about us

KBoards is a website devoted to all things Kindle. We're a small family operation, but to our delight we’ve also become the largest independent Kindle user site on the web.

KBoards.com is a community forum for Kindle owners, with 80,000 members and over 2.5 million posts. The site is rated by Alexa as among the top #10,000 highest-traffic websites in the United States. Our Facebook page has over 60,000 friends. And our discussion forums have recently topped 300 million pageviews.

The site includes a Kindle user forum, a Kindle blog, and other goodies like our Top 10 page and our Link-Maker tool. Our forums have boards focused on Kindle books, accessories, reviews, user tips, and other Kindle-related topics. We also regularly run exclusive contests and giveaways in cooperation with our Kindle accessory sponsors.

Beyond that, KBoards offers unique (and free) tools for authors, including our active Writer's Cafe, a sorted list of bestselling KBoards authors, a Book Bazaar to promote indie books, a directory of author services like editing and cover graphics, and a KB author books page. We also provide our authors with a book profile page for each of their books, which displays all relevant book information - including online sample reading, customer reviews, video trailers, and more - on a single showcase page.

Media references to KBoards.com include AmericanWay Magazine, Blink magazine, Engadget (including our scoop on Kindle Unlimited), Forbes Magazine, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, HughHowey.com, Kindle Chronicles podcast (see interviews with Leslie and Harvey), the New York Times (here, here, here, here), O Globo, The Register, TechCrunch, Time Magazine (Dec 10, 2012 issue and this Time online article), and Wired.com.

Join our community by registering (free) in our forums, and by liking our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter.

Meet our webmaster, administrator, and moderators in this forum thread. Drop by and say hello! And thank you for visiting KBoards.com!

Accessory-makers, publishers, authors: Queries about advertising on KBoards can be emailed to us. Or check out our advertising info page at http://www.kboards.com/ads.
KBoards.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.


  1. Awesome! I <3 Kindleboards!

  2. We already sell on Kindle, but I would like to publish a free book. Does anyone know how this is done? I don't seem to be able to do anything other than charge and Kindle are very difficult to contact. Thanks in advance!

    1. Yes, you'll need to have the book offered for free in other venues, and then have Amazon price-match it. There's information on this in our Writer's Cafe on the forum; take a look there and feel free the ask questions about it:

    2. Will do Thank you. Do you have links to other venues? (sorry I am new to this)
      Thanks again

    3. By other venues I meant other places that sell books, like Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, etc. You can get a lot of help with this in the Writer's Cafe forum - try that out!

  3. Wow! I'm impressed. I keep a pretty close eye on downloads of our 'A Vested Interest' book 1 and today the number of downloads jumped up by a factor of 10. Investigating, the only possible reason for that is that today you have it featured as the top selection in Free and Bargain Kindle Books (Wed 9 Jan 2013).
    Thank you so much! It's made a big difference.

    BTW It's also available FREE on all platforms at Smashwords.

    @ Get Selected! Publish your book at Smashwords and make it free there. Eventually Amazon will notice and price match. This may take several months though. If you want to make it free for just a few days then you'll need to join Kindle Select and NOT publish elsewhere.