One of the best things about the internet is that one can find almost anything. Book enthusiasts especially are favored in this digital age more than ever. Today, to read a book you don’t need to have a tablet, an e- reader or eBooks because you can easily access books online on your browser. You no longer need to go to the books store to buy a book unless you like to have your own personal physical library. You can bookmark your favorite books and go back to them as many times as you would like. As long as you are connected to the internet, you can read a book even from your Smartphone anywhere you are, any time you want.
There are thousands of books on Google books that you can enjoy. These books have been scanned, turned into viewable form and posted on Google for all readers. Finding books on Google is as simple as searching for a topic on Google book’s search box. One disadvantage of Google books is that not all books are fully viewable. This means that you may not be able to read some books from beginning to end. You can restrict your search only to those that are by changing the search tools option on the top of the page from any view to full view.
This is the pioneer of all eBook sites. It was began in 1971 when the first eBook was created. Most of the other sites that allow users to read books online use the titles that were uploaded to project Gutenberg. This is the perfect destination for people who are looking for a great classic book. On the site you can choose whether to read the book online or to download it. Most of the books when read online will display in the basic HTML format which is usually unformatted with the left side bar always visible. The main advantage of using project Gutenberg is that you can actually use search tools to find certain words or paragraphs in the book.
Created in 1996 by a no- profit organization, internet archive offers to its users digitalized content including videos, images, Books and audio files. Today, it has over 6 million eBooks and other text files that are viewable over the internet on their site. The results can be sorted by relevance, download count, date added and rating. The content is scanned and one can zoom in or use the one page view option when they cannot see certain words. It has a super cool text to speech function.
This is the most advanced and the biggest eBook site online today. It has over 300,000 books from over 100, 000 authors around the world. Authors on smashwords have the privilege of setting how much of their book can be previews since most of the books are sold on some of the biggest eBook stores. If you are lucky, your favorite author may have let his fans preview the book in its entirety. With smashwords you can choose even the font in which you want to view the book.