Thursday, March 21, 2013

How To Use Torrents

How To Use Torrents

Introduction

This guide is to help users in getting started in bittorrent, the most popular protocol for the transfer of music, videos, ebooks, software and other content. There is a great deal of content available through torrents and this guide will help you to find and download that content.

What is Bittorrent?

Bittorrent is a decentralized peer to peer (P2P) distribution of content which uses the upload bandwidth of each individual who is downloading the content, and those who have downloaded, to transfer the content. Click on the header above for more information.
  • No central server
  • Content is distributed by active users
  • Transferred content is an exact copy of the original
  • Content associated with a torrent can not be altered
  • Downloads may be stopped and re-started

Best Free Bittorrent Client

To get started in torrents, you first need to have a bittorrent client. Click on the header above for a selection of the best free bittorrent clients.

Optimizing Bittorrent Clients for Speed

After you have chosen a bittorrent client, there are a few steps to set it up properly to be able to communicate to the other active users and to get the best speeds. Click on the header above for guides for all the bittorrent clients that are (and have been) suggested here at Gizmo's Freeware.

Finding Content

There is over 20 million torrents and over 25 PetaBytes of content available through those torrents. Torrent search sites offer the best way to filter results to find the clean and real content that you want. Since the content associated with a torrent can not be altered, comments and ratings may be used to make sure that what you are getting is the quality you want.
Bittorrent is a decentralized protocol, so the content offered is not from the bittorrent clients, but from independent torrent search sites on the web. There are two pages here at Gizmo's Freeware with information on where to find the free content you are looking for.
Searching for Torrents (Best Free Torrent Search Sites)
  • over 20 million torrents in their listings
  • over 25 PetaBytes of content
  • although there is a great deal of legal content at these sites, there is also content at these sites that is copyrighted and not legal to distribute.
Finding Legal (and Free) Torrents
  • over 3 million torrents in their listings
  • all the content offered at these sites is legal to distribute

Additional Help

In addition to the setup guides, above, there are other pages here at Gizmo's Freeware to help with additional features of the bittorrent clients. If there is a feature that you would like help with on a particular client, you may post here or on the help page for that client and I will try to put a guide together

µTorrent & BitTorrent Help - Contains the help articles below and support links

These two clients are identical, so the help pages will work for either.

Vuze Help - Contains the help articles below and support links

qBittorrent Help - Contains the help articles below and support links

Conclusion

Hopefully, this guide has helped in getting you started in bittorrent.
 If you have questions or corrections on any of the features listed here, please post in the comments below or at the Internet, Webware & Networking section of Gizmo's Freeware Forums.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

714 Places for Free eBooks Online


Libraries
On the advice of anonymous poster that most public library systems offer free ebooks, audiobooks, and music downloads to their customers for free, I did some checking and found that there are a large amount of offerings available through online libraries. It appears most, if not all, require a local library card. These are sites that have links to local library sites.
  • Overdrive is the site to use to access your library online for free ebooks. It will help you find a branch near you that has this feature. You must have a valid library card and PIN
  • LibWeb is a good search source for local libraries online. A good selection of US and worldwide locations.
  • Public Libraries very good for US, looked not as thorough as LibWeb on worldwide.
  • Internet Public Library also has some links, but I found the above two to be superior set ups.

