How to Download Free Books Online

There's nothing better than a free book. In today's world of technology, most free books are given in the form of a download. Downloading free books online is not difficult. There are only a few things you need to know to make the experience delightful.

Realize that many of the books available for free on online directories are out of print. Often these books are hard-to-find classics. However, it's unlikely that books that were on the bestsellers list last year will be available for free as an e-book.

Go to a favorite author's website. Many authors offer free downloadable books on their websites. These books are often used to find new readers or appease loyal fans. They are often an out-of-print download of one of their earlier books or an extended version of one of their storylines.

Decide how the book will be used. Electronic books have licenses that limit the way they are distributed. While the book may be available for personal use, some licenses don't allow teachers to use the e-book version in classrooms. There can also be some restrictions in redistribution of the downloaded book.

Determine the type of electronic reader needed to open the book after it has been downloaded. Many e-books are saved in a format that requires specific software. This software is often available for free online.

Create a new folder for the downloaded books. It is easy to lose track of all of the files, so putting all of the e-books in a specific folder ensures that they'll be easy to find when you are ready to read them.

Items you will need
Internet connection