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6,028 Free Books from Amazon Kindle Store

Well, Saturday finally arrived – it was a long week at work today: as an accountant (or professional bean counter as some people say), this is a busy time of year for me.

I’ve tried to give you a good sampling of books from different genres over the past few days, but the number of free books in the Amazon Kindle store has literally exploded: as I type this post, there are 6,028 free books with a little over 500 of those being free for the first time today.  Wow!

You may want to check some of these out, and there may be a genre you are interested in I missed – for example, this morning there are almost 400 free Kindle books in the “Lifestyle and Home” category alone.  Many of you have seen the list of links below – and bookmarked them so you can check them out at any time – but there are a couple of hundred new people most days who are joining the blog for the first time.  So, here are some links for you to check out the various free book categories on the Amazon website.  One word of caution: I do not know how long each book will remain for free, and the pricing changes every hour.  If you are interested in one of these books, please check the price and make sure it is free before you press the “buy” button unless you don’t mind being charged!
Free Book Categories:

All Non-Public Domain Free books: http://amzn.to/bookload

Fiction: http://amzn.to/kindlefiction

Non-fiction: http://amzn.to/kindlenonfiction

Advice & How-To: http://amzn.to/kindleadvice or http://amzn.to/kindlehowto

Arts & Entertainment: http://amzn.to/kindlearts or http://amzn.to/kindleentertainment

Biographies & Memoirs: http://amzn.to/kindlebios or http://amzn.to/kindlememoirs

Business & Investing: http://amzn.to/kindlebusiness or http://amzn.to/kindleinvest

Children: http://amzn.to/kindlekids or http://amzn.to/kindlechildren

Classic / Public Domain Books: http://amzn.to/kindleclassic or http://amzn.to/kindleclassicbooks

Comics & Graphic Novels: http://amzn.to/kindlecomics or http://amzn.to/kindlegraphic

Computers & Internet: http://amzn.to/kindlecpu or http://amzn.to/kindlecomputer or http://amzn.to/kindleinternet

Cooking, Food, & Wine: http://amzn.to/kindlecooking or http://amzn.to/kindlecook or http://amzn.to/kindlefood or http://amzn.to/kindlewine or http://amzn.to/kindlevino

Fantasy: http://amzn.to/kindlefantasy

History: http://amzn.to/kindlehistory

Humor: http://amzn.to/kindlehumor or http://amzn.to/kindlejokes

Lifestyle & Home: http://amzn.to/kindlelifestyle or http://amzn.to/kindlehome

Literary Fiction: http://amzn.to/kinleliteraryfiction or http://amzn.to/kindlelitfiction

Mystery & Thrillers: http://amzn.to/kindlemystery or http://amzn.to/kindlethriller

Parenting & Families: http://amzn.to/kindleparenting or http://amzn.to/kindleparents or http://amzn.to/kindlefamilies

Politics & Current Events: http://amzn.to/kindlepolitics or http://amzn.to/kindlecurrentevents

Reference: http://amzn.to/kindlereference or http://amzn.to/kindleref

Religion & Spirituality: http://amzn.to/kindlereligion or http://amzn.to/kindespirituality

Romance: http://amzn.to/kindleromance

Science: http://amzn.to/kindlescience

Science Fiction: http://amzn.to/kindlescifi or http://amzn.to/kindlesciencefiction

Sports: http://amzn.to/kindlesports

Travel: http://amzn.to/kindletravel

 

Have a great weekend-

Michael

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription!  Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Looking for more or a reliable source of free books for your Kindle?  Click here for my “Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them book (updated January 2012!).

 

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Correcting Last Week’s Mistake

I made a mistake when I ran the updated version of my book, Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, for free last week so I am running it again today.  I updated this book for what I call “version #9” earlier this month: key changes were the addition of a lot of links to the free books by genre in the Amazon Kindle store. If you like the book, I would appreciate your taking a moment and writing a review for it and, if you don’t care for it, how about sending me an email (kindle at gagler dot com) and let me know how you think it could be improved?

You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/lVq4tV into your computer’s web browser. It will be free for today only, so grab it now while you can!

What was the mistake?  Well, many of you couldn’t get a copy of it because the Amazon server said you had previously purchased it and wouldn’t let you get it again.  There is a workaround and if you previously purchased one of the “old” versions, and you want to get this new version, you will first need to remove the old version from your Kindle account – I’m not talking about just deleting it from your Kindle, you will need to delete it permanently from Amazon’s records.  I talked about how to permanently delete a Kindle title late last week, but here is how you can do it so you can obtain this title:

  • First, remove the title from your Kindle.
  • Second, go to the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon web page at http://www.amazon.com/myk
  • In this section, locate the book in the search bar just below the “Your Kindle Library” header. If you have lots of books, for example, in your library it will take some time for all of them to load.  You should search for this book by my name (Michael Gallagher) or by title (Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them)
  • Once you have located the title, click the “Actions” icon located to the right of the title..
  • Choose the “Delete from library” option.
  • A confirmation pop-up will appear next, asking if you are sure you want to delete this title. Assuming you really want to delete it, select the “Yes” option.

