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How to Get Free e-Books on Your Kindle-Some Tips

Updated on January 30, 2018
Kindle Touch, A Classic e-Reader
Kindle Touch, A Classic e-Reader | Source

The joy of reading is thrilling if you are a book lover. You spend plenty of money and time to collect your favorite books. Justifiably, you, the book buff, might have even possessed a great gadget-a Kindle e-Reader- or for that matter, any e-Reader to make your reading a very pleasant experience. Fine, you have your own comfort and luxury then thanks to the possession of an e-Reader at your disposal.

Great! You got the lunch box. Then, what about the lunch? You need to buy it giving a price. You would agree with a thing that the free food is a great temptation. No one can resist it. We are happy when we are served free meals, aren’t we? Same is the feeling with the free books. The book lovers get excited and dance with joy when they are offered free books. But, how they will get their reading materials for free?

How to get Free Books

Here, what we discuss is not the physical books or paperbacks. You can get plenty of such stuff as free of cost from different avenues or sources. That’s another story, which I may narrate later in another post. Here, our exclusive topic is Free Kindle e-Books.

There are plenty of websites in the world which provide you or help you to download free e-Books. You can download any reading materials of any genre or subject through these sites. Apart from the Public Domain ones like the Project Gutenberg or the Openlibrary.Org, there are several websites to help you download the legitimate (I mean the legally approved versions) reading stuff.

A Kindle e-Reader
A Kindle e-Reader | Source

For every Kindle owners, when it comes to free books, the first choice will definitely be the Amazon Online Store. Please, login to the site and just type “free books”. Enough! You are flooded with all types of free books. The screen will display plenty of options to ‘grab your pick’. The screen page is self-explanatory and hence I need not elaborate on it. You try and convince yourself. In the search box, you can even type “0.00” (zero point zero zero). The result is same as stated above that you get a list of many free books. Some publishers give you samples of their books and all samples are needless to say absolutely free.

I give below a list of some major companies who give you free books. The URL of each company is furnished along with. Just enter the URL in the address book and reach the home page of the site.

Some companies insist on registering with them, which is a simple process of just giving your email IDs in most cases. They will send a link to your email address and you need to confirm it for the registration purpose. In certain cases, you have to enter some basic personal information plus your choice of interest for reading like romance, crime, fiction, etc. Done! Now you are eligible to download their free books.

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The Websites/Companies/Public Domains for Downloading Free Books

  • (a great mine of free kindle books)
  • (
  • (The site gives you some helpful tutorials and shortcuts for using Kindle devices)
  • WayBackArchive
  • FreeGoogleBooks
  • Wikibooks
  • Bookyards

What I suggested above is not a comprehensive list. You can search many more sites from the internet offering you free e-Books or for that matter Kindle e-Books. But I must say the above list itself gives you plenty of options and opportunity to collect free books. You will be happy just with Kindlebuffet and Amazon. Please try and keep reading. Wish you a pleasant reading!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Chitraji, Thank you for your reading and comments. I hope you will download books from these sited I suggested in the article. You will get plenty of books daily absolutely free from these sites. Thank you for the vote and pinning.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      A very informative hub getting free e-books on kindle. I do have one but did not know much about the free sites.

      Thanks for sharing this helpful hub. Voted up and pinned on my Internet board.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @MsDora, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments here. Hope you will expand your reading over Kindle using the tips shared in this hub.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Twilight Lawns, I am glad to read your comprehensive comment. I do admit that such factors remain here. But since I haven't downloaded much onto my Kindle I didn't face that much issues as you wrote here. Anyhow let me share some of my experience. I have often found that e-Books contains more errors with spelling and grammar. When I compare a physical book and e-Book, I found more errors there in the electronic version. I don't know why the publishers not take a serious attention while publishing e-Books. Your idea of copying documents to Kindle is fine. It is their Personal Document Service, a wonderful option. We can copy-paste content to our Kindle email id as an attachment to read later on our Kindle. I do so sometimes and enjoy very well. We can give spell check and do the required edits too. Thank you for your wonderful and insightful comments.

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      Twilight Lawns 2 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Sunil, my friend, may I offer a little word of warning?

      Yes, I agree that there are very many sites out there from which to download Kindle books. But many of those books online have been scanned by less than capable scanners. They are amateurs, remember. Even the amazingly broad and deep site, the Gutenberg Project, you will find, have books that have been scanned but not checked, with the result that many words have been not checked, even by SpellCheck. So the text is, sometimes, almost unreadable. Indices and footnotes frequently are included. Formatting is sometimes so poor that you will find it very difficult to read. I once downloaded a book I had read many years before, and wanted to read again, but it was such a muddle that I found it almost incomprehensible. And it make it worse, the book was ‘From Pharaoh to Farouk’ which dealt with the history of Egypt to the reign of the last King of that country, and the scanner hadn’t even bothered to try to put in the correct Islamic names, or phrases, or any of the names of Pharaohs, Grand Viziers, Wahabis, the Mamelukes et cetera.

      I have found that it is best (or better) to do is to find a site where it is possible to “read it on line”, copy the text into NotePad, paste it into a document where you can go over it, and if it’s worth it to you personally, edit it, reformat it into a decent form and then send it to yourself as a ‘Document’ on your own dedicated Kindle e-mail address where you can then read it as your own book. It may be a bit longwinded, but it’s certainly worth the effort.

      All the above depends on you having a dedicated Kindle e-mail address... but who hasn’t? Everyone who has published on Amazon Kindle... and if not, why not?

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for this valuable information for Kindle readers. So thoughtful of you to share the list of sites.