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Old 03-17-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/
Books in the public domain in the United States

Project Gutenberg Canada: http://gutenberg.ca/#h2newreleases
Books in the public domain in Canada
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Project Gutenberg Australia: http://gutenberg.net.au/plusfifty.html
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Munseys: http://www.munseys.com
Formerly known as Blackmask. Mostly works sourced from Project Gutenberg, but a fair bit of stuff not available elsewhere. The proprietor is a fan of "noir" and "hard boiled" mysteries, and old pulp magazine stuff that no one has gotten around to adding to PG. Books are offered in a variety of popular formats, produced by scripted conversion from source.

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The Internet Sacred Text Archive: http://www.sacred-texts.com/
An enormous quantity of material related to spirituality, religion, philosophy, and culture.

The Online Books Page: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/
An online library offered by the University of Pennsylvania

Perseus Digital Library: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/
A collection of works oriented to classics and the antiquities from Tufts University.

The Baen Free Library: http://www.baen.com/library
A collection of freely available SF and fantasy novels by authors in Baen's stable, in a variety of formats. A number of books in the Free Library are not listed on the Baen site, but appeared in bound-in CDs in selected Baen hardcovers. A complete set of the CDs in Zip and ISO image format, is available at The Fifth Imperium: http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com

The On-line Library of Liberty http://oll.libertyfund.org/
A variety of works on politics and economics

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Old 03-17-2011, 10:09 AM   #3
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:19 AM   #4
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Looks incredibly dodgy to me. Access to all those books for a one time fee? The publishers would never go for it. One of the books they show on the front page of the site is Harry Potter. There are no legal Harry Potter ebooks for sale.

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Old 03-17-2011, 10:27 AM   #5
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the best way I have found to get the new releases that I want is to download Bittorrent and then search for a title at <deleted by moderator>
I have found almost every book on my to read list doing this. Best of all they are all free.

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Old 03-17-2011, 10:45 AM   #6
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Looks incredibly dodgy to me. Access to all those books for a one time fee? The publishers would never go for it. One of the books they show on the front page of the site is Harry Potter. There are no legal Harry Potter ebooks for sale.
And poking around on the underlying site, there is no mention of copyrights or legalities. Dodgy is a good word for it.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:48 AM   #7
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:55 AM   #8
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:14 AM   #9
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the best way I have found to get the new releases that I want is to download Bittorrent and then search for a title at <deleted by moderator>
I have found almost every book on my to read list doing this. Best of all they are all free.
And are illegal to procure in that manner. Please refrain from advocating piracy on MR. Doing so can be hazardous to your access.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:52 AM   #11
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:21 PM   #13
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I love smashword, but unfortunately their catolog doesnt have a lot of what I am looking for.

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And are illegal to procure in that manner. Please refrain from advocating piracy on MR. Doing so can be hazardous to your access.
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They may be illegal to procure in that manner because of the "uploading" element of using bittorrents. However, downloading copyrighted material may not be illegal, depending on your jurisdiction.
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