Did You Know Amazon Has Hundreds of FREE Books?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
February 1, 2012 8:44pm CST
Many of my friends are authors and offer their books FREE on the internet. It actually helps them move up on the Amazon list. Some have even reached #1 there. But besides their books there are literally hundreds, maybe thousands, of books offered Free or for 99cents. Have you tapped into this resource? And by the way, there is a FREE Kindle app for your PC. It takes one click to have your own library. A must for avid readers.
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@peavey (16588)
• United States
3 Feb 12
I have the Kindle app for the PC, but have yet to read a book on it! I need to look through the free books to see what I can find. There's no sense in having the software and not using it.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Feb 12
Absolutely. I've been posting a link so I might as well post it again. Just for you. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=free+for+kindle&x=0&y=0 Also, on my Twitter account I am always sharing Freebies of the day and so is Kindle Free and Amazon. Just sayin'.
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@peavey (16588)
• United States
3 Feb 12
That's the same search I used.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Feb 12
Oh yes! I have bought many of them. If you don't mind ones that are alittle older and maybe a bit worn. They are fine. I buy all my books from Amazon. So much better than paying full price.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Feb 12
Have you found the free books yet? Here's a link to get you started. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=free+for+kindle&x=0&y=0 I don't know any of these authors, but their books are free.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Feb 12
Not well known at all but might be nice for a gift or something. Thanks.
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
2 Feb 12
Reading is food for the brain!! Your friends are doing a wonderful service for many by offering their books for free.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Feb 12
Yes, they are good people. Of course, it helps them get their name out there. Nonetheless, it's a very nice thing to do.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Feb 12
No I didnt know that but right now I have a whole box of books to read lolololol
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Feb 12
I know, me too. But it's nice to start a library on your computer. And it's all for free.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Feb 12
COuld be nice but for some reason my puter put in small small lettering so would be hard to see to read and if I put resalutions up way to big!
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
5 Feb 12
tried that and was so big wouldnt fit my screen lol
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
2 Feb 12
I knew they had .99 books, but I thought they were all kindle..Do they have "real" book for free or .99 as well? Because I'd love to add to my collection, where do I find the link?
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Feb 12
Most, if not all, the free books are for Kindle. Like I said before though, you can get a free Kindle app for your pc.
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• United States
3 Feb 12
That's okay, I prefer a paper book than an electronic one..Besides, they probably wouldn't have the ones I like..
• Philippines
2 Feb 12
wow i didn't know that? what type of books are for free any ways?
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Feb 12
Almost any kind of book--fiction, nonfiction. You just have to know where to look. Also, The Gutenberg Project has reprinted thousands of classic books that were in the public domain. All for free. There is a place on Amazon that lists all of there free books. I'll have to go look for that link.
• Philippines
4 Feb 12
if you found the link please pm me...
@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
2 Feb 12
I may have to get my resident geek (aka son) to help me with this. I might get to read more that way.
@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
2 Feb 12
Thanks a lot.
@UmiNoor (3487)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 12
I didn't know this. Are these physical books that are free or Kindle books?
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
19 Jun 12
No, Kindle is a digital device. It can store thousands of books and it reads quite as nice as a physical book ... maybe better. There's much debate about that I'm sure. But physical books are never free. It would just cost too much. Anyhow, hope you download the free app and enjoy the free books. Most classics are free.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
3 Feb 12
I think thats awesome. I had seen it before but i tend to use the app for the kobo with chapters instead of amazon. Will have to try the kindle app as well!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Feb 12
I heard Kobo was good too. Will have to check it out.
@soulist (2987)
• United States
3 Feb 12
I would definitely take advantage of this if I had a kindle but I don't have one so I will keep just going to my local library until I can buy some new books. I am such a book person, but not too much of a fan of the kindle.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Feb 12
Local libraries is definitely a good place to visit. Don't forget you can download the Free Kindle app for your PC. But if you don't like reading books the electronic way I would stick to the library. You should try it though. Just once. Just sayin'.
@digidogo (446)
• Philippines
2 Feb 12
I am a reader but reading from the computer does have its effects so I would rather read from books. Though it is quite interesting because I have not yet heard of free books from Amazon. I have heard of websites and seen wherein want-to-be writers upload their stories piece by piece on a basis and people who find them interesting follow them. I would still prefer a book over e-books because I can collect the books and they show how much of a vivid reader you are.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Feb 12
There's always the argument of paperback or ebook. Paper books take up way too much space, for my liking (and collect dust bunnies) whereas the Kindle can literally store thousands of books in that little tablet size device. Not bad on PC either. But we all have our preferences. As far as free books on amazon, I just went over there and typed "free books for Kindle" and up popped this page: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=free+for+kindle&x=0&y=0 That's just for starters.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
2 Feb 12
I have just started to use a Kindle and have checked out the free books on Amazon. Thjere are also several other free book sites.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Feb 12
Yes, I found quite a few different free book sites too. Amazon is just the easiest for me to use.
@indi15 (883)
• India
2 Feb 12
Wow , i never knew this. I will definitely check this out. Thanks to mylot that such graet things are being shared and everyone is getting benefited here.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
2 Feb 12
Yes, we like sharing worthy info and helping each other out. It's very fun.
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
2 Feb 12
wow, i did not know this. thank you for this information. this is what i like in mylot. people share kindly what they know for the benefit of other members. i will definitely try on this free app for PC. i hope i will be able to catch up with my reading. again, thanks.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
2 Feb 12
You're most welcome, mensab. Yeah, MyLot is a nice place to share some good usable info. It's great when everyone can benefit from it.
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
2 Feb 12
I have the kindle app for the PC,and have it on my android tablet too..I like how working between the versions I can sync up pages onto whichever one I'm working with...and I do like getting a free read with it...that's the one disadvantage I find with kindle..no more sharing a good book that a friend would maybe lend you...
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
2 Feb 12
Yeah, there's always a con versus pro thing. But no complaints from me.
@buenavida (8009)
• Sweden
2 Feb 12
Thank you, this info can be handy when I get some time to read more..
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
2 Feb 12
OH, there's always time for reading. I think you can download the app onto your phone. Probably need a certain phone. And of course, the small screen would be bothersome for me. But my kids like it.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
2 Feb 12
true the books are about 99 cents at least the ones I want to get but I don't know Kindle is free? I thought I have to buy it at $ 79
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
2 Feb 12
the software to use and read books for free is available for your PC from amazon....no expense required,though you do need an amazon account to download the books,and if you buy a kindle device or android one you can link your account's library to your portable device.
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
2 Feb 12
thanks!
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
2 Feb 12
Yeah, what Mr. ShepherdSpy said. Thanks, my friend.
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