Here are our top offers of the best free book and comic apps and websites on the Internet! If you're tired of hitting a paywall every time you reach the best part of a novel – trust us, we too.
For this reason, we have made it our personal responsibility to find 100% free apps and websites for reading books, comics and manga on the Internet. That means unlimited access to content, not just free download.
Whether you are sitting on a desktop or on the go, you always have a novel in your back pocket.
The Libby app serves over 50,000 libraries in 78 countries worldwide and enables digital borrowing. It is a popular app for serious bookworms and offers its users thousands of e-books and audiobooks curated by your local library.
If you have a Singaporean National Library Board (NLB) account, you can download the app and sign up for a Libby account. You can then download e-books and read them offline for free for a loan period of between 14 and 30 days.
The NLB in Singapore offers titles from renowned authors such as Margaret Atwood, Stephen King and Agatha Christie on Libby. Curated collections of novels, including Singaporean literature, mysteries, and more, are also available.
Libby can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.
Inkitt is the world's first reader-operated publishing platform and contains over 236,000 freely readable articles written by 75,000 authors.
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An algorithm calculates the bestselling potential of a novel via Inkitt based on reader engagement. Inkitt then selects content with the highest potential and publishes it.
To date, the app has released 46 bestsellers since its launch. These include novels such as The Millenium Wolves, Just Juliet, Esper Files and Caged.
Inkitt can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.
Inkitt's sister app Galatea publishes Inkitt originals as interactive, immersive short-form content. Galatea works with over 20 Hollywood screenwriters and a professional writing team to delight readers.
This new form of storytelling uses vibrations, video and sound effects to engage the next generation of readers. All content on Galatea is free, but be warned – the app is still a bit chunky.
Galatea can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.
Wattpad is the world's largest repository for web novels, fan fiction and Hollywood jewels and, with over 80 million readers worldwide, the world's leading provider of free digital fiction.
Wattpad stories have been turned into films, including the Kissing Booth and then Netflix and Light as a Feather on Hulu. Novels are available in over 50 languages.
Wattpad can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.
Webtoon, the undisputed king of web comics, last recorded over 50 million monthly users on its platform in 2018. The app has launched the careers of many emerging artists and kept their content 100% free.
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Readers can view webtoon originals: sponsored and curated content or opt for webtoon canvas: organically submitted content. Hidden gemstones come in all categories.
Users also have the option to pay a surcharge for early access to the next episode. Our top titles in the app include Darbi, Sword Interval, My Giant Nerd Boyfriend and Space Boy.
Webtoon can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.
While most books exist behind a paywall, many can be read for free in the Kindle Store.
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Our top titles include classics like The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Great Gatsby and Great Expectations.
The Kindle can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.
While paid membership is required to access all titles available on the platform, the first and last three chapters of the titles on Shounen Jump can be read free of charge.
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If you want to keep up with award-winning titles like One-Punch Man, My Hero Academia and Chainsaw Man, Shonen Jump is perfect!
Shonen Jump is available for download from Google Play and the App Store.
This megalith of pop culture publishes free chapters and series every week in the Marvel Comics app.
This way you can guess which titles you want to buy or rent, even though the rest of the series is hidden behind a paywall.
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With titles like Ms Marvel, The Amazing Spiderman and All New X-Men, which are immediately available on the platform, the price to be paid is worth it.
Marvel Comics is available for download from Google Play and the App Store.
And that sums up the selection of Vulcan Post! Do you agree that these are the best free apps, websites for books, comics and manga online? Let us know if we missed anything in the comments below. Have fun while reading!
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