Once you install the Kindle app on your iPhone or iPad, it will become the easiest way to download and read ebooks from different sources.
There are several sites on the web that offer free ebooks to download in a variety of formats compatible with almost any device.
What’s very important, all these sites offer publications completely legally, as the books come from the public domain, and it means they can be freely reused and shared.
Below, we’ll guide you through the process of adding free ebooks to your Kindle app.
How to add free ebooks to Kindle for iOS
You can find free ebooks in the Kindle Store, but there is no way to add them directly from within the Kindle for iOS app. Well, you can add them – but only partially, as free samples.
Instead, you can explore Amazon website in a dedicated Amazon shopping app or a web browser like Safari or Chrome.
Let’s visit Project Gutenberg. This site is optimized for mobile devices, so you can easily browse it also on a smaller screen.
1. Find the book file in a browser
When you open the mobile version of Project Gutenberg on your iPhone or iPad, you can easily find the most popular titles. Pick up the one that you want to download and tap it (see the screenshot above, on the left).
2. Select the right format
When you are on a page with book details and download options, it’s important to pick up the file format which is supported by Kindle e-readers and apps.
On Project Gutenberg, it’s simply named “Kindle.” On other sites, make sure to find formats called “mobi” or “prc.” You can also download the pdf file, but it’s not as flexible as mobi. For instance, you won’t be able to increase the font size, adjust margins, or turn on the night mode.
Project Gutenberg gives the option to select the Kindle file with or without pictures (see the screenshot above, on the right).
3. Open the file with the Kindle app for iOS
When you tap the download link or button, the dialog window will appear asking you to decide what to do with the file. Tap “Open in Kindle” link (see the screenshot below, on the left).
The ebook will open in the Kindle app, and you can start reading it instantly. Enjoy!
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