DRM-free? In other words, which ones can I read?
DRM-free Find: The Fisherman
Ancient magic, a creepy tale within a tale and... fishing, in John Langan's literary horror novel.
Who benefits from DRM?
A reminder of who benefits from DRM in e-books, and who pays for it.
Libreture is open for business
The new personal e-book library for hardcore readers is open for business.
DRM-free Find: Europe in Autumn
European sci-fi that's as surprising to readers as it seems to have been for its author, Dave Hutchinson.
DRM-free Find: Yamada Monogatari and the Indie Niche
The niche reads that big publishers let pass by and the Japanese period demon hunter drama.
DRM-free Find: The Tales of Einarinn and The Long Tail
Re-launching an out-of-print series of e-books can introduce new readers to older works.
DRM-free Find: The Bullet Catcher's Daughter and Book Covers
A bookshop, a cover, and a ripping yarn of disguise, deception and misdirection by Rod Duncan.
DRM-free Find: Much Secret Sorrow
L. J. Hutton's novel tells an alternative tale of Guy of Gisborne and Robin Hood.
Buying DRM-free e-books is about more than backups
Tracking reading habits is one of the more sinister aspects of Digital Rights Management.