I love my Kindle. I knew that I would, because I borrowed my friends for a few weeks and read a book on it. I was worried about the lack of a “Kindle Public Library” and the whole loaning and selling Kindle books thing until I rediscovered Project Gutenberg, and Feedbooks.
To be honest, while I knew about Project Gutenberg before, I didn’t really have a use for it until I had a dedicated reader. I mean, who wants to read a book at your computer. Even on a laptop its no fun. But with a svelte, light, non-backlit reader in my hands, the out-of-copyright and CC world are my oyster.
Of course the next step was to try to find out every legal way to get free or cheap commercially available content for my device. If you spend even a second searching the web for free kindle e-books, you’ll probably find the -domain trick. I’ve added a little to this technique to filter out the single chapter books (if I’m really interested in a sample, I’ll just click the sample button). Here’s my current method (I’ll post updates if I find a better way)
- Go to The Amazon Kindle Store
- Search for -domain -chapter -epilogue -excerpt -preview -romance
- Sort by Price (lowest to highest)
The resulting pages should be full of trashy romance novels, religious books, and a handfull of sci-fi, fantasy, and other fiction.
Do you have a good source for free or inexpensive e-books?