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10 Useful Kindle Sites You Should Know About

Emma Roth Updated 22-07-2020

If you don’t own a Kindle yet, we heartily recommend you buy one.

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Kindles have dramatically longer battery lives than smartphones and tablets, and allow you to carry around thousands of books everywhere you go. Ultimately, owning a Kindle can help you read more books in less time.

However, as awesome as Kindles are out of the box, there are a collection of websites that you should use to get even more out of your Kindle. The following Kindle websites are the perfect companions to your ereader.

1. OverDrive: Borrow From Public Libraries

OverDrive Best Kindle Sites

Anyone can browse OverDrive’s huge selection of ebooks and view samples of any title, but you’ll need a library card to check one out to your Kindle. The borrowing period typically depends on the library you use to check out the ebook.

It’s also worth mentioning that this Kindle-friendly site lends out audiobooks as well. There are several differences between podcasts and audiobooks What's the Difference Between Podcasts and Audiobooks? What's the difference between podcasts and audiobooks? This look at podcasts vs. audiobooks explains everything you need to know. Read More , but podcast-lovers will still feel right at home with an audiobook.

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After all, both let you drive your car, exercise, or do work while listening to something compelling. And since audiobooks are really expensive, you can save a lot of money by borrowing them instead.

2. Book Lending: Lend Your Ebooks to Others

Book Lending Best Kindle Sites

Book Lending is an interesting service that complements, rather than overlaps with, OverDrive. Whereas OverDrive is all about borrowing from a public library, Book Lending offers a crowd-sourced group of users who share their ebooks with each other.

As a participant, you can put up your ebooks to lend and choose to borrow the ebooks that others have put up. Just keep in mind that during the 14-day loan period, you can’t read the ebooks you loaned out. Since ebook lending is an Amazon feature, there’s no risk: Book Lending simply matches borrowers with lenders (and vice versa).

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3. Instapaper: Send Web Articles to Your Kindle

Instapaper Best Kindle Sites

Instapaper is a simple service that lets you store web articles in one place. This way, you can read through them all at once when you have some free time. It also has a bunch of other nifty features, like letting you share those articles with others, and exporting them so you can read them on other devices.

As a Kindle user, Instapaper is great because you can set it to periodically send your articles over to your Kindle device in a readable format. So as you browse the web, you can save articles for later, then wake up to your article-filled Kindle. It basically turns your Kindle into a morning newspaper!

4. Kindle4RSS: Send RSS Feeds to Your Kindle

Kindle4RSS Best Kindle Sites

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Many years ago, KindleFeeder exploded in popularity. This site allowed you to set up RSS feeds, turn them into an “e-periodical” ebook, and deliver them to your Kindle device every night. Unfortunately, the site stopped accepting new registrations in 2013.

Kindle4RSS is a similar but lesser-known alternative that serves the same basic purpose. After you set up a bunch of RSS feeds, you can then send them to your Kindle.

You can send up to 25 articles at a time with the free plan, and each delivery comes with a “Table of Contents” for easy browsing. All images are included in the delivery, and it can also convert partial-text feeds into full text, which is surprisingly convenient.

5. Online-Convert: Convert Between Ebook Formats

Online-Convert Best Kindle Sites

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Not all ebook formats are equal, and not all ebooks are produced in all formats. Imagine stumbling across a free offer for a highly-anticipated novel that’s only available in LIT or FB2 formats. Or perhaps you have an older Kindle that can’t read a newer Kindle format. Either way, an online converter is the way to go.

Online-Convert is one of a handful of high-quality online ebook converters 5 High-Quality Online Ebook Converters for Every Format Ebooks with their multiple formats can be confusing. These faultless online ebook converters will serve your every need. Read More you can use for almost every format. Although there are other tools of its kind, this is the most straightforward one that we’ve found.

Supported formats include AZW3, EPUB, FB2, LIT, MOBI, PDF, and more. You can convert files from any supported format to any other supported format listed on the site.

