You have a received your Kindle and you are now enjoying the reading experience, then you may ask yourself "how can I get more books for free?".
There are several ways for this:
First of all, you can go on the Kindle Store and download the free ebooks that they propose; when you will click the purchase-in-one-click button the book will be sent automatically on your Kindle for free. Then for getting it you need to connect your Kindle on the Internet and it will synchronize itself, if it does not do it automatically just go on the Home page, then press menu and go to Sync & Check for Items. The books (or games, as they have for example a free Mine-Sweeper) are automatically uploaded to your Kindle!
Then you have the solution to visit many websites in order to get copyright-free books (Shakespeare, Hugo...) among them Archive.org and Project Gutenberg are solid references but many else exist and a quick search on a search engine (ecosia.org is my favorite) will probably provide you with many options. For French books a great website is Gallica, a lot of classics are converted to digital format and offered for free download.
Something important to notice is that, depending on where you find the books, most of the time they will be in .mobi, in .pdf or in .doc; the first two standards are fine as they are and can be directly uploaded to the Kindle, however the .doc need to be converted to pdf.
I am not going to dive into the details of the creation of a .pdf, but I will give you a quick overview that should be sufficient for accomplishing the purpose. First you need a software to create .pdf such as DoPDF (free and easy to use), download it and install it on your computer.
Then you need to open your Word document, click on file and then print. Select DoPDF as a printer (you can keep the default settings most of the time) and save it on your computer. The program will run and you will have your .pdf ready!
What is awesome is you can do this as well with all your personal written documents! Just print it and select the pdf virtual printer!
Then finally you have your books and you need to upload them; again, several techniques exist, however I am going to focus on the technique I use almost exclusively: The uploading through USB.
The reasons why I am uploading through USB is that you do not need to be connected to the Internet, neither with the computer or the Kindle; it is really fast and really easy, in addition you can create folders which is of great importance for being able to find an item without too many problems when your Kindle is loaded with many books.
To connect your Kindle through USB you just need a computer (obviously), and one USB cable with the same shape of plug-in as the Kindle (the cable is delivered by default but if you lost it, most cables for digital cameras for example will do the trick).
Link the cable, then your Kindle will be recognized (at least on Windows) as a external drive. Just click on Open and then, personal advise, create folders by doing a right click and "create a new folder", then copy and paste the books into the folders. Once you are done just click on the safe ejection for the Kindle and you are done!(in practice I am not doing it, I just make sure nothing is transferring but I do not recommend this).
There you go! You have uploaded new free books to your Kindle! I hope this guide helped you and provided you with useful information.
I now wish you a great reading!