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Read More, Spend Less: How to Get Free Books on Your iPad and iPhone



Free Books to Read on My iPad




If you are an avid reader and an iPad user, you might be wondering where you can find free books to read on your device. Reading books on iPad has many advantages, such as portability, accessibility, customization, and more. You can carry thousands of books with you wherever you go, adjust the font size and brightness to your preference, bookmark your favorite pages, highlight important passages, and even listen to audiobooks.




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But where can you get free books for your iPad? The good news is that there are plenty of sources online that offer free ebooks in various formats and genres. Whether you are looking for classics, bestsellers, indie authors, rare books, or anything in between, you can find something to suit your taste and mood. In this article, we will introduce you to nine of the best sites with free books for iPad and iPhone, and show you how to access them easily and quickly.


Project Gutenberg




Project Gutenberg is one of the oldest and most popular sources of free books online. It offers over 60,000 free ebooks in the public domain, which means that they are not protected by copyright and can be legally downloaded and read by anyone. Project Gutenberg has a vast collection of classics from various languages and cultures, such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, Tolstoy, Hugo, and more.


To access Project Gutenberg books on your iPad, you can either use a web browser or an app. If you use a web browser, you can simply visit the Project Gutenberg website (https://www.gutenberg.org/) and browse or search for the books you want. You can then download them in different formats, such as EPUB, Kindle, or PDF, and open them with your preferred ebook reader app. Alternatively, you can use an app that connects directly to Project Gutenberg, such as LibriVox Audio Books (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/librivox-audio-books/id596159212), which lets you listen to audiobooks narrated by volunteers, or Marvin Classic (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/marvin-classic-ebook-reader-for-epub/id667361209), which lets you read ebooks with advanced features.


Some of the popular books available on Project Gutenberg are:


  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen



  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle



  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley



  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde



  • Dracula by Bram Stoker



Internet Archive




Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library that aims to provide universal access to all knowledge. It hosts millions of books, audio files, videos, software, and more, that are free to download and use. Internet Archive has a huge variety of books from different sources and periods, such as libraries, universities, museums, governments, etc. You can find anything from ancient texts to modern novels on Internet Archive.


To browse and download books from Internet Archive on your iPad, you can either use a web browser or an app. If you use a web browser, you can go to the Internet Archive website (https://archive.org/) and explore the various collections and categories of books. You can then download them in different formats, such as EPUB, Kindle, or PDF, and open them with your preferred ebook reader app. Alternatively, you can use an app that connects directly to Internet Archive, such as BookReader (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bookreader/id448943039), which lets you read ebooks with a realistic page-turning effect, or Audiobooks (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/audiobooks/id311507490), which lets you listen to audiobooks from various sources.


Some of the interesting books available on Internet Archive are:


  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu



  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare



  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll



  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger



  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams



Open Library




Open Library is an online platform that is part of the Internet Archive project. It aims to create one web page for every book ever published. Open Library has over 20 million books in its catalog, including both free and borrowable books. Open Library also allows users to contribute by adding or editing information about books, authors, genres, etc.


To search and borrow books from Open Library on your iPad, you can either use a web browser or an app. If you use a web browser, you can visit the Open Library website (https://openlibrary.org/) and sign up for a free account. You can then search for the books you want and borrow them for up to 14 days. You can download them in different formats, such as EPUB or PDF, and open them with your preferred ebook reader app. Alternatively, you can use an app that connects directly to Open Library, such as OverDrive (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/overdrive-library-ebooks-audiobooks/id366869252), which lets you borrow ebooks and audiobooks from thousands of libraries around the world.


Some of the rare or unique books available on Open Library are:


  • The Voynich Manuscript by Unknown



Smashwords




Smashwords is a platform for independent authors and publishers to distribute their ebooks to readers. Smashwords has over 500,000 ebooks in various genres and categories, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, romance, fantasy, science fiction, and more. Smashwords also offers many free ebooks, either as samples or as full-length books.


To find and download free books from Smashwords on your iPad, you can either use a web browser or an app. If you use a web browser, you can go to the Smashwords website (https://www.smashwords.com/) and filter the books by price (free) and format (EPUB). You can then download them and open them with your preferred ebook reader app. Alternatively, you can use an app that connects directly to Smashwords, such as Bluefire Reader (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bluefire-reader/id394275498), which lets you read ebooks with customizable settings and annotations.


Some of the genres and categories of books available on Smashwords are:


  • Romance



  • Fantasy



  • Science Fiction



  • Mystery & Detective



  • Young Adult



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