Here are my picks for the best Kindle sites in the Kindle ecosystem.
May 2013 Update: You can subscribe for Free Emails with hand curated Free Kindle Books from our site KEBooks.
- Kindle World – Lots of good tips for the Kindle and coverage of Kindle news and issues. Andrys does a great job of keeping you up to date with what’s important in the world of Kindle.
- Kindle Nation – Steve runs a great blog and a weekly newsletter. The blog has lots of coverage of Kindle news, offers, indie authors, and other Kindle things.
- I Love My Kindle – Bufo Calvin runs a blog full of Kindle Tips and Kindle goodness.
- The Digital Reader – A very good blog with lots of updates on everything about eReaders.
- Teleread – General eReader and eBook News with lots of Kindle related news thrown in.
- Kindle Daily Post – The official Amazon Kindle Blog.
- Blog Kindle – A good blog plus the author also coded the unicode font hack for the Kindle.
- Kindle Reader – Jan has regular updates on books worth reading.
- BookSprung – Used to be Kindlerama. Offers free screensavers if you have the screensaver hack.
- Red Adept Reviews – Reviews on books for the Kindle.
Kindle Main Stream Coverage
- Wired Kindle – Charlie Sorrel and Tim Carmody do a very good job of covering the Kindle plus it’s free of ‘Apple’s iMouse is so much better for reading’ nonsense.
- Engadget Kindle – Engadget has lots of Kindle related news. It’s also one of the sites, along with BusinessWeek and NewsWeek, where Amazon tends to release ‘leaked & secret’ news.
- Techmeme – Has good news updates on technology, with occasional Kindle news.
- Google News: Kindle – The latest Kindle news via Google News.
- Kindle Chronicles – Len Edgerly does a great weekly Kindle podcast.
Kindle Book Deal Blogs & Kindle Free Book Blogs
- Free Kindle Books at KEBooks – Handcurated daily free kindle book lists. Disclosure: Our Site.
- Books on the Knob – Lots of deals.
- Randomize Me – Lots of deals and offers.
- Daily Cheap Reads – Books at $5 or less.
- Pixel of Ink – Free & Bargain Kindle Books.
- Official Kindle Forum – The best forum to start with.
- MobileRead Kindle Forum – Lots of good information here. This is a treasure trove of hacks and technical tips for the Kindle.
- Kindle Boards – Perhaps the second biggest Kindle Forum after the official one. It’s more like a forum with karma and direct messaging etc. so it’s better than the official forum in some ways.
- Kindle Korner – A good Yahoo group. Lots of members and good quality control.
Kindle Social Network
- BookSummit – Has more authors than readers. Works from the Kindle. Disclosure: Run by me.
Kindle App Blogs
- Kindle App Review. Disclosure: This is my blog. Haven’t been updating this much as making apps is getting in the way of writing about apps.
- Kindle App News – Updates whenever there are new apps or app sales.
Kindle Reading Apps
- You can get Kindle Reading Apps from Amazon for the following platforms – iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7.
Kindle Tools and Sites – Conversion
- Calibre – For all your conversion needs. It does a lot of stuff including ebook management and meta tag editing. Definitely worth trying out.
- MobiPocket Creator, Publisher Edition – this is great for converting documents to Kindle Format.
- Stanza for Mac – Replaced with Kindle for Mac now.
- On-Kindle PDF and ePub converter (Do read the warnings).
- AutoKindle takes PDF, Lit, PDB, CHM, and HTML and converts to Kindle format.
Kindle Tools and Sites – RSS, Read It Later, Browser Helpers, Trackers
- Kindle Feeder – Send RSS feeds to your Kindle using Kindle Feeder.
- InstaPaper – People seem to love this to an unhealthy extent. It’s a way to mark articles for later reading.
- Read It Later + Calibre – A good solution for reading articles later (on your Kindle).
- KInstant – A Browser helper for the Kindle that makes websites Kindle friendly.
- Skweezer – Squeezes websites into a format that works well with Kindle 1 and Kindle 2 browsers.
- Mysteria – Create a watchlist of books and the instant they are available in Kindle format you get an email.
- eReaderIQ – Price Drop Tracker with Email Updates. Also has advanced search.
- Kindle Start Page Tool – Add your favorite bookmarks and get a file you can keep on your Kindle Home Page to instantly go to your bookmarked sites.
- Kindle Page Number Tool – A very rough way to convert locations to page numbers.
- Mangle (Manga + Kindle) – Manga on the Kindle.
- Star Charts optimized for the Kindle.
Free Kindle Books Sites
- New Free Books in the Kindle Store. This goes to a post on this blog.
- Free Books from Project Gutenberg – The best formatted free public domain books.
- ManyBooks – Just as good as Project Gutenberg.
- Internet Archive – 1.8 million books and texts.
- Librivox– LibriVox has over 1,000 free audiobooks.
A plug for our Kindle Tips App – It has 130+ tips, it lets you add tips you find elsewhere, it has a slideshow mode, and it lets you select tips as favorites.
- Jesse Vincent – Kindle Hacking Blog.
- Reversing Everything Blog – Kindle Hacks. Igor’s original Kindle Hacks/Tips post. Most only work on Kindle 1.
- Run your own Screensavers – Go to this page, and see Post #41 for directions and the code. Heed the warnings – this is risky.
- Kindle 1 Font Mod Tool.
- Jesse Vincent’s hack to connect your Kindle 2 to the Internet via a USB connection to your computer (rather than WhisperNet).
- Jesse’s hack/tool to convert ePub files to .mobi format (which the Kindle 2 supports).
- AppleScript to email text from online newspaper articles to your Kindle.
Note: Please don’t link to your own site. Also, sites that don’t meet a rather random, undefined bar will not be included.