  • 2020k Large collection, divided into categories and sub-categories for download in a variety of formats. Note: Most of the links here are working, but there are a number that lead to BookRags, which are not free anymore. Unfortunately, there is no way of telling where the link goes until you click the link. Since they did fix the issue with archive.org links, hopefully they will fix this. Thanks to Marie99 for pointing this out.
    221B Baker Street has the 48 (of 60) works in the public domain in the USA of the Sherlock Holmes Canon available for free reading online. Some are also available for download in PDF.
    365Tomorrows a free science fiction short story per day for online viewing. They have been online since August, 2005, so there is a large collection of works here.
    AaronShephard'sWorldof Stories is a nicely categorized collection of stories from around the world for online reading. The listings give the appropriate age for reading, length of the story and origin.
    ABC Fast Phonics a completely free site for children to learn to read through phonics.
    A Buddhist Library has over 400 books and 6,000 articles primarily covering Buddhism, but with a good number of works on world religions. All that I looked at were for free online reading.
    AdamDecker offers his novel, The Janitor, for free reading online. He also offers some free short stories and poems.
    AddAll Ebooks has listings for free offerings from Amazon, Sony, Barnes & Noble and Harlequin, which are updated regularly as some of the offerings are time limited.
    AdobeDigitalEditions There is a free library for use with the Adobe Digital Editions software. This page lists some of the books available. Some are only the first chapter of the book, but others are the full novel for free. If you find some that interest you, then you will need to install their software (free).
    Aesop's Fables offers 655+ of the Aesop fables for free online reading as well as 127 fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and the fable of Jean Fontaine (17 and being added to). There are also a couple of L. Frank Baum stories and Dickens' , A Christmas Carol. Also available are 37 audio versions.
    Al-Islam has a large collection of Islamic works in its library available for free online viewing. There is also software and audio available. Clicking on the appropriate icons in the library will show the available works in each. Received the following comment from Zeeshan Ali regarding this site "Please make a correction here. This link and collection here represent a sect of Islam i.e. Shia, who are not concurrent in many manners to many of Muslims and Islam."
    AllBooksFree A small, but unique, listing of free fiction ebooks, available for download, mostly in pdf.
    AllKindsOfThingsKill is a collection of 9 short horror stories by Robert Best available for online viewing.
    AllPDFBooks has a good sized collection of books available in biology, chemistry, physics, computer, magic and Hindi kahaniyan, for download in pdf. Suggested by an anonymous user.
    AllRomanceBooks lists 169 free romance ebooks for download. Registration is required. I noticed that there appeared to be the 1RomanceEBooks and eHarlequin listings shown there, as well as quite a few others. Again, these are not public domain, but the free offerings of current publishers.
    AlvieTheLittleBrownBurro has seven Alvie stories to read online or download in MP3.
    AmazingAdventureSeries offers the children story "June the Prune" for free reading online. The story can also be heard by pressing the audio button at the top of the page.
    Amazon has a large listing of free kindle books. These are listed as the Top 100 free overall and in each category. I did not go through each category, but they look to add up to an impressive number. Registration required and may only be available to USA users.
    AmericanFolklore offers many folk stories from USA, Canada and Mexico as well as Native American for online viewing.
    American Institute of Mathematics offers open source mathematics textbooks suitable for college level courses. The links are offsite, so download and viewing options vary. No registration needed.
    American Literature has a large collection of free classic ebooks available for free reading online without registration. they also have a nice little collection of free stories for children available for free reading online. These have some nice illustrations.
    American Mathematical Society has a pretty complete listing of books involving mathematics.
    AnAngryAuthorScreaming has 12 short horror stories and some poetry available for free download in DOC. Not intended for children.
    AndersenFairyTales offers several of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales for free online reading in a flash player. Also available are associated activities.
    Angela Kay offers her novel, End of the Age: Final Deception, for free download in PDF. A Christian novel about faith, courage and love involving fallen angels who return to Earth disguised as aliens.
    AnthonyBarnhart offers about 10 of his novels for free at Lulu. These appear to all be available for free download in PDF. Free registration at Lulu is required.
    Antilope a poster at the cooking.com fora, has put together a great list of links to cookbooks from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The links go to a very nice read inn your browser format and you can click there to go to Open Library (of Archive.org) to download in a wide variety of formats.
    Archive.org (Children's Library) large collection of children's books available for online viewing (original books) and download
    ArmenianStoryTeller has a few Armenian stories and poems available for free reading online.
    Arrival Guides very large collection of guides for cities around the globe available for free download in PDF without registration.
    Arthur's Bookshelf an excellent collection of free novels available for free download in varying formats, mostly PDF and EPUB. Extensive collections in various categories.
    Arthur's Classic Novels - Over 4000 novels covering a great variety of topics, nicely separated into categories and "best" lists. Some very interesting entries here. Available for online viewing.
    ArtofTravel offers the ebook, How to See the World, backpacking on $25 a day or less for free reading online.
    ArXivOrg Open access to 771,976 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics
    Ask Sam - A small collection of classics, including Shakespeare, and legal, resource and government texts.
    AssociatedContent has several cookbooks available for download in pdf. Most are short and specific (muffin recipes etc.), but the Chocolate recipe book is over 600 pages and the Blue Ribbon recipes are over 400 pages.
    AstrologyWeekly 10 books for online reading and about 30 for download. All on astrology. Update: A number of the links here are now dead, but there are still several books available.
    A to Z wire monitors the USA and UK Amazon sites daily for limited time free ebooks. They only list ebooks that have a rating of 4 stars or above after at least 25 reviews each. They list about 13 free ebooks daily. Thanks to Corey F for this link.
    Authonomy a website set up by Harper Collins publishing for unpublished authors to display their works. All are available for free reading online without registration.
    Authorama offers a few hundred books, searchable by author, for online viewing.
    Author Stand has thousands of free works in a variety of genres. These are available for free download in PDF after free registration. These are unique works by unpublished authors.
    BABBooks is a children's site that has 25 free illustrated books available for online reading or listening.
    Baby School has a small collection of online flash books for toddlers and young children.
    Baen Free Library - A small library of downloadable science fiction novels in a variety of formats.
    BaenCD - A small collection of science fiction books from Baen's promotional CDs. They are downloadable in a variety of formats as well as viewable online.
    BaldwinLibraryofChildren'sLiterature has almost 6,000 classic , but unique, children's books for free viewing online. the ones I looked at had beautiful illustrations. A caution that some of the works are unacceptable by today's standards due to the view of minorities at that time. Not related to the above as far as I can tell.
    Baldwin Online Children's Projects 520 classic children's books in a variety of genres for online viewing.
    BannerBooks offers 5 unique books for reading online.
    BarbaraMurray offers the free ebook, P.E.A.C.E. on Earth, " cross-platform, multi-media serialized ebook set 3 million years into the future."
    Bargain Briana offers the free cookbook, Betty Crocker, Best of 2011, for free download in PDF without registration.
    Bargain eBook Hunter has very detailed reviews of the daily free offerings from Amazon. They do not list as many offerings as others that list Amazon free offers, but they do give more detailed reviews. They also offer search by genre for free listings. They do offer RSS and eMail updates, but not just for the free offerings (includes bargains).
    Barnes&Noble offers free ebooks for the nook. There are some sample books mixed in with the free full entries, but still plenty of reading material for nook users here. Thanks to Sara Lutz for this.
    Bartleby - Harvard classics and encyclopedias. HTML only.
    BBCSchools has three online illustrated books for young children that can be viewed with or without audio.
    BeatToAPulp describes itself as "an outlet for writers of hardboiled fiction". The site offers a large collection of short stories for free reading online.
    Bedtime-Story has a large collection of illustrated books for online viewing. Some are classics and others are unique stories separated into unusual categories.
    Beenleigh State School of Queensland, Australia has a large collection of children stories to read online with audio built in.
    Ben and Me Marcy, the "Me" of the site name has put together a very impressive listing of ebooks for children that are always free at Amazon.
    Berkely SunSite Classics - A small collection of classics. HTML only.
    Best Children;s Books offers 2 original children books and links to a number of free children books.
    BesteBooksWorld has links to a fairly large collection of free ebooks in a wide variety of categories. These are offsite links, so the download/viewing options vary.
    BestScienceFictionStories offers links to a large collection of new and classic short stories for reading, listening and download.
    BetweentheLions has a good number of video books with words for younger readers to follow along. Also some games and other activities for young readers.
    BeyondTheFarHorizon Gina Marie Wylie hosts the works of a number of authors in this forum. Free registration, with valid email address, is required. From what I could tell all are available for free reading online and all appear to be unique works of unnpublished authors. There is a mix of novels, novellas and short stories. A lot of material and it is updated regularly. The sort by author link seems to get the most results. There is also a recent stories link. Thanks to Guathier for this link.
    BiblioFaction has 34 free western short stories available for free reading online without registration.
    Bibliomania - Over 2,000 classic novels, study guides, biographies and more. HTML only.
    Bibliotastic offers a good amount of free books in quite a few categories for free online reading.
    BillyBear4Kids offers several personalized story books and coloring books for download as PC programs. There is also a book available for free online reading in a flash player. There are also downloadable programs to encourage children to write their own books.
    Black Maskhas a good size collection of free ebooks, offered in blog like form. All the ones I saw were available for free reading online, free dowload in Kindle, ePub and PDF, without registration. This is not associated with Black Mask magazine below.
    BlackMaskFiction offers 20 or so free detective stories that were originally published in magazines during 1925 to 1939 for download in pdf.
    Blackwood Storiesvery nice collection of Algernon Blackwood horror stories available for free download in PDF without registration.
    Blastr lists 33 scary stories that are free online. Since these are links offsite, download and viewing options vary. Posted on October, 2011, but all the links I checked were working.
    Blog Books has some links to free online textbooks. A couple were only samples, but the rest were full textbooks for free. Download and viewing options vary as these are links offsite.
    BookBoon has a very nice collection of textbooks, travel guides and business ebooks for free download in PDF.
    Book-bot 14,571 books available for online viewing in their easy to view reader. Very nice find by fellow editor Rhiannon.
    BookGlutton is a collection of 1200+ books for online reading with the added feature of groups available for discussion of the readings. Nice combination of reading and socializing. Suggested by an anonymous poster. Free registration and starting of a group now required.
    BookGoldMine has several hundred ebooks, lecture notes and videos regarding biology, business, computer science, math and physics. Most available for viewing online, but some for download in PDF. Thanks to Gio for this.
    BookPop is another children's site that has a number of illustrated books free for online reading. There are also some coloring pages for download. There are supposed to be music and story downloads, but I kept getting an error when trying to reach those.
    BookRags - Small collection of free with many paid. Hard to find the free ones. Available in Word or PDF.
    BookRix is a mix of classic and new ebooks. There are over 16,500 free ebooks available in several general categories. The reading online is in a popup window that reads as an ordinary book. There are some classics that can be found elsewhere, but there are also many unique entries here. The adult oriented books require registration to read or download. Downloads in epub, Sony, Stanza (iPhone) or their BookRix formats.
    BookRix Mobilehas over 25,000 free ebooks on their mobile ebook site. All are available for free download in EPUB, without registration. As with the main site, these are works by independent authors.
    Booksie has a huge collection of free works in a wide variety of categories. These range from short stories to novels and are unique works of unpublished authors. All are available for free reading online or free download in PDF (press "Generate eBook" button).
    BooksInMyPhone has a good size collection of public domain books available for download in formats compatilbe with any phone that supports Java.
    Books On The Knob has daily postings of free Kindle, Sony, Nook and other reader ebooks. RSS, Twitter and email updates available. These are time limited offers.
    BooksShouldBeFree While primarily a good sized collection of audio books, each of the books is available for online reading or for download in text.
    Bookstacks is a small collection (100+) of classic works available for online viewing, with many also available in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Reader versions. Nicely set up.
    BookYards - 16,000+ books, videos, educational material.
    Bored.com has over 15,000 books available for online viewing. Nicely divided into a good variety of categories.
    Bregdan Chronicles Ginny Dye, offers the first book in The Bregdan Chronicles series for free download in PDF or for free reading online. Submission of a valid email is necessary.
    BritishCouncil has a very nice collection of flash animated song and audio read-a-long stories for children. Games and other activities also available. Audio may be disabled for reading only.
    BritishLibrary has a virtual books section with a small, but interesting, collection for online viewing.
    BrowzerBooks has an interesting collection of novels in a wide variety of genres (check bottom of page for links to genres) either available for online reading or download in pdf.
    Bubu Tales has 2 free books, in a wide variety of languages, available for free download in PDF
    BucaroTecHelp has an interesting collection of free business books available for download in pdf. These deal with internet business for the most part. You do have to view their news feed to be able to download, but registration is not necessary.
    BuddhaNet offers several hundred ebooks on various aspects of Buddhism for download in pdf. Also a children's section with coloring books and texts. There are audio books and videos also available.
    BuddhistELibrary has around 225 free books on Buddhism in 7 categories. Downloads are in PDF. Also offers audio and video
    BusinessBookMall has a large collection of books dealing with all facets of business for free download in pdf. Also a large collection of non-business textbooks for free download in PDF.
    Business-Software-Books has a smaller collection of business books that mostly relate to use of software for business. These are zipped files and the ones I checked were pdf.
    ByGosh offers a small collection of very nicely illustrated classics for younger children and older children. Also some short stories. Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.
    CandlelightStories  has a good number of stories from the Arabian nights collection as well as other story books available for online reading.
    Carrie  is an electronic library with a large number of free books in its collection.  There is a good sized listing of books under copyright loaned to the library as well as many collections of books offering free novels.  From what I could see all are available for free reading online.
    CBeebies  is a BBC site that offers a good number of free stories, in flash, for online reading and listening.  Also, has games, music and coloring books.
    CentsLess  has a mix of classic and new free  ebooks from Amazon (USA).  This looks to be the top 100 free listings in various genres and is updated hourly.
    CheeseburgerBrownoffers 41 of his science fiction short stories for free viewing online.  Some are also available for download in pdf or kindle.  also offers a novel for free reading online
    Chessville 40+ ebooks on Chess available for download (mostly in PDF)
    ChestofBooks Large collection, divided into categories, for online viewing.  Nice collection.
    Child Bible Story Online  has 116 illustrated bible stories available for free reading online.
    Children's Bedtime Stories  offer 20 free stories for free reading online.  These are original stories by Gordon Dioxide.
    ChildrensBooksForever  has a nice collection of illustrated books available in pdf. Additional comments from Cathy of  PuzzlEd
    "I checked out ChildrensBooksForever and the books are just delightful! Gorgeous pictures and some good themes for primary-school kids (anger, bullying etc). Over 20 books available to download and use on computer, Smartboards etc, as well as viewing online (and in quite a variety of languages, too, apparently). Excellent for school or home use."
    Children's Books Online is an excellent collection (600+) of illustrated antique children's books for viewing online.   They are also available for download at a fee.  This little gem was suggested by an anonymous poster.
