Kindle Free Book Finding Guide

With your Kindle Fire (or your Kindle) now in hand, you are probably wondering where to find Kindle Free Books. Well, this Kindle Free Book Finding Guide will walk you through all the best options.

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Kindle Free Book Finding Guide – New Free Books

Here are your best options to find NEW kindle free books -

  1. The Free Kindle Books section of this blog has new posts almost every day covering the latest new kindle free books. We pick out the best new kindle free books and include information on genre, page length, rating, and more.
  2. You can sign up for our Free Kindle Books newsletter to get kindle free book updates via email.
  3. Amazon has a Top 100 Kindle Free Books List. The right side of the screen shows the bestselling kindle free books. A good way to see what’s popular.
  4. Newest Free Kindle Books (unfiltered) that are rated 4 stars and above. These are the books authors are making free for short durations.
  5. Limited Time Kindle Free Books – This is Amazon’s listing of currently available new kindle free books. Think of this as Amazon’s ‘favorite kindle free book list’.
  6. At the official Kindle forum, Happy Reader Joyce starts a post every day about free kindle books for that day. People share the good kindle free books they find each day in that day’s thread.

Those are some of your best options. Thanks to Amazon now letting any author offer a kindle free book (for up to 5 days per quarter), we are seeing hundreds of kindle free books every day. The Top 100 list, our daily posts, and Happy Reader Joyce’s threads at the Kindle Forum are your best bets for finding good kindle free books from amongst the avalanche of offers.

Kindle Free Book Finding Guide – Public Domain Books

You have the following options if you’re interested in free public domain books for your Kindle Fire or Kindle:

  1. Amazon. Amazon has around 20,000 free public domain books. Here is a list of the 3,992 public domain books at Amazon which are rated 4 stars and above.
  2. Gutenberg. There are a lot of good public domain books available at Project Gutenberg. They are typed in by volunteers and the quality is great. There are over 20,000 public domain books.
  3. Many Books. This site also has tens of thousands of public domain books.
  4. Internet Archive – 1.8 million books and texts.
  5. Librivox- LibriVox has over 1,000 free audiobooks.

Those are the five best options. You can also check my Free Kindle Books post that lists 20 or so of the best resources for finding free kindle books.

Kindle Free Book Finding Guide – How to Find Kindle Free Books in Your Favorite Genres?

Firstly, some of the above links take you to Amazon. At Amazon, along the left side of every page, they have genres listed and you can click on any of them to narrow book results to books within your favorite genre.

Secondly, both in this blog’s kindle free book posts and in Happy Reader Joyce’s forum threads – the genres are usually mentioned.

Thirdly, there are some genres that just don’t see that many free offers. The genres that see lots of free offers are usually romance, religious books, erotic romance, mystery, and business. If you want books from another genre or from just 1 of these genres – it might seem to you that there are no kindle free books of your favorite genre because they are getting hidden. Simply use the ‘Genre’ filtering (along the left side of each Amazon page) to narrow down to your favorite genre.

Kindle Free Book Finding Guide – Why aren’t there more kindle free books from my favorite Authors and from bestselling Authors?

Because they are – your favorite authors and/or bestselling authors.

Authors that are already established don’t really need to offer kindle free books. It’s mostly upcoming authors and authors looking to expand their customer base who are offering kindle free books.

There are sites like eReaderIQ where you can track book prices and catch when books from your favorite authors become free. Please do that and also keep in mind that rarely do bestselling authors offer kindle free books.

Kindle Free Book Finding Guide – More options

You can check out my Recommended Kindle Websites list for more options. It includes general blogs that sometimes write about free kindle books, blogs devoted to kindle free books, and also search engines and notification engines that let you search and track free kindle books.

Monday Afternoon Kindle Free Books

Courtesy Happy Reader Joyce we get a set of free kindle books for Monday -

Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition by Jon M. Huntsman. Genre: Business, Leadership. A book on ethical business practices. Rated 4.5 stars on 36 reviews. 256 pages.

Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise by Joyce Magnim. Genre: Religious, Inspirational. Rated 5 stars on 10 reviews. 400 pages.

Newly widowed Charlotte Figg purchases a double-wide trailer sight unseen and moves to the Paradise Trailer Park with her dog, Lucky. Unfortunately, neither the trailer nor Paradise are what Charlotte expected. Her trailer is a ramshackle old place in need of major repair, and the people of Paradise are harboring more secrets than Bayer has aspirin.

