Oh how I do love to read and e-books are just wonderful. As you can see behind me I’m just as big a fan of traditional paper books, but sometimes an e-book is much more convenient, especially if you like to read anywhere or at anytime. I frequently get asked where I find my books. Usually I say Amazon, but that can get pricey so I do hit up these free sites on occasion when I need a new book fix, or sometimes to discover new authors.
Here are my favorite sites for free ebooks.
NetGalley Librarians, booksellers, bloggers, authors, and some of the best publishers are available. These are usually new ARCs (advanced reader copies) unpublished or just published novels. You are expected to review the book, which can easily be done from inside their site.
Edelweiss Tons of books. Some even hard-copy. Same with NetGalley a review is expected in exchange for the book.
If you want to get into reviewing books NetGalley and Edelweiss are excellent places to begin.
FreebookSifter I like this site’s search feature which allows the user to search under genre, or author etc.
Free Books Blog – Lists mostly free Kindle books.
eBooksRead – This site offers more than 3o0,000 ebooks, as well as classic texts, dictionaries, manuals, statistics and essays.
OverDrive Great site to link up to eBooks from your local library or school. This also includes audio files and other media depending on your library system. Using an App makes it easy too available on iTunes and Android.
Book Yards – This website boasts that it’s the library to the world. Not sure if it is, but I like websites that aspire to great things and in my opinion there are few things greater than libraries, let alone “world” libraries.
Goodreads – Goodreads is probably one of my favorite sites for connecting authors to readers, and people in general to books. They have a great selection of e-books a lot of which are free to download.
Feedbooks – Excellent selection of e-books but this link takes you to the free-domain ones.
Please note: This post was originally posted on December 10, 2013. I update it as I find new places for free books.