Now that you have permanently deleted the title, you can click here or type in http://amzn.to/lVq4tV to go to the book’s page and “buy” it (for free) again and Amazon will deliver it to your Kindle.  Here’s to hoping 50,000+ copies are given away today!

Hope that helps!

Michael

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription!  Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Check Out My Other Blog, “Kindle Books for a Buck (or Less),” with a primary focus on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. You can check it out by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser.  Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

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Permanently Deleting a Kindle Title

There may be times when you want to delete items from your Kindle permanently – never to be seen again.  I’m not talking about just from your Kindle, but permanently from your Amazon records so that you can’t ever download it again.  Forever.

Many of you may be wondering, “why would I want to do that?”

You can probably think of other reasons, but I can think of two reasons off the top of my head:

  • Your children, significant other, or someone else can also access your account with their Kindle or Kindle for PC / iPhone application, and you do not want them to know what you have been reading – maybe it’s a lusty romance, “How to Spy on Your Lover,” or any other book you may not want them to read.  For example, if you’re a parent you want to be able to monitor what your children are reading.
  • You downloaded a book you thought was one thing, realized later it was something else, and you never want to see it again.  For example, that would be a situation I would find myself in if I downloaded one of the Harlequin romances – they are just not my thing.  I am also of the opinion Amazon utilizes what is in your list of books to market to you.  I have some experience with this one, as I received some really strange recommendations for a particular genre after I bought a Kindle book that I thought was one thing but turned out to be another (enough said on that one).  Once I permanently deleted the title I thought was causing this particular point of targeted marketing, those recommendations disappeared for good.

To make a long story short, if you would like to permanently delete a title from your Kindle’s account, here are the steps you need to perform:

  • First, remove the title from your Kindle.
  • Second, go to the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon web page at http://www.amazon.com/myk
  • In this section, locate the item in the search bar just below the “Your Kindle Library” header.  If you have lots of books, for example, in your library it will take some time for all of them to load.
  • Once you have located the title, click the “Actions” icon located to the right of the title..
  • Choose the “Delete from library” option.
  • A confirmation pop-up will appear next, asking if you are sure you want to delete this title.  Assuming you really want to delete it, select the “Yes” option.

A word of caution – if you delete the title, and want to read it again, you will have to buy it again!

Hope that helps-

Michael

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription!  Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Click here for my “Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts” book or type in http://amzn.to/seDbUq into your computer’s web browser and learn a new thing or two about your Kindle!

 

 

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Read This Blog on Your Kindle Fire

I’ve been asked this question a few times this week – how do you read the blog using your Kindle Fire?  Here is how you can read it for free:

The Pulse app is pre-installed on your Kindle Fire, and the Pulse app basically is a collection of various blog posts and news feeds: as long as your Kindle Fire is connected to an active Wi-Fi connection, the blog posts and news feeds will be updated throughout the day. While you need an active Wi-Fi connection to update the news feeds, because the blog posts and news articles are stored on your Kindle Fire you can read them while you are offline or not connected to the Internet.
To add my two main blogs or any other blog to the Pulse app, just follow these steps in order:

  • From the Kindle Fire home page, tap the Apps tab.
  • Locate the Pulse icon and tap it one time.
  • A list of existing feeds will now appear. To add a blog or newsfeed, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap the blue “plus” or + icon.
  • Tap the search icon located at the top of your touch screen (it looks like a magnifying glass).
  • You will see an input line titled “Source name / keyword / url” at the top of your touch screen. Tap that line one time to display the virtual keyboard at the bottom of your touch screen.
  • To add the Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips blog, just type in “fkbt.wordpress.com” (without the quotations), then tap the “Search” icon located at the bottom right-hand side of your touch screen.
  • To add the Kindle Books for a Buck (or Less) blog, just type in “ebooksforabuck.wordpress.com” (without the quotations), then tap the “Search” icon located at the bottom right-hand side of your touch screen.
  • After you tapped the “Search” icon for either of the options above, the name of the blog should now be displayed on your touch screen. Tap the blue “plus” or “+” icon located to the right of the blog’s name to add it to your Pulse feed.

I hope that helps!

Michael

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription!  Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tipsor type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Check out my new Kindle guide, Kindle Fire How-To Guide: Your Guide to Tips, Tricks, Free Books, and Startup.  You can check it out if you click here or type in http://amzn.to/firebook into your computer’s web browser.

