Read Assist: How Bar Flies and Baen Books Make a Difference

Baen Books offers all of its eBooks—yes, all—for free—yes, free—through Read Assist, a fan-organized and run program. Available at, Read Assist is designed to aid individuals with reading disabilities by making all of Baen Books’ collection available to them at no charge.

Just fill out a form, including doctor’s information for disability verification, and enjoyment from these amazing books will soon follow. It’s as easy as that! Unobstructed by DRM, the free eBooks can be utilized for mechanized reading available now on most eReaders.

Toni Weisskopf, publisher of Baen Books, credits dedicated fans for the Read Assist program, particularly the bar flies, fans who frequent Baen’s Bar.

Available to everyone, Baen Books also offers the Baen Free Library containing 150 plus Baen titles at no charge to readers. Visit the Baen Free Library at

Author of the article

Amy L. Herring (Louise Herring-Jones) writes speculative fiction, with a preference for historical fantasy and alternate mystery. Her stories, appearing in fourteen anthologies, include “The Poulterer’s Tale” in God Bless Us, Every One—Christmas Carols beyond Dickens (Voodoo Rumors Media, 2019). Amy is a NaNoWriMo co-municipal liaison. She also coordinates the Huntsville (Alabama) Literary Association’s writers’ group. Visit her online at