Everyone enjoys reading a good book, especially when they are free! The number of website where you can get ebooks seems to be growing daily but finding those that have free ones available is becoming more and more difficult. In this article I hope to share some great tips on how to find free ebooks from some of the top retailers out there.
Well, I guess the first place to start is my very own epubBooks. Okay, so my collection is still quite small, but what you do get is quality. All the books found here have been processed by my own processing tools and I went to great effort to make sure that you are getting some of the best looking ebooks found anywhere — letting you focus on the story without any distractions from horrible layouts and text styling.
Every EPUB ebook found on epubBooks is completely free to download and comes without any DRM protection, as long as they are used for personal use only. Browse our current selection in the Books section of the site.
Browsing the Amazon Kindle store directly from your eReader is pretty crummy at best — trying to find free Kindle books is a nightmare. Therefore I'd recommend you do all your searching directly from the Amazon website itself.
One really useful page is the Amazon Kindle "Limited-Time Offers" page, which always has a bunch of free ebooks on offer at very low or free prices.
For those of you who don't mind paying a couple dollars then Amazon's Kindle Daily Deals page has some excellent offers which are well worth checking out each day.
It wasn't so long ago that it was super easy to get hold of free books from KoboBooks . Since then it's become more and more difficult to find them. Kobo claim to have "Over 1 Million FREE eBooks!". They are there — you just need a little patience in discovering them.
The best approach for filtering by "free" is with the following process;
As you can see, this is not a difficult process, but every time you make a new search you will have to change that "Sort By" option.
One handy page well worth visiting is Kobo's "Top 10 Free Downloads".
Many people either don't know about Diesel-eBooks, or have never spent much time on their site, which is a shame really as their prices are often better than other retailers. On top of this, they are also very friendly towards those looking for free books — they even have a useful link in the footer of their homepage!
There's a couple of different ways to list the free Diesel-eBooks. The first is to just view their main overview and catalog listing pages;
Or, you can run a search.
For some reason, when you search via their main "Search" bar the "Sort By" feature doesn't work on book prices. This means you need to make an "Advanced Search". Although this page may look madly complicated, it is actually pretty straight forward.
The advanced search is a little slow — so have some patience!
If you're interested in downloading free books from eBooks.com, then you're going to have to trust to luck. At this time I haven't found any way to filter books by price or view a "Top Free Books" listing. For eBooks.com, it seems we're out of luck!