    Children'sLibrary.org   has a large collection of books for online viewing.  Many appear to be unique classic works that are finely illustrated.  Books can be filtered by age, length and fiction/non-fiction.
    ChildrensStories  offers 6 free works by Elisa Gianoncelli.  2 are for children 7 and older, 1 for children 6 to 9 and 3 for children under 6.
    ChildrenstoryCom offers a smaller collection of fairy tales, nursery rhymes and holiday stories.  There is also a story that was written and illustrated by 2d grader children.  Caution that many of the other links lead to items for sale.
    ChildStoryHour offers a good number of stories for free reading online.  Included are Beatrix Potter, Andersen Fairy Tales, Native American folklore as well as other stories and poems.  There are also other activities at the site.
    ChildrenStoryInfo  a children site that offers a nice collection of fairy tales for online viewing as well as Bible stories and coloring books.
    ChildStoryTeller  has a good number of short stories and nursery rhymes for reading online.  No illustrations to speak of and most of the stories are classics that can be found elsewhere, but there are a few unique entries here.
    Chris Slusser  offers three of her romance novels for free download in several formats.
    Christian Classics Ethereal Library  making classic Christian writings available and promoting their use. Suggested by AndrewK.
    Cinnamon Bear  Free stories and other activities about Paddy O'Cinnamon, the bear.
    CK-12.Org  has a large collection of free textbooks and study aids.  All are available for free reading online and free download in PDF, MOBI and EPUB.
    Ciamar Price offers 3 free historical ebooks of his for free download (at Smashwords) in a large variety of formats, including EPUB and MOBI (Kindle).
    ClarkesworldMagazine offers free science fiction short stories for online viewing and also some audio versions.  A winner of the 2010 Hugo award for best Semiprozine.  Thanks to Knight_of_Pentacles for this.
    Clarkness has a large collection of free ebooks for kindergarden and first grade children.  These are available in PDF for free download.
    Classic Authors.net contains the works of over a hundred authors (and short biography for each), with a varying number of works per author.  Online viewing only.
    Classic Book Shelf Electronic Library offers the works of 50+ authors in varying amounts.  Online viewing only.
    ClassicHistoryBooks offers 6 unique works for online viewing.
    ClassicHorrorStories has a very nice, and large, collection of classic short horror stories for online viewing.
    Classic Literature Library Decent size collection that has complete works of a small variety of authors and works of others and a nice children's section available for online viewing.
    Classicly offers a large collection of free classic novels.  Sorting by author, popularity and book collections (genres).   All are available for free download in PDF and many are also available in KINDLE.  Thanks to Tyler G for this suggestion.
    Classic Reader offers thousands of free classic books for online viewing.
    Cleave Books small collection of free classic novels available for free reading online without registration.
    Closed Circle  offers 4 free science fiction short stories for free download in a zip file.  These are available in quite a few formats (not PDF), including text.  You have to provide a valid email as the link is emailed to you.
    CND offers a few English translations of Chinese classic novels and works on philosophy.  Most however, are only available in Chinese.  Suggested by the ever helpful SeaMac.
    College Open Textbooks  has a large collection of college textbooks in 24 different subject categories available for free download in PDF or free reading online.
    ComputerBooks.us larger collection, sub categorized and available for download in pdf.
    Concept Art a forum post by briggsy ashtons, links hundreds of free classic art books from around the web.  Download and viewing options vary. (In Renovation for now)
    CookingWithUs has a large and diverse collection of cookbooks available in PDF (zipped).  Also, a few cookbooks available in Kindle. and audio cookbooks.
    CougarWebWorks has several of the works of Nowick Gray available for free download in pdf.
    Craft&FabricLinks has a free business book, Start and Run Your Own Business, available for free reading online.
    CrapHound has a few works of Cory Doctrow available for free download.
    CreativeHomemaking  has a number of free cookbooks available for download in pdf.  Some interesting entries here, including "How to Make a Gingerbread House".
    Critical Theory  has links to 5 well known classics of Philosophy.  All are to Project Gutenberg and are available in the usual wide variety of formats.
    Cthulhu Chick offers the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft for free download in EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) without registration.
    DagonByteshas a collection of free classic gothic novels as well as some classic Vampire novels available for free reading online.
    Daily Artisanhas links to a good number of free ebooks and guides regarding Linux and some distros.  The links are offsite, so download and viewing options vary.
    Daily Cheap Reads looks to be links to time limited free offerings at Amazon.  A smaller amount of listings than others that monitor such offerings, but a food description of the free offerings.   RSS and email updates available.
    Daily Cheap Reads Jr. a children's version of the above, a few free Amazon offerings daily.  Updates by email are available.
    Daily Free Books monitors Amazon for free offerings.  Has hundreds of free listings daily. and offers excellent category listings.  RSS feed available.  Thanks to Frank Blake for this.
    Daily Free eBooks    Monitors Amazon's time limited free offerings and gives detailed review and information on their listings.  Offer email updates and RSS feed.
    DailyLit - Read books online by daily email or RSS feed. Over 700 titles.
    Daily Science Fiction  is a webzine that offers a collection of science fiction short stories for free online reading.  You can also subscribe (free) to have daily mailings of the works.  If you scroll down the page linked, on the right hand side is a sub-categoriztion of the free science fiction works.  Thanks to Allyson Erick for this site.
    Dan's Tool Shed puts up a weekly post of free offerings at Amazon.  There are email and RSS updates, but for the whole site, not just the free ebooks.
    Dark Planet  a collection of original short stories for online reading.  The site has not been updated in a while, but all the links seem to work.
    Darryl'sLibrary  is a review blog, but also offers his free ebook for free download in PDF.
    David Palme  offers some free short stories of horror as well as a novella for free reading online or free download in PDF.
    David Peters  offers his book, Don's Spank Hank, for free reading online or free download in SWF or PDF.  There is also a narrated version available at YouTube.  Nicely illustrated and 60 pages long.  Intended for beginging readers.
    DesiringGod has a good size collection of Christian oriented works for download in PDF.
    Developnew a good collection of free computer software books available for reading online.
    Diesel eBooks - Offers 750+ ebooks formatted for Microsoft Reader and MobiPocket.
    DigiLibraries has a very interesting collection of over 20,000 free novels available for free reading online as well as free download in MOBI or EPUB without registration.
    DigitalBookIndex  links to over 140,000 free ebooks in a wide variety of categories.  Viewing and download options vary as these are links to various sites.
    Digital Library of Science has a good number of free ebooks in mathematics, physics, philosophy, linguistics and finance available for free download in PDF without registration.
    DimeNovels has 100 detective and mystery stories from the magazine Secret Service, which was published in the USA  in the early 1900s, available for download in PDF.  These look to be scans of the originals.  Note that these tend to  portray minorities as the villians and probably contain racist comments.
    Disney.Go offers the free picture book, Lady and the Tramp, for free reading online in their flash player.
    DivineLifeSociety over 200 books on Yoga, religion and philosophy available in pdf or HTML
    DLTK-Teach   offers free printable children's books.  Most are geared towards pre-schoolers, including a set on the alphabet, but there are some stories for older children also.    Suggested by Cathy of  PuzzlEd.
    DominicGreen offers 4 of his science fiction novels for free reading online.
    Don't Spank Hank David Peters offers this picture ebook for free download in PDF and SWF.
    DripRead Book serialization by email.  All books in ePub format.  Registration not required, but the free registration does add some nice features.  Obviously email required.  thanks to Peter Barber for this.
    Dr Wdiger's Library   a page from Project Gutenberg Australia with the large collection of Dr. Widger's ebooks.  A very nice feature is the option to download all the works available from an author in one zipped file.  Also available are Kindle and ePub versions as individual downloads.   All of these classic works are available for free download without registration.
    DuncanLongPublications offers several works for free online viewing.  Generally, a pdf download costs money, but some are ad supported and are free.
    Early Christian Writings has links to Christian writings from 30 ro 260A.D..  Download and viewing options vary as the links are offsite.  Listings are in chronological order.
    Early Jewish Writings has links to early writings of Judaism.
    Early Modern Texts  has a huge collection of early modern philosophy novels available for free download in PDF without registration.  Works are sorted by author name.
    EarlyMysteryNovels has a good deal of information and links on mystery writers from the 1700s to the early 1900s.  Some of the links are to pay sites, but most are to free collections online.  A good way to find novels by author and a lot of good general information on the mystery genre.
    EastofTheWeb offers a good number of scifi short works for reading online.  Thanks to Panzer for this.
    EasyMediaBroadcast  offers a nice size collection of mostly classical works for download in TK3.  You must use the TK3 reader, available for free at the site, for these books.  Books are sorted by author and title.
    eBook Cafe  Several hundred free classic ebooks available for free reading online or free download n PDF, without registration.
    eBookCellar has nine free cookbooks available for download in PDF (zipped).  For some reason, you have to go through a few pages to get to the download, but there is no signup etc.
    eBookDB has a large collection of links to free ebooks online, in a wide variety of categories.  Links are offsite so download and viewing options vary, but the ones I looked at were all available for free download in PDF.
    e-book.com.au has a good size collection of links to free books online.  Particularly impressive is their Sacred Texts & Religion page.  Download and viewing options vary.
    eBook Junkie has thousands of free ebooks in a large variety of categories.  Most are unique entries not found elsewhere.  All area available for free download in PDF without registration.
    eBookLobby - Small, but interesting and unique, collection divided into 13 categories.
    eBook Mall 484 free ebooks available in a wide variety of categories.  These are unique entries from, what appear to be, unpublished authors.  Free registration required.  Free download formats vary, but all appear to have a PDF option.
    eBookNook  A good number of stories, mostly romance, but some children and vampire stories available for online reading.
    EBookOffline Bills itself as "Your ultimate source for free Computer Referencing online" and it certainly appears to be that.  A huge collection of links in a wide variety of categories.  Since the links are offsite, download and viewing options vary.  Looks to be an excellent site for learning programing in a wide variety of languages.  Thanks to WeaverBird for this suggestion.
    eBookPlanet has an interesting and unique collection of works in 12 categories available for download in pdf.  Suggested by an anonymous user.
    eBooks@Adelaide a great collection of works from the University of Adelaide.  All are available for online viewing and have links for printing.  Many are also available in ePub.  Thanks to Ana for this valuable source.
    eBooksCube has a good size collection of classics available for online viewing.
    E-Books Directory 944 books in 344 categories available for download in varying formats.
    eBooksForAll has 873 free ebooks by 149 authors in 342 categories available.  These are links to other sites, so the download and viewing options vary.
    eBooksFree.Com has a good size collection of unique books for free download.  All appear to be downloadable in PDF and some also offer EPUB and MOBI downloads.  Separated into a good variety of categories.  Note that the books shownn under "sponsored" are links to pay sites.
    eBooksFreeNet Very nice and good size collection of free novels available for free download in PDF.  Separated into a wide variety of categories.
    eBooks Habit offers daily listings of free books from Amazon.  Also has links to the top free books in several genres.  email updates available. Thanks to Buddy Elf for this site.
    eBooksInternational good size collection of free books available for free download in PDF.  Wide variety of categories.
    eBooksJustPublished Interesting collection of DRM free eBooks listed daily.  These listings link out to other sites and therefore the download options vary.  Generally these are new books by relatively unknown authors.
    eBooks on Everything has a good sized ebook collection that has some interesting entries that I did not see elsewhere.  All are available for free download in PDF without registration.  A very wide range of genre listings.
    eBooksRead Over 242,000 books available for download in pdf or text.  Search by author or title
    eBookTakeaway  has 3500+ free ebooks by 250+ authors for download in pdf, html or ebook text..  Searchable by author, genre or title.  Also biography and book download listings for individual popular authors.
    e-cookbooks.net has 14 smaller cookbooks available for free download in pdf.
    Edensong offers free cookbooks, self improvement books, health and fitness and gardening, hobbies and sports books.   All are available for free download in PDF without registration.
    EdgarAllenPoeSocietyofBaltimore offers free reading online of the Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (a comprehensive collection of e-texts of all of Poe’s writings, from the original sources and with multiple versions as revised during his lifetime).
    Education Blogs  has links to a good number of free textbooks on the web.  Download and viewing options vary.
    eduplace  offers 14 "leveled" books for children for online reading or printing.
    EldritchPress has a good sized collection of public domain works with some unique categorization.
    Electric Scotland  has over 800 free childrens books, for children of all ages, available for free reading online.  These are unique and original stories and many are illustrated.
    Elegant Solutions Software and Publishing Company, LLC  has lots of eBooks for people who think. This Gem of a site was suggested by AndrewK.
    Ellora's Cave  offers 80  free romance reads for download.  Free registration is required.
    eModern Buddhism offers the 3 volume work, Modern Buddhism, for free download in MOBI (as well as EPUB and PDF).
    EnglishNovelsNet presents English novels in blog form and has 6 complete novels available for free reading online.
    EpistemeLinks provides over 2,100 links to electronic texts by famous philosophers throughout history. This section is currently searchable in three ways: title keyword, philosopher, topic category.  Not currently maintained, so some links have died out, but still  a good resource.  Thanks again to SeaMac for this.
    ePubBooks offers over 500 classic books for free download in ePub format.
    ePubBud has several hundred free books for children and teens available in EPUB.  These are divided into categories, mostly by age.   These appear to be a mix of classic and original and unpublished works.  You can also create your own book to post there.  Thanks to lala for this suggestion.
    eReader Cafe  daily listings of free novels from Amazon.  Seems to average about 5 per day, with detailed information on the book.  eMail updates available. Thanks to Caroline for this site.
    eReader.com has a small collection of free ebooks for download, but a couple interesting entries.  Registration required.
    eReader IQ    this site monitors Amazon's free offerings and is updated hourly and at the time of this article has offers of free Kindle ebooks totaling 4,186.  One of the more complete listings of the free Amazon time limited offers.  They offer email and RSS updates.
    eReader News Today  is another site that monitors the time limited free offerings at Amazon and looks to come out several times a day with 5 to 10 free Kindle books at Amazon in each listing.  They offer RSS updates.
    eReaderPerks monitors free releases at Amazon (as well as for Nook and Kobo) and has very good category listings, including children and young adults.  Offers email updates.  Thanks to Lorie for this listing.
    eServer.org interesting collection of classic novels and short stories available for free reading online.
    eServer Technical Communications  has 875 works in its software section and 161 in its web design section (although a number were no longer available) as well as some articles in its other sections.
    ETextCenter  the electronic text center of the University of Virginia has a large collection of works for children and young adults available for online viewing.  These are classic works and many are availble elsewhere, but there are some unique ones.  Books are sorted by author name.
    eText.lib The University of Virginia online library has a large collection of works available for online viewing (some are available in Microsoft Reader).  Even though a good number are limited to UVA students and staff, there is still a good amount of interesting material available to the general public.  Suggested by poster mike dutch.
    Every Day Fiction a short story per day for free reading online.  All stories are 1000 words or fewer to fill in those short free times.  eMail updates available.
    EveryonesReading  is offering 12 free romance novels for download in several formats.  This is a follow up to their previous offer and may not be around for long.
    FabienRoy offers his his scifi-thriller novel, Buckyball, for free download in pdf.  "James Pissola tells the story of how one night of partying with his best friend in South Beach changed his life. Listening to a specific song always transports him back to the same time and place, which happens to be the Miamillennium nightclub in Miami. These flashback moments are called life-turns and James claims to have lived over one hundred and seventy-one of them, some lasting between 13 and 26 years."
