Free Kindle Books

4 Apr

Free Kindle books are the perfect incentive to buy a Kindle, for those of you tired of traditional paper books. No longer will your bookcases be cluttered with ageing books. Never again will your paperbacks be dog-eared and covered in teething marks from young children… Er, maybe that’s just my experience! However, my Kindle is definitely a great convenience for me and enables me to quadruple my book collection without building a house-extension for the extra bookcases.

Knitting and Crochet Free Kindle Books

The other great thing about Kindle is: you can often pick up free Kindle books, from the Amazon bestsellers list or because the books are out of copyright due to age. Here’s a quick list of some current knitting and crochet related Kindle freebies:

*While most of these books are free patterns or instruction manuals, the Hilda Hopkins book is actually a knitting-themed novel – featuring the discovery of some realistic amigurumi knitted dolls, several murders and an elderly woman with a love of machine-knitting! Vivienne Fagan has written eight Hilda Hopkins novels – this freebie is the first novel in the series.

If you’re interested in any of the above free Kindle books, I recommend that you download them now – Amazon prices are subject to change! (And do check the books are still free before buying them – prices were checked at the time this post was written.) If you don’t have a Kindle (yet), then you can read your Kindle books on one of the free reading apps for Android, PC, Mac, iPhone, etc.


2 Responses to “Free Kindle Books”

  1. Susan Penny July 3, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    Hello Fiona
    My name is Susan Penny, I have just written a new knitting book – Quick Knits Small and Pretty, which I would love you to review. I’m happy to send you a copy if you can give me your address. Thanks for the Kindle info by the way, have just been given a Fire HD and want to add my own book to the Kindle store, so have been researching what’s free in the knitting dept. What do you think of it for craft books?
    kind regards

    • Fiona Campbell July 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

      Thanks for your offer, Susan – I will email you.

      I love the Kindle bookstore; there is so much variety and craft books are well represented. The only occasional issue I have is with photos and graphics; they need to be suitable for both black and white and colour displays and either contain non-critical information or be easily zoomable, without affecting readability. It is disconcerting to see the disclaimer “optimised for larger screens”. However, Kindle e-books are generally great and it must be conceded that even traditional printed books can have formatting errors. x

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