Imagine the biggest brick and mortar bookstore in a major city like New York or Los Angeles. Huge, huh? Now picture this. If Free-eBooks.net was an actual brick and mortar library or bookstore it would have to be at least 300 million square feet large in order to safely and comfortably hold all its customers at one time.
Celebrating the 5,000,000 Mark
That’s 150 times bigger than the Library of Congress and 200 times larger than the main building housing the Smithsonian Museum!
Why so big, you ask? Well, we are thrilled and proud to announce that this month the number of Free-eBooks.net members has surpassed the five million mark! Plus that milestone came fast on the heels of reaching and being “liked” by more than half a million Facebook fans!
The real credit goes to our supporters and members, and everyone at Free-eBooks.net is both grateful and humbled by the 5 million member achievement. We love our friends and fans from all over the globe, and consider them the most valuable players on our Free-eBooks.net team!
16,000 VIP Members and Counting!
Just to hold the nearly 1,800 VIP members that join each month would require a store almost as large as the largest bookstore listed in the Guinness Book of World Records – which is a 155,000-square foot Barnes and Noble in NYC.
So far this year more than 16,000 people have signed up for our VIP program, which affords them lots of extra perks and features for a very affordable low fee. That nominal membership charge goes to help cover the cost of constantly expanding our library and adding innovations like downloadable audio books and multiple languages.
Of course ordinary libraries don’t stay open all the time the way Free-eBooks.net does, either. Our customers can download their favorite books 24 hours a day, from any time zone in the world.
A Global Phenomenon and Multilingual Family
At a time when technology is fueling communication and helping to build social bridges across communities and cultures, that digital trend is also helping to ensure that literacy rates increase and everyone has improved access to great literature.
Free-eBooks.net has 3.75 million English-speaking members, plus a million members who prefer to read their books in Spanish and more than 225,000 Portuguese readers. Our members are very voracious readers, too, we are proud to say.
In fact, they download an overall total of more than 10,000 titles a day. Meanwhile the various websites in the Free-eBooks.net galaxy grow by a combined 3,200 members every single day – which is nearly 100,000 every month.
Our Free Standard membership lets anyone select up to five different titles per month, and to download them in PDF format. That is a great way to experience eBooks and to experiment with Free-eBooks.net while exploring all that it has to offer.
But 60,000 of our subscribers and fans have become exclusive VIP members. That premium membership opportunity, which was first launched back in 2010, entitles them to downloads of unlimited titles, in all of the various formats that we provide.
That can be especially helpful if you are an avid, active reader who wants to read more than just five books a month. VIP membership is also great for those who like the portability and convenience of reading books in different formats across different kinds of electronic devices.
From Humble Beginnings to Global Outreach
To celebrate hitting that fantastic 5 million members benchmark, we are already planning the roll-out of additional languages. That will fuel even more growth around the world while it helps to ensure that more people in more places have access to free literature in their own languages.
Speaking of language, we want to thank our fans for helping us grow through word of mouth advertising, which is one of the keys to our success. People who love Free-eBooks.net have been really generous and enthusiastic about spreading the word, and we really appreciate that vote of confidence and help in extending our outreach and Internet footprint.
When we started back in 2006, we did not have the advantage of legions of loyal supporters to encourage us and assist in our expansion. In fact, very few people in those days even believed that eBooks had a future. The majority of people, including many so-called experts, thought that electronic books would never really catch on and that the eBook phenomenon was just a passing trend.
Thankfully they were wrong. Those first few years were full of difficult challenges for us, but we persevered, and now we have 5,000,000 members to prove that eBooks are here to stay! Thank you all. It’s been and continues to be a real honor to serve you!
Nicolas Gremion, CEO