What are the best sites to download books?

E-books has become the preferred and Earth-friendly medium to read our favorite pieces of literature (or to save on school expenses in the long run), and there are many sites to choose from. Here are some of the best sites to download books where you can get the best COVERage.

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    #1Amazon

    Amazon
    Amazon is an online retail company considered to be one of the largest in the world. It was created for users looking to find electronics, computers, software, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, tools and hardware, and much more.
    Websites

    Free

    Diane Hopkins
    Written on December 31, 2017
    "Amazon is a leader in online books and has a wide selection of books to download. You can also find electronics, computers, software, apparel and accessories and much more. you will be able to find any title you are looking for."
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    #2Book Lending

    Book Lending
    BookLending.com is a website that matches lenders and borrowers of Kindle ebooks. To participate in lending and borrowing Kindle books, you must first register as a user on the site or connect with Facebook Connect.
    Websites

    Betty Lawson
    Written on December 21, 2017
    "Book lending allows you to connect with people that have books you want to read and books you have others want to read. It is a bit of an odd approach though."
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    #3eReader iQ

    eReader iQ
    eReader IQ provides you daily updates for free Kindle Books, Kindle Price Drops & Recently Kindlized books.
    Websites

    Free

    Timothy Scott
    Written on December 31, 2017
    "This is great, because I especially like the free books offered that it provides you. Also alerts for price dropping is great."

DID YOU KNOW?

The number of e-book readers between the ages of 18 to 29 in 2014 was 47%, and this has only continued to grow ever since. This results in a shift of publishing medium from traditional paperbacks to e-books, especially when you consider that it costs less overall. That said, a number is useless to aspiring authors if WHAT they write about doesn’t appeal to that number. So what appeals to the digital audience? For starters, more readers indulge in fiction than nonfiction, so that’s out of the way. Within fiction itself, the most popular genre is unsurprisingly Romance. A lot of e-book readers are young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 (and sometimes older adults who consider this genre a guilty pleasure). Despite many of us being sick of it by now, we cannot deny how popular Twilight was (and still kind of is) amongst tweens. Not into romance? Not too far from that is the Fantasy genre. Here you have things like Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, and more. Sliding in after Fantasy is the Sci-fi genre, more specifically dystopian Sci-fi, featuring books like the Hunger Games, the Divergent series, and more recently, the Handmaid’s Tale.

Now what you see above are just examples of popular writing. Quality is another matter entirely, and the audience knows when you’re just pandering. So yes, these may be the most popular genres but what is it that YOU want to publish? Not sure? Well, you can look at the best sellers on this list of best sites to download books. You just might find the WRITE genre to take a PAGE from!

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    #4Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg is a website that offers over 45000 free ebooks what will fill your needs. It has a variety of categories such as music, history, education, fiction, and more.

    Websites

    Free

    Carl Jenkins
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "Project Gutenberg offers a wealth of free information in the form of ebooks. It covers just about any genre you could imagine"
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    #5ManyBooks

    ManyBooks

    Manybooks.net has more than 30,000 free eBooks available for Kindle. Users can browse through the most popular titles, recommendations, or recent reviews from our visitors.

    Websites

    Free

    Marie Cooper
    Written on December 28, 2017
    "This is one of the places I use to get free books. I need so many books both for pleasure reading and my job. I recommend this site."
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    #6Open Library

    Open Library

    Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. The site has more than 1 million free ebooks.

    Websites

    Free

    Kathy Dean
    Written on December 27, 2017
    "Open Library is an interesting site. It is kind of like a library online, but you can't download some of the books. It is definitely not one of the best sites out there for downloading books. I would search somewhere else for a better site that offers a larger variety and the ability to download more. I wasn't too impressed with it when I used it."
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    #7OHFB

    OHFB
    Deeply discounted Kindle books priced as low as free.
    Websites

    Free

    Willie Morales
    Written on December 23, 2017
    "Although the selection is a little sparse for freebies, OHFB has some really nice offerings for the literary starved. The site was very easy for me to navigate, and hey, free is not always a bad thing. "
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    #8Kindle buffet

    Kindle buffet
    Kindle buffet is a hand-picked daily list of discounted Kindle books being offered free during temporary promotions.
    Websites

    Free

    Liu Li
    Written on December 28, 2017
    "Great site for finding Kindle books! And a lot of them are free, too. So helpful for finding new books to read."
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    Free Trial

    #9Kindle Unlimited

    Kindle Unlimited

    Kindle Unlimited is a subscription-based service by Amazon where you can read over a million books and listen to thousands of books with Audible narration. You can even download Kindle Unlimited books from the Kindle App to read on any device.

    Websites

    $9.99- Varies by plan

    Ai Dai
    Written on September 30, 2019
    "Kindle Unlimited is the best since I don't need to buy each book already. It is like a Netflix for books. I just need to read or press download, then I am good to go! 🤩"
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    #10OverDrive

    OverDrive

    More than 30,000 libraries worldwide offer titles from OverDrive, so download the app and find your next book today. Its app is available on Android and iOS devices. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Christine Reyes
    Written on December 23, 2017
    "This app is great for checking out books from your local library. If you want to download them to keep them, this probably isn't the app for you. But it has a lot of features like audiobook, which works great. "
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    #11iTunes

    iTunes

    iTunes by Apple Inc. is a media player and a library, as well as an internet radio broadcaster, file manager, and a store where users can browse and buy different types of apps and entertainment products like movies and songs.

    Websites

    Free

    Elizabeth Watson
    Written on December 29, 2017
    "I love to read. I read usually a couple hours at least before going to bed. I wanted to find a site that I could download books. Since I had an iPad, I decided to see if iTunes had books that you could read, and not just audio books. I was pleasantly surprised that iTunes does have a lot of books available. It is also very easy to download the books. It is just like downloading an app. iTunes is now my favorite site to download books!"
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    #12Smashwords

    Smashwords

    Smashwords is an Independent Ebook publishing platform/distributor. Smashwords make it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks to the major retailers and libraries.

    Websites

    Free

    Angélica Félix
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "If you're looking for free, legal books from authors around the world, Smashwords is the place to find them! You can easily filter books by category, genre, or even search for specific series. There's plays, essays, and even poetry available!"
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    #13E-Library

    E-Library

    E-Library is a website where you can find more than 8,151 ebooks to download, with over 500 free ebooks to enjoy. Explore the categories and find what you're looking for.

    Websites

    Free

    Vihaan Nair
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "This site really is no better or worse than other similar sites. It's selection of book are really limited and the interface is just ok. The top sites out there blow this one away so really go look at those. I don't really see a reason to use this one."

Summary

Best What are the best sites to download books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AmazonWebsites 12 Free
2Book LendingWebsites 9 Paid
3eReader iQWebsites 8 Free
4Project GutenbergWebsites 8 Free
5ManyBooksWebsites 6 Free
6Open LibraryWebsites 5 Free
7OHFBWebsites 4 Free
8Kindle buffetWebsites 3 Free
9Kindle UnlimitedWebsites 2 Paid
10OverDriveApps 2 Free
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