I LOVE to read. And ever since I bought my Kindle Paperwhite, I’ve not been able to go back to reading “real” books. I save storage space and I don’t have to turn on the light when I read in bed at night.
However, I was initially reluctant to switch to Kindle books, because I liked getting books free from the library. I worried that reading Kindle books was going to be too expensive.
Not so! I very rarely pay for Kindle books these days and have plenty to read. Here’s how I get Kindle books for FREE:
FREE Kindle Books from Amazon:
Since I love to read free Kindle books, I love to find free Kindle books for my readers. Each day, I check Amazon and post a new FREE Kindle book each day on my site. Since I like to read inspirational fiction, the books I post tend to be in the same genre.
Here’s my secret to finding FREE Kindle book at Amazon (in any genre): check the Top 100 Free Kindle Books on Amazon. You can then sort by genre to narrow the selection even further.
If you have Amazon Prime, you can also checkout over 800,000 Kindle books for FREE with the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. There are no due dates, and it includes current and former best sellers.
Check out Kindle Books from your Local Library
While I love the FREE Kindle books from Amazon, they tend to have the first book in a series (to entice you to buy the rest of the series) or some older Kindle books. So, when I want to read currently popular or newer releases (or even an entire series), I’ll check them out from my local library through the Overdrive program.
Because my small town doesn’t have it’s own library, I actually have library cards for two of my neighboring suburbs. So, I can check out Kindle books from both of their systems.
Just search for books online and then check them out digitally. You’re redirected to Amazon’s website to add the book to your device and then they are automatically downloaded to your device the next time you’re connected via WiFi. And better yet, at the end of your checkout period (2 or 3 weeks depending on the library), the Kindle book disappears from your device – so there’s no late fees!
Borrow from a Friend (or not!)
Did you know that you can lend many of your Kindle books? Just visit the page for a book on Amazon and you’ll see a yellow stripe on the top telling you when you ordered the book. If you are able to lend the book, you’ll also see a link to loan this book to anyone you choose in the yellow stripe. Just know that you can only lend each Kindle book once.
You can also use the website, BookLending.com to both borrow and loan Kindle books from strangers . It’s all handled through the site for FREE and you’ll get your book back on your device in about 14 days risk-free.
How about you? Do you like FREE Kindle books? Where is your favorite place to find them?