You’ve just opened your new Sony Reader and can’t wait to read a few great novels, but what are you going to read? Well the sky is the limit, and it’s free to boot! With multiple online book stores offering free eBooks, you’ll never be without something to read.
Sony Reader Store
Finding free eBooks for the Sony reader is easy as long as you know where to look. The very first place to go is the source, ebookstore.sony.com. Although they don’t offer a direct download of free eBooks they do offer a link to Library Finder that allows you to borrow eBooks from your local library. All you need is a library card and an Adobe account. This will allow you access to so many titles it’s just not possible to cover them all. Instantly access new releases by names like Steig Larsen and Clive Cussler and new classics from Nora Roberts, Stephen King and Dean Koontz.
Another source for free eBooks for Sony reader is books.google.com. In fact there is a link to it form the Sony Reader site just above the Library Finder link. This site offers both pay and free eBooks. All you have to do after you’ve logged into the browser is choose a genre. Select "free" under the price option in the light blue box on the yop of the results page.
Didn’t find what you were looking for at the Google Books or Sony eBooks site? Try freebookspot.com, it isn’t for the casual reader (but if you were a casual read you’d probably find what you were looking for at Sony or Google). This site features a host of technical manuals and non-fiction titles. They do have a fiction section but it is populated with almost entirely science fiction. If that’s your thing this may be the only sight you need.
If you’re not into science fiction or tech manuals that’s okay, how about giving fictionwise.com a try? They have a free eBook section as well. The free eBook section isn’t immediately apparent but after a little searching it can be found on the left hand side under the browse tab.
Fictionwise has been modified so that to get to free books you need to click on the advanced search tab and set the price from "0" to "0" instead of from "0" to "ANY."
Looking for books from the world’s greatest fiction authors such as Dickens, Joyce, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe? Haven’t been able to find them? Then Project Gutenberg (PG) is where you need to go. PG has the largest collection of public domain books in the world. Because they are all public domain they are completely free! And even better than being free, if you’re not sure where to start looking for your next good read you can check out what others are reading on the PG Top 100 page.
Free eBook Wiki
So you’ve been to all of the other free book sites and you just couldn’t find what you were looking for. The free eBook wiki links to libraries, author websites, free eBook lists, and several other utilities that may have a link to the material you are looking for. If it isn’t here it probably hasn’t hit the net yet.
Because the Sony reader doesn’t support .lit, .amz. .lrx and .lrz formats some of the other sites that have free eBooks might not be immediately compatible. But the Sony Reader does support .pdf files it would only take a download of a file converter to fix this problem. There are several free ones out there including freepdfconvert.com.