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How to read ebooks online free?

Updated on May 13, 2012
How to read ebooks online free of cost?
How to read ebooks online free of cost?

This is a digital world. Everything is turning into digital day by day. Especially digitizing out printed books has some advantages. It is far more convenient to read in eBook reading devices and online reading sites. The number of users reading eBooks online is increasing day by day.

Best way to read ebooks online for free

Surely it is through the site You can read in this site in two ways either by giving link to the epub format eBook. ie the download link of the eBook or by uploading the downloaded eBook that you have. Both methods are good. More interesting feature of this site is that you can read eBooks in a wide variety of ways without any additional devices other than your internet accessing device-desktop, laptop, mobile etc. There is no additional hardware requirements. This gives the convenience of reading from your office in leisure time. There is a wide range of options available for viewing the book in this site. For example you can customize the background and letter looks. You can customize the background as old book style, high contrast display etc. Also there is a good font size control offering in this site. Also the site will remember the read portion once you started reading from one IP address. So there is no need to keep bookmarking. But the only problem is that you need to have internet connection to read book

Another good way to read eBooks in your internet connecting device is through addons in browsers like Firefox. For example in Mozilla Firefox there is an addon used for viewing ePub format books, called ePub reader that you can download through the addon section in the browser free of cost. Here you need to download the book to your device and then open using this addon. There after you can read the book without internet connection. But the options offered by the reader is limited. There is no background color control options inside this addon. But font size control is there up to some extent.

Where I can download eBooks free of cost

Now there is a lot of sites and even projects supporting the digitization of books. A very good site is In this site you can download a very large number of books free of cost. If you do not want to download, you can simply copy and paste the download link to and start reading in it. As there is a large number of books available from wide range of topics, everybody can find books on their interesting topics. Also there are some projects funded by various governments to promote digitization of books. Project Gutenberg is an example where you can download eBooks of most of the famous books free of cost.

Advantages of eBook readers

There are becoming more convenient with the popularity of computers and other hand held devices. Now there is a wide range of eBook reading devices available in market like amazon kindle, Microsoft Reader etc. By reading in such ways the cost of buying books is saved. Also a large number of trees are saved by the reduction in usage of paper. It is a low cost method. You can choose from a wide range of books from internet. No large storing space is required. Space required for an entire library in digital form in a small hard disk only.


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      Taleb AlDris 6 years ago

      Thank you for this useful Hub.

      Yes, saving tree is so important.