Tips and Tricks to Searching AmazonSo how do you find these awesome books. The simplest way is to go to Amazon itself. Type an author into the search engine. On the search results page, click "Books" (or "Kindle Store" if it shows up--it doesn't always depending on your search). On the right screen, click the drop down menu "Sort By" and select "Price: Low to High." Depending on the author, particularly if it is contemporary, it is likely to wield poor results. If it is a work in the public domain, it's much more likely to be found on Amazon for free. This means practically all works written before 1923. From 1923 and beyond, it gets a bit trickier but there are still lots of works to be found. (A follow up post will show some science-fiction, fantasy, and horror that is available from after 1923). You can also search by genre name and title and then sort by low to high.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought. On most product pages on Amazon, there is a row of icons and products of "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought..." There can be anywhere between 1 to 16 subpages that you can scroll through. I find this is also a good opportunity to move through related products since in addition to the product item, the price is also posted.
OneHundredFreeBooks. This is one of the many sites and apps out there that will inform you of the latest free books on Amazon. I like it because it has a webpage but also updates on its Facebook page several times a day.
Twitter Hashtags. Twitter is also a great place to look for hashtags related to "free" "Amazon" and/or "Kindle" and you'll find daily numerous tweets of various free ebooks.
Tweets about "#free #ebooks"
Below are listed some of the purchases that I've made over the last 2 years of book-buying on Amazon. I link to the product page but then also when relevant, a listing to the author's works sorted by price from low to high so you can see what else is offered by the author. As of June 27, 2013, all the links work, but that's the other thing to consider is that some items come and go. Enjoy and come back (or subscribe via email or RSS) to catch Part 2 of this listing wherein I cover a good amount of classic sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. The categories below are Classic Literature, Cooking and Homestead, Fairy Tales, and Miscellaneous.
CLASSIC LITERATUREBabylonian and Assyrian Literature.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
L. Frank Baum
L. Frank Baum titles.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Lewis Carroll titles.
The Awakening and Selected Short Stories.
Kate Chopin titles.
The Last of the Mohicans; A narrative of 1757.
James Fenimore Cooper
James Fenimore Cooper titles.
The Red Badge of Courage.
A Christmas Carol.
Charles Dickens titles.
Poems by Emily Dickinson, Series One.
Emily Dickinson titles.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky titles.
The Lost World.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur Conan Doyle titles.
The Souls of Black Folk.
W. E. B. Du Bois
W. E. B. Du Bois titles.
The Man in the Iron Mask.
Alexandre Dumas titles.
This Side of Paradise.
F Scott Fitzgerald titles.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.
The Scarlet Letter.
Nathaniel Hawthorne titles.
A Treatise of Human Nature.
David Hume titles.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
James Joyce titles.
The Jungle Book.
Rudyard Kipling titles.
Sons and Lovers.
D. H. Lawrence
D. H. Lawrence titles.
Love of Life and Other Stories.
Jack London titles.
Niccolo Machiavelli titles.
Maha-bharata The Epic of Ancient India Condensed into English Verse.
Moby Dick: or, the White Whale.
Herman Melville titles.
Beyond Good and Evil.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche titles.
The Yellow Wallpaper.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman titles.
The Persian Literature, Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan, Volume 1.
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket.
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe titles.
King Richard III.
William Shakespeare titles.
King Coal : a Novel.
Upton Sinclair titles.
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau titles.
Democracy in America - Volume 1.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis de Tocqueville titles.
Leo Tolstoy titles.
Life on the Mississippi.
Mark Twain titles.
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
Jules Verne titles.
The Aeneid of Virgil.
Up from Slavery: an autobiography.
Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington titles.
Leaves of Grass.
Walt Whitman titles.
The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Oscar Wilde titles.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe titles.
FOOD AND HOMESTEAD100 Year Old Recipes You Can Still Make Today: HOMEMADE CANDIES.
Things To Do While Avoiding Things To Do: And 56 More Fun Lists for Procrastinators.
Mark J. Asher
Basically Bread, The Fundamentals of Making Great Bread.
Best Ever Fruit Cobbler & Crisp Recipes (Best Ever Recipes Series).
The American Frugal Housewife.
Lydia Maria Francis Child
Survival 101: The Essential Guide to Saving Your Own Life in a Disaster.
Smart School Time Recipes: The Breakfast, Snack, and Lunchbox Cookbook for Healthy Kids and Adults.
Alisa Marie Fleming
The Wonders of Kale: "Green it Up" with New and Unique Recipes!
Create your dream garden (52 Brilliant Ideas).
Infinite Ideas titles.
Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses.
M. G. (Maurice Grenville) Kains
Survival Guide for Beginners.
Home Vegetable Gardening -a Complete and Practical Guide to the Planting and Care of All Vegetables, Fruits and Berries Worth Growing for Home Use.
F. P. Rockwell
Woodcraft and Camping.
George Washington Sears
The 30 Minute Wine Expert: Amaze Your Friends with Your Wine Expertise.
All About Coffee.
William H. Ukers
Knots, Splices and Rope Work: A Practical Treatise.
A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt) Verrill
- Fairy Circles Tales and Legends of Giants, Dwarfs, Fairies, Water-Sprites and Hobgoblins Anthology.
- Indian Fairy Tales.
- Japanese Fairy World Stories from the Wonder-Lore of Japan.
- Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen.
- Russian Fairy Tales A Choice Collection of Muscovite Folk-lore.
More Fairy Tales titles.
MISCELLANEOUSWell Played 2.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning.
It's a Dog's Life, Snoopy!
Charles M. Schulz
How I Found Livingstone.
Sir Henry M. Stanley
United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches.
United States' Presidents
Charles River Editors (Titles change often but lots of free history stuff).
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