If you have a Kindle you want to load it with great books and apps, but your budget may be a bit tight with holiday credit card bills coming due. Good news, there are plenty of ways to load your Kindle with content without spending a fortune. Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can take advantage of many of these great deals on apps and ebooks.
Free App of the Day
Each day Amazon offers a free Android app from its Appstore. These apps work not only on the Kindle Fire but also on other Android phones and tablets. Make sure you check Amazon daily so you don’t miss any great free apps. I grabbed one of my favorite Android apps, SwiftKey X, as a Free App of the Day from Amazon back in July.
If you have any interest at all in an app, grab it. The apps are stored at Amazon, you don’t need to download them to your device until you’re ready to use them.
Free Kindle Books
Amazon offers thousands of Kindle books for free. Go to the Kindle books section of Amazon and look in the right column for best selling Kindle books. There is a tab for Free Books that lists the 100 most popular free Kindle books. Scroll down to see another list, the 100 most popular free Kindle books in Literary Fiction.
Check out the Free Collections for Kindle. These are classic books whose copyright has expired, such as books by Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austin, Robert Louis Stevenson and others.
Limited Time Offers
Some Kindle books are free for a limited time, often to promote an author or series of books. If you see one of these free books that interests you, grab it when you can get it for free because that price could expire quickly. These books are stored at Amazon so you won’t be taking up valuable space on your device if you decide later that you weren’t interested in reading the book. You can find Amazon’s Limited Time Offers here.
Kindle Daily Deal
Each day Amazon offers a Kindle book at a deep discount. Get on Amazon’s email list to be sent a daily notice of which book is the Daily Deal. If you see one you like, grab it for your Kindle library. You don’t need to own a Kindle to take advantage of this offer. You can download it to your Kindle app on your computer, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or other smartphone. Subscribe to Kindle Daily Deal emails here.
Kindle Monthly Deals
Each month Amazon offers 100 Kindle books for $3.99 or less. You can check out these discounted ebooks here.
Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
Late last year, Amazon gave its Prime members a big bonus: the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Prime members who own a Kindle can borrow a free book from Amazon each month. Check out my full review of this program, Kindle Owners Lending Library – Free Kindle Books!
Amazon recently increased the offerings under this program from 5,000 to over 50,000 books. If that sounds like way too many books to search through, you’re right. To find the most popular ones, such as Hunger Games, Water for Elephants, Fast Food Nation, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and others, click here: Most Popular Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Books.
Don’t miss out on a sale on your favorite Kindle book. Check out zooLert, a site that notifies you about sale prices. ZooLert works for other items sold on the Internet, but there is a special section for Kindle books.
Enter the name of the Kindle book you want to buy, set a target price and zooLert will alert you when the price of the Kindle book drops to your target price or lower.
Kindle Library Lending
Don’t forget your local library as a source for free Kindle books. Check out my full article for details: Kindle Library Lending Has Arrived! Although there is a time limit for borrowed books, the program is free and you don’t need to own a Kindle or be a Prime member to borrow these books.
For free quality curated Kindle content, sign up for Dave Pell’s Delivereads. Dave sends his favorite articles to your Kindle from top publications such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Vanity Fair and others. Check out my full review of the service: Delivereads: Awesome, Free Kindle Content!
You don’t need to spend a lot to load your Kindle with content. Plenty of free and low-cost Kindle books and apps are available for you, if you know where to look. In many instances you don’t even need to own a Kindle to get these free and discounted apps and Kindle books. You may enjoy a book just a little bit more, knowing you got a great deal on it.
Have you ever gotten a Kindle book for free? Have you taken advantage of sales on Kindle books? Have you used the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library or borrowed Kindle books from your library? Do you check Amazon’s Free App of the Day? Let us know in the Comments section below!
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