Who doesn’t love a good read? As an author, you can get a lot of ideas, plus see examples of how to do something and how NOT to do it when you read other people’s books. Here is a great list of places where you can get free Kindle books to read in your free Kindle app or Kindle Reader.
25 Places to Get Free Kindle Books
he Best Sites to Download Free Ebooks for Your Kindle
By Stacy Fisher
It’s easier than you think to get free Kindle books, you just need to know where to look. The websites below are great places to visit and each website will walk you through the process of finding and downloading the free Kindle book that you want to start reading.
If you don’t have a Kindle, no worries because there is a free Kindle reading app that you can get for your browser, smart phone, or tablet. After you’ve installed the app then you are all ready to get your free Kindle books.
Tip: If you see a free Kindle book that you want then get it as soon as you can. Prices often change and it’s difficult to tell how long the book will remain free. When downloading a free Kindle book on Amazon verify that the book is still free by making sure the price is $0.00. If it lists a price or says “read for free” or has a price for prime members the book is not free anymore.
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Are you a Nook owner instead? Get some free Nook books for your ereader. There are also free audio books out there for those of you who want to listen instead of read. There are lots of other ways to get free books as well.
New to Ebooks? Read my How to Get Free Ebooks for everything you need to know like what device they’ll work on, how to get them transferred, and much more.
The first place I suggest going to for free Kindle books is straight to the source – Amazon. Here you’ll find hundreds of free ebooks (.azw files) that can be downloaded and sent straight to your Kindle.
Here you’ll find a list of the top 100 free Kindle books. You can also click on a category to view the top 100 free kindle books in each of the genres.
You can also browse Amazon’s limited-time free Kindle books to find out what books are free right now and you can sort this list by popularity, review, and publication date.
2. Pixel of Ink
Pixel of Ink is a great place to go to find free Kindle books that may only be free for a limited time. Each day there are hundreds of new free Kindle ebooks and they sort through them to bring you the best books in all different types of subjects.
You won’t want to miss out on the free Kindle books posted at Pixel of Ink and you won’t have to either. They offer daily emails or you can connect with them through Facebook or Twitter. They even have a Kindle delivered blog.
When you use the links on Pixel of Ink, you’ll be led to Amazon where you can download the free ebooks in .azw file format especially for Kindles.
Pixel of Ink doesn’t stop there either, they have Inspired Reads where you can get free Christian kindle books.
If your public library has a subscription to Overdrive then you can borrow free Kindle books from your library just how you’d check out a paper book. Use the Library Search to find out which libraries near you offer Overdrive.
Just like with library books, when you checkout an ebook from Overdrive you’ll only be loaned it for a few weeks and then it will automatically be taken off your Kindle.
You can find out more details about using the public library to get free Kindle books if you’d like more information on how the process works.
If your library doesn’t have a subscription to Overdrive or you’re looking for some more free Kindle books then BookLending is a similar service where you can borrow and lend books for your Kindle without going through a library.
After you register at BookLending (which is free) you’ll have the ability to borrow books that other individual’s are loaning or loan one of your Kindle books. Kindle books can only be loaned once so if you see a title you want, get it before it’s gone.
The free Kindle books here can be borrowed for 14 days and then will be automatically returned to the owner at that time.
eReaderIQ may look like your typical free ebook site but they actually have a lot of extra features that makes it a go to place when you’re looking for free Kindle books.
At eReaderIQ all the free Kindle books are updated hourly meaning you won’t have to miss out on any of the limited-time offers. In fact, you can even get notified when new books from Amazon are added.
Browsing books at eReaderIQ is a breeze because you can filter your results by newest, ratings, reviews, thumbs up, author, title, and file size. You can even set it to show only new books that have been added since you last visited.
There are almost 40,000 free Kindle books that you can download at Project Gutenberg.
Use the search box to find a specific book or browse through the detailed categories to find your next great read. You can also view the free Kindle books here by top downloads or recently added.
