In theory, free books are a great idea – but not always -this is why they are free. However, getting good books for free is possible with a Kindle, and there are several ways to do so.
- Take advantage of free books available online. You can find free books for your Kindle in several ways, but the best place to start is to browse Amazon’s free e-books. These are the titles that are 100 percent off, with a price of $0.00. You may have to scroll a bit to find the titles you are interested in, but it is free and well worth the effort.
- Head to the library. You should obtain a library card if you don’t already have one. Contact your local library to find out what requirements you need to meet in order to obtain a library card, as well as what their virtual library services include. You can download millions of e-books for free on your Kindle or other e-reader if you have a library card.
- Get a Prime membership. Amazon Prime membership comes with a 30-day free trial that offers a number of benefits that not everyone takes advantage of. Among them is an unlimited library of e-books that are constantly updated, also known as Prime reading. Your Prime membership is the best way to take advantage of your Kindle, since you get to select one pre-release e-book every month from editors’ picks.
5. Pretty close to free. Kindle Unlimited: The Amazon Kindle Unlimited membership provides access to more than 2 million eBooks and magazines for $9.99 per month. However, not every book in Amazon’s catalog is available for subscription. You can also enjoy unlimited listening with Audible audiobooks, if you’re a fan of listening to your books. You can read Kindle Unlimited books on your e-reader or on the Kindle app by borrowing the books you wish. A subscription to this service would be a great choice for those who like to read several books a month and are concerned about spending too much money on those books.
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- Internet Archive: In addition to offering free books, this nonprofit library also offers free movies, software, music, and images as well as free movies. For those looking to browse free eBooks, this library offers collections that link to different websites providing this information. To access their content, simply create a free account and you will be able to borrow up to ten books simultaneously.
- Project Gutenberg: Since its founding in 1971, Project Gutenberg has maintained a digital library that contains classic books that are not protected under US intellectual property law. Founded as a voluntary effort to digitize cultural works and encourage eBook distribution, the organization has now collected over 60,000 public domain titles.. ManyBooks is a similar website that offers works from the public domain.
7. Share books by borrowing a book from someone else and sharing books among family members. When you purchase a book, you can lend it out, but not every publisher supports this function. For example, someone can lend you a book from their Kindle using their Amazon account if they wish. Typically, you have to accept a title within seven days, and it’s available for 14 days after that – and then it’s unavailable. Additionally, there is a limit on the number of people who can join a single Amazon Prime membership, but there is no limit on book sharing among the adults and children within a household.
You can also find the cheapest Kindle books on Amazon by signing up for a newsletter that is exclusive to Amazon’s deals. In addition to the options outlined above for getting free and discounted Kindle books, you can browse the best deals in various categories and subscribe to Kindle daily, monthly, and exclusive deals.
Alexis Boutilier is from Vancouver, British Columbia. She has a high interest in all things tech and loves to stay engaged on all the latest appliances and accessories.