This unusual site makes Project Gutenberg free e-book
classics available for download together with reviews of those
books from Amazon.com. Includes links to buy a hard copy if
desired. Access books by author, title, category or most popular.
Over a thousand free e-books for the Pocket PC & the PC (LIT
files formatted for Microsoft Reader). Includes Amazon.com
reviews. A selection of both classic & lesser-known works,
thanks to site owner Peter Shanks, who personally formatted
|Alive & Free
A page of links to some recent books from living authors
available free on-line. Warning: many controversial authors &
|Ask Sam ebooks
Free searchable e-books. Some classic literature, US Govt
reports, legislative, legal, judicial & political documents. NB:
Requires registration & downloading the free askSam viewer
software to use. Check file size before downloading e-books,
as some can be very large.
|Baen Free Library
Participating authors place free electronic versions of their
works here, usually the first novel or novels in an ongoing
series. More than forty writers are represented, essentially in
the Science Fiction/Fantasy genres. You can either read them
online, or download zipped file versions in HTML, Microsoft
Reader, Palm/Mobipocket, Rocket/Ebookwise or RTF formats.
Registration is requested.
This site features a select list of specialised websites related
to literature, including free online e-books.
has 1,500 classic titles available, for Palm or other handheld
|Dr Jack Cross's Electronic Archive
A collection of Dr Jack Cross's writings, plus major historical
works deposited with the Bodleian Library. Many are PDFs.
Under "Fragments of our Lives: Primary Sources" includes
many of the seminal historical source documents of the
modern Western world, from Homer's The Odyssey and The
Iliad, & The History of Herodotus toThe Anglo Saxon Chronicle
and key works by Dante, Milton, Goethe, Darwin and many
|Diesel Gratis Collection
Over 750 free e-books representing more than 400 authors,
formatted for both Microsoft Reader and Mobipocket. Includes
classic American and British fiction, U.S. history, children's
literature, Shakespeare, African-American documents and
more. Browsable by author, title or subject . From Diesel
Software Company has a great free e- book site, with books
downloadable to your PC: Motto:" Ebooks for people who think".
Don't forget to check out Kate's page or the children's page
there, for wonderful classic tales for young & old.
Links to" free e-books and manuscripts, historical documents
& literature, religion & magik, audio readings and much more.."
Multilingual site - languages include English, Italian, French,
German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Sanskrit, Hebrew,
Latin. The inner search engine actually translates into three
languages: English Italian and (surprisingly!) Latin. In plain
text, RTF, HTML, downloadable as.zip files, or as PDFs.
|Franklin Free Library
Thousands of free titles in text and HTML file formats. Some
titles are also available for purchase as Franklin Reader
Books prepared to be read in the FlipViewer (see Software
Page). A highly visual format especially suitable for displaying
albums of images etc.
|In Fact Book Search
A site with a difference, enabling you to access topics within
books (e.g. people, places, organisations) from over14,000
free and downloadable Project Gutenberg online books. In
plain text format. With each search you'll also gain leads to
|Free Novels Online and Free Online Cyberbooks
Over fifty new novels ranging over many genres, including
SF/Fantasy, mystery, romance, humour and lots more. A gift
from new authors seeking your attention. How about Isildur,
Brian K. Crawford's Lord of the Rings prequel? Either as HTML
or as downloadable files.
|Lysator Free e-books
Lysator is a lively academic computer society & major
e-publishing stalwart located at Linköping University in
Sweden. Here are a few miscellaneous e-texts they offer.
|Literature @ SunSITE
Collection of digital literary texts from famous, mostly
U.S.authors. May be read online, printed, or downloaded for
|Mary Jo's E-texts for the Palm
Her selections include the Oz Books, a number of classics in
literature, & various fan fiction. All files are zipped for easy
MS (Microsoft) Reader (.lit) e- books
Over 1,500 available. You may search the listings by "author",
"title" & "most popular" headings.
Free PDA e-books. Many thousands of public domain e-books
from Project Gutenberg and elsewhere. They're available here
either to read online in plain text, or formatted to download for
the Adobe Reader, Palm eReader, Palm Doc, iSilo,
Rocketbook and other e-reader softwares.
Go to"WAP-enabled" mnybks.net (http://mnybks.net/) for free
e-books for your mobile phone (cellphone).
For PSP (PlayStation Portable)-friendly e-books, visit
has lots of free documents in a multiplicity of categories and a
variety of formats for Palms & other PDAs. Award-winning site.
|PalmPilot E-Text Ring
80+ sites featuring free or for-purchase texts formatted for
Jill Thompson of Greencastle-Antrim High School in
Pennsylvania's site. Jill offers small but carefully-chosen
selections in the following categories: Outstanding Books for
the College Bound; Best Novels Written in the English
Language; Downloads Available by Author; Great Books For
Teens; Political Documents. Also Educational Uses For PDAs,
plus other helpful information.
This new site offers around 4,700 downloadable public
domain e-books, classified alphabetically by author. They're all
.pdf files, but you can have them either as standard PDF or
mobile versions for a small screen (with five times as many
Based on the Rocket eBook, but now offering titles in several
languages & a wide range of formats (Adobe, Microsoft,
MobiPocket & Franklin in addition to the Rocket/ REB reader
A collection of around forty leading classic novels, in English,
as PDF files. There are no restrictions on the non-commercial
use of these quality editions.
Free eBooks area Recent asset for popular classic novels in
the PDF format.
More than forty free e- books (mostly popular classics) in over a
dozen genres, prepared for the PocketPC in Microsoft Reader
(.lit format). These editions are under a creative commons
licence, so they can also be copied or given away freely
(unaltered and for non-commercial purposes). The site has
on-page translation available in six European languages.
Samples of the work of established and aspiring writers (e.g.
poetry, book excerpts, short stories & plays), presented as a
blog. Also around 70 classic books online as text, many also
offers nearly 6,000 e-text titles in 32 categories, all free. All
formatted for Palm OS devices.
A great selection of free classic novels, stories, plays and
non-fiction available online from over ninety authors. Browse
the author list for your favourites.
|Scorpius Digital Publishing
has many free e-books available. Only in Microsoft Reader
Marleen Roberts' site for authors & readers.
Links to over 2,200 free e-books in html, for reading online. In
sixteen broad categories, also includes journals & magazines.
Large range of topics include health and fitness, computing,
pets, parenting, sports, entertainment and more. NB: These
books are prepared as downloadable zip files that you unzip to
read offline. They show you relevant Amazon books you might
like to read as well.