Monday, December 03, 2012

Finding FREE Books

The latest Kindles
are terrific!
Special THANKS to Ann-Marie for asking!

Oh My Marie! There are all sorts of ways to get books for free for your Kindle... You can find a whole section of free books in the Amazon Kindle Book area. Look in the far right column for a tab indicating the most recently popular free books for the Kindle. Better yet, spend some time exploring the page. You will be amazed how many great free books there are available.

And don't feel you have to stick with just free books... Check out the latest best sellers while you are at it. If you have a Prime Amazon account (the one where you get free 2 day shipping on most items), you also have the ability to borrow many of the latest books. No due dates, no cost. And you are allowed to borrow 1 book a month. I have taken advantage of it several times. It isn't available for all books... I believe the author has to give permission. Both of my books are available in the Kindle Lending Library. You can experiment with them if you have a Prime account. And if you don't, they aren't very expensive.

Another favorite place I like to recommend is This place is very well organized, everything there is absolutely free and if you like classics and older stuff, it is a gold mine of reading material. It has a great search feature too. You can also choose from several different formats to download, depending on what device you want to read your book on.

Barnes and Noble (not to be outdone), also has their share of great free book offerings. You can download special apps for whatever device you have (like an iPad, iPhone etc... non Kindle), or you can download (for free) a special app for your computer and read Nook Books on your machine.  You do need a B&N account, just like you need an Amazon account, whether you "purchase" a free book or actually pay $$ for one. Nook books and Kindle books are "tied" to your account and protected so only you have access to them. This is not true for All their books are "open source" and no longer copy protected.

Another great way to get relatively recent and bestseller books is to check out your local library. If you have a library card and a Kindle and an Internet connection, you are almost there already. You may have to wait a bit for some of the more popular titles, but that hasn't been an issue for me as yet.

ENJOY, dear readers!