Mar 22 2011

Get instant free book updates on RSS

Anyone else download all interesting free books for Kindle? Anytime I see a book available for free, I download it. It might not always be free, so I figure it’s good to grab it while I can, and decide if I want to read it later.

You don’t need a Kindle device to enjoy these books! I don’t have one. You can read these books on your computer, smartphone, iPod touch (that’s what I do), etc. I’ve read five this year!

There are plenty of new releases available, as well as old classics.

Here is the link to the top 100 Kindle downloads — free and paid. This list is updated hourly.

Also, and this is the whole point of this post, you can now subscribe to the RSS feed for this page. That way, you are alerted when books make a new appearance on the list. At least, I think that’s how the RSS works. I’ve only been subscribed for a few days, but that seems like what’s going on.

The RSS feed for the page is listed at the bottom of the top 100 Kindle page linked above. Whenever I click the RSS link, it gives me an error. I don’t know if it’s my browser or their end. To get around this, open your feed reader (I use Google Reader) and just paste this link in the “add subscription” box:

If you’d like to find more free books that aren’t necessarily in the top 100, you can go to this page for Kindle freebies. Click the “limited-time promotional offers” link and sort by price.

Here’s a few links to books that are free right now. Do make sure that the price is $0.00 still, because it can change quickly! I recently bought a book that I thought was free, but suddenly was $7. I was able to reverse the order, but still! I haven’t read any of these yet. Let me know if you have. None of the books I’ve already read are still free, otherwise I’d link up.

Note: Some links are referral links. Why? I dunno. These are all for free titles, anyway, but I guess if you buy anything else on Amazon with my link I’ll get a few pennies.

4 Responses to “Get instant free book updates on RSS”

  1. Wow, this is an amazing piece of advice! I like reading the free kindle books from Amazon but not so much sorting and finding them, so having an RSS to the top 100 free books is a huge time saver. On the other hand, I’ve already got 40 or so free books waiting in line, but I’m sure there are more great ones everyday.

    Thanks for sharing this!
    Abby B´s last post ..Britannia

  2. Yeah it can be hard to keep on top of all the new books! I’m glad they added the RSS. I figure I”ll just download any that might interest my family and we can figure out if we wanna read it later. Might not be free then.

  3. Ok. Please excuse me for being an old lady but…when I tried to download a book it said..Carole you aren’t registered as having a Kindle. True, I’m not because I don’t have one. I do have a 3G phone or my computer. How do I download it to either of those?

  4. Never mind. I figured it out. Thanks. This will save me some trips to the library.

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