If you’re vigilant about tracking the daily Kindle news, you will find a bunch of good books for free or discounted prices. They don’t stay discounted for very long, so you have to act fast.
Bookmark Amazon.com’s reader forums. Overall, these are good resources for anything Kindle related. Kindle users are the best judges of what works best and what doesn’t. But, for discounted and free books, check out the forum titled: Discounted / Price Dropped Kindle eBooks. Put that title in the search box since there’s no way to directly link to the forum itself. There’s also a Free Kindle book forum that is worth checking as well. Even if you don’t find a book you like, keep checking. This forum is updated often.
Don’t forget to check the Top 100 Free Kindle bestsellers list. A lot of these books are cheesy romance novels or self help books. Occasionally though, you’ll find a bestseller, or other good book to try out. About half of the books on my Kindle came from this list. I was able to discover new favorite authors by finding their books here. The list also includes Kindle games and active content.
Don’t forget the new Kindle Daily Deals going on. They include major discounts on bestselling books. There are some bestsellers that I can’t afford the full price for. Some are as much as $15! So, I’ve been keeping track of the Daily Deals to see if they show up there. One of the most notable ones to show up on the Daily Deals was The Lincoln Lawyer, by Michael Connelly.
Through the forums, I found a great website that provides alerts when prices are dropped on a book. It is called eReaderIQ.com. The website lets you track Kindle price drops, search for your favorite books, view the free Kindle book list, and see what books have been recently converted to Kindle. The recently converted book option is quite handy. There are a bunch of other discounted Kindle book websites. You’ll find them recommended by readers on the forums, and pretty much anywhere there are discussions regarding the e-reader and e-books.
Aside from all of the resources here, you can check out the Amazon Kindle Twitter and Facebook page for more news and discount sale information. The Facebook page has been an excellent resource for both authors and readers alike.