20 Best Websites to Download Free eBooks

free ebook downloadsWith all the great digital technology around these days, we don’t need a tree to make a book. More and more of us are choosing the convenience of digital content over actual books, CDs, DVD and Blu-ray discs as time passes. And as with everything that comes in digital – there’s a plethora of free options available. We can download eBooks onto our kindles, iPads, iPod, phones, laptops… the list is endless. Here’s a useful collection of sites and sources for getting free eBooks (yes, free!) for all of you virtual bookworms.

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1. Free eBooks

This great website is exactly what it says on the tin – a huge free source of eBooks available for download. You’ll even get to search comprehensively through various categories, too.Download an eBook today

2. Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a community project dedicated to providing people with free eBooks. There isn’t a huge variety on there (compared to, say, Amazon!) but there are new titles updated weekly.

3. Online Programming Books
If you’re looking to brush up on your computing knowledge, then this website has a great source of information to start looking through.

4. Bookyards

Known as the “library to the world” you’ll be able to find many free and paid titles here. They have a special section dedicated to free downloads too – which makes things much easier.

5. Ask Sam

 UPD: Non available anymore

Ask Sam is a huge resource of free downloadable text documents and eBooks. You’ll manly find factual eBooks here, as well as Shakespeare.

6. Baen

Baen is a free online library with a wealth of eBooks available for free download. You’ll be able to search by author, title or year of publication too, which is perfect if you’re after something specific.

7. Free Book Spot

Free Book Spot is a fantastic place to start if you’re not after a specific title – but just fancy expanding your reading and downloading some interesting titles. There are quite a few genres and varieties on here too.

8. Get Free eBooks

As you’d expect this is the perfect resource for free eBooks and you’ll find a huge variety on here. They also have a really active twitter feed too, meaning you can stay updated with their latest releases and titles.

9. Open Culture

Open Culture have 325 free eBooks available for free download. So if you’re not fussy about what content you’re after then this is a great option for you. You could stumble across a real gem.

10. The Book Depository

The book Depository has both “real” books and eBooks, so if you’re after a reliable source for the digital and tangible then this is an amazing website. They have a special dedicated “free” area too – so you can search knowing you won’t be spending a penny.

11. Free Tech Books

After some tech books or technology how-to? Then check out this site – perfect for anyone looking to (freely) expand their knowledge of everything techy.

12. GloBusz

UPD: Non available anymore

Glo Busz are leading the way in promoting new authors, by giving away their work primarily for free. The idea being that you’ll love the books and spread the world. In turn, the person you refer will be happy to pay full price.

13. Online Free eBooks

As you’d expect from the URL – this website is a bit of a hub for online eBooks – especially free ones! You’ll find it easy to search and navigate too – which makes life a little easier especially if you’re in a rush.

14. Memo Ware

If you want to search through a variety of categories and browse a range of different genres and styles (and lengths) of books, then Memo Ware is a super website to get going with. It’s simple to work and has a huge amount of choices available to you.

15. PDF Books

PDF Books doesn’t have much on offer, but it’s easy to work and easy to get started with. If you want to start your journey into downloading free eBooks with a quick and easy website, this is perfect.

16. Bibliotastic

If you’re after science fiction, historical, mystery or romance, then have a search through Bibliotastic; as it is especially good for these particular genres.

17. Alive and Free

This website doesn’t actually provide the download facilities, but will point you in the right direction of places where you can download free eBooks by recent, engaging authors that are offering up their work for free.

18. e-Library

e-Library is a fantastic place to search for both free and paid eBooks as they have both available to download easily and simply. The free range isn’t as great as some of the other websites on this list, but certainly still worth checking out.

19. Book Boon

Book Boon is a great little website – the design is smart and simple and you’ll be able to find your way around within seconds. There are business books, travel guides and educational text books; all available with no registration necessary.

20. Diesel eBooks (upd: non available anymore)

Diesel sell both free and paid eBooks, but they have a frequently changing collection of free books on offer, so it’s always worth checking with them to see if anything free on offer grabs your interest.

You can also get free books of different formats to use on any device. And if your favorite book can’t be found EPUB, use free EPUB converters to transform it from any other format.

This useful list of free ebooks was compiled by Ben Granth of online ink and toner shop, PrinterInks; check out their wide range of printer cartridges from Epson, HP, Dell, Brother and other leading brands.

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