At any given time, Amazon has more than 2,000 free horror books listed on the Kindle store. These heart-pounding horror novels include beloved subgenres such as post-apocalyptic fiction, psychological thrillers, paranormal horror, survival fiction, crime, and more.
If you have a special place in your heart for the darker side of literature, read on to learn how you can stock up on hundreds of Kindle horror novels for free.
If you don’t already have one, you’ll need to an Amazon account to download Kindle books. Secondly, you will need a Kindle device or another device equipped with the Kindle app. The app is completely free, and it’s available for iOS, Android, PC, and Mac devices. Click here to find the right version for your device, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install it.
It should be noted that the number of free books on Amazon can fluctuate depending on author and publisher promotions. However, you can always find the most up-to-date selection of free horror books here. Be sure to check back often to find any new releases!
Most books listed in the free section are 100% free for all users, but there are exceptions. Some titles might only be free for Prime members or for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. If you’re not a member of these services, you’ll have to pay the listed price for the book.
To tell if a book is truly free or only free for select members, look closely at the listed price beneath the title. The price may say it’s $0.00 for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and then list the price for non-members below that.
When you land on the free Kindle books page, you’ll notice a list of subgenres on the left-hand side of your screen. You can click on any of these subgenres to find your favorite types of horror fiction faster.
You can also sort your search by using the “Sort by” drop-down box on the upper right-hand side of your screen. Click here to sort titles by featured books, price, highest customer reviews, or publication date.
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