How about an ebook site that offers all its books for free! Most of BookOS’ books are in fb2 or FictionBook format, which is a XML based ebook format. This DRM free format is compatible with a variety of hardware and software environments, even including internet browsers. Add to this the over 1.4 million ebooks available and what you have is a gold mine of ebooks to savor.
If all of this sounds too good to be true, turn to BookOS. The site is simple in its layout, in that it looks like a Google search on the home page. Start typing in your search terms and the auto complete functionality kicks in, trying at each of your key strokes to suggest terms that it thinks matches your search requirement. The search results are comprehensive, as you are offered almost all relevant data, such as the title of the book, name of the author, year, and language, as well as the digital format. Publisher and editor details are also offered when available.
What is also impressive with BookOS is the way the site is organized behind the scenes. All of the ebooks are organized in different categories that are as diverse as Art and Photography, Biographies and Memoirs, Business and Investing, Children’s Books, Comics and Graphic Novels, Computers and Internet, Cooking, Food and Wine, and Entertainment. Other categories of ebooks include Gay and Lesbian, Health, Mind and Body, History, Home and Garden, Law, Literature and Fiction, Medicine, Mystery and Thriller, and Nonfiction. BookOS also offers books on Outdoors and Nature, Parenting and Families, Professional and Technical, Reference, Religion and Spirituality, Romance, Science, Sports, Teen Lit, and Travel.
Of course there are sub-categories with each section that allows you to further refine your search. As of now, scientific books make up the bulk (60 percent) of the stock that BookOS offers. However, BookOS is growing at the rate of 50,000 ebooks every month and has grown more than 1.4 million ebooks in the three months since the company started.
We have a lot of happy reading ahead, with that many ebooks to try!
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email