Table Of Contents
Introduction ________________________ 3
My Favorite Way of Finding Free eBooks on Amazon __________________ 5
More Ways Of Finding Free Kindle Books On Amazon ____________ 9
Leaving Amazon Behind ________________ 13
Project Gutenberg _____________________ 13
Open Library ________________________________ 15
MobileRead ______________ 15
FeedBooks ______________________ 16
ManyBooks _________________________________ 17
Google Books Is It’s Own World! ___________ 19
More Free eBook Sites ____________ 24
Kindle Lending Libraries _________________ 25
Some Thoughts For Kindle Publishers _______ 26
Conclusion ____________ 34
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So you got yourself a new Kindle. Now what? You could spend a small fortune filling your Kindle up with books! There are literally millions of free books available for your Kindle! Amazon alone has over 50,000 free books. The trick is finding them and getting them onto your Kindle. By the time you reach the end of this guide your Kindle should be overflowing with books!
So what kinds of books can I really get for free? And why are they free? Many of the works available are classics that are now in the public domain. You are probably familiar with many of these great works like Huck Finn, Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, the Greek classics, Shakespeare and many more. Personally, I have been busy acquiring and reading all the Tarzan books I grew up with. All for free! Many other books are released for free by small indie authors who just wish to get known. Many of these books are quite good. New books are frequently offered for free by authors and publishers for a limited time to get some momentum going. It is this last category that we are going to focus on first.
One word of warning before we get started. The Internet and even Amazon’s Kindle publishing platform has made it easy for anyone to publish almost anything. No longer is there a gatekeeper checking for quality, editing, formatting or content before its made available to you. Many of the sites I will mention in this guide do put out professional material, but online publishing is kind of like the Wild West yet. As a result, you will find lots of books that are total crap and amateurish! If that happens just delete it and find another book. They are free after all. With a little bit of work though you will also find lots of gems.
If you don’t already have a Kindle, you might want to go check out the Kindle family at Amazon. I have had the Kindle 2 with 3G for a couple of years now and love it! Its great for traveling too. I have a Kindle Fire on my wishlist but haven’t sprung for one yet. It has one drawback in my mind. The screen is like any other tablet or computer screen in that its not readable outside. I can comfortably read my Kindle, with its e-paper technology, even at the beach in bright sunlight.
You don’t actually need a Kindle to read Kindle books! Surprised? Amazon offers several free reading apps. Currently they are available for iPhone, Windows PC, Mac, Blackberry, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7. They also have the Kindle Cloud Reader where you can read your books right in your web browser. With the advent of the Kindle Fire a lot more books are coming out with color pictures and diagrams. I recently installed Kindle for PC so I can betterOther Details
- 1 Ebook (PDF), 34 Pages
- Year Released/Circulated: 2012
- File Size: 2,752 KB
[YES] Can be sold with personal use rights.
[YES] Can be added into paid membership sites with personal use rights.
[YES] Can be packaged/bundled.
[YES] Can be offered as a bonus.
[YES] Can be sold on auction sites.
[NO] CANNOT be given away for free (in any format).
[NO] CANNOT be added into free membership sites.
[NO] CANNOT be sold with Resell Rights.
[NO] CANNOT be sold with Master Resell Rights.
[NO] CANNOT be sold with Private Label Rights.