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7 websites to get free books for your tablet, e-reader

Last updated on: April 11, 2013 12:29 IST


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The tablet buzz is getting louder for digital consumers in India. In calendar year 2012, companies shipped 3.1 million tablets. This is set to double by the end of this year, according to forecast by research firm CyberMedia.

If you, too, have joined the tablet bandwagon, here's a list of seven websites where you can get free ebooks.

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7 websites to get free books for your tablet, e-reader


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Amazon's free Kindle books selection

If you have a Kindle just log on to Kindle Store to download free books from contemporary writers and out-of-copyright books published before 1923.

Go ahead, add your favourite Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens and Karl Marx books to your Kindle.

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7 websites to get free books for your tablet, e-reader


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OpenLibrary

The website is funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation. It is a library on internet that lets you borrow and return e-books for free.

A registered user can borrow up to five titles for two weeks each and get the book either in-browser or as a PDF or ePub. OpenLibrary has over a million books.

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7 websites to get free books for your tablet, e-reader


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Project Gutenberg

This website offers free ebooks that are out-of-copyright. You can download these books in several formats ranging from plain text, HTML, PDF to even audiobook format.

Some of the popular books include Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Survey of Cornwall by Richard Carew and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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ManyBooks

Other than downloading free ebooks, you can also read reviews and browse through the recommended ones. The site also has various lists to keep you engaged such as 'books to read before you die', "ebooks about Christmas', 'ebooks about marriage' and so on.

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DigiLibraries

Not only gives you free contemporary books but also lets you download comics and graphic novels.

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Kindle Lending Library

Obviously for Kindle owners only; they can borrow from over 300,000 ebooks for free and with no due dates. It includes over 100 New York Times best sellers and all the seven Harry Potter books.

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7 websites to get free books for your tablet, e-reader

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iBooks

If Amazon has Kindle store, Apple has iBook app. While most of the books needs to be purchased, when you browse through this app you will notice that there is a section to download free ebooks. This include both contemporary as well as classics.

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