Kindle books are relatively expensive and not much cheaper than regular books. It’s not like you can buy used ebooks from the Kindle store like traditional paperbacks. Every book you buy is brand new and over the course of a few months, it can really add up. Luckily there are many ways to acquire ebooks for free. In this article, I will list a few different ways you can find free books for Kindle.
1Amazon Kindle Store
The Kindle bookstore has a massive collection of books absolutely free. Simply go to the Amazon Kindle Store and search for “$0.00”. Thousands of Kindle books are available for direct download straight to your device.
The Kindle store has a section for top 100 free ebooks. This section has a huge range of ebooks that offer different genres for everybody to enjoy.
Amazon frequently has limited time deals for Kindle books, so keep a look out and find out which books are free. If you find a book you want, get it immediately as prices change all the time.
Google has a similar service as Amazon. They also feature a list of the top 100 free books available for free download. Reading books from Google Books may require you to convert the Google Book into a compatible kindle format.
You can easily convert ebooks into any format using Calibre e-book conversion tool. Calibre is an open source tool available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The book you choose to convert must be DRM free and Calibre should work just fine.s
3Borrow From Your Library
Did you know that you can borrow books directly from your public library. As long as you own a Kindle device or use Kindle’s reading app, you can borrow books from your public library with OverDrive.
Open Library is a non-profit online project funded partly by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation. Their goal is to provide a web page for every book ever published.
Open Library has over 20 million edition records online and provide access to over 1.7 million scanned books.
You can find millions of free ebooks of different file formats and send them directly to your kindle using the Send to Kindle feature.
Project Gutenberg offers over 49,000 free ebooks in many different formats available for download. You can download them directly to your kindle or read them online.
You can look for books through their Book search, sorting by book categories, or browsing their catalog. The website is also mobile friendly.
Similar to Amazon, you can find books in the top 100 list.
Instead of going to a library to borrow books, BookLending lets you borrow books from other individuals. BookLending is a service that matches lenders and borrowers of Kindle ebooks. Each Kindle can only be loaned once for a 14 day period. Once the loan period ends, the book will automatically be returned to the book owner’s Kindle.
In order to participate in lending and borrowing, you have to register as a user on the site or connect using Facebook Connect.
7Other notable services
- Readability. Turns web pages into a clean view for reading now or later.
- Instapaper. Lets you save articles for later reading on Kindle and other devices.
- ManyBooks. Large collection of books and contains Project Gutenberg
- Smashwords. Find tons of free ebooks from independent authors and publishers.
- Longreads. A great source for long and feature articles. Features both nonfiction and fiction over 1,500 words.
While many of the services above can download directly to your kindle, some of them cannot. So after downloading your free ebook, make sure it’s in mobi format and transfer it to your Kindle from your computer.