You don’t have to pay for eBooks! First, check our eReading eResources for free eBooks, audiobooks and magazines.
If that doesn’t satisfy your appetite for eReading, check out these resources for free or discounted eBooks:
Adobe Digital Editions – http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/eBook.html
Enjoy free sample eBooks, including entire books and preview chapters from leading publishers. You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions and set up an account.
Baen Free Library – http://www.baenebooks.com
Best-selling Science-Fiction and Fantasy authors. Books can be read online or emailed to your Kindle. Other formats are available. You can also download them to your Apple device and read them through iBooks.
Barnes & Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook/379003208
Search “Free” in NOOK Books for free eBooks. Free Fridays on the NOOK Blog offers a free title each Friday at http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/The-NOOK-Blog/bg-p/Unbound.
BibleGateway.com – http://www.biblegateway.com/
The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online — all in the language or translation of your choice! It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference. Audio Bibles are also available.
Book Basset – http://www.bookbasset.com/
Follow them on Facebook, Twitter or visit their site for daily deals from the staff of eReaderIQ.com. Book Basset provides free Kindle books, deals and even discounts on Kindle accessories!
BookBub – http://www.bookbub.com/home/
You will need to join BookBub and sign up for email alerts, but you can also follow them on Facebook for lots of free Apple, Kindle, NOOK and Sony titles. You choose the type of books that you want to get notified about and they’ll send out alerts.
Books on Board – http://www.booksonboard.com/index.php?ebooks-audio-books
Search your favorite category then sort by price to find the free titles.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library – http://www.ccel.org/
The mission of the CCEL is to build up the church by making classic Christian writings available and promoting their use. Titles are available in several formats for free, but there is usually a charge for formats to read on a device.
Cory Doctorow – http://craphound.com
Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of the bestselling Tor Teen/HarperCollins UK novel LITTLE BROTHER. His latest young adult novel is PIRATE CINEMA, his latest novel for adults is RAPTURE OF THE NERDS. Some books are available for free and some books/audiobooks are available for a donation (you name the price).
Diesel eBooks – http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/
Diesel eBooks was launched in 2004 and serves millions of readers across each continent via its 3 million plus eBook catalogue. Search your favorite category then sort by price to find the free titles.
DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books – http://www.doabooks.org/
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Search or browse for titles.
eReaderIQ – http://www.ereaderiq.com
Free Kindle Books, some are lending-enabled and some are text-to-speech enabled. Sign up for the free newsletter so you don’t miss out on the latest deal!
Feedbooks – http://www.feedbooks.com
Download free public domain or self-published titles in ePub format to read on your PC or device.
Free eBooks – http://www.free-ebooks.net/
Register with the site and choose a free membership (limited to 5 eBook downloads per month in PDF and TXT formats. Upgrade to a VIP membership for unlimited downloads in file formats for eReaders. Books are available in Spanish, Portuguese and include academic titles.
Harlequin – http://www.harlequin.com/
Visit the eBook Store and select Freebie Fridays.
Inkmesh – http://www.inkmesh.com
Search engine for Sony, Kobo, Kindle and Smashwords
Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books – http://archive.org/index.php
Click on Texts to download free books, texts and sheet music. Most titles are free to read, download, print and enjoy, and are available in several formats.
Click on Video for the library of free movies, films and videos, including classic full-length films, daily alternative news broadcasts, cartoons and concerts.
Click on Audio for a library of over two hundred thousand digital recordings, including alternative news programming, Grateful Dead concerts, old time radio shows, book/poetry readings and original music.
ManyBooks.net – http://manybooks.net
A search engine for Project Gutenberg titles that you can download in a wide variety of file formats.
Munseys – http://www.munseys.com/
Great site to find pulp classics. Search the catalog and download the title you want in a wide variety of file formats.
NetGalley – https://www.netgalley.com/
For reviewers, bloggers, journalists, librarians, booksellers and educators to review titles before they are published.
Open Library – http://openlibrary.org
Over 1,000,000 free eBook titles available in several formats and languages.
Planet eBook – http://www.planetebook.com/
All of their novels and books are entirely free for you to download and share with your friends, classmates, students, anyone. Titles may be downloaded in either one-page or two-page PDF formats.
Poisoned Pen Press – http://www.poisonedpenpress.com/
Mystery titles available for different eReaders. Some formats are free and others are discounted.
Project Gutenberg – http://www.gutenberg.org
Offers over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free ePub books, free Kindle books, download them or read them online. There is also a self-publishing portal so you can discover new authors! They also have a mobile site.
Smashwords – http://www.smashwords.com/
Discover great eBooks from independent authors and publishers. Sort by price (free), length and other features.
Sourcebooks – http://www.sourcebooks.com/
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Tyndale House Publishers – http://www.tyndale.com/ebookextra/ebook-promos
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University of Pittsburgh Press –http://digital.library.pitt.edu/p/pittpress/
View scholarly works from 762 monographs, most of which are now out-of-print.