If you like reading as much as we do, then you’ll love learning all seven ways we’ve found to get print books, ebooks, and audiobooks for free today!
There are seven different ways to legally get print books, ebooks, Kindle books, and audiobooks for free. Using a combination of free trials, the public library, and apps like Hoopla, you can read and listen to lots of books without paying any money.
Read on for all seven of the legitimate and legal ways to:
- get audiobooks for free
- get print books for free
- get ebooks and Kindle books for free
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HOW TO GET AUDIOBOOKS FOR FREE
When I first heard I could get a bunch of audiobooks for free, I was skeptical.
- You need my credit card number, right?
- Or only certain titles that I’ve never heard of are included, right?
I was pleasantly surprised to find three ways you can get virtually ANY audiobook, even bestsellers and hot new releases, FREE. You don’t always need to give your credit card number, and there are thousands of titles to choose from.
- Adult Fiction
- Adult Nonfiction and Self-Help
- Children’s Storybooks
- Chapter Books
Yes! Let me show you how.
1. FREE AUDIOBOOKS FROM AUDIBLE
First, Audible is an Amazon company that has a massive selection of audiobooks. If you sign up for Audible’s Free 30-day Trial, You’ll Get Any Two Audiobooks Free. It’s legitimately free, legal, and you can get any two audiobooks you want.
You just need to create an account with a new email address to receive two audiobook credits. Best part? You get to keep the two books forever!
Don’t want to continue your membership for $15 per month? It’s super easy to cancel your membership as soon as you get your books or anytime before your 30 days is up to get your audiobooks for free.
2. GET FREE AUDIOBOOKS FROM CHRISTIAN AUDIO
Christian Audio is another Audiobook program, similar to Audible, that gives away a Free 30 Day Trial. Their library includes books by Christian authors and popular personal development authors like John C. Maxwell.
Simply sign up for a Christian Audio account and you can download the Free Premium Book of the month. You can also start a Free Month Trial, which requires payment information, to get four free book credits.
If you continue your membership, such as the 4 credit plan for $14.95 per month, you’ll get those four credits plus access to one Free Premium Download each month. One difference from Audible is some books cost one credit, while others cost several credits. It depends on the book.
3. GET FREE AUDIOBOOKS FROM HOOPLA
A third way to listen to audiobooks for free is using Hoopla Digital. If you have a public library card, you might also have access to audiobooks, ebooks, movies, music, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone, or even your TV.
It’s like having access to your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. Signing up is free and easy. We can listen to four free audiobooks per month with the Hoopla app.
HOW TO GET PRINT BOOKS FOR FREE
Next, there’s a time and place for audiobooks, but I’m sure you’d like to know how to get print books for free too.
4. BUY 2 GET 1 FREE BOOK SALES ON AMAZON
One of my ways to get great print books for free is the 3 for the Price of 2 Book Sale on Amazon. Just add any 3 qualifying books to your cart, and the lowest-priced book will be free at checkout.
There are nearly 1,200 included in the deal going on right now and many are Bestsellers, Classics, Current Popular Titles, and Learning Workbooks. We stock up during these deals for our own book library and to give as gifts throughout the year.
5. USE LOCAL LIBRARY
I can’t write a list of ways to get free books without mentioning the Public Libraries. Public libraries are a great way to be frugal and save money. You can borrow print books, magazines, movies, TV series, books on CD, music CDs, audiobooks, and ebooks free.
Many public libraries also have craft kits, busy bags, and learning resources for toddlers and preschoolers. One public library in our area has fun outdoor yard games and another one has Dash Robots free to check out. So make sure to utilize your public library for free things.
HOW TO GET KINDLE AND EBOOKS FOR FREE
Finally, there are many more books you can read for free in ebooks or Kindle book format. In addition to some of the apps and strategies mentioned above that work for books in multiple formats, here are too more legit ways to collect digital books for free.
6. GET FREE KINDLE BOOKS WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED
If it’s Kindle books, magazines, and audiobooks you’re looking to get for free, Kindle Unlimited through Amazon is a great option. You can try your first month completely free. If you want to continue your membership, it’s $9.99 per month afterwards.
Kindle Unlimited has over 1 million Book Titles, Popular Magazines, and Audiobooks with Audible narration. You can listen and read anytime, on any device with the Kindle app.
7. FREE KINDLE BOOK DAILY DEALS ON AMAZON
You can also get a bunch of free kindle books by checking Amazon for the list of Daily Free Books. The titles change frequently, so if you check every day or two, you can collect a whole library of Kindle books for free.
SAVE AND SHARE WITH FRIENDS
Don’t keep these amazing tips to get free books to yourself. Take a second and share with your friends! Not only will you get through your Must Read Book List faster, but you’ll save money too.
This post was originally published in 2018 and was updated in 2020.