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How To Get Free Ebooks for the Kindle
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:
- Amazon.com (North America and India)
- Amazon.co.uk (Britain)
- Amazon.de (Denmark)
- Amazon.fr (France)
- Amazon.es (Spain)
- Amazon.it (Italy)
- Amazon.co.jp (Japan)
- Amazon.ca (Canada)
- 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.
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.
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! ;)