Where to find free Kindle books
There's a reasonable chance you all received a Kindle for Christmas, you lucky people. It's what Jesus would want, after all. Amazon's third generation ebook reader became the store's most popular product of all time, beating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into a cocked hat.
According to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple's iPad and other tablet PCs aren't proving much of a threat to the Kindle - there's room for both to peacefully co-exist: "We're seeing that many of the people who are buying Kindles also own an LCD tablet," said a statement from Bezos. "Customers report using their LCD tablets for games, movies and Web browsing, and their Kindles for reading sessions."
So if you have a shiny new Kindle to stuff to the rim with words, where can you find some for free? There are plenty of free Kindle ebooks available, especially where the work is no longer in copyright:
Amazon - the Kindle bestsellers list on Amazon reveals a long list of free Kindle ebooks to download, but you'll find a handful of modern novels in there too.
Project Gutenberg has over 33,000 e-books that can be downloaded to your PC and transferred to your Kindle - for free. All books are genuine publications, digitised by a team of volunteers - the top 100 books are here, or you can browse the entire catalogue here.
Google - any free ebooks you can't find through Amazon or Project Gutenberg, you may unearth through Google's ebookstore. There are some restrictions for users outside the US, but these only apply to purchases, so fill your boots.