Tuesday, July 22, 2014

7 Sites that Offer Audio-Books and e-Books for FREE


Every day free e-books pop up on Amazon's Bestseller List for non-fiction and fiction. If you don't own a Kindle: there is a free Kindle reading app that you can download to your laptop, smart phone, or tablet.  After you've installed the app then you are all ready to get your free Kindle e-books.  However this is only a small amount of the hundred thousands of books that are for free on the Internet. Here is a short list of the great variety of audio- and e-books that are offered besides Amazon:

1. LibriVox
Do you like to listen to audio-books while driving or jogging? LibriVox offers thousands of free audio-books, even classics or out-of-print books.

2. Free e-Books
This website is a great source for all sorts of e-books, from mystery, to romance to drama. The show reviews and ratings for each book. Amazing variety of books in lots of categories.

3. Google e-Bookstore
Search for bestsellers, favorite classics and more from a variety of genres. Books in this free section of the Google eBookstore are available in several formats.  Check out ratings and reviews from other readers.

4. Internet Archive
If you need access to historical and academic books, the Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library is a great source. Books are available in different languages and formats.  

5. ManyBooks.net

Their e-books are compatible for Kindles, Nooks, iPads and most e-readers.  Browse by most popular titles, recent reviews, authors, titles, genres, languages and more. With more than 29,000 free e-books, you will sure find many you will enjoy. 

6. Open Library
This library catalog is an open online project of Internet Archive, and allows users to contribute books. You can easily search by author, title and subject. The Open Library consists of more than one million free e-books. 

7. Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to create and share e-books online.  No registration or fee is required, and a collection of more than 45,000 free e-books books are available in ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.

There are many more sites on the Internet to download free e-books.  Reading them all would take a lifetime.  Stacy Fisher posted 25 Places to Get Free e-Books in her article The Best Sites.


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