Did you know that Amazon offers hundreds of free books on Kindle every single day–even if you don’t have a Kindle or Amazon Prime? Authors make the choice to offer their books for free for different reasons. Some are trying to launch quickly. Others want to get you hooked on a series. Some offer an older book free in the hopes that you will like their writing and want to buy their newer books as well. The bottom line is that there are some REALLY good books free!
The other great thing is that they are always changing. Amazon only allows them to offer them for free for certain periods of time. So it’s good to check back at least once a week.
The VERY best part is that you can see the “Top 100 Free” at a glance and all of the important information you need to decide if you want to read the book. Here’s an example of the listings and how I go about figuring out whether I want to read a book.
These are books 27, 28, and 29 of the top 100 free books today. You can see the star ratings as well as the number of reviews for each book. The first book has 4.5 stars and 175 reviews. The second has 4 stars and 10 reviews. The third has 4.5 stars and 44 reviews. So I will start with the one that has the most reviews and the highest starts (book number 27).
Keep in mind that a lot of the first reviews for a book are from friends and family of the authors. So if you see less than 20 reviews and 5 stars, it isn’t too reliable. Over 100 reviews and 4.5 stars is actually probably a better book.
Of course, once you click on the book, you’ll get a LOT more information–the plot, information about the author, text reviews, etc. I always read the top few GOOD reviews and then the top few BAD reviews to see why people are rating them the way that they did.
Also be sure to look through the full 100. A lot in the top 25 tend to be romance but as you get further in, you’ll also find business and self-help books.
Head on over to Amazon and check out the top 100 free Kindle books today. And don’t forget to check back regularly!