I loooove to read. For years my bookcases were out of control, then I bought a Kindle. At first I wasn’t sure if I would like it since there is such a great feeling about holding a book in your hands and turning the pages. (Weird, yes? Maybe so.)
Anyway, I’ve been a Kindle owner for about two years now and absolutely love my Kindle. When I travel for work (I’m a photographer) or go out of town for a weekend, I can now lighten my travel bag by about 3+ books. I can read e-books in direct sunlight… which is next to impossible to do if you are using a computer. Not only can I lend and borrow books from friends (my mom, aunt, grandparents, mother-in-law, and best friend all have one), but I can also get quite a few books free. In fact, I get about 80% of my books free. Considering I can read a fiction book in 1-2 days, these free books save me a TON of money.
How do I get these free books, you may ask? Let me share. 🙂
Many times, new authors or established authors who newly release books will put a limited time offer on the price. Sometimes it’s simply a lower price. Other times it’s completely free. Some of these books will be free for a day and others will be for several days. To find them, I go to Amazon’s Kindle e-book page, then look in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. You’ll see a little box that says “Best Sellers; top free and top paid”. It looks like this:
I click on the free category and see what’s new. It changes often.
Here are just a few that are free today, Friday, August 17th, 2012.
- Juicing Joy with Fruits, Berries, and Melons
- Four Fantastic Bedtime Stories for Children 3-6
- When Calls the Heart (By Janette Oke… she’s a pretty big name for Christian fiction!)
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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