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How To Get Free Ebooks for the Kindle

Updated on January 15, 2013
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Introduction

It is extremely easy to get free e-books for your Amazon Kindle. Amazon has carved out a neat portion of the market share for the ever growing digital model of book selling. With their very own Kindle App for the PC, you no longer need to actually have a Kindle to read a Kindle e-book, so that's yet another reason to own a Kindle nowadays.

I am going to explain how you can get free e-books for your Amazon Kindle in this hub, so please read on!

The Many Faces of Amazon

Amazon has grown into an international operation, with a total of nine websites for users located at different parts of the world. Here's the list:

  1. Amazon.com (North America and India)
  2. Amazon.co.uk (Britain)
  3. Amazon.de (Denmark)
  4. Amazon.fr (France)
  5. Amazon.es (Spain)
  6. Amazon.it (Italy)
  7. Amazon.co.jp (Japan)
  8. Amazon.ca (Canada)
  9. Amazon.com.br (Brazil)

Here's How To Get Free E-books for your Amazon Kindle!

First, you'll want to go to amazon.com (or the appropriate web address for your place of origin; see the sidebar for details). You will land on the main page (also called home page) of Amazon. From there, you should see a Shop By Department tab on the left side of the screen. Find the Books tab and put your cursor over the tab. This should reveal another tab directly to the right. In this new tab, find the category labelled Kindle Books.

Here's a photo of me performing the process, for those of you in the crowd who prefer visual aids to text.

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Another Tip

If you want a certain e-book but don't want to pay any money for it, keep a close eye on it. Amazon has a program for Kindle publishers called KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) Select. If the e-book you're interested in is part of that program, then the author can make the e-book free for up to five days every three months.

This will land you on Amazon's splash page for Kindle e-books. Note the wide variety of options and categories you have for Kindle e-books. However, within the context of this hub, we are only interested in the free e-books. So, there's two ways to go about it:

Method 1: You can use the search box on amazon.com to search for free kindle e-books or free e-books.

Method 2: If you go to the Best Sellers category, there are two listings. One is for top 100 paid Kindle e-books and the other is for top 100 free Kindle e-books.

Well, there you have it! That's about all you need to know to find free e-books on Amazon!

Note: It goes without saying that you can find other free items on Amazon in this same way. But, that's beyond the scope of this hub.

A screenshot of Amazon.com's best-sellers for the Amazon Kindle. There's a listing for paid e-books and a listing for free e-books.
A screenshot of Amazon.com's best-sellers for the Amazon Kindle. There's a listing for paid e-books and a listing for free e-books. | Source

Conclusion

That's about it for this hub. As you can see, it is quite easy to find free e-books at Amazon for your Kindle! So, if you just love to read but are on a tight budget, here's your solution!

Feel free to give your own tips and tricks for getting free Kindle ebooks in the comments section!

Until the next time, take care and have fun! ;)

-Winterfate

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Hey there! Thanks a bunch for the comment! :)

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      freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for sharing . I read fast so free books on kindle are great ,saves a lot of weight when going on planes . Voting you up !

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      Fehl Dungo 4 years ago from close to you...

      I'm glad I found this :) thanks for the detailed hub about free ebooks for Kindle

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thank you very much for your input Debby! Glad you enjoyed the article! :)

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      Debby Bruck 4 years ago

      Cool. I have purchased and downloaded a number of free kindle e-books. The neat thing about this is that you can view the e-book on your computer screen, or on your iPhone free kindle. You take the book with you where ever you go. Thanks. Debby

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Hello there iguidenetwork! I'm glad that I helped you learn something new and I hope that you find all of the free e-books you have ever been looking for. :)

      Thanks for reading!

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      iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

      Thanks for unselfishly imparting your tips. I found out it's really really easy, big thanks to you. I love free e-books! Great hub. Up, useful and shared. (and a following)

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      paxwill 4 years ago

      I like the free public domain books on Project Gutenberg.

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Hello there Marie! Thank you for the social sharing. :)

      Well, even with your reflexes, I'm sure there's some type of game you'll be able to play. There's something for everybody. :D

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      Renee 4 years ago

      Thanks for this hub Winterfate. I was informed about free ebooks from Kindle but I did not know the whole process but thanks to your hub, now I know what to do. Voted up and across, tweeted and pinned. BTW, I think my son would love your gaming hubs. I am not much of a gamer though and he laughs at my attempts, got a lousy reflex and all.

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Hey there KA! Thank you very much for your comment! I don't use a Kindle to be honest, but my dad has the Kindle app for the PC and he has a bunch of free books, so that's what motivated me to write this little piece. :)

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      Kim Anne 4 years ago from Texas

      Love the free books! I have a gazillion.... Great hub, voted up!

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      You're very welcome Nancy! Thank you for reading! :)

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      Nancy McClintock 4 years ago from Southeast USA

      Thanks for sharing.