    FableLibrary has an interesting and unique collection of childrens works.  Most are available for viewing online, including some flash versions.  But a few are available for download.  Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.
    Fahim Farook  offers his humorous science fiction novel, Honest, The Martian Ate your dog, for free download or online viewing.
    FalbePublishing  offers a good size collection of classic works in several categories for download in PDF.
    Fantastic Metropolis around 150 free science fiction short stories for free online reading. (Temp down?)
    FarmhouseFables  offers 5 short story books about the little creatures that have made their home in the meadow next to the old farmhouse.
    Farrago's Wainscot 12 issues of short stories and poetry available for free reading online.
    Federal Citizen Information Center offers informational booklets on a great variety of subjects.  Many are free and most of the paid ones are available for a free download.  Suggested by an anonymous poster
    FeedBooks - Thousand of eBooks downloadable in a variety of formats.
    Feed eBooks interesting collection divided into many categories.  The titles I looked at all seemed to be unique to this site.  All are available for free reading online.
    FeedingAmerica offers an excellent collection of close to 80 cookbooks.  These are available for reading online or for download in PDF.  Thanks to Susan B for this suggestion.
    Feeding The Fearoriginal horror works available for free reading online.  They also have links to free Horror ebooks around the web.  Thanks to The WriteNight for this link.
    Felicity Heaton .offers her paranormal vampire romance novel, Reunion, for free download in PDF.  Aslo link to other download formats.
    Fiction eBooks is a interesting small collection of works of fiction (including some Beatrix Potter illustrated childrens books) as well as some books for writers and works philosophy and sociology.  Online viewing only.
    FictionFactor offers links to 13 science fiction novels.  Some are from Baen and other listings here, but there are some unique entries.  Download/viewing options vary as these are off site links.
    FictionPress  is a growing network over 1 million writers/readers, and home to over 1,200,000 original works by unsigned authors.
    Figment large collection of writings including short stories, poetry and novels.   These are unique works from unpublished authors.  All are available for free reading online without registration.
    FireBlade Fiction a smaller, but interesting, collection of classic works available for online reading.
    FKBmonitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings.     eMail updates are available.
    Flat World Knowledge college textbooks available for free reading online.
    FlightSimBooks 21 classic flight simulation books available for free reading online.
    FloridaDisaster.org  offers three books on hazardous weather for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade readers in download in pdf.
    Foboko over 2,000 free ebooks available for free reading online or free download in TXT, PDF, EPUB, MOBIPocket and direct send to Kindle.  Free registration is required (I have received no spam) and there is a limit of 5 downloads per month (no limit on reading online).  There are some unique entries here.
    FolkTexts the University of Pittsburgh presents a large collection of folklore from around the world for free reading online.
    ForgottenBooks  is an independant publisher that offers almost 10,000 free ebooks (with several thousand more coming) for free download in "low quality pdf".  The books can be searched by top 100, name, author and several categories.  You can get a free "high quality pdf" ebook daily by providing an email address.
    FreeBookCentre links to thousands of computer ebooks divided into many sub-categories.
    Free-Book.co.uk  has a good variety of free ebooks in 13 categories.  These are links to offsite material and download/viewing options vary.
    Free Book Dude  has listings of free offerings from Amazon, with synopsis and review.  Also features guest listings, where, generally, the author posts the listing and information.  Listings are daily and though there is not the number of some of the other sites here, they do give more information on the free books.  Offers RSS feed.
    FreeBooks Several hundred free ebooks spread across a good variety of genres.  This is a mix of classic and newer works.  These are available for free download in TXT, PDF, MOBI (Kindle) and EPUB.  There is a 15 second delay between selecting your download format and the download, during which there is an advertisement.  Do not click on download in the ad.  The download of the book will start automatically after the 15 seconds.  No registration is needed.
    Free-Books has a large lising of free travel guides for about 400 destinations.  All are available for free download in PDF.
    FreeBooks4Doctors Over 650 works (in varying languages) dealing with medical matters.  Available in pdf download.
    FreeBooksforAll A fairly large collection of non-fiction books available for download (mostly in pdf).
    FreeeBookDownloadLinks  has a very nice size collection of links to free computer science books online.  Download options vary as these are links to other sites.
    FreeBook-s  has a good number of ebooks for download in epub, mobi or pdf.  Separated into 23 categories.
    Free Books Hub  lists a good number of daily free listings at Amazon with a detailed description of the offering.  They have an RSS feed.
    Freebook Sifterlists both recent limited time offers and classics from Amazon for children.  Ranks listings by average user rating.  Also has nice feature of further subcategories to set age range and other options.  Thanks to Rob Schifreen of our site TSA for this link.
    Free Booksy   monitors time limited free book offerings for Kindle, Nook and Apple ebooks, but it looks like most of their listing are for free Kindle ebooks from Amazon.  They also have a separate listing for free books for children, all of which appeared to be free kindle ebooks from Amazon.
    FreeBookUK has several hundred free ebooks in 13 categories.  These are links offsite, so download and viewing options vary.
    FreeBookZone has a large collecion of computer, engineering and medical ebooks, lecture notes and courseware.  Download and viewing options vary as most of the links are offsite.
    FreeChildrenStories offers 17 free stories for online reading.  Stories may be sorted by difficulty or age.  For children aged 1 to 10.
    FreeClassicBooks offers about 30 of the more popular classic books for free reading online.
    FreeComputer Books - Free computer, math, technical books and lecture notes
    FreeeBooksBlog  has a good size collection of unique works, mostly put up for free by the authors.  These are links to offsite downloads, so formats vary.
    Free eBooks Dailymonitors Amazon (USA,UK, CA) for limited time free ebook offerings and has separate listings for various genres to follow.  RSS feed available.
    Free eBooks Download is a Facebook page that monitors Amazon for limited time fre ebooks.  Looks like the site posts about 20 ebooks per day.  Thanks to Finch for this listing.
    Free e-books For Kindle   very nice collection of free Kindle ebooks (PRC).  These are classics in the public domain.  Sorting by author or title.
    FreeEBooksLibrary has a very large collection of free ebooks in a great variety of categories.  Of the ones I checked, many were to Gutenberg and had the usual variety of download and viewing options.  Others were on site and had PDF links and some others were links to other sites with varying download and viewing options.
    Free eBooks Net - Free books and resources for authors.  Also magazines
    Free eTextbooks Online has a large collection of links to free texttbooks online in a good number of subjects.  Links are offsite so download and viewing options vary.
    FreeKidsBooks has a nice collection of original children's books available for free download in PDF.  Age range is from toddlers to young adults.
    Free Kindle Books and Tips    not all of the listings are free (some are bargains) but this site does monitor Amazon daily for free Kindle ebooks and also free games.
    Free Kindle Books Org.  is an excellent source for free Kindle ebooks.  They have their own large supply of free eBooks available for free download in Kindle compatible PRC or MOBI.  Also, they have a great feature called the Magic Catalog of Project Gutenberg Free eBooks, which has listings of 29,000 free eBooks at Project Gutenberg.  There are two catalogs available (EPUB and MOBI).  For Kindle, you would get the MOBI catalog and the Magic part is that the Catalog consist of links that you may click on for a direct download of the MOBI version of the eBooks from Project Gutenberg.
    Free Kindle eBooks has weekly updates of free time limited offerings at Amazon, but has the nice feature of dividing these into genres.  RSS and email updates are available.
    Free Mystery Ebooks  is a Facebook page that monitors Amazon for its limited time free ebook offerings in its Mystery category.  Seems to be updated a few times per day and list about 5- 10 per day.
    Free Novel Books (Free Kindle Listings)   this is a listing of several thousand free kindle ebooks available at Amazon.  If you browse down the page on the left hand side you will see a section called "Popular Posts", where there are links to separate posts of free kindle ebooks.
    FreeNovels.net   offers the science fiction novel, Flores Girl, The Children God Forgot, for free download in a variety of formats.
    FreeOn-LineBooks Interesting collection on individualist feminism and libertarianism available for online viewing.
    Free Online Novels Interesting collection for online viewing.  Several hundred novels separated into categories.
    FreeOnlineReading offers the novel, Setisia, for free online reading.
    FreeProgrammingeBooks has a very large collection of programming ebooks in 33 categories available for free.  Most are available for download in pdf.  Others for viewing online.
    FreeQuickRecipes  3 cookbooks available for download in pdf and a large amount of recipes for online viewing as well as other information on kitchen and diet
    FreeRead a bibliography of Australian writers who died before 1955, with links to a good number of them for download or viewing.
    FreeRomanceFiction offers 5 free works available for download in pdf.  These are in their Holiday, Paranormal, Erotic and historical subsections.  There may be works added in the future.
    Free Sci-Fi  monitors Amazon for its limited time free ebooks in the Science Fiction genre.  eMail updates are available.
    Free SF Online  over 2,000 links to science fiction books for reading online
    FreeSFReader Collection of links for mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror novels and short stories, but also some other genres.
    FreeSoftwareBooks has a large collection of links to free ebooks and tutorials in a wide variety of categories.  Many of the links are to older works, but still worthwhile.  Some of the links have expired, but most still are working.  Since the links are offsite, viewing/download options vary.
    Free Stuff Times  monitors Amazon daily for its limited time free ebook offerings.  They post links to about 100 ebooks per day.
    FreeTechBooks - Computer science and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes.
    Frontier Tales Magazine  offers free western short stories for reading online.  These are unique works.
    Front Range Downloadable Library  Has links to EPUB classic books.  To see the offerings, you need to select a genre.  There appears to be a large collection here.  This is a part of Overdrive, but no registration or library membership is necessary.  These all appear to be from Project Gutenberg, but the access here may be preferable to some.
    GailSpencerLamm  offers her illustrated ebook, Emily's Patience, for free online viewing or download.
    Gaslight offers a chronological listing and listing by Author of horror and ghost stories from the 19th and 20th century.  These are offered for online viewing and were originally posted for weekly reading and discussion groups.  Although it appears the weekly groups are no more, the links I checked still were working.
    Gavin Williams  offers his 10 novel series, The Suprising Life and Death of Diggory Franklin, for free reading online.  Also inlcuded are 7 other works that continue the story.  A romance mystery novel.
    GenealogySearch  offers historical and genealogy books from around the world.
    GeorgeBenthianPhD    offers 5 free math and numerical analysis tutorials for free download in PDF.
    Geronimo's Adventures  features 9 good size books on the adventures of Geronimo the teddy bear for online viewing.
    GetFreePdf has a few books in each of its many categories.  These are links offsite and despite the site name, many are not available in pdf.  Download and viewing options vary.
    GetFreeEbooks - Several hundred free ebooks, generally offered up by the authors.  Download options vary as these link offsite.
    Giggle Poetry  a large collection of funny poetry for children available for free reading online.  Also, a poetry class for children to learn to write poetry and other activites are available for free.
    Giraffian offers a nice collection of books for pre-schoolers, covering the alphabet, numbers colors and other topics.  Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.
    Girl eBooks  has over 200 novels by female writers available for free download in EPUB.
    Globusz - A place for new authors to post their work and for readers to check them out for free.
    GnomePress is a blog by Aaron Raisey, a collector of the science fiction classics issued by Gnome Press.  A nice listing of the works available on the web.
    GoldenGems  a collection of little golden books and other illustrated books for children for online viewing and saving as jpg.
    GoodnightStories  is a nice little collection of unique children stories for reading online.  A good number of the stories were written by children.  Some other activities and printable coloring pages are also available.
    GoodReads has a listing of 95 free young adult ebooks.  All are available for download at their site.  The download formats vary, but all the ones I looked at were at least available in PDF, EPUB and MOBI (for Kindle).
    GoodSeed offers 5 unique free  religous books.  4 deal with the Bible and one with Islaam, although it is a Christian site.  Several of the books are offered in a wide variety of languages and come with additional resources, such as workbooks, audio and video.  The book download I tried required free registration and I assume they all do.
    Google Book Search - Good selection of free ebooks available in a variety of categories.  Linked into GooglePlay, belwo, but offers sme extra options if you have Google email account.
    GooglePlay google does not make it easy to find the free books in their collection.  This is a link to the top free books.  More free ebooks may be found by doing a search and choosing Free Only in the results.  Choosing a category and the Free Only option also shows more results.   All are available for free reading online.
    Gospel eBooks  has listings of limited time offers on Christian ebooks at Amazon.  A number of the titles did not appear to be religious oriented, but all were free and I  since the site is Gospel eBooks,I guess the books are Christian themed.  Thanks to Dave Faulkner for this suggestion.
    Grace Eliazabeth Baker  offers her serial novel, The House of Sever, for free reading online.  As of now, this is really more like 3 novels.
    Grammaropolis has a book, video, songs and games to help children learn proper grammar.
    Green Tea Press  has a dozen of their books for free download in PDF or free reading online.  These appear to be quality texts.
    GregoryDaroneoffers his novel, The Butler Did It, for free reading online.
    GrimmFairyTales has a small collection of The Grimm's fairy tales for free reading online in a flash player.  Also available are some associated activities.
    GrtBooks - A large collection of great books and classics.
    Guerrilla Wordfare  offers 2 free romance novels.  One may be downloaded as a zip file, that contains 5 different formats and the other you must Tweet or post on Facebook to get for free.
    Guides Ebooks will create a free wiki style guide book for countries around the globe.  Free download in PDF, EPUB. OpenDocument and OpenZIM without registration.  Thanks to Pretio for this site.
    HANDebooks has 15 public domain classics available for download in Plucker or eReader.
    Harlequin offers 16 full length romance novels for free download in pdf.  These are entries from their collection.
    HarlequinExtras offers 269 free romance novels for reading online.  These are printable and also may be sorted into various categories.
    Harvey Mudd Collegehas online written tutorials in math related subjects available for free reading online without registration.
    HBPMS this is a blog that contains textbooks and other informational material to "become a pure mathematician (or statistician)".  Some of the items listed are not free, but there looked to be a free materials in every section of the guide.
    Heidoc offers search by genre of the limited time free offerings at Amazon.  Daily updates by email are available and you have the option to select updates only for cerrtain genre(s).
    HerbertWilf     site offers 5 of his math books for free download in PDF as well as a couple sets of his lectures.  His Wikipedia page.
    HeritageAuctionGalleries offers two works of James L. Halperin, The First Immortal and The Truth Machine, for free download in MS Word.
    Hike Bike Travel has 21 free guides for hiking and biking travel.  All are available for free download in PDF (zipped).
    Historical Text Archive has 74 free eboolks of history covering various continents.  These are all available for free reading online.  Click on the "TOC" (Table of Contents) link on the book page to read .
    Hopcott.Net has a small but unique collection of novels, novellas and short stories for online viewing.  Genres include romance, mystery, ghost science fiction and horror.
    HotFreeEBooks an excellent site for reading books online.  They boast over 20,000 ebooks and you can adjust font size and contrast for your reading pleasure.  Thanks to Jan Lonner for this excellent suggestion.
    HowTo offers around 150 free "how to" ebooks on a wide variety of topics.  Suggested by an anonymous poster.
    H.P.Lovecraft Archive   offers all of the works of H.P.Lovecraft for online viewing.  Also offers information about him and links to other Lovecraft sites.
    H.P. Lovecraft.com has an excellent archive of the works of the horror master available for free reading online.
    Hundred Zeros    monitors the "Best Sellers" list at Amazon (which has the top free listings) and has all the listings on one page.  They offer RSS and eMail updates.
    Hunt4Freebies  posts weekly updates of temporarily free offerings from Barnes & Noble.  Registration, with credit card information, is required at Barnes & Noble.  There is about 25 to 45 free ebooks listed per week.

