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Free Kindle Books and Tips

by Gagler Enterprises, LLC
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (550 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.3
  • Enhanced graphics for cover images, minor bug fixes, and faster load times.
  • Two new menu options.

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 15, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (550 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,167 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Automatically synchronizes to the Kindle Books and Tips blog
  • Optimized for the Kindle Fire and other Android-compatible devices
  • Immediate updates to the #1 Kindle Blog, Free Kindle Books, and Tips
  • Notifications of free Kindle books from a variety of sources with clear, easy to understand instructions
  • Displays links you can click directly to the free book offerings

Product Description

Ranked as the #1 Amazon Kindle subscription blog since 2010: come join the interactive blog community from the author of the best-selling Kindle book “Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them,” where you will receive tips on how to maximize your Kindle experience, author interviews, articles from the author’s take on the eBook world, and links to special and discounted Kindle books, and the heads-up on the numerous books, short stories, and more available for you to read on your Kindle for no charge from numerous sites in addition to Amazon. Over 150,000 people get their daily fix from the blog – why not try out this FREE app today?!?

Kindle Fire owners have been frustrated with not being able to receive blogs on the Kindle Fire as they can with their other Kindle devices. With this app, the problem is solved as it is optimized for your Kindle Fire as well as other Android-based tablets and phones.

Michael Gallagher is the author of several bestselling Kindle “how-to” guides, and his title “Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them” has been the #1 Kindle reference guide for over two years, garnering #53 and #72 on the Top 100 Kindle bestseller lists in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Technical Details

  • Size: 541.2KB
  • Version: 1.3
  • Developed By: Gagler Enterprises, LLC (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 10 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
367 of 411 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars #1 Kindle Fire resource for free Kindle books... April 4, 2012
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Michael Gallagher's Free Kindle Books and Tips has become an invaluable resource for so many of us. This version is optimized and beautifully formatted for the Kindle Fire and other Android-compatible devices, and it offers immediate updates to the #1 Kindle Blog, "Free Kindle Books, and Tips," with its frequent daily updates. It's excellent in that you can click directly to the free book offerings from Amazon using the Kindle Fire, and it's synchronization to the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog makes it a pleasure to use.

This app is optimized for the Kindle Fire and other Android-compatible devices. It may be confusing, but please note that this one is different from the Free Kindle Books and Tips, which is only available as a subscription on the following devices:

* Kindle
* Kindle Touch
* Kindle Keyboard
* Kindle DX
* Kindle (2nd Generation)
* Kindle (1st Generation)

As I also have an older Kindle 2 that is used when I'm commuting because of it's 3G wireless connection, I've maintained my subscription on that one as well. In my January 2012 review of that subscription, I stated: "There are many sources for finding what we fondly refer to as those "Kindle freebies" that appear daily, but Michael Gallagher's daily Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips blog has proven to be an invaluable resource to those who peruse the titles of the free book offerings. And don't let anyone kid you, the freebies here will often surprise you with their quality of content."

Those same thoughts apply to this newer
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309 of 353 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous for Kindle Fire March 21, 2012
I get all of my free Kindle info from Michael's blog. I have over 1000 items downloaded (and I'm picky--I don't take all genres). This blog has been a Godsend.

When I have a question, Michael is kind enough to respond in an e-mail with a thoughtful, considered answer.

Good stuff!
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231 of 269 people found the following review helpful
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I look forward to hearing from Mr. Michael Gallagher every day! With this new app, it will be even easier to receive his information and suggestions for books--free and otherwise! I love the way he writes and save a lot of his suggestions about how to use Kindles to the utmost. I almost feel as though he is a friend, due to his personable blogs and recommendations.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars to each its own, but I LOVE IT August 12, 2012
By Kacmor
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I own this app for months. I wasn't planning on reviewing it, but today I visited the apps store to check if I'm really using this app for free. In today's blog, to which this app sends me when I klick on it, Mr. Gallagher mentioned that people who subscribe to his blog pay 99 cents a month for the information on it. Amazon's pricing, not his BTW.
So I ran to make sure my FREE is really FREE.
Well, it was and a free upgrade was waiting for me, too. From now on I will be able to see the book covers, which will help me remember if I have the book already, or not yet.
I also saw the reviews. Some were soooo venomous, I decided to add my own opinion to the collection, and maybe help clarify this and that.
The app is MAGNIFICENT!!!!!
Mr. Michael publishes daily an information about books that Amazon is making available for free on that day.
Yes, you can find that information by yourself, but it is a time consuming process, and involves quality presorting. What is delivered in this app/blog is never less than four star book. That provides an incredible, time - saving shortcut. Also, if you check the app regularly, you will not miss time sensitive books, those that are free only for few hours.
And NO (young Emily Roach of one star judgement), they aren't books for "old people". Every single genre and category is represented.
I have a very strange and stubborn approach toward my Kindle. I DON'T spend money on it.
I got it as a gift, that included 50 dollars card. In 8 month's time I spent 11. That is on apps AND books. And Mr. Gallaghar is responsible for 6 of them. I couldn't resist certain Amazon specials he informed about (like Michael J. Fox's. autobiography discounted to two dollars on that day).
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Daily List of Free Books March 26, 2012
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This app is a mobile version of their blog. It is basically a text list of free books on Amazon each day with blurbs and a quick scored reviews summary (4.5 stars out of 5 with 37 reviews). The best part of the list is that it includes direct links to Amazon for quick download to Kindle.

