Like any art form books (and therefore eBooks) are highly subjective in nature. My list of “favorites are not likely to match those that YOU would find to be the best. Therefore when contemplating what the “best free e-books for Kindle” are I think it best show you how to FIND the best free eBooks rather than just tell you what MY favorite free ones are.
As it was said best, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
As I say, “Give a man a free eBook and he reads today but teach him to find a free eBook and he reads for life”
♦ Convert eBooks to Kindle
Many free eBooks you find will be ready to be put into Kindle. But some won’t be. Kindle runs on AMZ format. Kindles also support PDF and PRC format. Any of those formats can be imported directly into the Kindle. Many other styles can easily be converted to PRC or PDF format and then be put onto the Kindle.
♦ Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg has over 33,000 free eBooks. Many of them already in Kindle format so no conversion necessary. There is no need to even register for the site to download. These books are mainly ones that have transitioned to public domain copyrights, but that is not always true. Some are even donated to be published there by authors/publishers. A small sampling of some of the free books on Project Gutenberg are: Sherlock Holmes, Christmas Carol, Huckleberry Finn, The Prince, Time Machine, The Kama Sutra, Frankenstein, the Bible, Count of Monte Cristo, Grimms Fairy Tales, Emma, les miserables and Treasure Island. Trust me…that is just a small sample of the 33,000 quality free books offered on Project Gutenberg.
Yes, Amazon itself offers a ton of free eBooks. First of all it offers free downloads for many of the above classics. It could easily be worth checking out Amazon first and get it for free. Amazon also sometimes makes deals with publishers to offer contemporary books for free. These are often on really popular authors the (often correct) theory is that if you read and really like one of the authors books for free you are likely to buy and read a lot of other ones subsequently. One of my current favorite authors I actually found as a Free book on Kindle. So these really are quality (of perhaps sometimes underappreciated) authors.
♦ Free eBook Torrents
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention torrents and other quasi legal downloads. The morality of these downloads is questionable. I will leave the decision on whether to pursue these or not up to you. There are many large eBook collections that can be found as well as some copies of (usually more popular) eBooks to be found, just as there are torrents and downloads for most DVD’s and Music. They are out there.
As I am sure you can see the download of ebooks is quite vibrant. There are thousands of really good books without even getting into people who share their books online. eBooks are awesome. I buy them all the time, but getting them for free is sometimes even sweeter. Enjoy some of these ways to get the best free eBooks for Kindle.