Book lovers one of the problem is the price. Free books are legit free, we need not pay a single penny. Where to download free books from? Is it legal to read free books? Let’s discuss.
IS IT LEGAL?
Yes! There are few websites which are legal. However, copying books without the author’s consent and downloading from illegal websites can be a crime. Yes, it is illegal to download (“make copies”) of material that is protected by copyright.
The author’s don’t get any payment for the free copy we are reading. Authors make money from libraries rarely websites. It is not the primary or the largest source of income by any means, but they do receive revenue from the borrowing cycle their books go through in libraries.
- Z library.
- Project Gutenberg.
- Pdf drive.
Z LIBRARY is an online project intended to create “one web page for every book ever published”. It has been funded in part by grants from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation. It has articles and books in various formats. Z Library if used as a guest has limitation of downloading books as per our IP address.
Almost most of the popular books and most recent releases can be found in Z library. When I got to know about this website, I was thrilled to find so many books. I wanted to make sure it’s legal.
PROJECT GUTENBERG Everything from Project Gutenberg is gratis, libre, and completely without cost to readers. It buys the rights for books which are not in public domain but most of the books are indeed in public domain. They don’t have copyright infringement policies stuck to them.
Kindle app or the device will help us get free books. If we have access to kindle unlimited we can buy books that are stated as free in kindle unlimited for Rs.0.
Reading free books from websites through kindle device is possible. You have to convert the file into MOBI by using Caliber the by using the charger wire connected to laptop. We can send those converted free books to our device.
Feedbooks is a digital library and cloud publishing service for both public domain. The main focus of the web site is providing ebook with particularly high-quality typesetting in multiple formats. They are also accessible via kindle.
Although Smashwords provides authors, publishers and agents tools to publish and distribute ebooks, Smashwords itself is not a publisher, and therefore does not and cannot assume the legal rights, responsibilities or liabilities of a publisher.
Bookboon is an online publishing company of eBooks. It is focused on publishing student literature for engineering, IT and business students as well as short and practical business books.
PDF drive in itself is a service that lets you download files from the web via its servers, which are mainly a proxy.
However, free ebooks cannot beat the feel of owning a physical copy. Free ebooks are available in various platforms. I’m impressed with Z library. Do check it out and be sure about the legal usage of ebooks.
Thank you! Hope this helps.