Friday, 23 November 2012

Online Kindle Books Store, Shopping and Sales: How to download free kindle books?

Online Kindle Books Store, Shopping and Sales: How to download free kindle books?

What is Amazon Kindle?

The Amazon Kindle is a series of e-book readers produced by Amazon.com. Amazon Kindle enable users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other digital media via wireless networking.

A Kindle is a wonderful thing. It is the iPod of books, a means to transport the British Library around in your pocket.

How and From Where to download free kindle books?

There are many ways to download free kindle book from internet. There are great free kindle book stores on internet. Here is the list of some of the good websites on the internet from where you can download free kindle books.

1. Project Gutenberg

If there is one place where you are sure to find a plentiful supply of free Kindle books, then it’s Project Gutenberg. This is the ultimate resource for just about anything you can think of book related that is out of copyright.

There are more than 40,000 free kindle eBooks on there to choose from, including plenty of classics. You can download a plenty of free kindle books from there.

Once you have content picked, click the relevant link and then download the Kindle format of the book. This will save a file to your PC which you can then copy across to your Kindle via USB. Just make sure to save it in your Kindle’s documents folder and it should appear on the home page once you next boot it up.

2. Openlibrary

This is a bit like the Linux of kindle books. Openlibrary is all about user-contributed content and right now has more than 1 million texts and free kindle books available to download for free. Like Internet Archive, there is some seriously unusual stuff.

You do need to create an account to get hold of it and a lot of the kindle books are only available on loan.

Once you get hold of them, however, a lot can be sent directly to your Kindle - which is incredibly awesome. Simply click the relevant link, login to Amazon and get it delivered to your Kindle to read.

3. Google Play

If you can’t find it on Gutenberg, then Google Play should be your next stop. Amazingly, despite such a significant paid-for content push, Google still has a big library of free books to download.

Here is the problem though, you need to get them on to your Kindle. Google says they aren’t compatible yet, but we know a clever little workaround.

Download an application called Calibre, then find the free kindle book you want and click the "how to read" tab at the top of Google Play Books. From there, download the ePub form of the book. You then want to open up Calibre and click add books, add the ePub and convert the file to Mobi. You can then drag and drop the book onto your Kindle just as you did with Gutenberg books.

4. Internet Archive

If you are still struggling to get hold of the free kindle book you are after, then Internet Archive should be your last port of call. It is home to the rarities of the free kindle eBook world and, like Gutenberg, stocks a lot of them in Kindle format.

Make sure to click the texts tab at the top of the website and there you have it, a rather random selection of books, the majority of which we have never heard of. Still though, the whole lot is there, for free, for you to download.

Kindle Books Sales

Specific Kindle sales numbers are not released by the company; however, Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, stated in a shareholders' meeting in January 2010 that "millions of people now own Kindles".

According to anonymous inside sources, over three million Kindles have been sold as of December 2009, while external estimates, as of Q4-2009, place the number at about 1.5 million.

According to James McQuivey of Forrester Research, estimates are ranging around four million, as of mid-2010. On March 6, 2011, AT&T stores officially started sales of the Amazon Kindle.

In 2010, Amazon remained the undisputed leader in the e-reader category, accounting for 59% of e-readers shipped, and it gained 14 percentage points in share.

According to an International Data Corporation (IDC) study from March 2011, sales for all e-book readers worldwide reached 12.8 million in 2010; 48% of them were Kindles.

In December 2011, Amazon announced that customers had purchased "well over" one million Kindles per week since the end of November 2011; this includes all available Kindle models and also the Kindle Fire tablet. IDC estimated that the Kindle Fire sold about 4.7 million units during the fourth quarter of 2011.

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