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Top 10 Sites to Download Free EBooks  

by Matt Hawkins, 05/09/2011
Categories : Multimedia

The market for ebooks is growing fast and people are reading more and more books on portable media devices from the Kindle, to the PC to the smart phone. Regardless of how you are reading them you probably want to find some ebooks without breaking the bank.

The list below includes some of the best sites online that will allow you to download and read ebooks for zero cost. Between them you have access to an almost limitless range of titles.

They aren't going to stop you buying ebooks but they will give you a huge choice and ensure you get the best value out of your media device whether it is an ebook reader, mobile phone, laptop or PC. That has got to be good for both the consumer and the publishing industry.

Here are the sites :

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. There are a variety of formats to choose between including ePub, Kindle, HTML and plain text formats.

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Google E-Bookstore
Google eBooks is a similar concept to the Amazon store. It can store your library in the digital cloud, so you can read all of your favorite books using Internet connected devices. Google eBooks is compatible with Android phones, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, web browsers and many supported eReaders. As with Amazon, Google Books provides free books as well the usual range of paid-for products.

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Amazon
The Amazon Kindle store contains a huge library of books of sale but it also includes ebooks for zero cost. You can use the filters and searches to find the free books. If you have a 3G Kindle you can get these delivered over-the-air straight to your device.

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The Internet Archive
The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books for you to download for free.

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Open Library
Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive. It contains over 1,000,000 free ebook titles.

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ManyBooks.net
ManyBooks has over 29,000 eBooks available for free. The eBooks are generated on demand and cached using Amazon's S3 service - which means that the first time anyone requests an eBook in a particular format it will take a bit longer to deliver, but the next time that eBook is requested it will be sent immediately.

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The Book Depository
Over 11,000 free ebooks for direct download in PDF format.

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OnlineComputerBooks.com
OnlineComputerBooks.com contains an index of free computer books, free ebooks, free programming books, free online books and sample chapters related to Information and Communication Technology, Computer Science, Internet, Engineering, Business, Marketing, Maths, Electronics, Physics and Science. They are provided by publishers or authors on their websites legally and free of charge. Some of these books require a web browser as they are presented as web pages rather than a file download.

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FreeTechBooks.com
This site lists free online computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes, all of which are legally and freely available over the Internet.

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Planet eBook
Planet eBook provides free classic literature. Their novels and books are entirely free for download and share.

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