Free Kindle Books

by Greg on November 10, 2008

Here is a list of resources where you can find a ton of free Kindle books. As I find more and more sources of free ebooks, I’ll add them to this list so make sure you come back on a regular basis. Some of the links below are just free ebooks and may not necessarily be compatible with your Kindle but I’ll make sure to note the sources that are Kindle compatible.

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Here’s the list (so far):
1. Amazon – What better place to start than right at Amazon.
2. freekindlebooks.org – this site offers thousands of free classic ebooks in Kindle compatible formats.
3. Project Gutenberg – over 100,000 ebook titles available.
4. Munsey’s – not as many ebooks available as the previous sites mentioned but still some good books in Kindle format.
5. Fictionwise – over 15,000 ebooks in Kindle format as of December 2007 so there’s probably even more now.
6. Manybooks.net – A large selection of ebooks and an easy to use site.  Books are downloadable in many formats including Kindle, of course.
7. Feedbooks.com – Thousands of free ebooks available and you can publish and share your own content.
8. Worldlibrary.net – only $8.95 per year for full, unlimited access to over 500,000 titles. updated 1/10/11 – Formerly KindleLibrary.net
9. Webscriptions.net – a lot of free books here, many SciFi.  Not as many freebies as the other sites mentioned but definitely worth checking out. updated 12/11/08
10. Baen.com – free and very inexpensive SciFi books for your Kindle. Thanks to Mike Bennett for the free Kindle book source. updated 12/24/08
11. Podiobooks.com – get “podcast versions” of serialized audiobooks for free. updated 1/21/09
12. 4,600 Public Domain Books – These books are available directly from Amazon.com updated 1/21/09
13. Freetechbooks.com – Great site for free tech books such as computer science, engineering and programming, textbooks and lecture notes. updated 3/21/09
14. RobertBurtonRobinson.com – 5 Free Mystery/Suspense books for your viewing pleasure. updated 4/3/09
15.Mobipocket.com – There is a nice selection from the free ebooks section of MobiPocket. updated 8/24/09
16.Flazx.com – Flazx has a nice selection of IT and computer books to choose from. updated 8/24/09
17.FreeTechBooks.com – Here is a nice assortment of computer programming books and textbooks. updated 8/24/09
18.Librivox.org – There are over 1,000 free audio versions of public domain books at Librivox. updated 8/24/09
19.WiredForBooks.org – Wired For Books has a lot of great interviews from some of the greatest writers of the 20th century. updated 8/24/09
20.Bookboon.com – Bookboon provides online textbooks for students in PDF format. They can be downloaded without registration. Thanks to Alessandra for finding this for us. updated 11/27/09
21.Internet Archive – Well over 1 Million books available for your Kindle here. Read this post for more details: Internet Archive updated 1/14/10
22.Inkmesh.com – A search engine to find free books for your Kindle and other reading devices. updated 1/14/10
23.Jungle-search.com – This is updated twice daily with free books for your Kindle. updated 2/4/10
24.FreeKindleBooks.org – 1000s of Free Classic E-books (below) in Kindle-compatible MOBI and PRC formats. updated 3/9/10
25.FreeBookSpot.in – 4500 free ebooks in 100 categories. updated 6/2/10
26.Free-eBooks.net – Another online source for free ebooks. You can also submit your own free ebook here. updated 6/2/10
27.GetFreeBooks.com – Hundreds of free ebooks from dozens of categories with a lot of free computer programming books. updated 6/2/10
28.FreeComputerBooks.com – As the title indicates – free computer books – and lots of them. Programming, technical, lecture notes, etc.updated 6/2/10
29.OnlineFreeEBooks.com – Provides access to a variety of free ebooks in 9 major categories. updated 6/2/10
30.e-library.net – E-Library as a section dedicated to free ebooks.  Click the link and it will take you to the free section. updated 12/13/10
31.Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts – This is a collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy. updated 12/13/10
32.Bartleby.com – The Harvard Classics are among many free texts offered onlineat this award-winning site. There are also many classic reference works available here. updated 12/13/10
33.Bibliomania.com – This site has over 2,000 free classics. It also has reference books, biographies, and research works. You can read online in your browser. updated 12/13/10
34.BookYards.com – BookYards has over 17,000 free ebooks. Their goal is to be the “Library Of The World”. They also provide access to hundreds of online libraries totaling over 800,000 books. updated 1/10/11
35.Bibliotastic.com – New site with 100+ books in Kindle, EPUB and PDF formats as well as browse-able online. Books are reviewed and rated by the sites editors as well as users. updated 2/24/11

