Website lists all the free ebooks available on Amazon

By the same folks who brought you Last Minute Auction ("an hour or less, a buck or less on eBay"), here's another great site for discriminating cheapskates:

If you’re a digital book fanatic, you probably know that Amazon offers a ton of free books, but it’s hard to get a good overview of them. Well, not anymore, thanks to our new site! Organized by category, and with options to search, order by average ranking, or filter by language, FreebookSifter makes it easy to peruse all the free books available for your Kindle or eReader.

Please pay special attention to the Added Today category. That’s where you can find the real treasures, which are only free for a limited time. FreebookSifter also offers a daily newsletter and RSS Feed with the newly added free books.


  1. Here’s a quick bookmarklet for anyone in the UK needing to change a book’s URL from .com to

    Create a new bookmark with this as its location…


    …and then click your new bookmark to jump from Amazon US to Amazon UK.

  2. Having all the data in one spot is great, but if you’re looking for something a little more curated I like

    She lists deals as well as free stuff and also lists other things like Nook freebies and DRM-free stuff that publishers or authors list themselves. She also conveniently filters out (most of) the romance/porn-or-erotica and Christian books into separate blogs. Sometimes deals on these books will show up in the main blog.

  3. Mark, may I suggest something *better*?

    The Internet Archive’s Open Library is really good for this.  It has better quality books from real, actual libraries.  Speaking strictly of Amazon, the problem there is that Amazon offers a lot of self-published and vanity material that may or may not be good.  And as far as I can tell, Freebooksifter doesn’t filter for that.

    1. I do enjoy the Open Library, but there are plenty of great self-published writers out there. I wouldn’t want to miss out on something really wonderful just because they’re a square peg in a round-holed publishing industry.

  4. I’m a big fan of She gets a bit too much inspirational fiction for my tastes, but she also catches a lot of authors that I like. I’ve been introduced to quite a few authors I like through her site.

  5. Looking at the first page on a typical day I’d have to say the majority of those books are *way* overpriced at “free”.

    I’d demand my consulting rates to read some of them based oin their titles.

  6. Not having a Kindle, is there anyway to D/L these titles so I can port them my mobile reader (Aldiko)?  They all want to d/l to the ‘Kindle Cloud Reader’.

  7.  You have to have a physical Kindle. Even broken one purchased for a few bucks. You need serial number of a physical Kindle. Search the net for Aprentice Alf and unofficial DRM removing plugin for Calibre.

    For older format, there *is* way. I have liberated a few Amazon books in the past strictly for my personal use. I purchased (or won or was given) a few books and I didn’t have physical Kindle device at the time. You have to install Kindle for PC 1.0 – the very first version and then install software called Unswindle. You have to find Kindle for PC 1.0 somewhere on the net, it can’t be downloaded from Amazon anymore. Then you disconnect your PC from the net, install Kindle for PC 1.0, configure it not to check for updates and connect to net again. Then run Unswindle and it will start Kindle for PC and liberate your book. But, this only works for books that are still in the old format – not the new azw3 ones.

  8. I too would love to be able to buy ebooks from Amazon without a Kindle or their software. I don’t care for the hardware and I’m a 100% Linux user.

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