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Old 08-29-2009, 11:39 PM   #1
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Google Books Offers ePub Downloads Of Free Books

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Owners of Sony eReaders, users of the Stanza iPhone book reader, and anyone else with a device that reads the ePub format can now grab more than 1 million works from Google Books’ archives.
The upshot of this is that you should no longer need to access the Sony Store to access Google Books in EPUB format...
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2009/08...of-free-books/
It's strange though: I have trouble finding them: usually can find only PDF links, not EPUB links :/

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Old 08-29-2009, 11:42 PM   #2
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Found a working example http://books.google.com/books?id=UPA...age&q=&f=false
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:34 AM   #3
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I don't suppose anyone knows some google-fu to filter for EPUBs in Google Books, do they? filetype:epub doesn't work..
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I don't suppose anyone knows some google-fu to filter for EPUBs in Google Books, do they? filetype:epub doesn't work..
I guess that the "advanced search" feature in Google Books should be soonly upgraded to offer a search option for ePub format. At least, this is what sounds logical.
All you can do now is search books with "full view", not specifying the format.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:15 AM   #6
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I guess that the "advanced search" feature in Google Books should be soonly upgraded to offer a search option for ePub format. At least, this is what sounds logical.
All you can do now is search books with "full view", not specifying the format.
Increases your odds, at any rate.. (They're not all ePubs yet!)
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I just downloaded some free Google ebooks thru the Sony eBook Library and they all saved as epub file. Wonder if you can only do it thru the eBook Library?
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:58 AM   #8
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I just downloaded some free Google ebooks thru the Sony eBook Library and they all saved as epub file. Wonder if you can only do it thru the eBook Library?
Previously this was true, however now you do not have to use the eBook Library software from Sony to download free ePub Google ebooks via the Sony Store, you can now also use the Google Books website directly to access them. http://books.google.com/
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:18 PM   #10
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I sure hope someone creates a sort of an easy to use catalog of epub books from Google.
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I sure hope someone creates a sort of an easy to use catalog of epub books from Google.

It's a *million* books. I think 'search' is the way to go. Who has time to read a million item catalog?
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Good news for me, as how I don't use the Sony Software, since I don't use Windows.
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Good news for me, as how I don't use the Sony Software, since I don't use Windows.
Mac users can now use the Sony Software, if that helps you
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Nope. I use Linux.
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Nope. I use Linux.
I get the distinct impression that the big players in industry believe DRM and Linux are immiscible. Hence, no ports of anything that features DRM (to my knowledge).
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