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1 Lillie Ammann November 10, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Thanks for the links to free ebooks. FYI, though, most books from Fictionwise are not free. They are usually reasonably priced … but not free.

2 feeji November 24, 2008 at 2:45 pm

Thanks for the info about Fictionwise Lillie.

3 Mike Bennett December 24, 2008 at 12:20 pm

http://www.baen.com/library/

Here is great source of free and affordable SiFi books for Kindle. The free list is fairly extensive.

4 Elsi January 22, 2009 at 10:44 am

And MobileRead — http://www.mobileread.com/forums/ebooks.php?forumid=128

Get MobileRead’s MobiPocket Download Guide at http://www.mobileread.com/mobiguide and use it to download free books using the Whispernet connection.

5 Mark Twain March 27, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Just surfed in, and now I am surfing out. Before I did, I just had to shout. Have you heard of a site that is more than alright. It’s called Free Book Quest, and you can put it to the test. http://www.freebookquest.com
It can find a free book, so it deserves a look. I am not trying to be mean, just open it to your screen. Download a book or two, delete them when you are through. It is the greenest way to read, I hope these words you heed.

Also give grateware a chance (http://www.grateware.com), and lose that defensive stance. It’s a site about freeware, and it collects them without a care. They are all 100% free, so no police will you see. The authors gave them to the net, so just search for anything and you are set.

6 Christine April 1, 2009 at 3:39 pm

For free, modern, legal ebooks in various formats -
http://finding-free-ebooks.blogspot.com/

7 William Temple April 29, 2009 at 11:02 am

Baenced at the Fifth Imperium you can download 100’s of free Kindle Sci-fi books from the following Authors:

David Drake: Some if not all published books at this posting date

David Weber : All published books at posting date

John Ringo: All published books at posting date.

Great Site, I would give it 5 Stars

8 Darlene McElroy April 29, 2009 at 12:52 pm

I don’t have a Kindle yet but I have been doing a lot of researching lately as I intend on getting one very soon. I thought I am thinking about holding out for the Kindle 3. Here are my thoughts:
The size of the screen you have now is great! – It fits perfectly into purses, carry on bags, etc – it is not bulky and is the reason people went to ereaders in the first place. Changing the screen to full size is not going to be great idea unless you are planning to make two versions, one full size with the new improvements and one with the current screen size and the new improvements.
Putting books into folders is a great idea especially for those of us who have to be organized! This is a must. Thanks for listening.
A color screen is also very good.
A Touch screen is great, however, I would recommend keeping the Qwerty keyboard and the scrolling keys on the side. Don’t get rid of features from Kindle2 that users loved.
Add a backlight that covers not only the edges of the screen but one that covers the entire reading area so that it can be used in dimly lit areas without disturbing others such as on airplanes.
SD card slot is a great expansion method that should be added.
Continue your wireless and your USB methods.

I am sincerely looking forward to hearing about the upcoming Kindle 3 to see how many of the innovations have been implemented. I am an avid reader and a tech geek so this gadget is perfect for me when the specs are right.
Thanks
Darlene

9 Tony Kline May 20, 2009 at 11:16 am

All the texts at Poetry In Translation, http://www.poetryintranslation.com, are available for download in .mobi format for the Kindle. All texts are free for non-commercial use.

10 Henry May 20, 2009 at 11:41 am

Nice list, but you’re missing Smashwords, which has mobi downloads.

