The following guest post was written by Bailey:
According to Forrester Research, a technology and market research company, consumers have spent $966 million on e-books this year. That amount is expected to more than double by 2015. And while there is nothing wrong with spending money on books, it is important for consumers to know that e-reader books do not need to make a huge dent in your budget. There are plenty of sites online that offer FREE books for the Amazon Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, and other types of e-readers.
Here are ten sites to try the next time you need new reading material:
ManyBooks.net – Nearly 30,000 free books are available through ManyBooks.net. The site also provides instructions for downloading books to 20 different mobile devices, including the Amazon Kindle, Nook, iPhone, and Sony Reader.
Project Gutenberg – Project Gutenberg makes more than 33,000 e-books freely available. Download formats are suitable for PCs, e-readers, mobile phones, and other devices.
Online Books Page – This University of Pennsylvania site lists books, definitive collections, and serials that are freely available around the web. Most of the files listed on this site can be easily downloaded to an e-reader.
Feedbooks – Many of the free books on Feedbooks are classics in the public domain, but the site also offers contemporary books from new authors. Offerings on Feedbooks are compatible with any mobile device that supports PDF and EPUB content.
Planet eBook – Planet eBook focuses exclusively on classic literature. The site offers a small selection of high-quality e-books that are easy to download and share.
Internet Archive – Internet Archive provides thousands of free books, including popular fiction and children’s books. Other offerings include historical texts and academic books. Many of the items that can be downloaded have been rated and reviewed by Internet Archive users.
getfreeebooks.com – This site offers hundreds of free books and IT magazines that can be downloaded to various e-readers. Books are available in nearly every category imaginable and include works by new or contemporary authors.
Google Books – Sony Reader users can access more than one million free books from Google Books. If you have a device other than the Sony Reader, you may be able to convert the files for your device using a free application like Calibre.
Barnes and Noble – Nook users can find free NookBooks on the Barnes and Noble website. Free offerings include a mix of full fiction and non-fiction books as well as samples and excerpts from popular new releases.
Amazon – Amazon Kindle users can find a wide range of free e-books from Amazon on this web page. The page also includes instructions for downloading free e-books from sites like Open Library, Project Gutenberg, and ManyBooks.net.
Guest post from Bailey Harris, financial writer and Homeownersinsurance.org contributor.