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Online Platforms for Books: Reading Became Easier

The internet is the ultimate resource for locating answers and items that we require. You don’t have to leave your house to get anything on your wish list, including books, movies, games, or audiobooks, because the vast majority of products are available from online stores.

The best part is that there is no need to wait for delivery. Most books have been digitized, which means you can start reading them in seconds. It’s simply a matter of locating the most convenient – and completely legal – online source of books to read.

The world’s most beloved classics are now available for free online. They are known as public domain books. They are free because their intellectual property rights have expired, and anyone is free to download, read, remix, and reshare them.

Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive digitize public domain books and make them freely available through their online catalogs.

Here is a list of some of the best and latest reading platforms online.

  1. Project Gutenberg

The mother of all ebook sites is Project Gutenberg. The titles created and uploaded to Project Gutenberg are used by the majority of platforms that offer free eBooks from the public domain. The catalog contains over 60,000 public domain books. If you want to find the best classic books, Project Gutenberg is the place to go.

To read a book in your browser, simply select “Read this book online: HTML” from the list of available formats. You will be able to see the original book cover and easily navigate the book using the clickable table of contents.

  1. Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization that provides free access to digitized materials such as audio files, videos, images, and books. There are over 25 million fully accessible books and text files in the catalog. You can easily browse through a collection of over 1 million contemporary books from the site, which you can read with your free account. The book section can be found at archive.org/details/texts. Furthermore, you can search for any book using the search box in the top right corner of the site. By default, a list of book collections from the most popular libraries will appear.

  1. Google Books 

Google Books is a collection of some of the best books scanned and converted into viewable files by Google. Google Books has a search box that allows you to look for any book you want. To begin exploring this vast library of decentralized books, enter the title of the book or the author’s name. Although not all books can be previewed online, you can use Google Books to gain access to a large collection of books in their database.

  1. Smashwords 

Smashwords is a well-known and leading online eBook platform that features eBooks from independent publishers and authors. There are currently over 500,000 ebooks available from 100,000 self-published authors.

Thousands of books are available for free download and online viewing. Self-published authors on Smashwords can customize the length of their free preview. However, most authors allow readers to read a free preview of the entire book. Go to Smashwords’ catalog of free ebooks to find books that are free to read in your browser.

  1. Bookboon

Bookboon is one of the best online platforms for students and businesses to access free and paid ebooks. The books on this site are written by some of the world’s best professors from the world’s top universities. There are currently over 1,000 books available for free reading and downloading without having to sign up. The books featured here cover a wide range of topics, including languages, management, marketing, economics, finance, programming, information technology, and engineering.


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