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Old 08-28-2009, 02:32 PM   #31
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Old 08-29-2009, 03:55 PM   #32
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Not free but inexpensive!

Greetings fellow book devourers,

Hard to compete with free books, but I put a couple from a series I wrote up for sale on Smashwords. This is a fantasy adventure series for kids and teens that also appeals to older readers. I teach Sociology and Statistics so there is a bit of both here and there. There is a quick commercial on the book site if you'd care to check it out.

This is a very cool discussion site, BTW.

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Old 12-10-2009, 11:37 AM   #33
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:12 PM   #34
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As we've gotten so many 'newbies' lately, I thought this would be a good time to bump this post...........


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So many new people lately. A great big welcome to you all!

Many of you have been lurking for ages, many are totally new to the experience.

This is for those of you wondering where to get all those free books you've been hearing about. Here is a link to our Wiki showing a huge list of free books,
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Free_eBooks

but let me show you a few of my favorites first.......

First of all, regardless of which device you have, you will want to check out our ebooks here. They are lovingly formatted by our own members, and you will find them easy to find by genre, title, or author. Available in German, French and of course, English. Here is the link, or just look above and click on the "e-books" tab. Remember, if you have a Kindle, you can download the mobile guide to it and download books directly from there if you prefer.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=132

Now, there is also www.feedbooks.com This site offers books also beautifully formatted, and they also have a catalog available to be loaded directly to the Kindle. Books are available in English, French and Spanish

And then, there is www.manybooks.net Books are available in 32 languages. A site well worth looking at.

Baen books is a wonderful site for SciFi enthusiasts. http://www.baen.com/ Lots of free books available here.

These are just some of the places to go for free books, regardless of the device owned. I"m sure other members will post different ones.

Enjoy!
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:59 PM   #35
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Another great site for people looking for SF/Fantasy content is the Suvudu Free Library.

I've noticed content there changes regularly. I'm not too sure how the DRM scheme works, but there are a multitude of titles and formats for everyone.
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:28 PM   #36
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Remember, if you have a Kindle, you can download the mobile guide to it and download books directly from there if you prefer. Enjoy!
I have considered getting a Kindle but stuck with the Public Library because of the high cost of downloading books. The above quote suggests an affordable option. Specifically, where can I get user friendly, not technical, derails? Thanks.
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:20 PM   #37
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I have considered getting a Kindle but stuck with the Public Library because of the high cost of downloading books. The above quote suggests an affordable option. Specifically, where can I get user friendly, not technical, derails? Thanks.
The quote refers to the books that our members have uploaded here.........all public domain, and great reading.

IF you had a Kindle, you would simply click on "download mobipocket guide" and follow instructions. Another way is to simply download to your computer and use the usb cord to transfer.....my favorite way.

If you have a library close that has a good assortment of epub books, and a library card, you might want to consider a Sony, or other device that supports epub.

Then you would simply download the library ebooks to your computer, then transfer to your device via usb cord.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:03 PM   #38
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The quote refers to the books that our members have uploaded here.........all public domain, and great reading.

IF you had a Kindle, you would simply click on "download mobipocket guide" and follow instructions. Another way is to simply download to your computer and use the usb cord to transfer.....my favorite way.

If you have a library close that has a good assortment of epub books, and a library card, you might want to consider a Sony, or other device that supports epub.

Then you would simply download the library ebooks to your computer, then transfer to your device via usb cord.
Thanks much desertgrandma. Apparently the Kindle reads formats other than Amazon’s preparatory format. If I can find a Kindle primer, I will try to better educate myself. At this time I have a very good offer on buying a Kindle that a friend is getting as an office gift. However, If I have to buy books from Amazon, I may turn it down. It would be kind of like a nonsmoker getting a free carton of cigarettes, a very expensive habit.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:15 PM   #39
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:48 AM   #40
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Thank you!!! This really helps.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:27 PM   #41
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Kindle noob here.

I actually bought my Kindle because of the Barnes & Noble Nook. I wanted the Nook and started doing my research on it before buying. I had 99% decided to get the Nook and really just wanted to be aware of any issues, especially considering it's a Rev.1 device. I was seduced by the co-branding with B&N and the WiFi access when inside a B&N store. The lower color touch screen was also intriguing. So I said, "Gimme gimme gimme!"

Then I talked to owners and read some reviews. Didn't like what I heard/read either. So I dug some more, and in digging I found everything was pointing to the superiority of the Kindle 2. I had already pre-ordered the Nook, not due to ship until February 1st, so I cancelled my order and bought the Kindle. Had it the very next day, along with a big dumb grin that I haven't been able to get rid of yet.

Right out of the box I was über-impressed! I love the old-fashioned screen saver pics as they give this new piece of technology an old-world feeling. Being a dedicated paper book guy, I found this a very classy touch. Another thing that impressed the heck out of me was that 4 minutes after opening the box from Amazon, my Kindle was registered and linked to my Amazon.com account. I didn't have to do a single thing. Either it came pre-registered or it linked my order to my account and simply did it's thing. Either way it made an impression. You only get one chance to make a first impression and my Kindle definitely made a good one on me!

The user interface is pretty self-explanatory, but for those questions I couldn't answer myself by diving right in, the User Guide is gold. Just like the Kindle's controls, the guide is easy to navigate and get answers from.

As I said, I've always been a reader and lover of printed books. I'm always reading 2 or 3 books at the same time so you can probably imagine the piles of books all over my house. And the constant inflow of new books, both paperback and hard cover, threatens to reach critical mass at any moment. Add to that the fact that going on vacation often means being an extra gym bag just to carry the books I'm reading plus those I plan to start next. Having my new Kindle means the paper meltdown is aborted and trips to the beach no longer require dedicating one arm to tote my books. Equally key is that I can buy new books from the comfort of my beach chair under the umbrella or download free books. Boo-yah! This Kindle is simply full of win.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:34 PM   #42
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I've updated the original post to add more info for Kindle newbies........
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:52 AM   #43
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I am a brand new member and appreciate this thread. I thought this would be a great experience and you have proven it is.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:10 PM   #45
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Which format is downloadable to the Kindle 2 in the ebook catalog. What are the steps to do a download.

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