By C.K. MacLeod
Samsung tablet and phone users — did you know that you can download one free ebook per month from Amazon? I learned about this offer from Jim Kukral and Brian Cohen in Episode 3 of the Sell More Books podcast.
Samsung users can choose from one of four selected books each month. The books are selected from different genres, so there is a bit of variety. This month's picks are all fiction, and I'm hoping Samsung will consider nonfiction options in future, as well.
Before You Begin
Note: I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. If you have a Samsung smartphone, your instructions may be slightly different.
The first version of this app didn't work properly and I needed to contact Amazon for support. If you can't download your free book, uninstall the app and reinstall it. That will get you the new version.
When you first open the app, you may be required to sign in with your Samsung account. If you don't have an account, you'll need to create an account at the Samsung site.
The Kindle for Samsung app and Kindle for Android app communicate with each other. You may need to open your Kindle for Android app and sign in to that app with your Amazon account to ensure that the apps are communicating with each other. If you run into trouble, contact Amazon, as Samsung isn't responsible for issues with the app.
Quick Steps for a Free Book
- From your tablet or phone, download the Kindle for Samsung app from the Samsung store. This is important. You need the Kindle for Samsung app to access your free book, even if you have the Kindle for Android app on your tablet or phone.
- Open the Kindle for Samsung app. Tap on the Navigation Drawer—the menu icon with the three lines—in the top left.
- Tap on Samsung Book Deals.
- Choose a book from this month's selection and tap on its cover.
- The book you've chosen will be priced at $0.00. Tap on Buy Now with 1-Click.
The Samsung for Kindle app syncs with the Kindle for Android app, so if you want to, you can read your new free book on your Kindle for Android app. Both apps can coexist on your tablet. You can, however, only download your monthly free book through the Samsung for Kindle app.
Image by John Karakatsanis