Literary texts online, ebook classics, literary databases, electronic books

Literary texts online, literary ebooks, literary databases, classics online, electronic books
A guide to top websites

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Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
A collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.

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Bartleby.com. Great Books Online
Literature, reference and verse provided on the internet free-of-charge.

Blogs *

FutureBook.net
A blog from Europe in association with Bookseller.

Books online. The Online Books Page
Search by author or title. From the University of Pennslvania.

Byook
Byook is a company created in 2009 in Valenciennes, France. The company has joined with numerous book publishers and license holders to apply digital enhancements to ebooks.

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Cambridge University
A large archive of online literary texts.

Cambridge English Renaissance Electronic Service (CERES)

Center for Literary Computing
The Center for Literary Computing (CLC) rethinks literary studies for the digital age, developing interdisciplinary research projects in the poetics of new media and the media ecology of literary institutions, using web technologies, multimedia, hypertext, audio/video, and virtual environments.

Classics online *

Bartleby.com. Great Books Online
Literature, reference and verse provided on the internet free-of-charge.

Classic Books Online
A collection of classic books, plays, stories and poems for online reading. Literature Post

Project Gutenberg

Read Print,  a free online library. 
Their well-organized website offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. To find the book you desire to read, start by looking through the author index.

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East Asian etexts
Internet East Asian History Sourcebook

Ebooks *

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Adobe glassbook ebook reader download (Mac and PC).

Adobe Ebooks. PDF Ebooks

Atlantic Bridge
An electronic book publisher. Ebook zine, bookshop, ebook reviews, ebook webring.

Chegg Etextbooks
Chegg not only sells cheap books and ebooks but also rents them, which saves students a significant amount of money each year. They have an eReader to promote an interactive ebook experience of their extensive catalogue.

Cybereditions.com
An online publisher focusing on the highest quality nonfiction and scholarly writing. Making available out-of-print books as e-books, downloadable on the internet

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Ebook Connections. EBook Best Seller List, 
the Running River Reader eZine for Readers and educational booklets about eBooks and ePublishing.

Ebooknet
Ebooks, advice on publishing electronically, ebook community news.

Ebooks NetLibrary
Scholarly ebooks, arts and entertainment ebooks, humanities ebooks, society and culture ebooks, free ebooks. Reader software downloads.

E-books from Simon and Schuster. 
Glassbook ebook reader, Rocket eBook, netLibrary reader downloads.

Ebooks.com.The Digital Bookstore

Electronic Literature Organization 
E-book awards, e-literature news, discussion.

Issuu
is an online service that allows for realistic and customizable viewing of digital portfolios, books, magazine issues, and newspapers. It integrates with social networking sites.

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Fiction E-books

iUniverse.com
Online publishers of downloabable books. ePublishing, on-demand printing, independent publishing. B.O.D. Publishers.

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London Circle Publishing
E-Books by New and Talented Authors. Electronic self-publishing.

ManyBooks.net
Free ebooks for your iPad, smartphone or ebook reader. Browse through the most popular titles, recommendations or recent reviews from their visitors.

MPH Online. Chinese digital books, books on demand.

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New Concepts Publishing.com

Online Originals
Founded in London in 1995, Online Originals is a worldwide publisher of literary e-books, operating entirely on the Internet. The site takes submissions.

Penguin eBooks

Read Print, a free online library. 
Their well-organized website offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. To find the book you desire to read, start by looking through the author index.

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Scribd.com
Scribd is a digital library and ebook, audiobook and comic book subscription service that includes one million titles.In addition, Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform.

Shortfire Press
A digital-only publisher specialising in short stories from new & established authors.

Simon Says
E-books from Simon & Shuster.

XLibris
Book-on-demand publishers (BOD)

 

EBESCO Poetry and Short Story Reference Center
This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques–including contemporary content from the finest publishers.

The Electronic Literature Directory
Created by the Electronic Literature Organization, it provides an extensive database listing electronic works, their authors, and their publishers. The descriptive entries are drafted by a community of e-lit authors who also tag each work and identify the techniques used in its creation.

Electronic Literature Organization (ELO)
Facilitating and promoting the writing, publishing, and reading of literature in electronic media.

Electronic text centres in European languages other than English, from Catalan to Swedish. 
University of Virginia.

English language literary etexts, University of Virginia.

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Fanfiction.net
Pieces about characters or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original creator. The automated story archive arranged by genre and searchable by author, title, and keyword.

Free Literature
Some places to obtain free e-books and an extensive list of sites that matter (600+, frequently updated) can be found on this blog. Texts come in many different languages. Categories include general literature, poetry, Greek, Roman and Medieval literature, Research, Education and Scientific Publications and more.

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Indian etexts. 
The Internet Indian History Sourcebook

Islamic etexts.
The Internet Islamic History Sourcebook

Issuu
is an online service that allows for realistic and customizable viewing of digital portfolios, books, magazine issues, and newspapers. It integrates with social networking sites.

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Jewish etexts.
The Internet Jewish History Sourcebook

Library of Online Literature
Literature.org. Searchable texts, authors.

The Literature Network
A searchable online literature for the student, educator, or enthusiast. To find the work you’re looking for start by looking through the author index. They currently have over 1900 full books and over 3000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors. The quotations database has over 8500 quotes.

Literature Post. Classic Books Online
A collection of classic books, plays, stories and poems for online reading. 

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Live text databases, major literary etext directories *

Live literary texts (Bibilomania). 
Literary classics online.

Cambridge University
A large archive of online classic texts.

Live Texts (M.I.T.)
Literary classics online.

Live Texts (Oxford University Text Archive)
Literary classics online.

Logos
An international collection of electronic books listed by country and author. Includes rare texts.

The Online Books Page
Features over 10,000 online books free to the public.

Project Gutenberg Official Home Page.
Thousands of free literary texts for download.

Read Print, a free online library. 
Their well-organized website offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. To find the book you desire to read, start by looking through the author index.

Wikisource: Author Index
Wikisource is an online library of free content publications, collected and maintained by their community. They now have more than 264,937 texts in the English language library.

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NetLibrary
Scholarly ebooks, arts and entertainment ebooks, humanities ebooks, society and culture ebooks, free ebooks. Reader software downloads.

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Oxford University Text Archive
Literary classics online.

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Phone books *

Books in My Phone
Read books on your mobile phone.

 

Poetry and Short Story Reference Center
This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques–including contemporary content from the finest publishers.

Princeton University Library

Project Gutenberg
A huge database of live texts listed alphabetically by author.

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Read Print, a free online library. 
Their well-organized website offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. To find the book you desire to read, start by looking through the author index.

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Scribd
Scribd is a social publishing site, where people share original writings and documents.

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Title search of full-text catalogue.
Project Gutenberg

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University of Virginia Electronic Text Centre
Electronic texts in several languages, including Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese, Tibetan, Russian, Greek, Icelandic, Portugese.

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Vispo
Langu(im)age: experimental visual poetry, literary programming, and essays on new media by the poet Jim Andrews.

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Wikisource: Author Index
Wikisource is an online library of free content publications, collected and maintained by their community. They now have more than 264,937 texts in the English language library.

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