Amazon Prime has announced that it will be giving away a free Kindle book every month for subscribers in a scheme called Kindle First – and the good news is even if you don’t pay for the Prime service you can still grab a selection of books from just 99p.
Amazon publishing editors will pick four books a month before they’re released in print in the book stores (hence Kindle First) and Kindle owners to choose from and download a digital copy to their e-reader or any tablet or device with the Kindle app.
These are full versions of the books not just those Lender’s Library versions that are also available but which limit the time readers have to enjoy them. It’s not only a way for Amazon to promote its services but also a nice way for readers to build up a library without the often pricey fees. You know the ones which have reluctant digital readers still sneering at paying print book prices for a digital copy they can’t physically own and turn pages in (we’re guilty). It makes for a far more attractive deal and even if you don’t like the free book you’ve downloaded, you’ve paid nothing (or next to nothing) and can simply delete it off.
The line-up currently available through Kindle First include: From the Cradle by Louise Voss, The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning, The Fallow Season of Hugo Hunter by Craig Lancaster and My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni. These are up as Editor’s Picks for October and interested readers can choose one of the four as their freebie before the selection changes in November so snap up a potentially good read while you can!
Source: Kindle First