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How do I actually download free books onto my Kindle?

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Initial post: Aug 3, 2013 12:30:08 AM PDT
amazonwoman says:
I would really like to be able to download some free books to my Kindle but I cannot locate any instructions on exactly how to do this? Does anyone have the correct steps or instructions?-thanks
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2013 12:53:28 AM PDT
Where are the free books you want to download, and what format are they in? And what model kindle do you have?

Posted on Aug 3, 2013 1:41:15 AM PDT
Go to the 'Search' window above, type in the subject, or author, or title, and add "free" to it. Then 'Go'. You should see a page of free (cost to buy = $0.00) e-books. Scroll down. Select those e-books which interest you. "Jules Verne Free" would be an example of a search to try. When you get there, you may see several editions of a costing $0.00, another costing $1.99, another costing $5.99, and so on. 'Buy' the $0.00 edition. I have more than 2300 free e-books...mostly old classics of Literature. Some are histories, mysteries, biographies, sci-fi, etc. I have free works by: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Jules Verne, Agatha Christie, Andre Norton, Plato, Frederick Douglas, Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, G.K. Chesterton, P.G. Wodehouse, and many others.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2013 12:54:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 4, 2013 6:15:48 PM PDT
amazonwoman says:
Thanks everyone for responding. I thought the link shown here seemed promising to me so I thought I would start with this?
My Kindle Version is: 3.3 (611680021) purchased 10/23/11 when I had money but now I don't thus the idea of possible free books - I hope? -

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2013 1:01:37 PM PDT
I'm not sure what you're asking. You "buy" free books just like you buy paid books.

The link you gave leads to the top 100 paid thrillers. Click where it says "Top 100 Free" and browse from there.

Posted on Aug 3, 2013 1:02:12 PM PDT
Artist says:
Click on the title of the book on that list, then click on the Buy for $0.00 button. If it doesn't say $0.00, then it's not free any more.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2013 1:07:33 PM PDT
Just Peachy says:
You really should remove your email from your posts before it fills up with spam.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2013 5:00:39 PM PDT
Ok, so you have a Kindle Keyboard (there's a firmware update for that which adds a few new features, if you're interested - version 3.4) and the free books you want to get are in the Amazon store? In that case, the purchase process is just like with paid books (as Artist described), but your account isn't charged anything for them.

There are thousands of free books in the Amazon store - when I got my first kindle (a few months ahead of you, but as a gift) I was similarly poor, and I trawled the Amazon site looking for free books. I found heaps - in fact, after selecting from the first 4000 in my search results I gave up because I had so many :-)

You might also like to sign up for - they send a daily email alerting you to freebies. But do be aware of the caution a couple of people have mentioned - free books can switch to not being free very quickly, and you should always check the price on the product page (and refresh the page if you've had it open for a while) as well as check the purchase confirmation email, to be sure you did actually get it for free.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2013 6:13:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 4, 2013 6:14:55 PM PDT
amazonwoman says:
Okay, thanks everyone for responding. I got some great ideas and help for everyone and will slowly try them all soon to see what works for me. And now I am going to end this discussion - thanks again.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 8:34:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 5, 2013 8:36:48 PM PDT
You can also go to and for more free titles - the first will get you books in the public domain (before 1923) and the latter will get you sf/fantasy titles (look for the "free library" at the bottom of the site). I have downloaded straight to my Kindle Paperwhite from both and using the experimental browser the menu offers and it was really easy.

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