Where can I find books to read with Stanza?

There are numerous places to find eBooks on the internet. Note that Stanza Desktop does not yet support books encumbered with Digital Rights Management (DRM); however, Stanza iPhone / iPod Touch now supports DRM-encrypted eReader formatted books in addition to DRM-free ePub and eReader files.

  • Project Gutenberg: Millions of free, public domain books, generally available in text and HTML formats. Includes just about any classic book you can think of from before 1923, and a few more recent books.
  • The Internet Archive: The Internet Archive is scanning books in libraries around the world and making them available for free in a range of formats, including searchable PDFs of the original page images. They have about half-a-million texts so far, and counting.
  • Baen Free Library: A pioneer in the e-book field, Baen makes selected titles from it’s line of science fiction and fantasy books available for free download. Lots of good stuff for SF fans! There are also instructions to add a Baen Free Library catalog for Stanza iPhone users.
  • Free-eBooks.net: A huge directory of free e-books, most of which are self-published. You’ll have to do some digging to find quality stuff here, but there are plenty of good books to be found with some patience.
  • Memoware: Memoware includes tens of thousands of public domain books, formatted for a wide range of portable devices. They also have a premium bookstore where more current, mainstream books can be bought.
  • All Romance eBooks: ARe is a large e-book store focused on women's fiction and romance eBooks and have over 6000 DRM-free ePubs romance titles available. All of the 6000 titles have excerpts available in the All Romance eBooks catalog on Stanza iPhone / iPod Touch.
  • Fictionwise: A huge e-book bookstore, specializing in romance and science fiction, with titles formatted for a range of devices. Check out their always-changing selection of free e-books drawn from their collection. Note that only books in "multiformat" will be readable with Stanza Desktop. Stanza iPhone can read any book from the Stanza Books by Fictionwise Store.