How To Find Free Books To Read

| January 14, 2014

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Are you bored, just looking for something to do with your time? Thanks to the digital and independent revolution there are an endless supply of books to entertain and teach all of us. Want to learn something new? There are tons of fast paced How-To books available at the push of a button. Do you love mysteries or romance? Maybe you are still discovering what your preferred genre is. No problem, there are tons of free ebooks and Kindle books to fit every taste.

How To Find Free Kindle Books On Amazon

There are a ton of free Kindle books listed on Amazon, but if you type free Kindle books in the Amazon search bar you get a small random selection of free Kindle books on Amazon. Here is the path to a more organized list of free books on Amazon:

Go to Amazon.com, under shop by department put your curser on Kindle Books & E-readers, then under Kindle Store click on Kindle Books. Under Browse < Popular Features < Kindle Best Sellers < Top 100 Free. You will now be on this page: Best Sellers in Kindle eBooks. From here you can browse the top 100 free Kindle books or use the categories on the left to narrow down your choices. Just make sure that the Top 100 Free is selected as opposed to the Top 100 paid.

You could also sign up for my newsletter or browse the front page of my site. We also have popular free categories listed in the sidebar.

What Can I Read My Kindle Books On

I love my Kindle, and I use it all of the time. If you don’t have a Kindle you can get the regular e-ink Kindle for $69 or a Kindle HD for $139, at the time of this writing. You don’t have to get a Kindle though. If you are reading this, you can get an app for whatever device you are reading it on. Kindle Reading App, there is an app for that.

I Accidentally Paid For A Book That I Thought Was Free

Occasionally, this happens, and it is not a problem. Amazon allows you to easily return a Kindle book, within 7 days. So, if you buy a book and realize it wasn’t free any longer, just go to your account on Amazon. Click on Manage My Kindle, find the book you want to return and select return for refund from the actions menu.

You can also use this menu to send your book to individual devices, get updates, and delete the book from your library. If you are like me, and download a lot of free Kindle books, you are bound to have some that deserve to be deleted.

How To Find Free Books For The Nook

If you are a Nook user or just prefer Barnes and Noble, you are in luck. There are also free Nook books. Nook also has free reading apps, so you don’t actually have to own a Nook to take advantage of free Nook books. The Nook interface doesn’t seem as cryptic as the Amazon interface. When I typed in free Nook Books I got this page which is good enough for me.

How To Find Free Books On Kobo

Kobo is another book website, and reading device. There is also a Kobo app so you can read Kobo books on a device other than the Kobo reader. Kobo says they have over a million free ebooks, but finding them was a bit tricky. The easiest way I came up with was to go to Kobo.com, click on search, enter any genre such as fiction, click the search button, then under Sort By: < Choose < Price: Low to High, a list of free ebook will pop up, and you can continue to sort by categories.

How To Find Free Books In The iBooks Store

The iBooks store is part of iTunes. Anyone who has owned an iPod, iPhone or iPad should be familiar with iTunes. To get free books from iBooks, you need to download iTunes on your computer or device. Then click on Books and in the right hand sidebar there will be a Books Quick Links column, Free Books are in the middle of that column. Click on it and browse away.

Largest Selection of Free Public Domain Books

Public domain books are books that are out of copyright and are available for anyone to use for any purpose. Classics and some of the world’s greatest fiction fall into this category. Project Gutenberg is the oldest site and largest producer of these books. You can download these books or read them online. Enjoy!

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