eBooks and eReaders are wonderful things. You can carry around your whole library in your bag or pocket and no matter how many books you store on them, they won't get any heavier. It's mind blowing stuff when you think about it. What you might not know about eBooks is that there are a lot classics out there, that are completely free to download and read. Below are PC Advisor's suggestions for Top 5 free eBooks to download.
You might be wondering if it's legal and aboveboard to download eBooks for free, and you'd be right to. The majority of eBooks aren't free to download, it's only certain publications that are over 123-years-old and/or out-of-copyright that are open to be published by anyone for any price. See How to get eBooks for free for more information.
Top 5 free eBooks:
1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
4. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
5. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
*These selections are the views of this article's author alone and are therefore far from gospel.
Where can I get free eBooks from?
There are also a number of website sites such as Free-eBooks.net, Oboko and Project Gutenberg that offer free out-of-copyright eBooks that can be downloaded. Project Gutenberg houses 36,000 free eBooks and includes links to a total of 100,000 hosted on other sites meanwhile BooksOnBoard.com offers a selection of free Harlequin romances and a range of cut-price titles. The only snag here is they can't be downloaded directly to your device using a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. You'll have to download them to your PC and then transfer to your eReader by connecting the device to your computer via its bundled USB cable. Although Free-eBooks.net has an app for Google Android and iOS devices which means you can download the eBooks straight to your mobile phone.
Alternatively, Lovereading.co.uk lets you download digital extracts of books so you can see if you like the book before shelling out for it. It's also worth visiting specific author or publisher websites and signing up for newsletters from them, as sometimes cheap or free eBooks are offered, or even follow them on Twitter.