Late in 2015, I received a Kindle as a present from my favorite ex-colleagues of all time and one of the first concerns was whether I would even know how to use it, given my lack of ability to even navigate iTunes (don’t ask!).
Guess what? It was pretty easy after all. It’s only a slight hassle to set up an Amazon account if you don’t already have one. But after that, it’s all easy peasy and if you are not particularly fussed about getting all the new top seller books, then it’s also pretty much expense-free!
- Create an account
- Go to Manage Your Content and Devices
- Register your Kindle device & Credit Card details
- Create a Send to Kindle Email (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org)
- And you’re pretty much ready to start your reading spree!
Where & What Formats To Download Free E-books (legally):
While majority of ebookstores use the epub format, Kindle devices and apps support a different one – mobi. Conveniently, Kindle also supports Pdf (but always go for mobi if there is an option because that format allows you to increase font size while pdf does not).
Head on over to the following quality websites and download away to your computer, and send the files to your Send to Kindle Email (check out above), and watch it magically appear on your Kindle device.
Goodreads – has quite popular reads like the classics and best sellers- I downloaded the Importance of being Earnest from this site
Project Gutenberg – offers almost 51 thousand ebooks on it’s site with varied genres – I downloaded most of my ebooks (The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle series, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and many more) from this site
eReaderIQ – apart from being a normal ebook site, it also provides an amazing feature where it updates titles of free Ebook titles on Amazon hourly
Happy Reading and let me know if you manage to uncover any gems in these sites! 🙂