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View Poll Results: How many freebies did you download for 'Read an Ebook Week'?
Between 1-10 34 38.20%
Between 11-25 10 11.24%
Between 26-50 4 4.49%
More than 50 8 8.99%
None. Didn't know/was not interested 33 37.08%
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:02 AM   #16
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I've downloaded eight so far from MR, but that includes three omnibuses.

I'll get back to you at the end of the week!
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:46 AM   #17
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Not so much 'downloaded' as collecting. My Kindle came with 2 DVD's full of free stuff - 15,000 titles on one, 17,100 on the second. All public domain stuff. I'm in the process now of uploading most of them (probably leave out the Erotic Fiction - sorry) to my "SkyDrive" site and I'll post the URL when it's ready. -- Truely, more than you can shake a stick at.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:57 AM   #18
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Well I haven't actually downloaded anything, but I went through Smashwords and "bought" almost all the books that were being offered for free, except for a few that I knew I'd never be interested in.

I figure I can just leave them in my Smashwords library and go through them at my leisure. it doesn't hurt to have them available there.

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Old 03-10-2010, 12:40 PM   #19
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Just a guess 11-25 (didn't keep count)
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:44 PM   #20
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I do think the eBook Week website can do a better job of listing the free eBooks. Some of the links just take us to the site (such as BooksOnBoard) and leaves us to flounder around trying to find them.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:59 PM   #21
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I'm a big supporter of indie authors, but I've become much more selective in what I download to read.

If the book has been read and mentioned by members, I'll check it out. Of course, if I have read other books by the same author (and liked them), I'll get more by the same author.

I don't check reviews on Amazon, instead, I check for independent bloggers reviewing the books. I look for at least 3 to 5 reviews on different sites, before making a decision to buy.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:31 PM   #22
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More than 50! Wow!

Personally I read 1 hehe. There are only so many hours in the day.
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Zero. I'm afraid I reached saturation point months ago with free books (most of which I deleted after realising I'll never read them).
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:14 AM   #24
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Just a handful... I only download, what I want to read... I think..
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:59 AM   #25
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Ebooks don't go off, though, Lene. And they don't take up shelf space. Why not take advantage of this week's offers and stock up your library for later? Cheers. Neil
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:40 PM   #26
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I had such fun with the freebies over at Smashwords. I downloaded (slowly---they must be getting a ton of hits!) anything that looked remotely interesting and I plan to go back and tip the authors for the ones I wind up enjoying. I am a little embarrassed to admit how many new books I got!

I was especially pleased to get the two first books in the series by Connie Shelton, they looked interesting before but she never had any of it for sample so I ignored. Now, I can try them out! There was also an anthology called 'Scairy Tales' that looked interesting.

So, how about the rest of you, how many freebies have you downloaded? Any you are particularly looking forward to?
Are you one of the one hundred and fifty who downloaded my books ??

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Old 03-12-2010, 08:43 PM   #27
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I'm a big supporter of indie authors, but I've become much more selective in what I download to read.

If the book has been read and mentioned by members, I'll check it out. Of course, if I have read other books by the same author (and liked them), I'll get more by the same author.

I don't check reviews on Amazon, instead, I check for independent bloggers reviewing the books. I look for at least 3 to 5 reviews on different sites, before making a decision to buy.
If you only rely on previous reviews then the ebook you may best like may escape you....
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None.... In general for me, I find that the free stuff is impulse, and I seldom actually read it. Most of it for me is just not that interesting, and with limited time I would rather read what I actually want to read.... and I have a ton of books to read... love those ebooks
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:17 PM   #29
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Are you one of the one hundred and fifty who downloaded my books ??
Maybe. I can't get into Smashwords to see the link you provided. I guess they are still overwhelmed from the interest.

I did download a lot of stuff. I have already deleted three of them because I read the first few pages and was not impressed. One, I am reading now and it's pretty good. Not 'best book ever' maybe, but pretty good. It's about Pompeii.
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I didn't download any as I have too many to read already Around 180 on my reader at present.
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