This is a great free app for info on how to get free Kindle content.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome with Awesome Sauce May 23, 2012
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I haven't paid for a book for my Kindle Fire since the day I downloaded this app! I log on everyday to see what new free books I can discover. He only suggests books with a rating of 4 stars and above and they span all of the different genres. Free books I would never have looked for myself are now packaged in one neat blog and are just a click away. Simply Awesome!
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39 of 47 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't consider this an "app" May 1, 2012
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First off, I wouldn't consider this an app. This is a blog which the author has cleverly disguised as an app to get traffic to his website. When you open it, you will find the authors blogs which include links and commentary about items that are free for the Kindle. That being said, was the content of the blog useful? Well, the first posts I read spoke about specific Kindle books that were free, what they were about, what genre they were in, and how customers rated them. This was somewhat helpful information but only about a few randomly selected books. You could easily access this information on amazon itself so I'm not sure why you would need this. Also, because he only speaks of a few free books you really can't narrow down to just the books genre you are interested in. For example, I don't care to read about a free Suspense book as this isn't a topic I like to read about. Thus, the information (for me) was not helpful.

I kept paging down through blog posts and did find one post that made me happy I'd downloaded this app. It contained links of how to see all of the free books by genre (religion & Spirituality, romance, mystery, etc). The links will open up the web on your kindle (if you HAVE the web on your kindle) to the amazon screen with just free ebooks displayed. That being said, on my Kindle fire the links don't work that well at launching from the app directly. It was very sluggish. Also, as with the way I normally search for free books you will get a lot of results that are free only for "Amazon Prime" members and some that are no longer free. Still, if you aren't familiar with amazon or finding free books this is useful and helpful information.

In a nutshell, if you aren't familiar with finding free ebooks and like reading someone's commentary on random books give this app a try.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Limited Kindle Books
If you enjoy reading thriller, mystery, romance, this app is for you. I found that it lacked variety in the offers it made. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Nora
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Resource
Good resource for free and bargain Kindle books. The app loads quickly and works seamlessly on my Kindle Fire HD. Even better is that no subscription is needed.
Published 6 days ago by Jamaican
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app.
Love this app , got four free books the first day. These weren't books that are just crappy free e-books they were good books that were either very discounted or were full price... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Katy M
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Daily Updated app! I love it! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
After installing this app, I rarely, if ever, "browse" Amazon e-books anymore! I don't have to. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Wabbit
5.0 out of 5 stars What's not to like?
Free Kindle books? Where else can I get free books? Not even at a garage sale. This is a great Amazon program. Nice selection to choose from.
Published 9 days ago by J. Ryan
2.0 out of 5 stars kindle tips
This book was not as helpful as I would have liked.
Good thing it was free. I doubt I would purchase it.
Published 22 days ago by Denise A. Freitag
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle books and tips
Not much to say about it. I ordered one book off the site which was supposed to be free. Ended up costing me. Probably will not use again.
Published 23 days ago by Wanda L.
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!!
Anybody wit a kindle NEEDS this app. It is one of my all time favorites. Good work Michael, I read you each day.
Published 23 days ago by helen
3.0 out of 5 stars Not useful to me so far
So far I haven't downloaded any books based on this app. It advertises "free Kindle books", but in reality, a lot of the books listed are just reduced in price for a brief... Read more
Published 24 days ago by lonebeaut
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I think this is a great app. Again you can look at free books to purchase. there are also books that you have to buy
Published 29 days ago by joan wasdovitch
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Does this blog app run on the Fire HD?
This app is amazing! To locate: 1) go to your applications tab, 2) make sure you are in the "Cloud" library, 3) press the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen and when the search window opens, 4) type "Collections for Kindle Fire" (for the 7" tablet) OR... Read more
Mar 27, 2013 by SusanKC |  See all 8 posts
Michael's blog with links to genres
I just now saw this. Here is the link:
Apr 28, 2012 by Michael Gallagher |  See all 2 posts
A different way of getting .mobi files on kindle fire
Thank you, I can now delete all the books I have cluttering my desktop on my laptop. You have helped to reduce my "visual clutter" headache!

Mar 27, 2013 by SusanKC |  See all 2 posts
problems with purchasing from Free Kindle books & tips

Are you using the app with a Fire or another Android-based device?


Jul 18, 2012 by Michael Gallagher |  See all 7 posts
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