You read for free
and the authors get paid.

Readers:: get thousands of free
ebooks from your favorite
authors and new authors you
want to discover.

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Imagine your perfect book store.

Thousands and thousands of books from indie authors, bestselling authors, new talent and classic masters. Now imagine if those books were free. . . that’s right, free. Not a limited selection. Not, “maybe they are already checked out”; “sorry, try next week.” Buy anytime you want, get the book you want and don’t pay for the book—ever, free. And the best part? The author gets paid.

You read for free, but authors still get paid

You still want your favorite authors to get paid. Authors need to make a living. As readers we want to keep them writing and make sure the whole world can continue reading great books. At Eleven we know that your love of reading means you respect the work of writing. We’ve partnered with publishers globally to bring you the best books for free, and we’ve found a way to make sure authors still make a living. The secret is the same as any other form of Internet content—advertising.

Small ads with big impact

At Eleven, we place small relevant ads at the beginning of each chapter. You read the book, and if you find a product you like, or just want to support companies that support reading, click on the ad right from your mobile device. Companies pay the authors, and you get to read the very best books for free. Just as important, making so many ebooks free means more people can have access to great literature and authors can reach more readers who might have skipped their work otherwise. Now you can discover new authors at no risk, share authors with your friends and fellow readers that they may have never taken a chance on, and read that first book from an author who will become one of your all-time favorites.

Authors :: Three new ways to get paid

Eleven Writer

Publish your books on the Eleven platform, promote to and interact with Eleven readers, and get paid even when readers enjoy your free ebooks. Eleven is reimagining how authors connect with readers and how we can support one another.

Advertising Sales Authors earn a portion of advertising dollar payments for each book read. And Eleven's author promotional programs work to engage and convert readers from reading for free to paying fans of authors' books.

Private Buyers Club Book Sales Authors earn industry-standard royalties on book sales from readers who subscribe to Eleven Gold and receive discount pricing on books.

Reward an Author Studies show that when artists generously put their heart and soul into their work, people will reward them just as generously with their financial support. Eleven Free books will also give readers a chance to send their comments and a small payment directly to the author when they love the book.This is entirely voluntary. But, if a reader loves a book, buying the author a cup of coffee and telling them so, is an amazing way to keep authors writing and connect readers with the writing community.

Readers :: Use Eleven your way—choose from two account types

Eleven Free users pay no monthly fee and read thousands of titles for free with advertising supporting the costs of this library of books to pay authors.

Eleven Gold The best deal, for the top readers with insider pricing if you do buy books - Never Pay Full Price Again. Users pay a small monthly subscription fee to have access to an even larger library of books, with fewer ads AND the private buyers club where they can buy the newest titles—with no ads—available for a lower price than anywhere else online.

For the newest books, the ones no one can get for free or via subscription on any site, Eleven gets you insider pricing. By being a monthly subscriber to Eleven Gold you pay less for ebooks you buy than any other outlet online. We can only offer these prices because you are part of a membership club. Prices this low cannot be offered to the public. You save 30% or more off the lowest published public price. Just a few purchases and you’ll make back your monthly subscription fee, and still get to read amazing ebooks for free from our massive catalog of advertising-supported books.

Endorsed By Bestselling Authors

  • Scott Nicholson

    Author of The After post-apocalyptic series

    The digital era offers many new ways for a reader and writer to connect, and Eleven delivers value to both parties. The future of creativity and entertainment depends on exploring new models that benefit everyone and help writers find new audiences and new revenue streams.

  • Vincent Zandri

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Remains, Orchard Grove, and When Shadows Come

    I've been saying for ages that the future of publishing will be free content combined with subscription services. I've also been saying that authors will be paid by advertisers rather than publishers offering a big advance. Now comes a service like Eleven that proves the future is now. Readers read for free, but what's more important is that authors connect directly with their fans while advertisers pick up the bill. It's a win/win/win.

  • J. Carson Black

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Laura Cardinal Novels

    I’ve been giving away some of my titles away for free in various promotions for years in my neverending quest to reach new readers. Finally, Eleven has come forth with a way for me to continue doing that and make money at the same time from those books and readers can discover me without paying out of pocket.

  • Diane Capri

    New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Hunt for Jack Reacher thrillers and more

    I love clever entrepreneurs that create opportunity for everyone involved and Eleven hits it out of the park for authors and readers, too. Readers get great books from their favorite authors and new authors, totally free. Authors get a new paid revenue stream. Eleven is offering an exciting new way to reach more readers, make more money, and have more fun doing it. Everybody wins. 

  • Michael Prescott

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen thrillers, including his latest, Blood in the Water

    With the ebook market becoming ever more competitive, more and more authors are lowering their prices or even giving books away for free. If only there were some platform that allowed readers to pay less while authors got more … Well, now there is. Eleven gives readers a whole new way to get books, and gives writers a whole new way to make money. It’s a win-win! 

  • Allan Leverone

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers and dark fiction

    Until the introduction of ebooks, the last big shake-up in the world of publishing was the invention of the Gutenberg Press. In the 1400s! Now, with Eleven, comes the next big step forward in the reader/author partnership: For readers, free books from their favorite authors, free access to new authors, and other benefits. For writers, access to new readers, plus revenue allowing them to continue to create content. It's truly a win-win, and I believe Eleven is the wave of the future.

  • Libby Fischer Hellmann

    Bestselling Author of 12 compulsively readable thrillers

    Authors need all the visibility they can get these days. Eleven is a fascinating new way to get that visibility. And get paid for it. That's a win-win for my readers and me.

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