    iBook Nook offers 50 free ebook classics for download in one zip file for two different formats.  These are formatted in AZW and EPUB.
    I Crave Freebies  monitors Amazon's limited time freebies and posts links to about one hundred of the free ebooks daily.
    iLove Ebooksmonitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings and also monitors various categories there.  RSS feed available.
    ILTColumbia has several classic works available for online viewing,
    I Mathesis   offers links to free versions of classic math novels as in Euclid, Hippocrates, Newton etc..  Links are offsite and download and viewing options vary
    Infinity Plusunique collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories available for free reading online without registration.
    Infomotions - 14,000 listings from full classic novels to Western philosophy.  HTML only.
    InklessTales  offers 15 children stories for online viewing as well as games, poems and activities.
    Inkmesh   does regular updates on free Kindle books from Amazon throughout the day.
    InPictures is not an ebook site, but it is worthy of inclusion here as its free tutorials based upon pictures is a great start to learning the various features of Microsoft Office, Open Office, Web Layout and Web Programming.
    InspirationForSingles  has the westen, A Cowboy's Christmas Prayer. avaialbe for free download in PDF.  They also offer the free novel, Appalachian Christmas, for free download in PDF.
    In-Tech  offers 80 full length books for free download in pdf (zipped).  Large selection on the topic of robotics.  There are also about 2000 journal articles available here for free.
    InterActMath   offers about 20 free textbooks for free online use. These are for middle school students.  The 6th grade book I looked at seemed to be a very basic course, more like for younger users, but they do have a good reputation.  Press the enter button up top, the links across the bottom are for their pay sites.
    InternationalChildrensDigitalLibrary nice collection of children's books from around the world in a variety of languages and nicely categorized, available for online viewing.
    InternationalWorldHistoryProject has a very good size collection of free historical novels for download.  Some of the downloads are in EXE.  I usually shy away from such offerings, but I checked these and they are clean.  They also offer some works that require the TK3 reader, which I have previously checked as clean.  Further down the page are a good number of PDF downloads.
    InternetArchive - Over 500,000 texts available for download
    Internet Sacred Text Archive very interesting and large collection of books on religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric available for online viewing.
    I Read Review   this site rolls out daily listings of free Kindle eBook offerings at Amazon and each one of these time limited offerings seems to have at least 20 offerings.  They offer a RSS feed for updates.
    Ishwar offers free ebooks on most of the world's religions.
    Islam for Universe has a large collection of works regarding Islam in English (and a wide variety of languages).   The books I checked were available for free download in PDF.
    Islaam Pure & Clear  around 50 Islamic books for reading or download.
    Izzy's Public Domain Library  offers a large collection of free classic novels for free download in EPUB.  There is also a link to the HTML  for free reading online for most and a link to Librivox for the auido version where available.  Unfortunately, the HTML and audio links are not noted in the listing.
    Jackee'sCorner   has romance novels of Jackee Connor for available for download in pdf, html and lit.  There are 4 completed novels, 4 works in progress and 5 short stories.
    JamesDunavant offers his book, The Keepers of  Forever, for download in HTML. or online viewing.  A download compatible with Palm Pilot is also available.
    Jean Gallier offers a collection of his math books for free reading online.
    Jeff Inlo offers his book, Alien Cradle, for download in a large variety of formats and for online reading.
    JennaBlack  offers her work "Embraced in Darkness" for free download in pdf.
    JesusandKidz offers a good number of illustrated bible stories for free reading online.  Also available are coloring pages, puzzles and songs.
    Joggoon offers 90 free ebooks in various categories for free reading online. (optimized for the tablet).
    John Carter of Mars  Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., offers all of the novels of his Barsoom series for free reading online.  The first 6 of the novels are in the public domain and the remaining are available for research purposes only.  Not sure what that means, but I guess it is OK to read them online, but not distribute in any way.
    Johnnie's Story Page  most of these are links offsite, but it is a very nice collection and  well sorted for beginning and more advanced children readers.  All the ones I looked at were flash presentations and also had audio available.
    Jolly Roger has a extensive collection of classical works available for free reading online.
    Journeyof theHeart   offers the works of Judith Bronte for free.  These romance novels are available for download in pdf or reading online.  There are 7 completed works and a couple in progress.
    J.S. Milneoffers course notes for several college and graduate school mathematics related courses for free download in PDF.
    Jude's Forum  offers the novel, "Formerly Brandewyne" for free download without registration.  It looks like registration will allow other free works for download.
    JuliaCarda  offers her novel, Portal to Peace, for free download in pdf at her website.
    Jungle-Search    offers a listing of the latest 99 free ebooks on Amazon, which is updated hourly.
    JW.org  Jehovah's Witnesses offer the Bible audio in PDF and EPUB for free download without registration.  They also offer some Books and Brochures for free download in PDF without registration.
    KalinBooks  has 4 science fiction novels of Kalin Ringkvist available for online viewing or download in pdf (with a fifth on the way.
    Kallysten  has a good number of works available for free download in pdf.
    Kellscraft Studio Around 250 books available for online viewing.  Kellscraft lists out of print, public domain novels, most published prior to 1923.  Searchable by title, author and topic.
    KidsAudioBooks  has 12 classic books for children for download in pdf.  Most are available elsewhere, but there is one unique entry.  Also a good collection of audio books and some coloring books.  Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.
    Kids Learning Centre  Free books and other activites for children.
    KidsKnowIt  is not a book site, but it does have a lot of reading for children, along with educational puzzles and games.
    KidsNurseryRhymes  a British site featuring over 1200 nursery rhymes for online viewing.  Also has sing along rhymes (must have midi player-available there) and some nursery rhyme disco recordings available for download in MP3.
    Kidspace  A small collection of childrens books, available for online viewing, from the Internet Public Library.
    KimberlyComeaux offers 2 of her full length novels and 2 short stories for free reading online.
    Kindersay  is a site for free preschool learning activities.  ABCs. short stories and sign language subjects available in a free flash player presentation.  Free registration is available for extra features, but not necessary to access subjects.
    Kindersite offers a good number of stories in flash for reading and listening online as well as lullabies, music and games for younger children.
    Kindle Classics Blogspot  highlights public domain free listings at Amazon (pre 1923) and has a detailed review of each title.  The page says the links are to free or semi-free, but I found all the USA links to be free.  The site links to USA and UK listings.  RSS and email updates are available.
    Kindle eBook Deals lists the top ten free Young Adult Kindle ebooks from Amazon every Friday.
    Kindle-Free  monitors Amazon for free ebook offerings in 13 genres.  RSS and Twitter updates are available for each of the genres.
    Kindle Nation Daily   you have to scroll down past the advertisement for a pay book to see the free listings, but they appear to post daily and list a good amount of books each day.   If you click on the Best Deals Kindles and Kindle Books link at the top and then choose Free Kindle Books, then you can sort the listings by genre.
    Kindle Users Forum monitors free Amazon releases from the UK site.  Seems to be a large daily listing.  Has excellent category listings.  Offers RSS feed.  Thanks to Frank Blake for this.
    King Kong a good collection of links to free online ebooks for authors by name or year of death.  A little hard to get around, but if you know an author you want, it is a good resource.
    KingZone  has a very nice size collection of free software ebooks available in 13 categories (programming languages) for reading online or download.  The vast majority are for reading online.
    KinLib.US    another site that lists the latest free offerings from Amazon.  I signed up for their email notifications and this appears to be one of the better services for these updates.  They offer RSS and eMail updates. (Temp Down?)
    Knowledgerush has a good sized collection separated into about 30 categories.  Nice children and Mystery sections, among others.
    KoboBooks  claims to have over 1,000,000 free books for online reading.  As far as I can tell there is no master listing to order by title or author and the best way is to conduct a search.  There are a few categories.
    KOL Jr  has 44 free picture ebooks for free reading online in a flash player.  These all come with audio for read-a-long.
    Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive  has a good sized collection of free ebooks regarding Buddhism.  All are available for free download in PDF or free reading online without registration.
    Land of Magic  has a large collection of free books.  Many are available for free reading online and some for free download in PDF.  Also, a large amount of audio books and other activities.
    Land of Nursery Rhymes  large collection of nursery rhymes for free reading and listening online.  Other activities available.
    LearningIsland Nice collection of children books available for online viewing.
    LearningPage  has a series (38) of printable "Tommy" story books suitable for about 8-10-year-olds, plus some other printable books, for free.  Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.
    Learn Library has 40 classic novels available for free reading online without registration.
    LettersToMyMother  has the romance novel,  "Letters to my Mother", by Rebecca Heath available for free online reading or free download in PDF.
    LewisShiner  offers four of his novels, a good selection of his short stories, two screenplays and two audio books for free download at his Fiction Liberation Front website.  Thanks to "awh" for this.
    LibertyLibraryofConstitutionalClassics great timeline of classic works on law.  For those wanting information on the history of our goverments, this is a great place to start.  color coded to show which of the various download and viewing options are available for each.  Suggested by the always helpful SeaMac.
    Library of Classic Novels nice size collection of classic works, weighted towards USA writers, available for free reading online.
    LibraryofCongress    maintains a nice collection of classic children's books in its Childrens Literature collection of its Rare Book section.  these are available for online reading and download in pdf.  These are illustrated copies and are a nice mix of well known and unusual.
    Librivox Although mostly know for its excellent collection of audio books.  A poster named Les has pointed out that they also have links to online viewing sites for all of its large collection of audio books and also download links.
    Light Up Your Brain  is primarily known as an children's audio book site, but they also provide a copy of the stories for free reading online.
    LilFingers Storybooks Small collection of books for very young children for reading and being read to.
    LinuxDocumentationProject offers a good number of free guides, manuals and howtos on Linux related materials.
    Listverse  has a interesting top ten list (though there are 11 entries) of  free sci fi books on the web.
    Lit2Go  The University of South Florida maintains a collection of free audio works.   All are also available for free download in PDF without registration.
    Literarium has a small collection of classic works available for online viewing.  A nice collection of Sherlock Holmes, some interesting historical documents and a few unique classic works.
    Literature.org has a collection of classics, arranged by author,  for online viewing.
    LiteratureNetwork has over 1900 full books and over 3000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors available for online reading.  Searchable by author and they have a few unusual ones.
    LiteraturePost 825 works from 71 authors available for online viewing.
    Little Critters  A dozen free stories in their interactive read and play section presented in a flash player.  Other activities also available.  The library section is just a listing of books that are for sale.
    LiverpoolMuseum  offers the stories of 4 children taken into slavery on their trip from Africa to the Americas in 1780.  The stories start with their life in Africa and continue until the Americas.  Some make the trip alive and some do not.  Each is from a different tribe in Africa.
    LLeeLowe offers two novels and some short stories for reading or listening online.
    LongLongTimeAgo  is a large collection of fables, myths, folk tales, fairy tales and more from around the world.  These are available for reading online.
    Lovecraft Ezinehas links to 3 free graphic books based upon works of H.P. Lovecraft.  All are available for free viewing online without registration.
    LoveLetterBox  offers the romance novel, A Diary of Love, for free download in PDF (zipped)
    Luisa Green  offers 3 of her romance ebooks for free download in pdf.

