It’s tough sometimes, but when I do find myself with a few free minutes to myself, one of my favorite things to do is read. About three years ago, my husband bought me a Kindle for my birthday, and it’s been my constant companion ever since. I carry it in my purse everywhere I go. One of the things that first concerned me about owning the Kindle was the price of buying books. While many online sources sell Kindle formatted books, loading the device can get quite expensive, especially if you read a lot. However, since getting mine, I’ve found several online sources for free books, and to be honest, I spend a great deal of time browsing the libraries looking for new books. At this point, I think I have something like 500 books loaded on my Kindle – most of them free! The four sources listed below are my favorite places to find free Kindle Books. Take a look for yourself – but I warn you, you’ll spend way more time than you want to looking through the selections!
Feedbooks is great for finding a variety of free recent novels and some of the well-known classics available in the public domain. Most of the electronic copies are high-quality, but every once in a while you’ll find a book with a few errors in it (extra punctuation, etc.). However, usually these errors are minor and do not interfere with the readability of the book. Check out the free release section where new authors give away copies of their books to try to build their reputations.
If you’re into the classics, you won’t want to miss Project Gutenberg. With classic literature as far as the eye can see, you may find yourself wandering for days through the massive library. One disadvantage of this free Kindle book source is some of the lesser-known titles may have errors in the text, but again, it usually doesn’t interfere with reading the book.
Amazon Free Kindle Store
This source is my favorite because you can find just about any genre of book here for free. The downside to Amazon’s free Kindle store is that you have to be quick about snagging the books you want when you see them. The books listed here only stay free for a few days (or maybe even only one day), so if you see something you want, get it then – chances are it won’t be free when you go back.
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