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Five Ways To Get Free Kindle eBooks!

This post will show you 5 easy ways to get free Kindle books, even on Amazon Prime! 

person reading on a kindle in a hammock outside

I was given a Kindle for my birthday a few years ago and it’s not an exaggeration to say that it has changed my life!

I struggled to find time to read when our daughter was little, but when she turned three I vowed to make reading a part of my life again.

My Kindle has made it possible for me to read in bed without disturbing my husband and have books with me at all times wherever I go.

Also, I’ve been able to afford to read lots of new books thanks to all of the ways there are to get free eBooks for my Kindle!

In this post, I’ll share my top five ways to get free Kindle eBooks.

Don’t forget that you can read Kindle books on ANY device with the free Kindle app or you can shop the Kindle device collection on Amazon here!

Free Kindle Books on Prime Reading

Prime Reading Promo for free kindle books

If you are an Amazon Prime member, you get access to more than 1,000 books for free thanks to the Prime Reading program. 

free kindle book options on prime reading

You’ll find fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, magazines, and more in the Prime Reading collection.

The books included do change frequently, so if you see one that interests you, I recommend getting it while you can.

I’ve read lots of excellent books totally for free from Prime Reading, and there’s no limit to how many Kindle books you can download. 

Free Kindle eBooks on Hoopla

Hoopla promo

Hoopla is an app that allows you to borrow eBooks, music, movies, and more digitally from your local library. You can download it here and then search to see if your local library has joined.

You just enter the information on your library card to get access to everything on Hoopla. You can borrow up to five titles per month and you have three weeks to read an eBook before it is automatically returned. I have found the selection of books to be excellent on Hoopla!

Free eBooks on Libby

The Libby app is another way to get free ebooks on your device. 

Click here to set up your account and download the Libby app – you just need your library card number to get started!

Best Selling Free Kindle eBooks

ebooks on prime reading

Here is a handy link to the current Best Selling Free Kindle eBooks on Amazon. You might be wondering why authors are giving away their books for free?

Well, when lots of people download their free book, it boosts the book’s ranking on Amazon. The books will then appear closer to the top of search results on Amazon. Lots of authors give their books away for free to boost long-term sales from improved search results.

You can benefit from this marketing approach to get lots of eBooks when they are offered for free! Notice that you can limit results to categories that interest you with the menu on the left side of the page.

Try Kindle Unlimited Free for One Month

And lastly, here is one more approach to getting free Kindle books for a short period of time.

You can click here to take a 30-day free trial of Kindle Unlimited, which gives you access to over one million eBooks and more on Amazon. If you have your eye on an expensive title (some eBooks are $14.99 and up), this can be a great deal.

After your 30-day free trial ends, you will automatically be charged the current monthly amount to continue in the program unless you cancel.

Put in a reminder in your planner or calendar so you won’t forget to cancel if you don’t think you will want the service past the first month!

woman writing in a notebook while reading her kindle

I hope you got lots of ideas for getting free Kindle eBooks to read on your Kindle or another device in this post!

If you want to check your promotional credits on Amazon, click here to learn how!

If you have any questions please leave a comment below or send me a message on The Frugal South’s Facebook page!

How to get free eBooks to read on your Kindle or any device!

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Thursday 19th of October 2017

Thanks for sharing.I will check out them.Keep sharing this.

Melissa Vera

Wednesday 13th of September 2017

I have never heard of hoopla before. I am going to have to check them out.


Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Great ways to get free books for Kindle! Thanks for sharing.

Mallory @ Cheers Years

Tuesday 12th of September 2017

Very cool! We have amazon prime but I didn't know that included prime reading with free ebooks! Hoopla sounds like a great way to grab free reads as well. The kindle is fantastic because of how portable it is. I always want to find more time to read!


Tuesday 12th of September 2017

I love Hoopla but didn't know it goes to your kindle! The more you learn!


Wednesday 13th of September 2017

What do you use Hoopla for, Linda? I see that it has movies, etc. but I'm such a nerd I only use it for books!

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