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Books are indeed man’s best friend. Quite more than often, we find solace in the warm smell of books and words that stir our souls. Unfortunately, owing to our busy schedules, we barely have the time to visit the bookstore and grab our favourite novel.

Thanks to technology, we now have electronic books. You do not have to visit the store or wait till they restock the book you want to purchase. Neither do you have to keep track of the last date of submission in the library, nor carry around the heavy books in your bag. You can simply download your book for free and start reading without leaving your chair.

Here’s why E-books are in!

Considering how our mother planet is suffering the after-effects of deforestation, cutting down trees has turned out to be more and more hazardous. Did you know that e-books can help preserve trees by 37%? When you are looking for information, you can get it immediately by downloading an e-book. Moreover, it enables you to save space and reduce the clutter in your rooms.

You can simply save thousands and thousands of E-books on your device, and the biggest tomes generally take a mere space of 100 MB. You do not have to worry about carrying the weight around and access them almost everywhere. If you have them downloaded on your device, then you can read them without an internet connection.

Personally, I prefer E-books over paper-backs, any day. Tell me, how many times have you had to flip through a book to search for the quote that you have resonated with? Let’s not even go into the bookmark falling out by accident and the saga of trying to find the page that you had read last!

As opposed to hardcover books, E-books are easily searchable. You can simply jump to a page without flipping through it, and you can locate a portion of the book with its content. You can highlight important sections and mark important pages without having to scribble notes on loose sheets of paper. Another benefit that e-books have is that they can be interactive. If you feel too stressed to read, you can simply use audio software that turns it into an audiobook. You can even adjust the font size and style in e-books according to your comfort.

Moreover, there are no additional delivery and shipping charges involved when you purchase an e-book. Therefore, e-books are not bound by geographic limitations. Be it a remote village or a city, be it the countryside or on an island – you can easily purchase and download an e-book if you have an Internet connection. All you need is a laptop or a tablet, and you would be good to go. Why not use the gifts to save the environment and take it easy on our pockets?

15 FREE E-BOOK DOWNLOADING SITES TO FEED THE BOOKWORM IN YOU

Now, most of you believe that e-books are more expensive than paperback books. Allow me to tell you, my bookworm friend, that you are mistaken. As a gift from a fellow reader to another, I have listed the 15 best e-book downloading sites that have a wealth of the best books. Do take a look!

Google eBookstore

Google eBookMuch like the Play store, Google eBookstore has a huge collection of books on offer. All you need to do is go to the free section of books, and you will find a huge database of some of the bestsellers. You can even filter them by the genre or the author of the book. If you are a classic literature lover like me, then Google Ebookstore is your haven. You will find most of Austen and Woolf’s best work in the free section along with contemporary author’s like Dan Brown. You can download the books in several formats. They also have a special section for audiobooks.

Project Gutenberg

GutenbergProject Gutenberg boasts of a database that is rich in more than 45,000 free e-books. You can sign up for free as there is no registration fee involved. Be it Kindle, ePub or simple HTML – you can download books in all kinds of format from this site. You can even create your own book with your writing and share it with others.

Internet Archive

ArchiveAn open online project, the Internet Archive has a million options when it comes to books. You can search for a book using the title of the book or the author. The site also has several textbooks and course material available on the site. They specialise in dealing with books that are rare in the physical book market. If you have been trying to locate a book that has gone out of print, then this is the site for you. You can also find some of the literary gems in different languages here.

BookBoon

BookboonE-books are not just for storybook lovers. If you are a student trying to save up on some money, then free e-books can help you save a lot. BookBoon is one such site that you can use to download educational and business textbooks for free. The site has an easy interface, making it very easy to use. You can simply download books without having to go through the trouble of opening an account. You can find more than 1,000 free books categorised according to subjects and genres that makes it even easier to navigate through.

ManyBooks.net

ManybookAt ManyBooks, you can get your hands on more than 20,000 e-books with one click of your mouse. Most of the e-books – ranging from fictional novels to medical books – can be downloaded free of cost. You can filter the books according to the genre or title and browse through the list. Unlike many downloading sites, you can find books in several languages. These books are compatible with all kinds of platforms – iPads, Kindles and Smartphones. You can also check the reviews and ratings of a book before downloading it.

Feedbooks

FeedbooksMuch like Google E-bookstore, you need to sign up for an account on Feedbooks if you want to download a free e-book. The books are available free of charge only when they are accessible via public domain. Make sure that you head to the “Public Domain” tab to download a book.

International Digital Children’s Library

International Digital childrenOne hardly comes across sites dedicated to children’s books. If you are searching for a good children’s book, then you can check out the free books from the International Digital Children’s Library. You will find most award-winning books according to reading levels and length of the books. From Enid Blyton to Hans Christian Anderson – there is a wide selection of books in store for you.

FreeBookSpot

FreebookspotAnother favourite online ebooks download site among students, FreeBookSpot has over 4,500 free books in 75+ categories. If you are looking for scholarly ebooks, then this is what I prescribe. From science to engineering books, from history to literature – this site has it all. And it is just not limited to scholarly publications. You can find fiction and non-fiction books all under one roof. And what’s more? You do not have to go through the hassle of registration to download free e-books from this site.

Free-eBooks

Free-Ebook netThe best thing about Free-eBooks is that the database is not just limited to books. You can get magazines and journals as well. It is an excellent source for online authors too. If you are one of them, then this site can help you share your e-book with others. You need to become a member to access the Free-EBooks.Net library. The good news is that there is no registration fee.

GetFreeEBooks

GetfreebooksGetFreeEBooks is another site for the bookworms. The database has all kinds of books – storybooks to academic ones. The academic resources available on this site can provide you with much-needed assignment help. As the site claims, all the ebooks are free and downloadable.

Scribd

ScribdScribd is an online document-sharing site through which you can save, download and share books. The site supports most formats like PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You can either download a document or embed it in your blog.

LibriVox

LibriboxVisit this site and find the links to various ebooks on several genres. You can find textbooks as well as novels and story books in LibriVox. The site also has several non-fiction books like self-help and art ebooks as well as classic literature books. Most of the books are in PDF formats, which are supported in all types of gadgets. The best thing about the site is that it has audio versions of all the books too.

FreeComputerBooks

FreecomputerbookIf you are a student of computer engineering or a gizmo freak, then this site is a treasure trove for you. You will come across an extensive collection of free online books belonging to categories like Computer, Programming, and gaming. You can also find technical lecture notes and tutorials for the subjects mentioned above. The site boasts of 12 top categories along with 150 sub-categories that you can choose from. You can only understand how rich a database it has.

Centsless Books

CentlessbookAt Centsless, you can find most of your favourite novels as free ebooks. Most of the times, people find several pages missing from an e-book. However that isn’t the problem with this site. The files are far from pirated copies with missing pages. Before you download a book, you can check whether the e-book has attained a PLR (private label rights) or not and whether it has all the master rights required to be on sale. The site is known for its vast stock of contemporary books.

BookYards

BookyardAll you need is an internet connection to have access to the books and education materials, available on the site. The books which are available for free are divided into different categories. The categories start from subjects like business, computing, and go on to cover arts and history. All you need to do is select the category of the e-book you are looking for to filter the book from the stock of 30,000+ free books.

If you love to read books on the go, I have listed the best 15 sites to download e-books. You know what they say – where there is a will, there is a way. So go, visit these sites and download your favourite books. Start reading them RIGHT now!

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