Invitation to the Jesus Life: Experiments in Christlikeness by Jan Johnson. Genre: Religious, Inspirational. How to make your focus Eternal. Rated 4.5 stars on 8 reviews. 256 pages.

Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality (FT Press Science) by Samuel Barondes. Genre: Science, Personality. Rated 4 staron 21 people. 240 pages.

Leading neuroscientist Samuel Barondes shares scientific frameworks and tools for improving your intuitions about people, and sizing them up more consciously, systematically, and successfully.

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Your iPhone as a Business Productivity Tool by Dave Caolo. Genre: Business Life, Investing, Ethics. A guide on how to use the iPhone for business. 456 kb.

Love’s Magic by Traci E. Hall. Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery. An arranged marriage between a Knight and a one-blue-eyed princess with magical healing ability. And a curse. Rated 4.5 stars on 6 reviews. 325 pages.

Social Media Marketing with Established Technologies (Collection) by SnakeOilCorporation. Genre: Business, Investing. 788 kb. A Collection of 6 varieties of Snake Oil. Apparently, SMO is social media optimization and it is a dark and arcane art that shall make your richer than King Midas. You get six magical skills – Twitter Twit-Knowledge, LinkedIn StalkerPlus, Facebook ActvityStream CuteSpam, SMO Plus Plus, Email Marketing Mayhem, and YouTube VideoAnnoy. If you thought bothering people with Postal Mail was amazing marketing wait until you see all the Internet can offer you.

Let’s Get Real About Money!: Profit from the Habits of the Best Personal Finance Managers by Eric Tyson. Genre: Business, Personal Taxes. A Healthy Approach to Personal Finance. Rated 4 stars on 6 reviews. 352 pages.

We also have some deals -

Kindle Deal of the Day: Hidden in Plain View (Darryl Billups Mysteries) by Blair S. Walker. Price: $1. Genre: Hard-boiled, Mystery Series. Rated 4 stars on 14 reviews. 268 pages. It’s already jumped to #1 in the Kindle Store. This is the second book in the series. The first one is down to $2.99.

Florida Roadkill: A Novel by Tim Dorsey. Price: $1.99. Genre: Serial Killers and Comedy, Down and Out in Florida, Delirious Violence and Hot Tub Accidents. Rated 4 stars on 108 reviews. 288 pages.

Once a Princess by Johanne Lindsey. Price: $2.99. Genre: Historical Romanc, An Exiled Princess, A Brazen Prince. Rated 4 stars on 64 reviews. 432 pages. A Modern Fairytale.

Forty Years Later by Steven Jay Griffel. Price: $1. Genre: Music, Drama, The Woodstock Generation 40 Years Later. Rated 5 stars on 42 reviews. 406 kb.

That’s it for this post. Not a bad start to the week.

A couple of Wednesday Kindle Offers

For your Kindle, a couple of offers courtesy Happy Reader Joyce -

  1. Blindsided by Tolman Farrah Geffs. Price: $0. Genre: Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Melodramatic Cover. No Reviews Yet. 
  2. Executive Guidance for 2011 by Corporate Executive Board. Price: $0. Genre: Business, Intelligent Growth post Economic Turmoil. Rated 2 stars on 1 review.  

Also, we have -

  1. The Family Business by Byron Bales. Price: $0. Genre: Hard-Boiled, Detective Thriller, P. I. Bad Boy & a Femme Fatale, Triple Cross. It’s in PDF format. There’s a link in red towards the bottom of the first page. 

That’s it for now.

Sunday night Kindle offers + deals

Amazon’s mistreatment of Mondays continues as it moves next week’s free book offers to this week’s Sunday night.

For your Kindle, some offers courtesy Happy Reader Joyce -

  1. Mobile DNA: Finding Treasure in Junk by Haig H. Kazazian. Price: $0. Genre: Science, mobile DNA, evolution & DNA. Rated 4 stars on 5 reviews. The usual price is $59.99 - what else can we expect from a book that has ‘mobile’, ‘DNA’, and ‘treasure’ in the title. Charles Darwin would be surprised at the price, and at the fact that it’s free given it doesn’t feature werewolves or saints.   
  2. Shattered: A Daughter’s Regret by Melody Carlson. Price: $0. Genre: An Unshareable Secret, Mothers & Daughters, Teen Fiction. Cleo Nielsen is the only one who knows why her mother was in a seedy part of town that one night. Now she’s full of grief and guilt and she learns about faith in God and forgiveness through Him.

