How to download free eBooks with Amazon Prime
There are many benefits that come with an Amazon Prime subscription. Most people are familiar with two-day shipping and Prime Video streaming, but there’s more. Did you know that you also have access to a catalog of free e-books?
What is Prime Reading?
Amazon’s free eBook program is called Prime Reading. You can think of it as a private library for Prime members. The catalog includes more than 1,000 rotating books and magazines, and even free audiobooks.
Just like in a real library, the books are technically borrowed. You are also limited to 10 titles at a time. When you’re done with a book, if you try to add a new one when your library is full, you’ll be prompted to return one first.
Another benefit of Prime Reading is a program called Amazon First Reads. This gives Prime members a preview of certain authors’ books before they are released to the public. You get one every month.
Where to find free Amazon Prime eBooks
You can browse the Prime Reading catalog on the Amazon Website in a web browser. Make sure you’re signed in to your Amazon Prime account.
Amazon’s Kindle app is the other place you can explore Prime Reading. It’s available for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Windows PCs, and Macs. It’s also pre-installed on Fire tablets.
In the Kindle app, you’ll see a “First Reading” section on the home page. Press “See all” to explore the complete catalog.
How to Download Amazon Prime eBooks
As we saw earlier, there are several ways to navigate through the “Prime Reading” catalog. Wherever you are looking, simply select a title to view your product page.
On the product page, you’ll see the Kindle eBook included as free for Prime members. Click or tap “Read for free” or “Read and listen for free”. The latter means that there is also an audiobook.
The eBook will be added to your Amazon account and you can download it to read on your Kindle or the Amazon Kindle app.
If a free ebook includes an audiobook, it will automatically be added to your Audible account. You can download the Audible app for iPhone, iPad, Android, but it’s pre-installed on Fire tablets. You can also control your audiobooks with voice commands on Echo devices.
Prime Reading may not have the largest library or the most features, but that’s a cool little perk. If you want even more eBook options, you can subscribe to Kindle Unlimited for $9.99 a month.