Recently another member of my family purchased a Kindle. Since I’ve been raving about my Kindle for a while now and the price dropped to $79, he figured it’s time to move to digital books. Even though it is cheaper to produce digital books, some Kindle ebooks cost just as much as the paperback.
However, I’ve been able to do 95% of my reading for free. You just need to have patience and a library card when it comes to finding free Kindle ebooks.
Free Kindle ebooks at the library
Last month, Amazon allowed libraries to start lending Kindle ebooks just like the ebooks for the Nook. When deciding between the Kindle and the Nook, being able to get library ebooks on the Nook was a huge selling point for me. However, after handling the Nook, I prefer reading from the Kindle (it is easier on the eyes and I spend several hours a week reading).
The free Kindle ebooks at my local library are loaned out like regular books. I request them online and when they are available, I get an email to check-out the ebook. After I check-out the ebook, it takes me to the Amazon page to download the book. When someone already borrowed the ebook, I get put on the waitlist until it is my turn to check-out the book. I get to keep the Kindle ebook for 21 days.
Free Kindle ebooks website
Though there are tons of free Kindle ebooks, it is hard to search for them on Amazon. It is also time consuming because you need to click on each title to get a quick synopsis. On Kindle Nation Daily, not only do you get a regularly updated list of free Kindle ebooks, but you get a quick summary and star rating for the free ebook. I just love this site! I visit the site at least once a week to see what free ebooks are available.
Sometimes I download free Kindle ebooks not for my own personal reading. I download the free ebooks in order to loan them out in exchange for books that are not available from the public library.
Borrow free Kindle books from other readers
Of the Kindle ebooks borrowing sites, I love ebookfling (I think I might get a credit for each referral!). Each time you loan out a Kindle book, you receive one credit in your account. Each ebook you borrow requires one credit. You get to keep the Kindle book for 14 days.
So I make my free Kindle books from Kindle Nation Daily available for borrowing to get credit for books I actually want to read. Not all Kindle books are loan-able. And Kindle books are only loan-able once for most titles. So once I loan out a Kindle book, I cannot loan it out again to get future credit on ebookfling. Hence, I need to continually add the free Kindle books from Kindle Nation Daily to ebookfling to get additional credits to my account.
With a little patience, I should be able to do all my reading for free on my Kindle. However, the one click and instant availability is why I sometimes end up purchasing Kindle ebooks . When I am reading a popular series, it is hard to wait days for it to become available at the library or ebookfling. So even though I have tons of other books to read, I still end up spending money on Kindle books. Hopefully you do not have this problem.
Where do you get your free Kindle books?
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