It may be confusing to some why anything that takes so long to produce, like a book, could be free? If you want to know why some great books are free please continue reading below.
So Why Are Some Books Free?
Free ebooks from Kindle, Kobo, B&N and iBooks come in two forms:
- Public Domain– Books that are no longer covered by copyright are considered Public Domain. These books may have always been considered “Free”, but some may not be available yet on Amazon. A ton of these books can be found on sites like ManyBooks, FeedBooks, or Project Gutenberg, but everyone knows that if it is not Amazon, it is going to be a pain to download on your Kindle. That’s where we come in! We make it easy for you to find that perfect FREE or discount book without going through any hassles.
- Limited Time Offers– Often, publishing companies or self-published authors will offer books for free for a limited time. They are usually working one of three free book strategies. 1) Make the first book in a series free. If you like it they hope you will pay for the rest. 2) Expand the fans of an established author. If you like the author they hope you will buy more of her books. 3) Give a new author some exposure.
For Kindle users one of the best places to browse free books by genre is on JustKindleBooks free books page. This page also shows you a number of other ways to find free books for Kindle, including less known programs such as Prime Reading, Kindle First & OverDrive (Library books delivered to your Kindle) and more.
What’s the Downside to Free Books?
There are a couple of downsides to free books. Here they are:
- Quality. Quality varies greatly in the free market. Some free books are first rate other you might want to delete from your device. But hey, they are free.
- Cliffhangers. With romance, mystery and sci-fi books, you’ll sometimes find that haven’t downloaded a full length novel, but rather a novella that ends with a cliff hanger. If you want to know the ending you’ll need to buy part 2 of the series.
- Limited Time. Free books tend to be free for only 1 to 5 days and there no timestamp that tells you when the book goes back to normal price. The free sign next to the book may be there one minute and gone the next…so get it while you can!
Now browse some free books.