    Mac Tutor History Of Mathematicsa very nice layout of the history of math with information on different cultures and the different topics.  All available for free reading online without registration.
    Magickeys small, but interesting, and unusual, collection of childrens books for online viewing.
    MagickSpells is a collection of books on astrology, magic and mythology for free viewing online.
    ManyBooks - 22,000 books available for download in a variety of formats.
    Martiin Kolacek  offers his science fiction/comedy book for free download in PDF or for Kindle.  Also available offsite for free download in ePub or prc (Palm) and for free readinng online.  Originally available in Czech language and now in English.  Thanks to "Werst" for the information on this.
    Marxists.org    has the works of Lenin and Marx available for free download without registration.  The download options vary amongst PRC, MOBI (both for Kindle), EPUB, ODT and PDF.
    Math Archives has links to free lessons, tutorial and lecture notes on mathematics subjects from several colleges in the USA.  Download and viewing options vary.
    MathBlog   has links to 5 free KINDLE books at Amazon USA (residency and registration required) from the CK12 Org.
    MatheBookNet   offers free math texts divided into kindergarden, elementary school, middle school and high school.  All are available for free download in PDF or for online use in an unique virtual classroom.
    MathematicalSciencesResearchInstitue (MRSI)   has a 58 volumes of free math books and all appear to be available for free download in PDF (chapter by chapter).
    Mathematics On The Web a large collection of links to free math books on the web.
    MeatBook has an online cookbook image of the Ground Meat Cookbook available for online viewing.
    meBooks is a pay site that does offer a decent collection of free history books regarding New Zealand.  The link here will not show any free novels, but if you click on one of the 4 sub categories and sort "price low to high", you will see a number of free novels in each subcategory.  These all are available for free download after free registration.
    MedievalCookery In addition to offering a selection of medieval recipes, this site has a large listing of links to online medieval cookbooks.
    MedLine Plus is a great, trustworthy site for general health information, including tutorials, clinical trial updates and the latest news in medicine. You can also find plenty of books, including some intended for children.
    MegaMouseBooks offers about a dozen books by Emma Laybourn for free reading online or free download in ePub or Mobi formats.  Age range is from 6 to early teens.  Associated crossword puzzles are also available.
    Megaton  monitors Amazon for free limited time offerings of Post Apocalyptic ebooks.
    MemoWare - A unique collection of books for hand held devices.  There are some shareware items, but 99+% are free.
    MerpyStories offers several animated flash stories, with accompanying music, for online viewing.  The unique stories of Merpy, Jeremy Dragonfly and Rufus the Firefly available in English and Spanish.  Other activities available.
    MetaReligion has an extensive listing of works for all major world religions as well as some minor religions and ancient myths.  All appear to be for online viewing.
    Michael Hardgrove  offers his illustrated book, "The Echo and the Pixie" for free reading online.
    Michael Hicks offers two of his science fiction novels for free download at Amazon as well as Nook (Barnes & Noble) and several formats at Smashwords.
    MichaelPalin  Former Python Michael Palin has made a name for himself lately as a brilliant travel-writer and has made six of his travel books available for online viewing.  They are spread across many pages, so not very practical to download.
    MicrosoftPress has 10 free full length books on various Microsoft software available for free download.  All appear to be available in PDF and some may be in other formats.  Thanks to Rob Schifreen here at Gizmo's for this hot find.
    Mills&Boon offer online reads of romance novels from best selling authors.  These are released in serials, with a new chapter every 2-4 days, but older releases are available making this a nice collection.
    Minds Of Mush  has 9 classic western novels available for free download in PDF without registration.
    Mises Institute Several hundred books, mostly on economics (and from a libertarian point of view) available for download as pdf.  Some unique entries here.  Suggested by poster, Bill Starr.
    MIT Internet Classics Archive - Over 400 works of classical literature available for download.
    MIT OpenCourseWare  offers 2000 courses in a wide variety of departments.  The courses I checked seemed to be primarily in pdf, but that may vary.
    MobileRead - Forum listing thousands of free ebooks. Check the E-Book index listing (for LRF format) or the Automatic Index listing (for various formats) as well as the general posts.
    Mobipocket   is owned by Amazon, but you can get the almost 10,000 English langauge books here in MOBI for free without registration.  Also, almost 2,000 titles in other languages.  Sorting by language and category available.
    Modern Buddihsm The 3 volume book, Modern Buddhism, avaialable for free download in EPUB, MOBI and PDF, without registration.
    Molwick Small collection of scientific and educational books available for download in pdf.
    Montware offers the full length Irish romance novel, Caroline, by Una (Lavery) Montgomery for free reading online.
    Moxon.net  About 20 ebooks representing writings from a travel writer's articles combined.  Available for download in several formats.
    Mr Foodoffers his free cookbook, Easy Weeknight Dinners:  20 Recipes For A Busy Cook, for free download in PDF.  There will be prompts to enter your email, but that is not necessary to download the ecookbook.  Also for free download in PDF is his Cheese Lovers eCookbook.
    MrsPStorytime  reads a few classic stories, some childen written stories and animal stories read by Mrs P in a youtube video, with readalong capttions.
    MSDN Blogs  offers a free copy of the book, Introducing Windows 8:  An Overview for IT Professionals, Final Editiion, for free download in EPUB. This from a post of Rob Schifreen here at TSA.
    MuffledSounds is a mystery novel, involving reincarnation and spirituality, written by Diana Durbin that is available for free download in PDF or MS WORD.
    Munsey's - Over 18,000 ebooks available in a variety of formats
    Munsey'sMobile offers a large collection of free novels divided into many categories.  These are all available for free viewing online and are also available for download in PDF, PRC and ePUB.  These appear to be different works than those available on the regular Munsey's site, above.
    MuseumofUnnaturalHistory has a small collection of illustrated childrens' stories for online viewing. these are unique stories not found elsewhere.
    MusicalTales offers "Helena and the Orchestra of the World of Mist" as a download in text, video, soundtrack or audiobook.
    My Book and My Coffee  posts several free for a limited time ebooks from Amazon a few times a week.
    My-Haven 2001  Jude Mason offers several of her short stories and a novella for free download in PDF.
    MyKidsCorner  offers a good number of stories, interactive stories, rhymes, alphabet, games and puzzles and pictures for children aged 3 to 7.  All are available for free online reading.
    MysteryNet has a interesting collection of original online mysteries for visitors to solve as well as mystery short stories.  Also, a nice childrens section.
    MysteryNetKids  has a good size collection of mysteries for children to solve.  There are 28 "Solve-It" stories, 29 "Chiller" stories from the Darkmaster,  28 "Quick Solve" stories, 28 Magic Tricks and 21 mystery stories written by children that won the mystery writing contest at the site.
    MysteryNovelist  offers the romance mystery, Snow Angels, by Barbara W. Klaser for free reading online.
    MyYoungChild  has a good variety of free stories designed for value building in children aged 3 to 7.  Some are read only, presented as images and some are listen alongs, presented in videos.
    Namiko offers her romance novel, "A Japanese Dream in 79 Letters" for reading, and download, in  pdf.  A German romance novel, "Sebastien und Send Engel" is also available at the site.
    Nancy'sKitchen has a nice size collection of small cookbooks available for free download in pdf.
    Nauticus has an interesting collection of historical works that deal with maritime history.  Some are fictional and there is also the 18 volume set of A General History & Collection of Voyages and Travels.  All are available for free download in PDF without registration.
    Neverpedia  has a complete listing of the Peter Pan novels available for free reading online.
    New Daily Free eBooks  has a large listing of the free time limited offerings at Amazon.  They also have links to the Top 100 free albums, songs and Android Apps.  A RSS feed is available, but I could not find an email update option.
    NewFreeBooks  has links to free ebooks covered by copyright, but still available legally (most times direct from the author's site.  Excellent source for newer works.
    NewYorkUniversity    offers a nice collection of online textbooks, lecture notes, tutorials and videos on mathmatics and physics.  All appear to be available for free download in PDF.
    Nice Stories several thousand free works in its adults section and a few hundred in its under 18 section separated into categories.  All are available for free reading online.  These all appear to be unique works.
    NightOwlRomance offers a good number of free reads in 7 subcategories.  Some are novels and some are short stories.  Also, some are available in PDF and others link to sites offering downloads.
    No Twiddle Twaddle monitors Amazon for free ebooks for children and post a few per day at the site and also links to a larger listing of free offerings via lists maintained by Bethany, the site owner, at Amazon's Listmania.  Updates available by RSS and email.
    Nyla's Crafty Teaching  has links to 120 free ebooks for children over at Amazon.  The links are contained within a pdf file.  There are also links to 5 free picture books on this page.
    obooko  offers well over a thousand  free books by self publishing authors for download.  Nice categorization helps to get to titles you want. Free registration is required, but I have received no spam at all.
    Old World Travel has a small collection of classic public domain travel books.  These are not guides, but stories of travels.  All appear to link to Archive.org, where there is a choice of several formats.
    One Hundred Free Books  updates hourly free listings from Amazon.  You have the option to choose the latest free offerings or from many category listings.  They also offer Hand Picked listings.  email updates available.  Thanks to Ed Crotty for this site.
    OnlineBestColleges has a listing of what they call the top 100 free ebooks for business students and entrepreneurs..  These are links offsite (many to sites already listed here), but the listing is interesting.  Some of the links do not lead to the book specified, but still lead to relevant books on business.
    OnlineBooks4free large collection of links to other sites for online viewing or download.  Nicely categorized.
    Online Books Page from the University of Pennsylvania  is a listing of over 30,000 free books on the web.   Mostly this references to other sites, but they do have the Gutenberg listings available for download as well as some interesting special exhibits.
    OnlineChristianLibrary has a large collection of christian ebooks available for download in pdf.  Also, a number of reference books are available.
    OnlineComputerBooks - Good selection of free computer books.
    OnlineFreeeBooksNet - links to various ebooks (mostly pdf) in a wide variety of categories.  Also, a large number of manuals available.
    Online Library of Liberty hosts over an interesting collection of over 1,100 books available for online viewing and also for download.
    OnlineMathematicsTextbooks  This site is courtesy of Georgia Tech University and offers 77 free math textbooks for free online reading or for free download in PDF (click on chapter heading for PDF link - download is chpater by chapter).
    Online Novels.net links to free original stories, poetry and short stories online.  Links are offsite, so download and viewing options vary.
    Online Programing Books large colleciton of  free computer and mathematics books for free reading online and free download in PDF.
    OpenCulture has an interesting listing of classic science fiction on the web.  There are links to text, audio and video.  Some very interesting entries here.  Also they have a post with links to 300 great classic novels for free on the web.    Also, offers links to about 60 free math textbooks online.
    Open Culture has links to 20 free popular high school ebooks.  These are classic works.  Download and viewing options vary as these are links offsite.
    Open Culture has links to 160 free textbooks online in 19 different subjects.  Download and viewing options vary as these are links to a variety of sites.
    Open Culture   has links to 375 free ebooks offered in Kindle format (as well as other formats).  Most of these are classics, but there is a decent collection of Philip K Dick and a couple of other more recent works.
    OpenLibraryOrg has a huge collection of free novels available for reading online and for download in a large variety of options.  Over 1,000,000 titles available.  A great resource-thanks to Robert Collins for this.
    OpenStax College has only a few textbooks, but they appear to be high quality.  All are availalble for free reading online or free download in PDF or EPUB.
    O'Reilly has an open software books project where some of the books were created as open source and others have been added as they are no longer in print.  While most are older, there is still a good deal of relevant information here.
    Other Women's Voices a collection of works by woman authors, who produced a substantial amount of work before 1700  All are available for free reading online.
    OxfordOwl has over 250 free ebooks for free reading online in a flash player.  Age range is from 3 to 11.  Audio and associated activites are also available for most, if not all, the free ebooks.  Thanks to Katharine for this nice link.
    OxfordTextArchive - Over 2,000 classical texts downloadable as ASCII or DOC
    PagebyPage a few hundred works available for online viewing.
    PalaceofAmino has the 9 book "Bounty Hunter" series available for free download in pdf.
    Paul's Online Math Notesprovides free materials for college level mathematics courses.  These are available for free viewing online as well as free download in PDF.  No registration necessary.
    Payton Lee  offers 17 of her romance works and several short stories for download in pdf.  The downloads are at LuLu, which supposedly requires registration to download, but I was able to download and did not have to register.
    PBSKids  has a few read along stories as well as several short educational videos for young children.
    PDFBooks - 4,700 pdf ebooks
    PDFFreeBooks Small collection of children's books and two rare books on Syriac grammar and Arabic-English lexicon.  Available for download in PDF or DJVU.
    Pelican Book Groups  has 16 free unique romance novels in its free reads section.  These are available for free download in PDF after free registration (no credit card needed).
