Website lists all the free ebooks available on Amazon

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13 Responses to “Website lists all the free ebooks available on Amazon”

  1. Ross Peter Nelson says:

    According to them Nicholas Nickleby and Bartleby the Scrivener are history.

  2. Vole_tron says:

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

    Create a new bookmark with this as its location…

    javascript:location=location.href.replace(‘amazon.com/’,’amazon.co.uk/’);

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

  3. Rob Jordan says:

    Having all the data in one spot is great, but if you’re looking for something a little more curated I like blog.booksontheknob.org
    blog.booksontheknob.org/feeds/posts/default

    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.

  4. Smart E Pantz says:

    Mark, may I suggest something *better*?  

    http://openlibrary.org/

    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.

    • Ramone says:

      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.

  5. RayCornwall says:

    I’m a big fan of dailycheapreads.com. 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.

  6. Rob O'Daniel says:

    Altho they’re not yours to keep, OverDrive.com is a great resource for checking out e-books via your local library:

    http://www.overdrive.com/

  7. James Penrose says:

    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.

  8. Another candidate is onehundredfreebooks.com

  9. Angel Moberly says:

    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’.

  10. stasike says:

     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.

  11. dino says:

    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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