You’ll be able to download the books at Project Gutenberg as .mobi, .epub, or .PDF files for your Kindle.
Hundred Zeros is very easy to use and has a clean look to it which makes it really easy to quickly scan the free Kindle book offerings.
You can browse through the ebook subjects or use the search box to find your next free Kindle book.
There’s a new book listed at least once a day but often times there are many listed in one day and you can download one or all of them.
If you’re looking for free children’s Kindle books then there’s a separate section for that making it very easy to find what’s new for kids.
Browse the free ebooks by authors, titles, genres, or languages and then download the book as Kindle (.azw) file or another file type if you prefer.
10. Open Library
They seem to specialize in classic literature and you can search by keyword or browse by subjects and authors.
Each book can be downloaded in a variety of file formats but you can’t go wrong using the Send to Kindle feature.
You can search by genre and even keyword to sift through the free Kindle books that are available. Large covers of the Kindle books covers makes it especially easy to quickly scroll through and stop to read the descriptions of books that you’re interested in.
OneHundredFreeBooks.com also has a blog that showcases the latest and greatest free Kindle books if you’d rather not spend the time sorting through the collection.12. FreeBooksHub.com
The blog at FreeBooksHub.com highlights newly available free Kindle books along with the Amazon rating and book description. Having these details right on the blog is what really sets FreeBooksHub.com apart and make it a great place to visit for free Kindle books.
13. DigiLibrariesDigiLibraries gathers up free Kindle books from independent authors and publishers. You can download these free Kindle books directly from their website.
My favorite part DigiLibraries, is that you can click on any of the categories on the left side of the page to quickly see free Kindle books that only fall into that category. It really makes quick work of narrowing down to find what I’m looking for.
14. Kindle Buffet
Kindle Buffet is updated each day with the best of the best free Kindle books available from Amazon.
Each day’s list of new free Kindle books includes a top recommendation with an author profile and then is followed by more free books that include the genre, title, author, and synopsis.
15. World Library
Click on the cover of the free Kindle book and you’ll find a download link, synopsis, rating, review, and the best part – a preview of the first part of the book so you can get a look before you go to the trouble of downloading it.
My favorite feature of Shelfbuzz is they give you one link that takes you over to Amazon where you can view all the free ebooks at once.
17. Freebook Sifter
Besides each of these free ebook titles you can quickly see the rating of the book from Amazon along with the number of ratings. This makes it really easy to find the most popular free ebooks.
18. The eReader Cafe
Daily email subscriptions are also available if you don’t want to check their site everyday.19. iLoveEbooks.com
Each free Kindle book posting has a description, cover photo, and direct download link for the book.
DailyCheapReads.com has daily posts on the latest free Kindle books available for download at Amazon.
They also have a Jr. Edition so you can find the latest free ebooks for your children and teens.
21. eBooks Habit
eBooks Habit promises to feed your free ebooks addiction with multiple posts everyday that summarizes the free kindle books available.
The free kindle book listings include a full description of the book as well as a photo of the cover.
PixelScroll lists free Kindle ebooks everyday that include genre listings as well as the Amazon rating score.
PixelScroll also lists all kinds of other free goodies like free apps, videos, and MP3s.
BookBub is another website that will keep you updated on free Kindle books that are currently available.
Click on any book title and you’ll get a synopsis and photo of the book cover. Links to where you can download the book for free are included to make it easy to get your next free ebook.
You can search for free Kindle books at Free-eBooks.net by browsing through fiction and non-fiction categories or by viewing a list of the top 10 free ebooks.
You’ll need to be a member of Free-eBooks.net to download the books but membership is free.
The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library has over 145,000 free Kindle books available directly from Amazon. This is a lending process so you will only be able to borrow the book, not keep it.
Although this program is free, you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of it. If you’re not a member you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime or wait until they offer free subscriptions which they do from time to time for special groups of people like moms or students.
That’s a great list. Thanks Stacy Fisher
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