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Monday, January 30, 2017
Looking For Free Books On-line ?
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Free Books Online: 60+ Places to Find and Use Audio and Ebooks
The ebook era is here to stay, and perspectives are endless!
The dynamic technology and mobility affect our everyday life. They even influence our reading habits. Contemporary young people prefer reading books using their e-readers, smart phones, and tablets.
Isn’t it great that you can read anywhere without having your thick book with you all the time?
You can quickly find and easily download almost any book you’d like to read. At no cost.
According to statistics, digital book sales are predicted to account roughly for about a quarter of book sales worldwide. Ebooks are supposed to bring a revenue of about 20 billion US dollars by the year 2018.
There is no consensus yet as to whether digital editions will replace paperback.
But here are some benefits of using ebooks.
Possibility to change reading settings.
Did you know?
One of the concerns about online reading is that it has enabled the so-called “F-shaped reading pattern.” The point here is that while reading any digital content, a human eye scans the page in an F-shape. It helps to absorb just a few general key ideas of an article without deeply penetrating into the topic. This issue results in lack of depth in reading and thinking.
No one can be sure about the outcome of this electronic-paper battle. However, combining paper books and ebooks must be the best way to get all the advantages from reading.
Great places to get free ebooks and audio books
Are you looking for a good place to download an ebook? Or maybe you’re searching for audio recordings to listen to?
Search no more!
We have created a full list of the websites where you will find any media materials to read and to listen online.
Watch out! You may easily get stuck on any of these sites for too long.
Here are the helpful resources you’ll find in this article:
Founded in 1988, Bookboon is the world’s biggest ebook publisher now. There are currently 1,000+ textbooks for students, as well as 600+ ebooks for professionals in the business field in 9 different languages.
Classic Bookshelf is a good resource to read classic books online. Classic Bookshelf offers its users easy e-reading with the help of a special Java applet. This program allows the readers to choose the best text size, spacing, and color they like.
A curious resource where you can read free books using your email or RSS. All you have to do is select a book and set up the time when you want to have it delivered. This way you’ll get your book just in time and will be spending just 5–15 min. on reading daily.
Whatever book you’re looking for, you are likely to find it on FreeBooks.com. Moreover, the users are free to contact the administrators to help them find materials unavailable on the website. All kinds of downloadable textbooks and ebooks in various topics and genres are available on the site.
A great place to find both free and paid books. You can choose from over 5 million, and download Kobo apps to make your reading more convenient. Get recommendations, find top-rated books, and read previews to opt for the best books.
Open Culture invites the users to get acquainted with their catalog, offering 800 free eBooks to be downloaded for an e-reader, iPad, PC, iPhone, smart phone. Their collection includes ever-living works by J.Austin, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, and many others.
There are already more than 53,000 free books located in this catalog. The readers can choose from epub books or kindle ebooks. You can either download them or read them online. Thousands of volunteers helped to digitize and proofread the published books.
ReadAnyBook.com is another great site offering a big collection of books to be added to your library. Track the “Free book of the day” update. You can download your favorite book in any popular format to read it on your e-reader or upload your own book for others to read.
This is a searchable resource currently offering 3500+ full books, 4400+ short stories, and poems by 260+ writers. Moreover, you will find over 8500 quotes in their database, and more than 340 quizzes. Join the discussions with thousands of other members on the forum.
There are in total over 2 million works on the website available in various formats. You can select from a “curated collection” with about 50,000 books, and the rest can be found in the “extended shelves”.
Curriki is an open education service and acts primarily in support of K-12 education. You will find a huge amount of books on this website, but even more so, Curriki has a variety of learning and teaching materials.
You can find lots of open access materials published on the website. They are divided into several groups for your convenience: subject areas, grade levels, and types of materials. Feel free to use whatever you might need.
The non-profit project OpenStax was created to improve access to education for students. Free educational books and other materials on OpenStax are now used by hundreds of thousands of students. You can easily join them as well.
Textbook Revolution is a free book area run by students. The aim of the project is to bring free educational materials into the classrooms. Anyone can find textbook reviews or select free resources for education. The books are available in PDF, can be viewed as ebooks online, or just give the link to a website with the content.
TextBookGo.com is a great source for free ebooks from all sources and for all kinds of courses. Students can quickly download the needed material onto their device and start reading it straight away. Others are free to share the e-texts they have with others.
Bartleby is one of the leading publishers of content generated by students, researchers, and other creative minds. This website will provide you with any information you might need and on any topic imaginable for free.
The Bibliomania Reference Section is a treasure for all intellectually curious people. In just one place you will find any language reference book, like dictionaries, quotations, synonym books, thesauruses, literary sources, linguistics dictionaries, etc.
A useful website to be bookmarked. You’ll get an extensive range of directories (almanacs, libraries, catalogs), calendars, research guides, encyclopedias, internet research guides, hoaxes, and other helpful data to make your life and studies easier.
This is the most comprehensive free online dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia of synonyms, abbreviations, definitions, and idioms. It includes specialized dictionaries in various fields, like legal, medical, and financial.
Lit2Go is an online collection of files in MP3 format. It includes stories and poems. What makes it even more convenient is that you can also download the file in PDF and print it out so that you can read it as you listen to the audio.
The Naropa University Archive has more than 5,000 hours of poetry recordings. These include lectures, seminars, workshops, panels, readings, etc. They are carried out by the eminent U.S. literary Avant-garde representatives.
Spoken Alexandria Project is a massive collection of spoken word audios that include public domain classics and modern works (with permission). You can download and redistribute MP3, AAC, and Ogg Vorbis audio books available here for free.
Storynory is a fabulous site containing audio files with actors reading fairy tales, myths, and original series. You can also read the text as you listen to it. You can play all the stories online, on tablets and on mobiles.