1. BookBub, 2. Project Gutenberg, 3. World Public Library, 4. Radish, 5. Riveted, 6. International Children’s Digital Library, 7. Screenshot via, 8. Tor, 9. OverDrive, 10. Wattpad. The best websites to satisfy your reading habit without emptying your bank account are right here, and they're all free! Toplist has compiled a list of the top resources for finding free digital books to read online and on mobile devices. Have fun reading!
- Project Gutenberg
- World Public Library
- International Children’s Digital Library
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More than 57,000 public-domain works are available for reading and downloading at Project Gutenberg. Even free online novels for kids and adults can be read without having to download anything. The initiative to digitize literature in the public domain began in 1971. If you like works by authors like Dickens, Shakespeare, and others, this is the place for you.
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World Public Library
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The Radish Fiction app features “bingeable” stories that may be read in one sitting. Our selected, premium, and original tales are published and read in short episodes, with some adding new episodes as frequently as five times a day, making them ideal for the reader using a smartphone.
Radish provides a mystical setting in which readers may immerse themselves in tens of thousands of the latest and greatest novels in the genres of romance, mystery, thriller, and fantasy. There is a wide range of genres available to readers, from fantastical tales about shapeshifting werewolves to romantic comedies about millionaire bosses. There’s a tale in Radish for everyone.
Radish was designed with both readers and writers in mind, with the goal of showcasing the best and brightest in varied, entertaining serial fiction to readers while giving writers additional tools to expand their fan bases and earn money from their creations. Original works can be published, backlist titles can be resurrected for a younger, more mobile audience, and new publications can be pre-released to generate prior excitement.
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International Children’s Digital Library
The goal of creating the International Children’s Digital Library was to help young people (aged 3-13) communicate across cultural and linguistic boundaries. With books available in more than 59 tongues, this website is a fantastic tool for language learners of all ages.
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Independent authors and publishers can take advantage of Smashwords as a distribution channel via the website and mobile app. Many of the first installments in the series are among the many free titles available. Self-publishing has never been easier than with Smashwords, a service that places a premium on promoting new authors to a wide audience.
You may find articles on science fiction, fantasy, and other topics that pique our interest on Tor.com, an online magazine and community site. They publish daily commentary on science fiction, fantasy, and related themes from a wide spectrum of writers from all corners of the field, as well as new original short stories from voices both new and legendary (and on very special occasions, both at once).
Their goal is to have stimulating and fruitful discussions with and among our readers. Tor.com is independent of any one publisher, so it features works by authors and content from a wide variety of fan communities. On July 20, 2008, Tor.com went live on the web.
OverDrive was started in 1986 by Steve Potash. Their goals shifted as the internet and electronic books developed throughout the 1990s. Since introducing our content distribution service in 2000, OverDrive has seen tremendous growth. OverDrive provides more than 88,000 libraries and schools in 109 countries with access to the largest digital content inventory in the world and the highest-rated apps that are designed to make reading enjoyable.
They have matured as a company thanks to our experiences, both good and bad, and our relationships with others. They have built lasting partnerships with institutions such as libraries and educational institutions all across the world, one account at a time. Reading literacy promotion has always been a priority, and from the start, they have made it a point to align with the mission of their global network. OverDrive’s vision, purpose, core beliefs, and values serve as daily reminders of who we are as a company and what we aim for: A World Enlightened by Reading.
Wattpad is a website where users can read and post their own stories for free. The website’s creators, Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen, claim that their goal is to break down boundaries between readers and authors. Users can share their own work or view the works of other users on this site. Wattpad was acquired by Naver Corporation in January 2021, and the deal was finalized in May of that year. In November 2021, Wattpad had over 90 million monthly users who could communicate with the writers and other readers in real time.
Wattpad’s greatest annual literary competition, The Watty Awards, attracts approximately 300,000 entrants from 35 countries. Stories on the platform are available in more than 50 languages.After and The Kissing Booth are two examples of these tales that have been adapted into successful TV shows and films. To remove the “guesswork” from publication for writers, Wattpad introduced Wattpad Books in January 2019.
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