1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

Free books

Discussion in 'iBooks' started by losttoagirl, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. losttoagirl
    Offline

    losttoagirl iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Is anyone know how to get free books on here to read I have the kindle app but don't know how to get books on there
  2. AdmiralAdama
    Offline

    AdmiralAdama Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Messages:
    9,528
    Thanks Received:
    590
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Near the Ionian Nebula, still searching for Earth
    Ratings:
    +596 / 0
    Hello,

    Once you have the Kindle app installed, go to the Kindle ebook store. In the search bar type Free Books and you'll be taken to a menu of titles. Make your selection and follow the prompts to check-out.

    AA

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  3. Kaykaykay
    Offline

    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,973
    Thanks Received:
    441
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +441 / 0
    Amazon says it updates this freebie list hourly:

    Amazon Best Sellers: best Kindle Store

    There are plenty of other free books that don't make the list, of course.

    You "buy" free books the same way you buy books that aren't free:

    Go to Amazon website, sign in under your account, buy book and send to whatever device you want. Then open the Kindle app on your device and download the book(s). You must be logged on under the same account on your Kindle app as the one you used to buy the book.
  4. giradman
    Offline

    giradman iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,411
    Thanks Received:
    742
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +785 / 0
    Hi Losttogirl - not sure 'what' types of books may be of interest to you? But Project Gutenberg has thousands of e-book offerings, some of which may be of interest? Also, OverDrive has an app for the iPad that will allow you to download e-books from your local library (I've found the service irritating, i.e. limited & delayed availability, wait lists, and limited time out) - worth an initial try, though. Finally, just 'google' free e-books for more hits - good luck! :)
  5. mrcupu
    Offline

    mrcupu iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    311
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    JAKARTE
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    since you're using Kindle app for ipad perhaps can you show me the search function because i cannot find it on mine thus i have to go back using ibook again because it has search function :(
  6. Kaykaykay
    Offline

    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,973
    Thanks Received:
    441
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +441 / 0
    The search function is on the upper left, indicated by a magnifying glass icon, both in a book and in your library.
  7. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    19,831
    Thanks Received:
    1,864
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,032 / 1
    You can't purchase books, free or otherwise, directly from the Kindle app. You can do it from a special section of their website.
    Here it is.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/kcp/tos.html#stos-bookmark
    Once you sign in, you are on a page where you can order books, audio books, etc.. I have bookmarked it on my home screen and placed the bookmark next to my Kindle app.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  8. ardchoille
    Offline

    ardchoille iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,183
    Thanks Received:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Seattle, Washington
    Ratings:
    +210 / 1
    I never noticed that limitation before, kind silly limits if you ask me. I installed and used the Amazon app (blue with a white shopping cart on it) to purchase kindle books now. Amazon really needs to add that feature to the kindle app.
  9. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    19,831
    Thanks Received:
    1,864
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,032 / 1
    The reason it's not on the Kindle app is that Apple takes a cut of all in-app purchases. Amazon doesn't want to give Apple any more money than they have to.
  10. ardchoille
    Offline

    ardchoille iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,183
    Thanks Received:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Seattle, Washington
    Ratings:
    +210 / 1
    Well, just my opinion, but I feel Apple deserves a cut because Apple is bringing more customers to Amazon via the iOS Kindle app.
  11. Kaykaykay
    Offline

    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,973
    Thanks Received:
    441
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +441 / 0
    Apple wanted Amazon to pay 30 percent, which is more than Amazon makes on books. Instead of negotiating something reasonable, the two decided to go it separately, to customers' inconvenience.

    I buy via the Amazon website, which I have bookmarked on iDevices, or more often, on my Kindle Fires or my Android phablet, which offers the Kindle app with the store baked in. I don't know whether Google charges Amazon a cut, but apparently it's a workable deal for both and makes for convenience for customers with Android devices.

    I'll never buy books from iTunes, because they can be read only on iDevices. You buy from iTunes, you're stuck accessing your books from iDevices, or walking away from your books if you switch to non-Apple devices. With Kindle, your books go where you decide.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
  12. ardchoille
    Offline

    ardchoille iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,183
    Thanks Received:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Seattle, Washington
    Ratings:
    +210 / 1
    Very good points. And I think 30% is a bit much. I didn't know it was that high.
  13. mrcupu
    Offline

    mrcupu iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    311
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    JAKARTE
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    thanks for the tip but somehow the in-book search function in the kindle only shows on Welcome To Kindle book while my other book The Zombie Survival Guide doesnt has search function in it only Home Table of Contents and Select Action Print on the upper left side i wonder why :eek:
  14. Kaykaykay
    Offline

    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,973
    Thanks Received:
    441
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +441 / 0
    Can you post a screen shot?
  15. mrcupu
    Offline

    mrcupu iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    311
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    JAKARTE
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    how to ss my ipad display
  16. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    19,831
    Thanks Received:
    1,864
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,032 / 1
    Press the power and home buttons simultaneously, then immediately release them. The screen will blank out for a second and you'll hear a shutter sound. Your screenshot can be found in your camera roll.
  17. mrcupu
    Offline

    mrcupu iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    311
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    JAKARTE
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    thanks for the instructions now heres the ss of my weird kindle app without search function except on the book collection page and welcome to kindle book but i compressed this picture by 50% because its too big i hope its okay
    IMG_0194.PNG
  18. Kaykaykay
    Offline

    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,973
    Thanks Received:
    441
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +441 / 0
    That's a PDF, so that's probably why you can't search it from the Kindle app.
  19. mrcupu
    Offline

    mrcupu iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    311
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    JAKARTE
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    ah so thats why thank u much for the info so that next time all my pdf would go to ibook instead of kindle :thumbs:
  20. Folkrov
    Offline

    Folkrov iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    portugal
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    i am looking for writing apps for writting books i know that this is a bit lost in sight?
Similar Threads
  1. uzelacd
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    1,564
  2. landyman
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    1,415
  3. Shortcircuit
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    7,090
  4. KevinJS
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    1,370
  5. mydave
    Replies:
    22
    Views:
    1,219
Loading...

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

free books forum