01 Feb Four Best Sites To Get Free E-Books
If you have an e-reader, there’s enough reading material available to keep you busy for a lifetime—and that’s just the books available for free just like the demo games at online slots.
But free ebook downloads are hard to find unless you know the right websites to visit. As such, to help you out, this article lists some of the best sites that offer free ebooks for you to read. These free ebook download sites have something for everyone, or you can click here.
Overdrive is one of the best digital libraries where you can download ebooks for free—not just ones in the public domain but even recently released mainstream titles.
There is one hitch, though: you’ll need a valid and active public library card or to be a student to have access to these free ebooks. Overdrive works with over 30,000 public libraries in over 40 different countries worldwide. In addition to free ebook checkouts, you can also listen to audiobooks for free.
If you can access the service, you will have instant access to the latest The New York Times Bestsellers. The list updates weekly, so you’ll never miss out on a hot read. Overdrive also has a partnership with Sora, so students can get free ebooks for some classes.
Library Genesis is a search engine for free reading material, including ebooks, articles, magazines, comics, and more. As of this writing, Library Genesis indexes close to three million ebooks and 60 million articles. It would take several lifetimes to consume everything on offer here.
Both fiction and non-fiction are covered, spanning different genres and types.
Since it’s a search engine, browsing for books is almost impossible. The closest thing you can do is use the Topics dropdown in the navigation bar to browse what you want to read. Even then, you’ll have to get used to the terrible user interface of the site overall.
Instead, searching for a particular book title, author, or synopsis is better. The Advanced Search lets you narrow the results by language and file extension, and you can also search for the exact book titles to see.
Unlike the other sites on this list, Centsless Books is a curator-aggregator of free Kindle books available on Amazon. Its mission is to make it easy for you to stay on top of all the free ebooks available from the online retailer.
Note that some of the “free” ebooks listed on Centsless Books are only free if you’re part of Kindle Unlimited. Unfortunately, Kindle Unlimited might not be worth the money. However, if you have it, it could be a great addition.
Another of the best free ebook download sites is Project Gutenberg. It’s a charity endeavour, sustained through volunteers and fundraisers, that aims to collect and provide as many high-quality ebooks as possible. Most of its library consists of public domain titles, but it has other stuff, too, if you’re willing to look around.
As of this writing, Gutenberg has more than 60,000 free ebooks on offer. They are available for download in EPUB and MOBI formats (some are only available in one of the two) and can be read online in HTML format.
You can browse the library by category (of which there are hundreds), by most popular (which means total download count), by latest (which means the date of upload), or by random (which is a great way to find new material to read).