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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!
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 books you can download!
Kindle First is a program that allows Amazon Prime members to download one free eBook per month before it is released to the public.
There are six books to choose from each month, and this month I selected Happy Dreams, a novel by one of China’ foremost authors.
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!
Best Selling Free Kindle eBooks
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 $9.99 per month 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!
I hope you got lots of ideas for getting free eBooks to read on your Kindle or another device in this post! If you have any questions please leave a comment below or send me a message on The Frugal South’s Facebook page!