There's never been a better time for those who love to read. In a matter of minutes, you can download hundreds or even thousands of eBooks and then take them with you anywhere.
They'll work on your eReader, smartphone, tablet or computer. And while these eBooks are easy to get and even easier to take with you, there is a catch.
While eBooks are often less expensive than their paper counterparts, they still cost money. You might pay as much as $5 to $10 for a single eBook.
Depending on how fast you read, these charges can get out of control. Fortunately, you don't always have to pay. History, biographies, romance, mysteries and more - they're all here.
1. FREEBOOK SIFTER
If you know what type of eBook you're looking for, this site makes it easy to find. You can browse multiple categories at once or use the site's powerful search to find the perfect book. The site adds hundreds of new, free books every day.
FreeBook Sifter pulls titles from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, so you can use the Kindle ecosystem or your Nook. And if you don't have either one, that doesn't mean you have to buy one of Amazon's eReaders. You can download a Kindle app for your computer, smartphone or tablet and read the eBooks that way.
2. BOOKS SHOULD BE FREE
This site is another great resource for classic books. All of the books here at Books Should Be Free are in the public domain, so you'll be certain to find great titles like "Pride and Prejudice," "Moby-Dick," and "Call of the Wild." And there are over 3,000 to choose from.
You can browse by genre or search the site by title, author or keyword. When you click on a title, you'll see a short blurb about the book as well as some author information so you can be sure to get the perfect book for your next read.
And now that you have all those free books crammed onto your computer, how do you find anything? Calibre is the perfect digital librarian for your eBooks. It helps you organize them so you can find exactly what you're looking for.
Even better, Calibre converts your books into almost any format. You can customize title covers and get data about each book by automatically syncing to online booksellers. Caliber even downloads magazines and newspapers.
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Bonus: Amazon Kindle
Did you know that you don't need an Amazon Kindle tablet to read Kindle eBooks? There's a Kindle app you can download to your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.
If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can also get free books for your Kindle/Kindle app, through Amazon Reads. This service gives you access to thousands of book titles you can download to your Kindle for free.
It's one of the newest perks that comes with your membership. Membership for Amazon Prime costs $99 per year, but it includes added benefits like free shipping and free streaming on Amazon Video. Click here for seven perks that come with your Amazon Prime membership.