    PennLibraries has several special collections for online viewing, including a Celebration of Women Writers
    PennsylvaniaOnlineHistoryBooks provides links to online books regarding the history of Pennsylvania.
    PerseusDigitalLibrary - A large collection of classical texts broken down to time period written.
    Pixel Of Ink    is another site that regularly posts free Kindle eBooks listings from Amazon.  They offer eMail updates.
    PixelScroll   has free Kindle books listings as well as free Kindle Fire Apps and Free Kindle Fire MP3s  listings.  As with the other listings in this section, these are time limited offers.  They do offer email and RSS updates, but those include non-free offerings.
    PlaneteBook - Free classical literature
    Planet Math huge collection of math related material.  All the items I looked at were available for free online viewing at the site.  No registration needed.
    PlanetPDFeBooks - Small collection of classical works.
    PlanetOzKids  has an interesting collection of stories relating to myths about animals.  Also available are detective stories to work along with.  All available for online viewing.
    Powell's offers the same novels as Try Harlequin, but these are available for free download in PDF without registration.
    ProfessorGarfield offers 11 free books for beginner readers.  These are nicely illustrated and are read in their "toon reader".  There is an option to have the book read aloud using human voices as the child reads.  Interesting and unique collection.  Available in several languages.  Other activities also available at the site.
    ProgrammingeBooks has a very nice collection of downloads and links for a wide variety of programming languages.
    Project Gutenberg Australia over 1600 novels and an assortment of other works available in varying ways, including test, pdf and online viewing
    Project Gutenberg Canadaa huge collection of free classic novels.  All are avaiable for free reading online and free download in usually PDF or TEXT without registration.
    Project Gutenberg (USA) - Over 25,000 books for download there and over 100,000 available through their affiliates.  All available for free online viewing and free download in a wide variety of formats without registration.
    PsychClassics has 25 books on site for reading, links to 200 other books and about 200 articles all classic works in the field of Psychology.
    PublicBookShelf around 150 books in varying categories for online viewing.
    PublicDomain A very interesting site as it not only has links to classic novels for online reading, but also has links to audio books and movie adaptations of the novels.   Thanks to Rapunzel for this excellent suggestion.
    PublicLiterature Has some unique public domain novels among its classic collection of around 100 books.  Also has a large selection of writings submitted by authors which are free and legal to download, but not to distribute.  All are available for online viewing and download in several formats.
    PubMed Bookshelf is an engine which lets you search for books containing keywords of your choice and then browse them.
    PubMed Central This search engine covers all the open-access articles [rather than books] available on PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's main scientific portal (where you can also find abstracts from many restricted-access articles).
    PyrSF offers the first book, The Crooked Letter,  from Sean Williams' Books of the Cataclysm series for free download in pdf.
    PuzzlEd  is not a book site, but has links to sites offering free books (which will be incorporated here when I hav
    QuickFound has links to many and varied  free online cookbooks for viewing and for download in pdf.  Definitely worth checking out.
    Rachel Starr Thomson  offers "World's Unseen", the first of her "The Seventh World" trilogy for free download in a variety of formats, as well as online viewing at Smashwords.
    Racy Li  offers the racy (18+) novel, "Demon Rescuer" for download in pdf.
    RaineWeaver offers 5 of her short novel romance works for free download in PDF.
    RalphRobertMoore offers his work, Father Figure, for free download in pdf.
    RandomStatic offers Newton's Sleep, a novel published in 2008, for free download in pdf or html.
    ReadaRomance  offers a good size collection of romantic short stories for online viewing.
    ReadBookOnline has a nice collection of classics available for online viewing.
    ReadCentralover 5,000 free classic books for reading online.
    ReadEasily - Small collection of works that has option for larger print.  HTML only.
    Read.Gov offers 23 classic illustrated books for children for free reading online or free download in PDF.
    Reading Bear A phonics learning site for begining readers.  Free audio and visual presentations.
    ReadingHawk has a large collection of Dolch Sight Word stories available for free reading online and some are also available for free download in PDF.  These are intended for begining readers.
    ReadingIsFundamental  offers a variety of free reading and listening activities for toddlers and preschoolers in flash presentations.
    ReadPrint - Thousands of books, poems and short stories.
    Read Sherlock has the complete works of Sherlock Holmes available for free online reading.  Nice feature that you can save you location in the work by clicking on the paragraph.
    ReadTheseLips short fiction, poetry and other writings especially for and about lesbians.
    RealTime - Free media for IT professionals.
    Rear View Mirror  the contgemporary romance novel is offered as a free PDF download.
    Redeemer's Law a serialized book, now finished, available for free reading online.
    RegencyRomanceNovels offers one complete romance novel for free reading online.  The other listings are for the first few chapters of come of their offerings.
    Religion-Online  over 6,000 works on religion and society available for online viewing.
    Remedies4 offers a very good size collection of holistic healing books on a wide variety of health issues.
    Retro Read  offers the free public domain books at Google Books in Kindle compatible MOBI format.  They will convert a listing for you, but also have a large offering of already converted books available for immediate free download.
    Revolution SF offers some unique scince fiction short stories and novels for free reading online.
    RichardEngling  offers his futuristic detective novel, Body Mortgage, for free download.  Registration for a newsletter is required.
    RIF Reading Planet  has an interesting collection of books for online viewing that changes monthly.  Also has activities and games as well as Asian/Pacific, Caribbean, Hispanic and native American sections with books and activities.
    Rifters offers the novels and short stories of Peter Watts for download in pdf.  Thanks to Ash for this suggestion.
    RJRummel offers his six book "Never Again" series for free download in pdf.
    RKPHunt offers 5 full length novels for online reading.  One of the novels may be read without registering (free).  The other require registration.  There are also some other works available for reading after registration.
    RoadtoRomance    has a listing of links to free romance novels for download in pdf or reading online.  Some are duplicates of this listing, but others are links to author sites.
    RobBeezerPhD   offers his textbook, A First course in Linear Algebra, for free reading online and free download in PDF.  There are also links to other free online math texts (download and viewing options vary).
    RobertBAshProfessorEmeritusMathematics  offers 8 of his math novels for free reading online or free download in PDF.  Also offered are free PDF copies of his lectures on statistics.
    Robert Munsch  has about 60 children  books by Robert Munsch for reading online and read by him available for download in MP3 format.
    RobertSchifreen has made his new book "The Web Book", which covers everything involved in setting up a website available exclusively to visitors here at Gizmo's.
    RobTowner  has about 15 original stories of his own available for free reading online.  These are in a flash player.  There are also a few available for free download in PDF.  Separated into baby, kids, teens and young adult categories.  He will also write stories upon request.
    RodCockle offers a nice collection of illustrated books for online viewing, as well as games and puzzles for 4-8 year olds. Suggested by Cathy of  PuzzlEd.
    Rolf A.F. Witzsche offers 14 of his novels for online viewing, download in pdf or as audio books in MP3/M4B.  12 of the novels are part of his "The Lodging of the Rose" series.
    RomanceatHeart  the online romance magazine has links to free online romance novels and short stories.  There are some unique entries here.  The links vary as to reading online or download in different formats.
    RomanceNovelTV lists 7 romance novels available for free Kindle download at Amazon.
    Romantic4Ever offers 2 free ebooks by author, Joan Reeves, as well as some short story romance fiction for reading online.
    RomanticMarriageStories  features romance works about married life.  These short stories present a high view of marriage and portray the fun a romantic couple can have in a happy and sexy marriage.
    Room108KidsStories offers about 25 animated stories, with accompanying music, for reading online.  These are unique stories not found elsewhere.
    Rosie'sRomanticWritings offers the romantic novel, Forever More, for free reading online.
    SamizdatPress  has a small collection of science and math works and links to other works.  Their focus is on "material of a pedagogical nature".
    Sarah Reinke  has made several of her romance novels, and some non-romance novels, available for download in pdf.  These are for mature audiences and you must be over 18 years of age to download.
    Savannah Chase  has made a good number of her short stories, flash fiction, novellas and poetry available for free.  Most are for free reading online and a few for free download in PDF.
    Saylor.org has a wide variety of courses and textbooks available for free.  All the ones I checked were offered for free download in PDF, but download and viewing options may vary as these are links offsite.
    Scholastic Small collection of children's books available for online viewing (or read to you).  Featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog.
    Scholastic Mini-books has a good selection of stories available to read or print, many of which are free. Suggested by Cathy of  PuzzlEd.
    ScienceBooksOnline  has a large listing of links to math, engineering and science books (including computer science and other disciplines).  Since these links are off site, download options vary, but most seemed to be in pdf.
    ScienceFictionandFantasy has a small listing of public domain works available for download in text or html.  Most can be found elsewhere, but there are a few unique entries.
    Scifimatter  has a nice listing of free sci fi books available on the internet.  Some are already listed here, but there are quite a few unique entries.
    ScottSigleroffers a nice collection of short stories and serialized novels for download in PDF.  These are adult works.  Also some audio works available for free listening at Podiobooks or download in iTunes.  Thanks to MrWednesday7 (James) for this.
    SebastianSwan  a collection of Sebastian Swan stories for online viewing.
    SejarahMelayuLibrary is perhaps the largest public on-line collection of books and other documents on the history of the Malay archipelago and its surrounding region. It consists of over 700 books and academic papers in electronic PDF format.
    ServantOfMessiah offers 400 Christian themed books for free download in PDF.  Scroll over "Resources eBooks" to see the categories available.  Each category page has the links for the books.
    Sesame Street  has 5 free Sesame Street picture ebooks for free reading online.  Looks like the free books are changed weekly and email updates are available.
    SFWA The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America offers some short stories and novellas of its members for free reading online or download in PDF.
    ShadowUnit  is an ongoing "story about a group of unrealistically sexy FBI agents struggling to protect humanity from the worst monsters imaginable".  Episodes are viewable online (with optional music) and some parts are available for download.  Features a wiki and an opportunity to talk to the story's characters.
    ShadyMike offers 4 free books on travel for download in pdf.
    Shakespeare's Plays The complete texts of Shakespeare plays with explanatory notes, from your trusted Shakespeare source.  Suggested by Sea Mac. 
    Shay's Imagination  offers the unique stories and poems of Shay for online reading or download in pdf.
    Shelley Munro offers 6 of her novellas for free download in PDF.
    Sherlock Holmes.es has the complete works of the Sherlock Holmes Canon availabe for free download in PDF, EPUB, HTML or ASCII.
    Sherlockian.Net has links to the 60 works of the Sherlock Holmes Canon.  There are several download and viewing options for each work.
    Short Fiction  is a site for free short stories.  There are over 6,000 short stories in the various Romance and Erotic categories (over 18).  All are available for free reading online without registration.
    Short Stories Freehas a nice collection of free short stories in various genres available for free reading online.
    SifyBawarchi has 43 free cookbooks for primarily Indian but also Pakistani, Chinese and Malaysian cuisine.  These are available for free download in PDF.   The site also features a large collection of recipes with an intelligent search system.
    SillyBooks  has a number of free books available for online reading.  There are also puzzles, games and contests.
    Small Beer Press   offers 5 free novels, under creative commons license, for free download in a variety of formats.
    Smashwords has a very large collection of free ebooks from independent authors and publishers.  These are available for download in a wide variety of formats, including KINDLE, EPUB and PDF among others, as well as for online viewing.
    SolarDrift  An ongoing science fiction novel by Martin A. Hale.  Episodes are available for online vieiwng.  He also offers a few of his short stories for online viewing.
    SparkPeople offers Chef Meg's cookbook for free download in PDF without registration.
    Speakaboos has what appears to be a large collection of free stories for reading and listening online.  All are in a flash player.  The site is very slow to load pages.  Each of the images on the page linked seems to lead to at least 4 stories each and the images on the bottom half circle also lead to addtional free stories (the ones I check all were accompanied by songs.  Geared to younger children.
    Starfall nice little collection of works to help children learn to read
    StarRigger  offers some of the works of Jeffrey A. Carver for download in a large variety of formats.  All the novels of his Chaos Chronicles series as well as a few others are available for download as well as his recent novel Sunborn, which is available for free download for a limited time.
    Starry FreeOnlineNovels small collection, but some interesting entries, available for online viewing.
    StephaneDucasse offers 30 free computer related books for free download in PDF.  One of the links I checked was not working, but the others I checked were working.  Apparently, these are works that are out of print and permission was obtained to keep them alive for free downloads.  See Books and Columns for additional free ebooks.
