Find the best Kindle freebies at Kindle Buffet
As most Kindle owners know, there are lots of ways to find free e-books to read
For example, there's eBookFling
, which lets you trade
lend-able books with other readers and receive loans in return. And
helps you locate free and newly discounted
books in Amazon's Kindle Store.
And don't forget the Kindle Lending Library, which lets you
check out one free book per month as part of your Amazon Prime
Ah, but here's the rub: Out of all those freebies, how do
separate the wheat from the chaff? How can you find the titles that
are really worth reading?
Head to Kindle Buffet
. Created by
writer/publisher Steve Weber, the site lists a handful of
hand-picked new freebies, all of them carefully vetted by Weber,
who says he spends about six hours a day on the site.
Weber also interviews and profiles the author of his top pick,
which is a great way to learn more about the book and the person
who penned it.
He does not, however, accept book nominations. "Publication is
based solely on my critique of the book, my editorial judgement,"
Weber says. "In my opinion, a lot of my competitors are really
fuzzy on the difference between paid promotions and real
recommendations. I accept third party ads, and they are labeled as
All I know is, whenever I'm faced with hundreds or even
thousands of free books, I find it almost impossible to pick one.
At Kindle Buffet, it feels like someone took the time to cull the
good stuff and say, "Hey, here's one you'll probably like."
Another nice perk: There's a Kindle Buffet app (for Android
). The interface leaves
something to be desired, but it's a nice way to stock your mobile
device with free stuff while you're on the go.
Have you found another good site that recommends Kindle
freebies? Tell me about it in the comments!Veteran technology writer Rick Broida
is the author of numerous books, blogs, and features. He lends his
money-saving expertise to CNET and Savings.com, and also writes for PC
World and Wired.