I’m an avid reader and fangirl at heart. These are some of my favorite fan fiction stories and most useful sites. Enjoy!
- Ambient Mixer, which lets you listen to the background sounds of various real or fictional settings
- Archive of Our Own, one of my favorite sources of fan fiction
- FanFiction.net, another excellent source of new material
- FicSave, a free online tool that lets you convert fan fiction stories into various formats for your Kindle and other devices
- Art of the Reasoner by tellytubby101 (fan fiction story)
- The Best Present by whitchry9 (fan fiction story)
- The Soloist by Ashestodusters (fan fiction story)
- 221B Baker Street on Ambient Mixer (background music)
- Hidden Frontier (fan fiction video series)
- Make It So (a Let It Go parody video)
- Memory Alpha (a Star Trek wiki, useful for reference and trivia)
- Section 31 Files (fan fiction podcast, discontinued now but interesting while it lasted)
- Worf’s Star Trek Page (an oldie but a goodie, especially If Dr. Seuss Wrote for Star Trek)
- CafePress (wide variety & easy to post your own, but limited to certain fandoms that have agreements with the site)
- Etsy (not necessarily licensed, but often very creative)
- Society6 (highest-quality artwork I’ve found on any of these sites)
- Zazzle (also a wide variety)
Sources of New Books & eBooks
- FreeBookSifter.com catalogs the free offerings from Amazon and B&N for Kindle and Nook respectively
- Kindle Buffet has a daily listing of free or discounted Kindle books
- ManyBooks has some free and some discounted eBooks
- Open Library has eBooks you can borrow for a fixed period of time
- Overdrive lets you check out digital books and audiobooks through your local public library
- Project Gutenberg has free digital versions of classic books whose copyright has lapsed
- You can also sometimes find temporarily free eBooks on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books, and Apple iBooks. These are usually free for a short time as a promo, but if you “purchase” them for $0 when they’re free, you own them permanently the same as if you’d paid for them. Just search “free Kindle books” or “free e-books” or “free books” in whichever site you prefer to see what’s available today.
- You can subscribe to email newsletters that list discounted and occasionally free books at BookBub.com, BookPerk.com, and BookSends.com.
- If you own a Kindle and are an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow one book per month from Amazon’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.