6. IFTTT: Automate Kindle Tasks

IFTTT Best Kindle Sites

IFTTT is an automation service that lets you set up “triggers” and connect them with “actions” that are performed any time the given trigger occurs. For example, one IFTTT recipe sends any article in Pocket tagged as “Kindle” over to your device.

You can search the IFTTT site for pre-existing recipes, but it’s most effective if you learn how to create your own IFTTT recipes. Since the site supports thousands of different triggers and actions, your imagination and ingenuity are the only limits as to what you can do.

7. KBoards: An Online Forum for Kindle Users

KBoards Best Kindle Sites

It might seem weird that thousands of Kindle users check into KBoards every day to discuss all manner of Kindle-related topics, but it happens. Here you’ll find subsections dedicated to specific devices, activities, and ebooks.

In other words, it’s the perfect place to ask for technical support, find out about Kindle tips, discuss books, and chat with other members of the Kindle community. The sections for device reviews, trading devices, and finding cheap Kindle books are sure to come in handy as well.

8. r/Kindle: A Subreddit for Kindle Users

r/Kindle Best Kindle Sites

Not a fan of Reddit? Then feel free to gloss over this one. Reddit is a Top 25 website in terms of worldwide traffic, so it should be your first stop any time you’re looking for an active online community. At the time of writing, r/Kindle has over 81,000 subscribers and dozens of new threads every day.

Most new threads are support requests, but the subreddit can be a great way to stay on top of Kindle-related news. You’ll also find reviews for new devices, occasional links to Kindle book deals, and a monthly “What Are You Reading?” thread which can lead to some interesting new reads.

9. Kindle Chronicles: A Podcast for Kindle Users

Kindle Chronicles Best Kindle Sites

The Kindle Chronicles podcast has been around since 2008, which is an incredible run for any podcast, let alone one that focuses on a topic as niche as the Kindle. Each episode has a guest that talks about various subjects related to Kindles, ebooks, ereaders, Amazon devices, and more.

Some of the later episodes aren’t as Kindle-focused, but you can always delve into the podcast’s archives and listen only to Kindle-related episodes.

10. The Official Facebook Page: A Kindle Community

Facebook Best Kindle Sites

Facebook isn’t everyone’s favorite social media site, and that’s understandable. However, it does have an active Kindle community. The official Amazon Kindle page gives you your daily dose of Kindle news and book recommendations, and also lets you interact with other Kindle users.

If you’re not comfortable interacting with such a large community, Facebook is home to several smaller Kindle book clubs and groups. Simply search for “Kindle” in Facebook’s search bar, and you’ll see several communities dedicated to sharing free ebooks and discussing Kindle-related topics.

Use These Sites to Get More From Your Kindle

Whether you want to chat with other Kindle users, convert file formats, or borrow ebooks, these Kindle websites are essential bookmarks. And if you want to get even more from your Kindle, check out these apps and sites every Kindle owner will love Got a New Kindle Reader? 5 Apps and Sites Every Kindle Owner Will Love If you own a Kindle, then use these apps and sites to unlock its full potential and features. Read More .

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  1. Debbyanne southwell
    August 1, 2020 at 6:04 am

    This was really useful and a wealth of information for kindles.
    Thankyou

  2. Elizabeth
    August 28, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Also clippings.io is also a really useful kindle website - i use it to export my kindle notes and highlights.

  3. Elizabeth Culverwell
    August 28, 2019 at 1:49 am

    Also clippings.io is a very useful kindle website....I use it to export my kindle notes, highlights.

  4. Ronnie
    October 16, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Apparently BookZZ is *illegal*. You probably shouldn't promote it. I had no idea it was such but when I went to add it to chrome or whatever, it prompted me to something where this was said. Now I feel guilty for maybe almost stealing books. The scary part is I would have no idea I had done so... I think. I'd assume it wasn't (originally) promoted knowing it was an illegal distributor/site ???

