From flicks to fitness to food delivery, literally everything is now digital. Then how could the good old books be left behind? Though every book-lover would agree that nothing comes close to print books, e-books are actually quite convenient. The biggest drawback of print books is that they take up a lot of space. Also, in most cases, they’re more expensive compared to their digital counterparts and could prove to be bulky, especially while traveling. If you’re an ardent reader, you’ll be able to relate with this.
That said, some books can be very hard to find online for free. The ones that are available for purchase on sites such as Amazon.com, can quickly burn a hole in your pocket given that you read a lot of books. So where do you get them from? Well, Torrent sites have long been serving as free sources for accessing a wide assortment of content such as movies, TV shows, games, software, music, and of course, e-Books. However, not all torrent websites are great for downloading e-Books. So to make things easier, we’ve sifted out some of the best e-Book torrenting sites for you. Take a look:
The Pirate Bay
Very few torrenting sites survive the storm brought about by copyright infringement authorities, and The Pirate Bay (aka TPB) is one of them. In spite of being closed down multiple times, the site still continues to operate in full swing. You’ll find a massive range of e-Books in its database, ranging across a wide array of genres such as contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, non-fiction, travel guides, etc. Note that in some regions TPB has been blocked so you can use a proxy site to get access to the content. Once you’re on the site, simply key in whichever e-Book you wish to download, and voila!
Unfortunately, the original Kickass Torrent site does not exist any longer but you can log onto its mirror site – katcr.co and get a similar experience. The site works the same way as TPB and is quite easy to use. Currently, it boasts of over 1,75,000 e-books that can be downloaded for free. In case you’re unable to find the book you’re looking for, you could post your request on their community forum.
After Kickass went down, ExtraTorrent soon followed suit. However, the much popular torrent site had a huge fan-base who’ve successfully replicated the ET forerunner. Much like the first two sites, ExtraTorrent too has a great e-book collection, but mostly fiction. Aside from e-books, these kind of torrent sites also give users access to other type of media such a movies and TV shows. ET’s community is one of the most effective across the globe so be sure to check out e-book related discussions.
From the tiny list of the torrent sites that are still working, RARBG is one of them that’s extremely reliable. It was created way back in 2008 and still manages to run without any hitches. You’ll find a legion of e-books on this site that can be easily downloaded and converted into a file type of your choice. Though the UI may seem a little confusing at first, you’ll soon get used to it and appreciate the features available.
Though 1337x is essentially a torrent site, it has no creator as such. In fact, the moderators have already run out on the site as far as its operation and maintenance is concerned. At present, it is maintained and updated by none other than the fans and users themselves. This site is awesome for those who like a bit of everything, movies, TV series, games, books, etc. However, it may not be the best option for avid readers.
E-Book Share (Books-share.com):
In our opinion, this is perhaps the best torrent site if you’re seeking nothing else other than e-books. Be it “Cooking”, “Computers”, “History”, “Fiction”, “Biography”, “Business”, or “Self-help”, you’ll find almost every genre under the sun on this site. Moreover, it has an impressive list of categories for easy browsing; a feature that lacks on the torrent sites mentioned above. You can even search for books as per their author, title, or subject. As of now, there are more than 4,00,000 books, and that is huge! Since this site is dedicated to e-books, its a brilliant option for avid readers.
FreeBookSpot is another torrent site that caters specifically to e-book consumers. It has over 90 categories belonging to a horde of genres including engineering, fiction, architecture, astronomy, audio books, computers, DIY, hardware, graphics, psychology, etc. Though it does have a decent catalogue of fiction titles, it is more popular for non-fiction and educational books. You can browse by genres or other sub-categories such as “Wanted”, “Expired”, “Most Popular”, and “Selections”. They do have an option for registering yourself as a user but that’s not mandatory to get access to the content. Aside from downloading e-books, you could even share your e-books and receive feedback from fellow users.
The prefix “wiki” has perhaps already gotten your interest peaked. While Wikibooks doesn’t really have anything to do with Wikipedia, it does have a large database of books under its umbrella for you to enjoy. What’s unique about this source is that you can get e-books in several languages including Dutch, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish. You first have to pick a language and then type in the title you’re trying to find.
Ebookee is yet another e-book-centric torrent site with a myriad category such as Tech, Novel, Non-Fiction, Tutorials, Magazines, Business, Entertainment, Economics, Newspapers, and other educational genres such as Health, Programming, C++, Mathematics, Medicine, Windows, and Security/Hacking. One feature that really stood out was the sub-category system classified into groups such as “Recently Viewed eBooks”, “Top 10 eBooks”, “Top 10 Users”, “Active users”, and “Latest Added Books”. These sub-categories make it a lot easier to pick a book.
Planet eBook isn’t as big as the sites mentioned above, in terms of its book catalogue. It currently has only about 50,000 titles in its library. That said, it is one of the fastest growing e-book torrenting site that allows users to download at no cost whatsoever. The site is quite straightforward and runs pretty smoothly. If you’re a fan of classics, look no further than Planet ebook!
E-Books Directory has an even smaller library with only 10,270 books in its database. However, whatever little is available, it guaranteed to be of superior quality in terms of both, content and the torrent file itself. We absolutely love how well they’ve organized the books. The site has about 678 categories so this is a great site for downloading books specifically suited to your interest. It also has other filters such as “New”, “Top 20”, and “Popular” to make discovering new books, a simpler process.
As the domain name suggests, Free-ebooks.net offers a colossal library of books for free with several categories including fiction, non-fiction, Academic, Classics, Textbooks, and Audiobooks. These are further divided into sub-genres like Drama, Mystery, Youth, Poetry, Short Stories, Beauty, Career, Business, Fitness, History, Politics, Travel, Self-Improvement, Web Design, Engineering, Geography, Robotics, Religion, and Science. The best part about this site is that it encourages budding e-book writers by giving them a platform to publish their work. What’s more? Free-ebooks also offers an option to choose the format in which you wish to download a book; for example: Kindle, Txt File, PDF, and EPUB. You can also join their affiliate program and earn up to 25% commission on each sale.
Manybooks has hands down, one of the best user interfaces and design in the microcosm of e-book torrent sites. You can easily navigate through the site using categories/filters like Genres, Titles, Authors, Language, Popular, Featured Authors, and Recommended. Some of the sub-genres on the site are Action/Adventure, Biographies, Children’s, Literary Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult, and Non-Fiction. As of today, the site hosts over 33,000 free e-book titles. If you’re a writer yourself, you can even use their platform to promote your book.
To Sum Up:
We hope that you liked our comprehensive list of the best quality e-book torrenting sites, currently available out there. Please comment down below if we’ve missed any other good e-book torrent site or tell us about the ones you really liked from this list. Also, don’t forget to use a VPN service to protect your identity and stay safe while you enjoy leafing through the downloaded content!