Free Kindle Ebooks: Now available for everyone!

Kindle has been around a while. My ex-husband bought a kindle when it first became available and I’ll admit I was slow to catch on. I love my paper library of books to read and could not imagine replacing them with an electronic alternative. However, due to increasing pain in my hands and wrists – which has been explained by a recent diagnosis of fibromyalgia – books became more and more difficult to read. A Kindle suddenly seemed like a better idea, and with an extremely tight budget since moving back out on my own it also started to make a lot more sense financially.

Thanks to one of my brilliant and creative facebook friends, I found out that I don’t need to buy a Kindle – though a Kindle Firewould be amazing to have – to actually have a Kindle. Amazon now offers Free Kindle Apps for your iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Window Phone 7, Blackberry, iPad Tablet, Android Tablet, and both Windows and Mac computers. I downloaded the free Kindle App for my Macbook and have been in heaven since.

Many of the books written by my favorite authors are available online through Amazonat a reduced price compared to the paper version of the book – some substantially so. In addition, Amazon offers many free books for Kindle – including a Top 100 of Free Kindle eBooks. New free books for Kindle are added to Amazon every week. Additionally, many books that are not free can be borrowed at no cost with an Amazon Prime Membership. Last week I added several free ebooks to my Kindle Library including Dark Seekerby Taryn Browning, Her Dear and Loving Husband by Meredith Allard, Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She’s Deadand by Christiana Miller. Currently I’m reading by A Perfect Bloodby Kim Harrison on my Kindle App for Mac. Next I plan to read the Fifty Shades Trilogyby E L James. Also, be sure to check out Amazon’s list of 100 Kindle Books for $3.99 or Less!

Are you an avid reader? If so I’d love to hear what’s on your bookshelf – or in your Kindle library!


Comments

  1. I love my Kindle because it’s easy to carry, books are cheaper, and I don’t have to have a lot of space to store it. But I still sometimes buy a regular book, if it’s a book I think I want to make notes in, or the pictures are really important. I know I can make notes and highlights with the Kindle, but I like being able to flip back and forth with regular pages. I’m gonna check out the top free books list. Have a wonderful day.

  2. I was reluctant to get a Kindle, too, but I’ve found it’s SO much easier for travel. Even if we’re just spending the weekend somewhere, or going to visit my parents, the Kindle takes up way less space than a book.

    I’ve never really looked at that free list because I just assumed none of them would be any good, but I should stop being so book elitist! I’m probably missing out.

  3. I was fairly late to the Kindle party, but I got a Kindle Fire for Chanukah last winter and I absolutely love it. Where I live, you can even check out certain library books as digital copies right to your Kindle. It’s a fairly new system and still needs some work, but I really enjoy being able to do it.

  4. I have been trying to win a Kindle, but no luck thus far. It’s nice to know I can still download the app on my laptop. I heart Amazon.

  5. I have an “old” kindle. I do enjoy reading on it. I should probably upgrade to a Kindle Fire though, cos some books (like knitting books with illustrations) are best in color.

  6. I have about 2,000 books on my kindle list to read. I always take the opportunity of a free book. I follow blogs and then if I see the author has it free for the day I add it to my list. I don’t know if I’ll ever get through the list but I love the fact I am reading all sorts and enjoying it.

  7. I never thought I wanted a Kindle, but got one in January 2011. Loved it!! For my birthday and Mother’s Day this year, my kids got me a Kindle Fire. I love it even more. I download free books from Bookbub.com thorugh Amazon, check my email and even watch TV programs. Like Rebecca, I also have fibromyalgia and sometimes carrying books (or anything) is just plain painful. Books are great to look at, but they take up a lot of space and have to be dusted! I love my Kindle and my Kindle Fire and I bet you’d like one too!

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