Free eBooks for Your PC, iPhone, Kindle & Beyond

Today, we’re rolling out a sizable collection of Free eBooks, most of them classics, that features major works written by James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jane Austen, Nietzsche and others. (We have even thrown in a little Paulo Coelho.) You’ll find 100+ free ebooks in total, and you can download the texts to your computer, smart phone (iPhone, Android, etc.) or Kindle, depending on the format you choose.  Our eBooks Primer overviews the different download options, so please give it a quick read over. Below, we’ve posted a quick sample from the new collection (plus a link to the entire list of Free eBooks). Feel free to offer feedback and share the list with friends. Down the road, you can always find this collection in the top navigation bar. Just looks for eBooks.

For more ebooks, please visit Free eBooks: Great Books on Your PC, iPhone, Kindle & Beyond

Note: Don’t forget to check in on Seth Harwood’s big Kindle experiment. What happens when you sell your book for 99 cents on the Kindle? Find out as the experiment unfolds. Story here.

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  • Being a big digital book advocate it’s been interesting to watch the acceptance of digital downloads. While I believe in giving away a free book to get someone interested I’m not sure that giving away a whole library is the best policy for a new segment of an old industry. I don’t recall the music business giving away 100’s of songs (Napster excluded) to get momentum.

    My concern is “free” decreases the value of a product and too much “free” in this case would send an industry into a tailspin.

    I’m a digital publisher and my content owners would never allow us to give their books away unless there was some promotion involved. I get public domain and I know libraries allow you to check out the same book over and over, I hope that this service and others like it will refrain from giving away titles that create jobs and income for people in the publishing business.

  • tianxiang says:

    i am learning english now. so i think this web can help me lot. but i still dont know how to download the book

  • I’m with Rick. Free content is not valued. Public libraries have never been truly “free,” as they are supported by tax revenues collected from the population of potential users.

    In the case of digital resources, without some nominal transaction fee (maybe a small subscription for public domain works), there will be a burst of uneven distribution and then a precipitous disappearance of content. Free distribution also sets up the unhealthy expectation on the part of users to get more content for free – that is, retail content from living or recently deceased authors.

  • Mahi Smart Girl says:

    I think they are very useful and most of the person need them

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