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Did you pick up a new Kindle during Amazon Prime Day? Now you’re probably wondering “how much are books going to cost me?” — Don’t worry! We’ve found all the ways to get free Kindle e-books and exactly where you can find Kindle books for free. Whether you’re an Amazon Prime member or not, you’ll have more free Kindle e-books than you’ll know what to do with!
Being an Amazon Prime member is more than just 2-day shipping. You’ll get access to hundreds of free books and exclusive First Reads. If you love to read, you may benefit from getting the Kindle Unlimited membership. But if you’re trying to avoid subscriptions or get books for free without being a Prime member, you can borrow books from your local library straight to your Kindle!
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Free Kindle Books
Amazon Prime members can read Kindle e-books for free with Prime Reading. With Prime Reading, you can choose from e-books, Amazon Originals, magazines, and audiobooks. You can read magazines from top brands like Good Housekeeping, Southern Living, In Touch Weekly, Better Homes & Gardens, and even more. Check out these top 100 free Kindle eBooks!
Amazon First Reads
Amazon First Reads offers early access to upcoming books a month before they’re officially published. Amazon Prime members can read a free e-book each month, and non-prime members can join in on the reading fun for $1.99 a month. If you’re a Kindle Unlimted member, you can read most of the previous First Reads books for free.
Books rotate from genres like romantic, true crime, comedy, and even children’s books. Paper titles of the First Reads are sometimes available for as low as $4.99 on prerelease.
August First Reads free e-books options — Choose one:
- Rich Blood by Robert Bailey – Legal Thriller
- Big Chicas Don’t Cry by Annette Chavez Macias – Women’s Fiction
- Real Bad Things by Kelly J. Ford – Suspense
- A Harvest of Secrets: A Novel by Roland Merullo – Historical Fiction
- Exiles by Ashley Saunders – Adventure Sci-Fi
- No One Crosses the Wolf: A Memoir by Lisa Nikolidakis – Memoir
- Broken Summer: A Novel by J.M. Lee – Literary Thriller
- Anni Dreams of Biryani by Namita Moolani Mehra – Children’s Picture Book
Access Over 2 Million E-books with Kindle Unlimited
If you’re looking to have access to more e-books, audiobooks, and magazines than you can ever imagine, then you want to check out Kindle Unlimited. It has over 2 million e-books, from magazines to books for the whole family. Kindle Unlimited is a subscription service that’s $9.99 per month. For a limited time, you can get a 2-month subscription for $4.99 (reg. $19.98).
Read E-books for Free With Library Sources
Now that you have a Kindle, your library card isn’t completely useless. You can use your existing library card to access free e-books.
Use these sites for free Kindle e-books:
- Libby (previously known as Overdrive)
- Open Library
- Project Gutenberg
- Internet Archive
If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read books on your computer or other mobile devices with the Free Kindle Reading App.
Choose “No-Rush” Shipping to Get an Amazon Digital Credit
If you’re shopping on Amazon and not in a rush, you can earn Amazon digital credits for selecting No-Rush Shipping. These credits can be used towards select digital products, including instant video downloads, Kindle e-books, Digital Music, and Amazon Appstore apps.