Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > General Discussions

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-08-2010, 12:19 AM   #1
Catlady
Wizard
Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Catlady's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,081
Karma: 8866468
Join Date: Oct 2010
Device: jetBook Lite, Libre Color
Downloading free books

I just got my first e-reader the other day and am busy loading it up with public domain books. It's getting tedious, and I'm wondering if there are any sites that offer a batch download so I could get, say, all of an author's books, or all books in a certain category, in my desired format in one fell swoop. I know PG offers a torrent download of a CD's worth of books, which I tried, but that's so much to wade through as to be just as tedious as downloading one by one. Any suggestions?
Catlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 12:32 AM   #2
crich70
Grand Sorcerer
crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
crich70's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,224
Karma: 23029407
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Monroe Wisconsin
Device: K3, Kindle Paperwhite, Calibre, and Mobipocket for Pc (netbook)
If you go to http://www.munseys.com/mobi/ you can go to seperate genre pages and use downthemall to download several at once. That and http://www.mobipocket.com (the free book section) as well.
crich70 is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Advertisement
Old 10-08-2010, 02:22 AM   #3
Worldwalker
Curmudgeon
Worldwalker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Worldwalker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Worldwalker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Worldwalker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Worldwalker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Worldwalker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Worldwalker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Worldwalker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Worldwalker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Worldwalker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Worldwalker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,087
Karma: 722357
Join Date: Feb 2010
Device: PRS-505
You may also wish to check out www.manybooks.net and www.feedbooks.com.

I bought my ebook reader to read Project Gutenberg in bed, and I've never regretted it.
Worldwalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 02:43 AM   #4
desertgrandma
Enjoying the show....
desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
desertgrandma's Avatar
 
Posts: 14,278
Karma: 8334629
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Arizona
Device: A K1, Kindle Paperwhite, an Ipod, IPad2, Iphone, an Ipad Mini & macAir
We don't offer batch downloads, but we do have the best formatted free books on the 'net.

Our own members format each book, checking for errors, deleting extraneous pages, and format them for individual devices.

Click on the link below for more info.....
desertgrandma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 02:52 PM   #5
Catlady
Wizard
Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Catlady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Catlady's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,081
Karma: 8866468
Join Date: Oct 2010
Device: jetBook Lite, Libre Color
Thanks for the recommendations. I've been able to find a plethora of sources for free books, but they all seem to require downloading one book at a time. I will check out downthemall.

Desertgrandma, I have indeed happily found a few hundred books here to download--I especially like the omnibus volumes (e.g., Tom Swift, Sherlock Holmes). Right now I am still in the process of accumulating books, rather than reading them, but the ones I've briefly looked at from this site are indeed really nicely done, and I applaud the people who have put so much work into them.
Catlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 10:59 PM   #6
GhostHawk
Data Privateer!
GhostHawk goes to eleven.GhostHawk goes to eleven.GhostHawk goes to eleven.GhostHawk goes to eleven.GhostHawk goes to eleven.GhostHawk goes to eleven.GhostHawk goes to eleven.GhostHawk goes to eleven.GhostHawk goes to eleven.GhostHawk goes to eleven.GhostHawk goes to eleven.
 
GhostHawk's Avatar
 
Posts: 587
Karma: 62887
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Fargo ND
Device: Ectaco Jetbook& Jetbook Lite
Manybooks I highly recomend.

The only place your going to find big batch's is on the darknet doing torrents.
Which depending on your philosophy and ethics can be either a good thing or a bad.

Just remember from what I have seen on many posts here, it's not illegal to down load that torrent. Just to upload it. Feel free to PM me for help, advice, etc.
GhostHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 05:58 AM   #7
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 64,955
Karma: 42992227
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Voyage, iPad Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, N7
Quote:
Originally Posted by GhostHawk View Post

Just remember from what I have seen on many posts here, it's not illegal to down load that torrent. Just to upload it.
This is absolutely not true. Not in the US, not in the UK. Not in most countries.
HarryT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 11:53 AM   #8
Krystian Galaj
Guru
Krystian Galaj can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Krystian Galaj can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Krystian Galaj can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Krystian Galaj can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Krystian Galaj can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Krystian Galaj can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Krystian Galaj can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Krystian Galaj can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Krystian Galaj can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Krystian Galaj can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Krystian Galaj can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.
 
Posts: 820
Karma: 11012
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Device: Bookeen Cybook
It would be legal in many countries, for example in Poland, if you were downloading it using HTTP, for example from mediafire, rapidshare or megaupload. If you're using torrent, you're sharing parts of the file you already downloaded with others, ie. uploading it to them, and that part is illegal in most countries.
Krystian Galaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 07:42 PM   #9
speakingtohe
Wizard
speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 4,601
Karma: 25170940
Join Date: Apr 2010
Device: sony PRS-T1 and T3, Kobo Mini and Aura HD, Tablet
I thought that the op just wanted to download public domain books. I thought that was legal most places bittorrent or not.

Helen
speakingtohe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 07:45 PM   #10
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 64,955
Karma: 42992227
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Voyage, iPad Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, N7
Yes, downloading public domain books is absolutely fine.
HarryT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 07:53 PM   #11
DMcCunney
New York Editor
DMcCunney ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMcCunney ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMcCunney ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMcCunney ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMcCunney ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMcCunney ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMcCunney ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMcCunney ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMcCunney ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMcCunney ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMcCunney ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DMcCunney's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,175
Karma: 7350237
Join Date: Aug 2007
Device: Palm TX, Azpen A727 tablet, Fujitsu Lifebook p2110 w/ FBReader
Quote:
Originally Posted by GhostHawk View Post
Just remember from what I have seen on many posts here, it's not illegal to down load that torrent. Just to upload it. Feel free to PM me for help, advice, etc.
The whole point to the Bit Torrent protocol was to ease the load on servers through distributed downloads. When you download a parts of a torrent you don't have, you are simultaneously uploading parts you do have to other peers that need them. For practical purposes, you can't just download. (You technically can, but download speeds will be very, very poor.)

And if you are downloading illegal content, it's illegal regardless which protocol you use.
______
Dennis
DMcCunney is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PRS-350 downloading books from Kobo terraskye Sony Reader 4 10-01-2010 11:56 PM
Classic Complete Beginner Questions For The Nook, Especially About Downloading Free Books sun surfer Barnes & Noble NOOK 13 08-08-2010 05:30 AM
Classic Downloading books mcmurphy Barnes & Noble NOOK 4 06-25-2010 03:33 AM
Trouble downloading MSReader books from Harlequin books (only) June Reading and Management 6 09-17-2008 01:52 PM
Downloading e books allanv Sony Reader 21 05-05-2008 03:55 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:46 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.