11 Booker June 3, 2009 at 2:59 pm

If you’re looking for a quick way to search and download free books directly to the Kindle (no PC required), check out the PeJome site at: http://www.pejome.com.

12 dylan June 29, 2009 at 12:47 am

Heres a compilation of great literature.
100 free kindle books

13 Cheryl August 25, 2009 at 10:36 am

Google Books – they’re in PDF format but if you download the free Mobipocket Creator you can convert them to Kindle format!

14 LEONA P. September 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm

i just got my kendle 2 and love it..most of my friends have one, plus a Blackberry and a hp mini-notebook…all of which fit into my carryon for easy airplane travel…or travel anywhere. what fun to have all of these functions handy…just beginning to learn all the functions of the Kindle…I have been a customer of Amazon for years…keep up the good work..
Leona from Texas…..

15 LEONA P. September 6, 2009 at 1:28 pm

forgot to add that i am a artist and photographer, so having these toys is a plus when i am on a assignment..www.yessy.com/leonapleasant

16 biggie October 22, 2009 at 4:06 am

Puretorrents.org has over 10,000 non-fiction, high-quality .pdf’s… most published after 2000; many in 2009.

17 Keith Robins October 22, 2009 at 9:38 am

HI it would be a better product if it had two display pages “replicating a real book. It would be possible to simulate a page turn also it would offer better reading continuity.

Regds

18 David October 23, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Thanks for the list but worth noting nothing is free on Amazon for international users.

19 J October 24, 2009 at 7:39 pm

I wish people wouldn’t buy the thing and then complain about it. I mean geez. Go make one yall self.

20 Ally November 27, 2009 at 10:49 am

I know loads of students a bit annoyed that it’s still hard to find many sites or publishers that offer (proper) textbooks to use on an eReader…come on, its 2009, why are we still using those heavy things that go out of date by the time they go to and cost over a hundred bucks when I’ve got a brand new Kindle??

While I was Googling for “download textbooks” the other week I found the site http://www.bookboon.com I went on the site and found that they publish a huge range of textbooks – and every single textbook is made available to download free of charge! I downloaded a few in the pdf e-book format that they come in and they work perfectly on my Kindle DX

I also noticed that they have a facebook app, so you can also get all the textbooks for free from facebook, the link is http://apps.facebook.com/bookboon/

21 bob January 2, 2010 at 10:55 am

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22 bob January 2, 2010 at 10:55 am

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23 Kelly January 12, 2010 at 10:43 am

I just ordered one of the books but I was charged $9.99. How do I get these books for free? Is there a code?

24 Jessica January 24, 2010 at 5:31 am

NOTE: The Amazon books are NO LONGER FREE!!!!!!! Kelly and I have both been charged $9.99 because this offer is a year old and has not been taken down. So while it looks like it’s free until February, it was free until February of LAST YEAR!!!!!

25 Nancy March 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm

#8 link is not working; at least not for me.

26 Greg March 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Thanks Nancy, I’m wondering if it’s because Amazon made them take the site down because it had “Kindle” in the name.

27 Nancy March 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Could this be the replacement site for #8?

http://worldlibrary.net/

28 Joanna March 9, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Here is a link for free Kindle books on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&sort=pmrank&field-price=1-98&ref_=sr_nr_n_1&bbn=133141011&qid=1248810721&rnid=133141011&rh=n%3A133140011%2Cn%3A!133141011%2Cp_36%3A00-00%2Cn%3A154606011
…so far it’s worked for me. I just check around the end or beginning of every month and usually some of the publishers are offering a free book. Also after you have “bought” one free book you will often see the list of current “freebies.” Note: Always check the price before you click the button to buy your book.
Hope this helps. Have fun!

29 Greg March 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Actually, the link to the free Amazon books is #1 on the list above. Free books from Amazon
Greg

30 Nirmala August 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm

My wife, Gina Lake, and I offer several free ebooks in various formats including Kindle to help you awaken and live more fully in the now at http://endless-satsang.com/free-spiritual-ebooks.htm

31 Linda Scott August 31, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Why can’t I get these free books posted on my Facebook page?

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