There are quite a number ways with which you can read books online for free. Most of the paid magazines cost nearly 15 – 120$ a year. In one of my earlier posts, i have explained how you can read popular magazines for free online. You could read magazines like PC MAGAZINE , MAXIMUM PC, Forbes Asia, National Geographic etc using the method mentioned in that post. Here are some good resources for you to read popular books online without buying them.
This is a huge online directory with a lot of popular books, free ebooks. The books are divided into various categories. The popular ones include Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Investing, Engineering, Books for Children, Health, Mind & Body, Science, Computers & Internet and many more. These have a lot of sub categories too.You could find tons of free books in here and if you are interested you could get the link to download the book too.
2) Google books
Google too has the service to find popular books online. Millions of books from various libraries and publishers can be found easily with the Google Book Search. You could also find various categories such as Business & Economics, Cooking, Computers, Family & Relationships, Games, Gardening, Health & Fitness, House & Home, Psychology & Psychiatry, Religion, Self-Help, Social Science, Technology & Engineering, Transportation, Travel and a lot of others. Upon searching a book, you could find the results with the book title, author name and other details included.
A good book directory with a collection of 30,000 books online. They have search options to find the books by author name, title etc.
Includes tons of popular books which are put into a number of categories. Clicking on a book would also display the Book Title, Description etc.
A huge online ebook resource with books under 96 categories which add up to 71,97 GB of data. The new books can be downloaded and read without the need of any registration.
They provide a good collection of ebooks which can be downloaded free of cost. Moreover you will also be able to download the free books in HTML, MOBI, EPUB, RTF, PDF, LRF, PDB, TXT formats.
An online book data base for the computer geeks. Books are categorized into Java books, .NET books, C# books, VB.NET books, ASP.NET books, MS-Office books, Ajax books, XML books, C++ books, C books, Web Design books, PHP books, Python books, Flash books, Graphics & Video books etc. All the books in here are legally free to download and read.
They currently provides 3500+ books under 414 categories. The book list is daily growing very fast. You can download all the ebooks and even submit your own and promote it. Plus you could comment on posted books too.
10) Free book centre
A great free online book resource for people interested in computer stuff. They include books about programming languages, Systems Programming , Linux, core computer science etc. The categories are neatly organized and you could easily pick out your interest fast.
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