February 10, 2013

Best websites for free ebooks

free ebook downloads
 Technology is making things simple. Now a days most of the books are available on electronic formats like PDF, epub etc. 
But finding free and open e-books is still an issue. So Geeky Brains is giving a list of websites where you can download free E-books

1.project Gutenberg : it is the number one open e-book resource available on the web.Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and still working in this project to make e-books open. More than 40,000 e-books are available for free download. there are many options to download the e-books like e-pub, kindle,html formats.
You can also download your e-book into dropbox directly(need more dropbox space for free ?)
You may also try ManyBooks which is basically working from the database of Gutenberg. It gives more options for downloading the e-books in different formats

2.OpenLibrary : One web page for every book ever published. This site is especially for classic book lovers. The user interface is good with a digital reader feel in the browser itself. It can read the text aloud for you.


3.BookYards : Try searching for your book here. you will get some good downloads and resources here.

4. Daily Lit : Choose a book here and read it directly in your mailbox. The Daily Lit team will send your book in parts to your mail so that you can read it on your workstation or mobile.
good idea. Isn't it ?

5.Get Free eBooks : scroll down and see right side panel for categories. You will find some latest collection here.

6.e-book directory is a good website which gives download links to various e-books for free.This is not an illegal website as it provides homepage link for each book to download.

7.The Online Books page : over 1 million books are listed here for free. Some of the banned books are also included in this site.
8.Questia : you can browse for some free books here.

9.ObookO : Sign in and download your favorite e-book in epub format.Scroll down and see on the left panel to choose your desired category.

10.FeedBooks : Although all the books are not free here, still there are thousands of books which we can download for free. 
11.Bartleby : You can get fiction, non-fiction and reference e-books for free.

Let us know if you have some good resources for  free e-books. We will update here, along with your name.

[Update]: As commented by one of the reader I am adding 2 more website for free e-books .
Thanks to Liz for suggesting these eBook resources to our readers :) 
AS A BOOK LOVER YOU MAY TRY : making an e-book from Wikipedia articles
or Read a webpage like an e-book 

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posted by sreekanth @ 5:21 AM   11 Comments

11 Comments:

At February 14, 2013 at 12:45 PM , Anonymous Liz said...

Hello! I'd like to recommend also:
http://ebook-cafe.com/
http://ebookjunkie.com/

 
At April 22, 2013 at 5:43 AM , Blogger manikesh said...

Thanks for the list of best site's to download audio books. You can also get PDF free download at http://www.bookchums.com/ebooks.php

 
At April 24, 2013 at 8:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

 
At May 12, 2013 at 12:28 PM , Blogger Saron Ann said...

There have a good list shared by sreekanth.But I also like to recommend http://www.mrpiggie.com/.They have also good collection of free eBooks

 
At June 8, 2013 at 10:01 AM , OpenID bups said...

you forgot it http://downloadebooks.co

 
At July 10, 2013 at 10:58 PM , Anonymous Humayun Ahmed said...

Thank You For Sharing This Great eBook Download Site List.

 
At July 25, 2013 at 10:21 PM , Blogger Amit Sahu said...

Hi freinds if you want online books then visit at http://www.iipt.org.in

 
At August 2, 2013 at 12:09 AM , Blogger Amit Sahu said...

hi friends if you want online books then visit at http://www.iipt.org.in

 
At August 8, 2013 at 11:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget www.ecavetrading.com

Neat.

 
At August 11, 2013 at 11:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to recommend www.forgottenbooks.org as I love the free ebook of the day they offer through their mailing list.

 
At August 25, 2013 at 5:37 PM , Anonymous 1001 Ebook said...

Don't forget 1001 Ebook | Free Ebook Download

 

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