We also have 4 repeats from last year - 

  1. Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times by Jon M. Huntsman. Price: $0. Genre: Winning the Right Way, Advice. Rated 4.5 stars on 33 reviews.
  2. Options for the Beginner and Beyond: Unlock the Opportunities and Minimize the Risks by W. Edward Olmstead. Price: $0. Genre: Options, Beat the House (there’s a first time for everything), Options Trading. Rated 4.5 stars on 21 reviews.
  3. The Personal Credibility Factor by Sandy Allgeier. Price: $0. Genre: Secrets of Personal Credibility, Trust. Rated 3.5 stars on 3 reviews. Are there really secrets to personal credibility?
  4. Get a Life, Not a Job: It’s Your Time – Make the Most of It by Paula Caligiuri. Price: $0. Genre: Do More of What You Love, Career Advice. Rated 3 stars on 4 reviews. Not only is this a repeat, it’s an excerpt. It’s like Santa Claus came down the chimney and instead of filling the stockings ran off with them (not to mention the silverware).

Finally, some deals -

  1. Empire of Lies by Andrew Klavan. Price: $1.17. Genre: Edgar Award Winning Author, Wickedly Satiric Thriller, Justified Paranoia. Rated 4 stars on 46 reviews.
  2. The Heavenly Surrender by Marcia Lynn McClure. Price: $1. Genre: Mail Order Bride, A Marriage for Very Practical Reasons … But the Heart Interferes, Treachery and Villainy, Danger & Secrets. Rated 4.5 stars on 15 reviews.
  3. What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell. Price: $4.99. Genre: Overrated and Underrated, Gladwell Essays, Social Psychology & Interactions. Make sure you get this one (which is the complete book) and not the 1/3rd versions that are $4.99 each.

Perhaps MobileRead, perhaps the official Kindle forum. Not sure where the deals were from this time.

We end the week with Tuesday and Sunday seeing the steals of Monday. Someone at Amazon is getting tired of flipping the switch on Mondays every week.

A solitary offer, with another offer, and some deals

For your Kindle, courtesy Happy Reader Joyce and Arca Data, we have -

  1. Howling for My Baby by Beverly Rae. Price: $0. Genre: True Love, Humor, Erotica, Erotic Romance.  
  2. Number Slide: A Free Puzzle for Kindle from Amazon Digital Services. Price: $0. Genre: Kindle App, Kindle Puzzle. Nice of Amazon to add one more free kindle game.

Thanks to Arca Data at MobileRead for the update on the app offer.

There are 6 books priced above $0 showing up in free book searches. Unless Amazon is playing a bad joke these should be free sometime tomorrow. Will add a new post for them tomorrow – when they actually go to $0.

Next, we have some book deals.

Kindle Book Deals

  1. Montfort, The Founder of Parliament: The Early Years (1229 to 1243) by Katherine Ashe. Price: $2.99. Genre: Medieval History, Non Fiction, Good Historian + Good Storyteller. Rated 4.5 stars on 11 reviews. The follow-on book is also discounted to $3.

    Katherine Ashe’s Montfort, a speculative novel in four volumes, is the product of 33 years of research, with new insights into the life of this pivotal man whose actions in 1258 changed the world.

  2. Clouded Rainbow by Jonathan Sturak. Price: $1. Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Love & Devotion, Interesting Book, Photoshop Nightmare Cover. Rated 3.5 stars on 18 reviews.

After that, let’s look at some low-priced apps.

Kindle Apps for a buck or two

  1. There are two checkers apps available – Checkers by Code Mystics, Checkers by A Gamz. Both look good and both are rated 5 stars.
  2. Oak Systems released CodeWord (Codewords and Cryptograms) today and it promises to be a hit like their first Word Search app. No reviews yet.
  3. There were also two Reversii games released recently. Neither of the developers has contacted me, so picking the underdog - Rockin Reversi from Blue Fang Games. Price: $1.99. Genre: Board Game, Puzzle Game, Kindle App. No reviews yet.

Finally, a mention for Simon Wood – He’s reduced his indie novel to $1 and has jumped up to #538 sales rank.

The Fall Guy by Simon Wood. Price: $1. Genre: Hard-Boiled, Thriller, Suspense. Rated 4.5 stars on 10 reviews.

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