  5. ebookwebsite
    August 31, 2018 at 5:15 am

    I found the best about using Kindle is a Large library of audio books and built-in Audible capability. It is of the cheapest price for the solid glare-free e-reader. Must Check its Honest review on ebookwebsite.com

  6. Abhishek Upadhyay
    February 16, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    my niece is a kindle lover... she will sure love your article...

    Aweesooomee article..

    Thanks,
    Abhishek
    Aretebyte.com

  7. Susan
    March 11, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    BookBub has reduced price books for Kindle, Kobo and other readers.

  8. eBookBabe
    November 30, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Try my new website for higher-quality titles -- ebookbabe.com. I'm a librarian and only select books with professional reviews.

  9. Anonymous
    October 1, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Kindlefeeder unfortunately stopped taking any registrations about 2 years ago (2013) and seem to be ignoring all communication from interested users.

  10. Anonymous
    September 9, 2015 at 5:04 am

    The Kindle Book self publish experience has been a very fun process for me. Do any of you guys have any suggestions on how to attract new readers to your new book?

    David H. Solomon , MBA

  11. Anonymous
    August 31, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    If you are into free and cheap Christian eBooks, Cross-points.org/ is a good go-to place. Their email list notifies you of freebies.

    • Mihir Patkar
      August 31, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      Nice one, Kevin! Thanks for the recommendation!

  12. Anonymous
    August 27, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    The Fussy Librarian, a reader matchmaking site, has a free ebooks page as well: http://www.thefussylibrarian.com/for-readers/fussys-free-ebooks.

  13. Anonymous
    July 24, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Great list! Love the Kindle Chronicles too! I also love Clippings.io which lets you import your kindle highlights and notes onto your laptop..also a nifty kindle website worth mentioning.

  14. James Jean-Pierre
    May 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Love the list, thank you.

  15. Jim Liston
    April 26, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    NewFreeKindleBooks.com has an updated listing of Kindle books available on Amazon.

  16. Jessica Cam W.
    October 18, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    That is a very handy search engine. Thanks for the suggestion!

  17. Jimmy
    October 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Checked that.
    Excellent site.

  18. Jessica Cam W.
    October 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Great find. Thanks!

  19. Aibek
    October 6, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    thank you

  20. Pyritesstar
    September 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Great list will use it when i get the chance and also pass it to my epub friends

    • Jessica Cam W.
      October 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      We will appreciate that. Thank you!

  21. Jollymoon
    September 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    lovely list... free books forever... I shall never get out

    • Jessica Cam W.
      October 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      Haha, have fun reading! Just don't forget your duties/jobs! :)

  22. Ankur
    September 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Useful links for book lovers 
    Thanks 

  23. Leerabin
    September 15, 2011 at 10:59 am

    While I appreciate this list, I am tiring of this and similar articles always forcussing on Kindle. Although Kindle certainly remains a powerful force in the industry, the books issued in epub format (used by nook and other cutting-edge ereaders) is the industry standard and, unlike kindle books, are often available in non-proprietary format.

    • Jessica Cam W.
      September 15, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      That may be true, but Nook owners could well make use of this and similar posts because even though the sites mentioned on this article target Kindle owners in name, some of the ones with discounted e-books also list plenty of good deals for Nook owners as well. In particular, Pixel of Ink & Books on the Knob often indicate when they find e-books in epub format for Nook owners.

      • CoolHappyGuy
        September 16, 2011 at 6:04 pm

        Jessica:

        I appreciate this reply.  I am torn between getting a Nook and a Kindle.  This article nudges me toward the Kindle.  However, this could benefit Nook owners as well.  Additionally, I think you can use Calibre to convert the Kindle format to ePub.

        • Jessica Cam W.
          October 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm

          Yes, Calibre is a lifesaver. Good luck with whatever device you decide to go with!