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Old 03-30-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Hello all you newbies, this is for you.

So many new people lately. A great big welcome to you all!

Many of you have been lurking for ages, many are totally new to the experience.

Got a Kindle and Having problems getting started? Try here........the Amazon Kindle "fast start" page.......

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200375430

This is for those of you wondering where to get all those free books you've been hearing about.

Start HERE first. We have thousands of free ebooks, loving formatted by our own members, for a great reading experience. Look under the "ebooks" Tab.


Now, there is also www.feedbooks.com This site offers books also beautifully formatted, and they also have a catalog available to be loaded directly to the Kindle. Books are available in English, French and Spanish

And then, there is www.manybooks.net Books are available in 32 languages. A site well worth looking at.

Baen books is a wonderful site for SciFi enthusiasts. http://www.baen.com/ Lots of free books available here.

These are just some of the places to go for free books, regardless of the device owned. I"m sure other members will post different ones.

Enjoy!

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Thank you so much, Grandma! This is very helpful and you are so nice to us newbies!
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:11 PM   #3
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Thank you so much, Grandma! This is very helpful and you are so nice to us newbies!
You are welcome.

I know this is really old new to lots of us, but we forget how confusing it can be when you first start.
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Thank you so much, Grandma! This is very helpful and you are so nice to us newbies!
Well, if you are really looking for free eBooks check the Mobile Read wiki. There is a whole page devoted to sites containing free eBooks. The eBook store page is also a good resource as many eBook stores also offer a fair number of free books. This forum is typically for deals and temporarily free eBooks. Together they cover the subject very well.

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Well, if you are really looking for free eBooks check the Mobile Read wiki. There is a whole page devoted to sites containing free eBooks. The eBook store page is also a good resource as many eBook stores also offer a fair number of free books. This forum is typically for deals and temporarily free eBooks. Together they cover the subject very well.

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Oh, and there are more than 10.000 free books here on MR. All handmade especially for you and your reader.

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Old 03-30-2009, 05:16 PM   #6
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Well, if you are really looking for free eBooks check the Mobile Read wiki. There is a whole page devoted to sites containing free eBooks. The eBook store page is also a good resource as many eBook stores also offer a fair number of free books. This forum is typically for deals and temporarily free eBooks. Together they cover the subject very well.

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This is true, Dale.

Yes, you know, and I know they just need to click on "wiki"

However, I know many newbies don't even realize it exists at first.

There is so much to read and look at. So, a little help doesn't hurt.

Here is the link..it gives way more sources.

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Free_eBooks
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:42 PM   #8
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I added a link to Wiki..

Hello all you newbies, this is for you.
So many new people lately. A great big welcome to you all!

Many of you have been lurking for ages, many are totally new to the experience.

This is for those of you wondering where to get all those free books you've been hearing about. Here is a link to our Wiki showing a huge list of free books,
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Free_eBooks

but let me show you a few of my favorites first.......

First of all, regardless of which device you have, you will want to check out our ebooks here. They are lovingly formatted by our own members, and you will find them easy to find by genre, title, or author. Available in German, French and of course, English. Here is the link, or just look above and click on the "e-books" tab. Remember, if you have a Kindle, you can download the mobile guide to it and download books directly from there if you prefer.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=132

Now, there is also www.feedbooks.com This site offers books also beautifully formatted, and they also have a catalog available to be loaded directly to the Kindle. Books are available in English, French and Spanish

And then, there is www.manybooks.net Books are available in 32 languages. A site well worth looking at.

Baen books is a wonderful site for SciFi enthusiasts. http://www.baen.com/ Lots of free books available here.

These are just some of the places to go for free books, regardless of the device owned. I"m sure other members will post different ones.

Enjoy!
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:50 AM   #9
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See? I told you others would chime in!
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My pleasure. Thanks for making it a 'sticky'.
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Thank You!

Thank you, Grandma, for this information. I am a newbie in every sense of the word! I bought the Sony 505 thinking I would just buy and download books from the Sony Connect store. I had no idea there were free books out there, not to mention formats and formatting versions... I was sort of at a stand still until I found this site.

So thanks again, Grandma, for remembering that we all have to start at the very beginning!
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