    Stiljack offers a free complete crime novel of Martin Cooper along with 5 short stories and also has a few other authors short stories.  Aspiring writers are encouraged to have their books posted there.
    StoneSoup offers a free cookbook of "minimalist" recipes, with 5 ingredients and less than 10 minutes to prepare, for free download in PDF without registration.
    StoriesForChildren  has 8 Christmas stories by Carolyn Rogers for online viewing and apparently some woodland creature stories soon to come.
    StoriestoGrowBy  has a large collection of folk and fairy tales for children from around the world for online viewing.
    StoryPlace has a few stories for preschooler and elementary school age children presented in flash animation.  This site seems to go off line quite a bit (and back on) as I have added and deleted it several times.
    StoryTimeForMe a nice site with unique entries aimed for toddlers through 2d grade.  Interesting combination of old fashioned animated book and flash video.
    Stuart Stories has 9 free books for begining readers and about 30 free books for older children.  All are available for free reading online and most are also available for free download in PDF.
    Sultan.org  has an extensive listing of links to sites containin Islamic texts as well as a large number of pdf texts at the site.
    SunDogStories offers the adult oriented crime story, Lucky's Dream, for free online viewing.
    SunnaOnline  offers 16 free books on Islam.  All are available for online viewing and some for download in pdf.
    SurLaLuneFairyTales  offers a very nice and large collection of fairy tales from around the world for online reading.
    Take Off Guides offers free guides to Barcelona and Rome for free download in PDF.
    Talebookshas a large collection of free works in several genres available for free download in PDF without registration.
    TechBooksforFree offers a wide range of free programming and computer books divided into nine main categories.
    TechToolBlog Links to 345 online programing books
    Textbook Revolution is a student run website that has links to a wide variety of free textbooks and course materials online.  Download and viewing options vary as these are links offsite.
    The Assayer good collection in a wide range of subjects, even though a number of the links are dead.  All the working links that I checked were for free online reading.
    The Cheap  monitors Amazon for limited time free ebooks.  They post the release according to genre and post 5 to 20 free ebooks in each of several genres daily.
    The Complete Sherlock Holmes  has the complete Holmes' canon available for free download in EPUB.
    The Complete works of Mark Twain   The Complete works of Mark Twain, Biography, Quotes over at mtwain.com. This site contains *almost all* of Mark Twain's works. Suggested by Sea Mac.
    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare  is the Web's first edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. This site has offered Shakespeare's plays and poetry to the Internet community since 1993. Suggested by Sea Mac.
    TheFreeLibrary  has a large collection of free classic books sorted by author and searchable by author, title or keyword.  There is also a small biography of every author along with the listing of that author's works on the site.  The site claims to have over 5 million works.  Online viewing only.
    The Global Text Projecthas over hundreds free ebooks in many categories available for free download in PDF without registration.
    TheHistoricalArchive has the two volume work, Stories of the Civil War, available for download or viewing in PDF.  This is mostly a pay site and this is the only free entry for now.  The free offering does change from time to time and there is no registration required to obtain this free offer.
    The Knowledge Den has a large collection of free ebooks in PDF format.  There are two sections that are further divided, Ancient History, Archaeology & Mythology and Esoteric, Mystical & the Arts.  Interesting collection with some unique items.  No registration needed.
    The Literature for Children Collectiona resource from the University of Florida (USA) featuring chidren books published from before 1850 to beyond 1950.  These are JPG scans visible in their viewer.  Warning that some of these books have racist language.
    TheLiteraryGothic has a large listing of authors of Gothic works (pre 1950) and links to online ebooks for many of them.  Links are offsite, so download and viewing options vary.  I found many of their offsite links to be dead, but they host a large number of eTexts for online reading (marked by a a LitGothic etext in their listings).
    TheLiteraturePage xhas a good size and interesting collection of free books.  These are classic works and are available for free reading online.
    TheManorSchool offers a collection of Greek myths and legends for online viewing.  Featured within the stories is the artwork of children of the school.
    The Maywright Library  has a huge collection of links to free works of the "classic and golden age mystery novels and short stories.  Links are offsite, so download and viewing options vary.
    TheMoonlitRoad  has 11 stories for children for online reading.  A mix of ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends from the American South.
    The NTS Library a very large collection of Christian writings available for free download in PDF without registration.
    The Online Medieval and Classical Library  a smaller collection of "some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization" available for free reading online.
    ThePlough offers 53 Christian books for free download.  All are available in PDF, many are also available in KINDLE or PRC.  Interesting collection with some dealing with theology and others with practical application in everyday life.
    ThePomplemousse  has three original stories about the adventures of Pomplemousse, intended for children and adults.
    The Public Domain Review  is a collection of classic works.  The texts will open in their reader, but there is a link to Open Library for each book, where an EPUB download is available without registration.
    ThePuritanLibrary offers a large collection of Puritan books and articless.  Many are available for free download in KINDLE and EPUB and others are available as PDF.
    TheSeaLiesAfterDeath by Aubra Penner, is being released in parts, on 6 as of now, and the full 10 sections will eventually be available for free reading online.
    The Vessel Project  monitors Amazon for free Christian ebooks.   The page auto updates when new Christian ebooks are offered for free at Amazon.  These are limited time offers at Amazon.
    The Western Online is a webzine "dedicated to the old west" and they offer free Western fiction short stories for reading online.  These are new and original works.
    The Works and Life of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens online, a website dedicated to one of the most prolific and esteemed English writers, generally considered the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.  Suggested by Sea Mac.
    Thin Ghost has the full texts of all of M.R. James's ghost stories available for free reading online.
    Thousand Eggsprovides  online links to historic cookbooks from the 1400s to the 1900s.  Download and viewing options vary as these are links offsite.
    ToddlerSchool  has a small collection of illustrated books to read and listen to online. Also has educational games for younger children.  Suggested by Sefi.
    Tom Coote  offers his travel ebooks for free download.  All are listed at Smashwords, so they come in a wide variety of formats with free download without registration.
    Tonight'sBedtimeStory  offers 79 classic fairy tales for download or online viewing in PDF.
    TopMystery A good amount of each of the few mystery authors listed are available for online viewing or download
    Tor.com  has a good number of Science Fiction & Fantasy stories available for download in pdf, mobi pocket, html or ePub.  Also available for listening or download as MP3.
    Toy Box Productions offers over 20 original works for free reading online in their flash viewer.  This is split between historical works and Bible stories.
    Tracy Falbe  offers two free science fiction novels for free download in PDF, PRC or EPUB.
    TravelandTransitions  offers several free ebooks for download in pdf.  These are compilations of the writer's blog entries.
    Travel Books Online has about 200 free classic travel books and guides for free reading online.
    TrinityMoon  a small collection of novels and short stories for online reading.
    TripBase  offers 7 travel books for free download in pdf.  These books are compilations of tips from over 200 travel bloggers.
    Triposo is a free Android  app that has access to world travel guides offline.  there is a world guide and guides for over 8,000 destinations.
    Tutorials & Traininghas a good number of links to computer related resources around the web.   Some interesting items here and the site is still maintained.  Download and viewing options vary as the links are offsite.
    uMassAmherstAesop'sFables offers a collection of Aesop's fables, with illustrations from students in the Computing in the Fine Arts course for online viewing.
    Universal Digital Library  has a large collection of free works from around the world.  Several categories, mostly non-fiction, and search by author, title and chronologically.  These are available in TIFF, PDF HTML, TXT and RTF.
    UPenn Digital Library   has a large collection of writings by woman authors and also has within its A Celebration of Women Writers collection a section for Newberry honor books written by women (Newberry is an award for children books given out by the Library Association) spanning from 1922 to 1964.
    Victorian Women Writers Project Indiana University host this collection of lesser known British women writers of the 1th century..  All the works are available for free reading online.
    Vintage Cookbooks has links to, and downloads of, vintage cookbooks from around the web.  These range in date from the 1700s to 1939.  Some children and ethnic cookbooks are also offered.  Download options vary as some link offsite.
    VirtualReligionIndex has a very large collection of religious works for ancient religions as well as the modern major religions available for free viewing online.
    Vitalita The Vitalita Culinary Group is offering two free vegan cookbooks for download in text.  A Taste of Vitality and Desserts of Vitality include pictures of the finished dishes.
    Von'sBooks  has free online science fiction written from a Christian prospective.  Most of these are incomplete, but there are several complete novels available for free reading online.  Main link is to the Scifi section, but there is also a Fantasy section.
    WackyWebTales offers a good size collection of short tales for 3rd graders and above. Geared to help with parts of speech.
    Walking By The Way a very impressive listing of free ebooks for children for the Kindle from various sites on the web.  Information on the age group appropriate for the various offerings is given.  Many of the ebooks are also available in other formats.
    Waterloo Station The Sherlock Holmes Society of Austin, Texas, has a good number of the Holmes works available for free reading online.  Nice feature is that they have the stories listed in chronological order of the dates in the stories.
    Wattpad offers a huge collection of free works.  These are original and unpublished works.  There mostly are short stories, but a good number of novels and novellas.  Nicely divided into categories and sub-categories.
    Web-Books offers over a thousand classic works divided into several categories.  These are all available to read free online or for download in WEB and WEB database.  Viewing the downloads requires their Web Viewer (free) which is clean as far as I can tell
    WeGiveBooks has 198 books available for online reading in a flash player.  Reading the books helps to distribute books to children around the world.  Over 1 million books have been read and given away.  Age range is from newborn to teens.  Thanks to aJane for this nice site.
    Weird Tales Magazine short stories from the online magazine for free reading online.
    WHSmith all of the links for the free ebooks go to Kobo, which is listed above.  I put this in as a separate listing as they separate the books into some categories that are not listed at Kobo.  Books may be downloaded in PDF or EPUB.
    WikiBooks has a large collection of free works in a good sized amount of categories available for free reading online.
    WikiSource  has a nice size collection of  novels from the late 19th century and early 20th century available for free reading online.  Some are also available as audio works.
    WikiTravel  an online travel guide in Wiki form available for free reading online without registration.
    WildRosePress  offers 73 romance short stories download in pdf or lit or reading online.
    WiredForBooks  has a nice collection of Beatrix Potter books as well as a few others for online reading and also available in audio.
    WitGuides - Small collection of free ebooks in a variety of categories.
    Wolfram Mathworldan excellent resource of math related information.  All available for free reading online without registration.
    WordIQ Nice collection of over 10,000 books available for online viewing.    There are some unusual entries here, but hard to find unless looking for specific title or author.
    World Literary Cafe  has daily forum postings of limited time free ebooks at Amazon.  Interesting twist here is that there are also postings for free offerings that will come up in the near future.
    WorldofTales  a collection of folktales, fairy tales and fables from around the world available for online viewing.
    WorldPublicLibrary - The public selection appears to be all to Project Gutenberg  collections.  But annual membership is only $8.95 for over 500,000 works.
    WorldWideSchool  has a fairly large collection of free books spread across 12 categories, with numerous sub-categories.  Search by author name and title also available.  Available for online viewing.
    Young Entrepeneur  has links to 38 free business ebooks.  Download and viewing options vary.
    YourBedtimeStory There are not a lot of stories and the stories are not very long, but this site does have a nice twist that you can personalize the story.  There are also coloring pages along with the stories.
    Your Daily eBooks only lists a couple of new free listings of Amazon's time limited offers each day, but supposedly they limit their listings to the best of the free time limited book offerings.  They do have RSS and email update options.
    Zain has a smaller collection of free ebooks regarding computer science and business topics available for free reading online.
    Zen Beast  lists both classic and recently released free ebooks at Amazon.  They also post free magazines, newspapers and blogs.  There are some ebooks that cost money mixed into the results, but they are easily identified.  Thanks to Leon Finch for this listing.
    ZiggityZoom has 17 free online stories available for reading and listening.  These all are displayed in a flash player.  Geared to younger children.

    e time) and a collection of jigsaw and other puzzles and other activities for children.