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Old 10-05-2010, 11:16 PM   #1
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Free ebook from Random House Australia

Random House Australia are currently offering Ghost Child by Caroline Overington as a free download. Its selling for AU$22 at Borders Au so its a good bargain
You need to subscribe to their newsletter to get download link. Goto www.randomhouse.com.au I subscribed a while ago and they only send about one email a month. If you are already subscribed the link is in the newsletter. Not sure if it is geo-restricted to AU/NZ.

Here's a summary taken from Amazon.

In 1982 Victorian police were called to a home on a housing estate an hour west of Melbourne. There, they found a five-year-old boy lying on the carpet. There were no obvious signs of trauma, but the child, Jacob, died the next day.The story made the headlines and hundreds attended the funeral. Few people were surprised when the boy's mother and her boyfriend went to prison for the crime. Police declared themselves satisfied with the result, saying there was no doubt that justice had been done. And yet, for years rumours swept the estate and clung like cobwebs to the long-vacant house: there had been a cover-up. The real perpetrator, at least according to local gossip, was the boy's six-year-old sister, Lauren...Twenty years on, Lauren has created a new life for herself, but details of Jacob's death being to resurface and the story again makes the newspapers. As Lauren struggles with the ghosts of her childhood, it seems only a matter of time before the past catches up with her.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:51 PM   #2
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:40 AM   #3
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Offer valid from 1 October 2010 at 9:00 AEST through to 15 October 2010 at 17:00 AEST. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion and cannot be used to adjust amount paid on previous purchases. Discount code is valid for 100% off 1 eBook purchase(s) of GHOST CHILD by Caroline Overington ISBN 9781864714562. We reserve the right to change or end this offer at any time without notice.
Anyway, thanks for this. Just downloaded it through Kobo (which is where the Random House website redirects to after validation email). EPUB.

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Old 10-06-2010, 01:18 AM   #4
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Thanks - there didn't seem a way to get it without entering CC details
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:33 AM   #5
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I signed up for the newsletter, but didn't get the email(you need the linky for the free book) yet! Musta done sommat rong.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:50 AM   #6
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Thanks... Got the book.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:55 AM   #7
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How did you manage that? I have signed up twice and still no email. How long does it take to arrive?
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:44 AM   #8
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How did you manage that? I have signed up twice and still no email. How long does it take to arrive?
I got the email and signed up for the newsletter within seconds. But I didn't buy the book because they wanted my visa card number etc - for a free book

While I was there I saw an add for Guantanamo, My Story, by David Hicks, which will be published soon in Hardcover and ePub. But they want $49.99 for both. They must be out of their minds.

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Old 10-06-2010, 05:00 AM   #10
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How did you manage that? I have signed up twice and still no email. How long does it take to arrive?
The email came through straight away - have you checked your spam folders?
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The email came through straight away - have you checked your spam folders?
yes indeedy do dah day. I use a mailwasher. Nothing.
I give up now after a whole day. It ain't gonna come. I don't fancy giving them my credit card number anyway.

Never Mind. There's plenty of other books out there.
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Yay for free ebook - boo to requiring CC details. (I hope this doesn't mean Australian enovels end up georestricted so people in the UK & US can't read them!)

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Old 10-07-2010, 06:07 AM   #13
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Their website is a mess. Tom Keneally's new ebook, Three Famines, is supposedly available, but their link to purchasing the epub leads elsewhere.
A little digging around finally sets me straight - $38.68 for it! - A little steep..
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Actually, it is. Random House doesn't much care on their site (and they used to let anyone download directly), but Kobo has both IP and address restrictions for Australia for the title. I've seen the same with Borders.AU
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