|07-16-2010, 05:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device: Kindle Paperweight
Sites for free eBooks.
I saw a thread here some time ago that listed recommendations for websites for free eBooks, but I can't seem to find it now.
Any one have it bookmarked or better at searching than me?
|07-16-2010, 06:20 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2010
There's a listing in the MR wiki, and sites like Inkmesh can help. You might have seen my big list; I cut and paste as needed. Someone else can hopefully find you the thread you're looking for, but until then, here's my list:
Right here on MobileRead is a good start -- the ebooks are built by hand by MobileRead members, and in my opinion they have the best formatting. There are a lot of other good ebook sites out there. Here's my personal free ebook source list:
MobileRead - best formatting, limited selection (hand-built by MobileRead members)
ManyBooks - PG scraper, but sometimes has books from other sources, good formatting
Feedbooks - mostly scrapes PG, improves formatting
Project Gutenberg - the granddaddy of them all, phenomenal selection
Munseys - painful to use, but has books nobody else does
the Internet Archive - generally only the scans are readable
Google Books - most of the time, what's good isn't free, and what's free isn't good
Baen Free Library - amazing selection; also, they will tempt you into buying books
5th Imperium - Baen CD collections
Search: Inkmesh. Sadly, it's not a very comprehensive search engine, at least when it comes to free ebooks - it misses a lot of them - but as far as I know, it's the only ebook-specific one out there.
If you're using free ebooks, it's only right to give something back: proofread a page a day at the Distributed Proofreading Project.
I almost forgot: get calibre. Its support forum is a few boards down from here.
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