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I bought my Amazon Kindle more than six years ago. First, I purchased the original Kindle. A few years later, I bought the Kindle Paperwhite. I have been delighted with both. It is such a fantastic thing to travel with all my ebooks in my pocket and not have five or more heavy
Over the years, I bought and read well over 120
For frugal people, there is one big issue with Kindle
The problem is the room second-hand
So I only bought Kindle ebooks for traveling. But there are still so many advantages to my Kindle. Therefore, I have been looking for ways to find cheap Kindle
1. Rent ebooks with Kindle Unlimited
One thing you can do with paper
Did you know you can do the same thing with Kindle ebooks? Not many people know that, but you can rent Kindle ebooks to make it much cheaper.
Several services offer this. But the one I prefer is the Kindle Unlimited service. It is the official service from Amazon. It allows you to rent up to 10 ebooks at a time. Once you want new ebooks, you have to return another one.
It is a great service if you read a lot. You can try it for free for 30 days. After that, it will cost you 9.99 USD per month. It is about a bit more than the average price of one ebook per month. So if you purchase more than one ebook per month, this is the way to go!
Unfortunately, this service is not available in all countries. But it is available in the United States and Europe!
2. Track Kindle book deals with eReaderIQ
Recently, I found a few personal finance ebooks at discounts of up to 80%. I immediately bought a few. I was lucky to find these discounts. Then, I wondered if I could track these discounts. It turns out I can!
Recently, I found out about eReaderIQ. This service is pretty incredible. This website offers many things. On the home page, you can search for discounted
As you can see, you can even find free ebooks! There are many search options to refine your search.
And that is not all. You can also track the price of a book. For instance, you can receive an email when a book you want drops below some price or has a discount. For example, here are a few personal finance
You can also track authors to watch for all their
I cannot believe I did not find eReaderIQ before. eReaderIQ is a free service. You do not have to pay for anything. But eReaderIQ relies on donations. So try it and if you get good discounts, consider giving a bit back to them.
3. Search Kindle eBooks by price
Most of the time, I use the official Amazon store for ebooks. I generally know which author I want to read next. If you do not know which specific book you want to read next, you may as well try to find cheap
There are two ways to find cheap Kindle ebooks directly.
Of course, you can use the official website. You go to the category you are interested in (Science Fiction, for instance). And then you sort by price. The problem is that some of the ebooks coming are part of Kindle Unlimited. And if you want to buy them, it is not free. It is not very convenient.
A better way to search for Kindle ebooks per price is to use KindReader. It is an excellent service that is a search around Amazon offers. You can search based on a price. And then, you can select the categories you want. You can also search by author or by title if you wish to. But in that case, you will probably not have a lot of search results.
Once you have found something interesting, the site will take you to Amazon to make the purchase. It is a straightforward and effective way to find cheaper ebooks!
4. Kindle Daily Deals
An excellent way to save money on Kindle
You can find some nice savings here. But since it is a daily deal, you cannot wait one day to think about it. It is not the place where I found the best deals. But it is worth checking it.
Now, there is a problem with this technique if you are not an American Amazon customer. The deals are for each Amazon site. If you are with amazon.fr, like me, you will find another page with deals. But, that does not prevent you from buying ones from another country. A lot of the time, the English
5. Kindle monthly deals
Amazon also offers monthly deals on Kindle ebooks. These deals last for one month (duh!). And there are a lot of them. As I am writing this post, there are almost 600 ebooks on discount. It is a great place to find a good deal. You can filter by category of
You will see that discounts vary a lot from one book to another. It is a good idea to check this page once a month to find the right deals. You can also subscribe to the newsletter. So you will directly receive it in your inbox every month. No more excuses!
Again, if you are from another amazon website, you will have to find the link in your country. I do not understand why they make it so complicated and different for each country.
6. Kindle countdown deals
Amazon offers yet another page for deals: Kindle Countdown Deals. This time, each deal has some duration. The duration can be one day or a few days; it depends. Here are a few examples:
I did not find a lot of good deals here for me. But you may be luckier than me. It is generally new writers that want to increase their audience. There are tons of deals here (more than 2000 when I checked). The problem is that you cannot subscribe. So you will have to check from time to time.
7. Kindle first reads
The last Amazon page where you can find deals is the Kindle first reads. This page has a few bargains (6 now). They are all for 1.99$. But you can only pick one each month. And they all hand-picked by Amazon editors. They are generally great
You only have to check it once per month. If you want, you can also subscribe to their newsletter to make sure you never miss a good deal.
8. Free public domain ebooks
This tip is one of my favorite frugality tips ever. If you like some classic (and old) authors, you may be lucky. Some works are now in the public domain. It means that the intellectual property of these
The exact time after which a work falls into the public depends on the country. For instance, in the United States, all works before 1923 are now in the public domain. You can find some of them in the Cheap reads for Kindle page.
For instance, I have read many Jules Verne and Alexandre Dumas
You will not find paperback
Another great place to get public domain
Books From around the world
Most readers focus on bestsellers from the United States. But there are tons of great writers around the globe. And some of these
One great way to find cheap Kindle ebooks from international authors is to go on Amazon Crossing.
Amazon Crossing is a great way to find authors that you are not used to reading. And a lot of these Kindle ebooks are very cheap. If you are an avid reader, I would recommend this service to broaden your horizons.
10. Use your local library
Many libraries are starting to offer access to ebooks. If you are lucky, your local library will provide such a service. In that case, this is a great way to get your
And with this, you can also get paperback
Getting ebooks are the local library is an option that many people (including me) often overlook. But local libraries are not always limited to paper
11. Switch to another country
This last tip is a bit less convenient. Ebooks have different prices based on each amazon country website. Sometimes, they can be much cheaper in one country than in another.
For instance, a lot of ebooks are cheaper in India. But you can only buy ebooks in the country you have registered your Kindle to. What you can do is switch your Kindle device to another country. Then, you can buy from this other country’s Amazon website. For instance, for India, you can then purchase ebooks on amazon.in. Once you want to buy again in your country, you have to switch back.
I have never used this technique, but many people are using it. You can read more about it on backpack.me, for instance.
You need to be aware that if you change to another country, you may lose the connections to other accounts. For instance, if you share
Cheap Kindle ebooks Conclusion
As you can see, there are many ways to save money on Kindle ebooks. If you are patient and look around, you can find cheap Kindle Ebooks online.
The easiest way is to subscribe to all Amazon offers. There are some very nice offers, and you may end up getting cheap
And if you like some classic authors such as Twain or Dickens, you will be able to find a ton of
I own the Kindle Paperwhite. But these tips will work with any Kindle you own.
Only because they are cheap does not mean that you should buy them all! Only buy good deals if you know you are going to read them. We need to stay frugal! Unless they are free, in which case you have more freedom.
What about you? How do you get cheap Kindle ebooks?