 

 

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Your Kindle Helps With Games

Kindle owners do lots of things with their Kindles – some this you may already know how to do, but there may be a lot of you who never thought to do it.  There is a discussion thread going on over at the Amazon site where members are posting some of the random things they do with their Kindles in addition to “just” reading books.  I will be profiling some of these over the next few weeks – after all, part of the title line of this blog is supposed to be about Kindle tips vs. just a feature on free books!

The below is one of the tips from the discussion board:

I downloaded rules to all the card/dice games we like to play. That way, if we’re traveling (and I ALWAYS have my Kindle along), we can look up the rules to a game that we may not have played in a while. I just downloaded my Word file, as a text file onto my Kindle. Now, we always have our game rules with us!

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription!  Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tipsor type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Click here for my “Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts” book or type in http://amzn.to/seDbUq into your computer’s web browser and learn a new thing or two about your Kindle!

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Your Kindle Helps in the Classroom

Kindle owners do lots of things with their Kindles – some this you may already know how to do, but there may be a lot of you who never thought to do it.  There is a discussion thread going on over at the Amazon site where members are posting some of the random things they do with their Kindles in addition to “just” reading books.  I will be profiling some of these over the next few weeks – after all, part of the title line of this blog is supposed to be about Kindle tips vs. just a feature on free books!

The below is one of the tips from the discussion board:

I am a college instructor and rely on lecture notes to keep me on track in classes. I have been typing up my lecture notes, then converting them and putting them on the Kindle to use in class. Saves on trees and my students are intrigued!

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription!  Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tipsor type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Click here for my “Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts” book or type in http://amzn.to/seDbUq into your computer’s web browser and learn a new thing or two about your Kindle!

 

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Links to 20,000+ Free Kindle Books from Amazon Separated by Category / Genre

I’ve had a little over 100 requests this week for me to send people the link / tell them about the post I had not too long ago that has a link to each of the various categories of free Kindle books on the Amazon website, so I thought I would post it again.  Before I do, here are a few stats:

  • As I type this post this morning, there are exactly 4,135 free books that are “new” books and not considered classics or in the public domain.
  • Of those 4,135 books, 2,852 are fiction and 1,226 are non-fiction.
  • There are 15,831 classic books available for free – the most popular title is The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, followed closely by Pride and Prejudice.

Here are the links again, and you may consider bookmarking some of these (I have) as the titles available change each hour.  Please make sure you verify the price is still free before you click the “buy” button!

All Non-Public Domain Free books: http://amzn.to/bookload

Fiction: http://amzn.to/kindlefiction

Non-fiction: http://amzn.to/kindlenonfiction

Advice & How-To: http://amzn.to/kindleadvice or http://amzn.to/kindlehowto

Arts & Entertainment: http://amzn.to/kindlearts or http://amzn.to/kindleentertainment

Biographies & Memoirs: http://amzn.to/kindlebios or http://amzn.to/kindlememoirs

Business & Investing: http://amzn.to/kindlebusiness or http://amzn.to/kindleinvest

Children: http://amzn.to/kindlekids or http://amzn.to/kindlechildren

Classic / Public Domain Books: http://amzn.to/kindleclassic or http://amzn.to/kindleclassicbooks

Comics & Graphic Novels: http://amzn.to/kindlecomics or http://amzn.to/kindlegraphic

Computers & Internet: http://amzn.to/kindlecpu or http://amzn.to/kindlecomputer or http://amzn.to/kindleinternet

Cooking, Food, & Wine: http://amzn.to/kindlecooking or http://amzn.to/kindlecook or http://amzn.to/kindlefood or http://amzn.to/kindlewine or http://amzn.to/kindlevino

Fantasy: http://amzn.to/kindlefantasy

History: http://amzn.to/kindlehistory

Humor: http://amzn.to/kindlehumor or http://amzn.to/kindlejokes

Lifestyle & Home: http://amzn.to/kindlelifestyle or http://amzn.to/kindlehome

Literary Fiction: http://amzn.to/kinleliteraryfiction or http://amzn.to/kindlelitfiction

Mystery & Thrillers: http://amzn.to/kindlemystery or http://amzn.to/kindlethriller

Parenting & Families: http://amzn.to/kindleparenting or http://amzn.to/kindleparents or http://amzn.to/kindlefamilies

Politics & Current Events: http://amzn.to/kindlepolitics or http://amzn.to/kindlecurrentevents

Reference: http://amzn.to/kindlereference or http://amzn.to/kindleref

Religion & Spirituality: http://amzn.to/kindlereligion or http://amzn.to/kindespirituality

Romance: http://amzn.to/kindleromance

Science: http://amzn.to/kindlescience

Science Fiction: http://amzn.to/kindlescifi or http://amzn.to/kindlesciencefiction

Sports: http://amzn.to/kindlesports

Travel: http://amzn.to/kindletravel

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription!  Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips or type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Looking for more or a reliable source of free books for your Kindle?  Click here for my “Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them book (updated January 2012!).

 

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