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

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion)

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-14-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
Sporadic
Banned
Sporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with others
 
Posts: 427
Karma: 2690
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Kindle 1
Thumbs up Kindle: Cheap MobileReference collections (Complete Shakespeare, Twain & Dickens)

I know these are public domain but I noticed on the Kindle store, a few MobileReference collections were on sale for very cheap.

Not bad for a nice table of contents and the complete works all in one file.

Works of Charles Dickens (200+ Works) - $1.59 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000W7KNN0

Complete Works of William Shakespeare - $0.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WCWVDA

Works of Mark Twain - $0.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UGC14M
Sporadic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 02:15 PM   #2
Gideon
Wearer of Pants
Gideon knows the square root of minus one.Gideon knows the square root of minus one.Gideon knows the square root of minus one.Gideon knows the square root of minus one.Gideon knows the square root of minus one.Gideon knows the square root of minus one.Gideon knows the square root of minus one.Gideon knows the square root of minus one.Gideon knows the square root of minus one.Gideon knows the square root of minus one.Gideon knows the square root of minus one.
 
Gideon's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,050
Karma: 7634
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Norman, OK
Device: Amazon Kindle DX / iPhone
I've picked up the ones for Shakespeare and Chekhov. They're ok.
Gideon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2009, 12:14 PM   #3
pagansoul
Fanatic
pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pagansoul's Avatar
 
Posts: 501
Karma: 1098204
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Earth
Device: iPhone5, iPad Gen3, Kobo, Kindle Fire, Kobo Vox. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7
For about $20 you can go the Mobireference and buy the collection (about 50) at one time, no DRM.
pagansoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2009, 01:30 PM   #4
Sporadic
Banned
Sporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with othersSporadic plays well with others
 
Posts: 427
Karma: 2690
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Kindle 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by pagansoul View Post
For about $20 you can go the Mobireference and buy the collection (about 50) at one time, no DRM.
Really? I tried going there and the $20 link (Classic Books Collection.Over 2,000 complete works. Only $19.99) shot me to a $49.99 page.

http://www.mobilereference.com/AllCl...ooks/index.htm
Sporadic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2009, 11:04 PM   #5
Renaldo
Addict
Renaldo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renaldo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renaldo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renaldo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renaldo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renaldo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renaldo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renaldo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renaldo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renaldo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renaldo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Renaldo's Avatar
 
Posts: 294
Karma: 250590
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
Device: Kindle 3G + WiFi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sporadic View Post
Really? I tried going there and the $20 link (Classic Books Collection.Over 2,000 complete works. Only $19.99) shot me to a $49.99 page.
I don't even show a $19.99 link. I get:

The largest library for your handheld.
Over 3,000 complete works. Only $49.99 (PRC format)
Over 2,000 complete works. Only $29.99 (PDF format)
Renaldo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2009, 08:45 AM   #6
Dr. Drib
Grand Sorcerer
Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Dr. Drib's Avatar
 
Posts: 28,360
Karma: 12332748
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
Device: Kindle PW2(WiFi) / FireHD; Kindle DX-G; Kobo-AuraHD,Glo,Mini; Ipad Air
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sporadic View Post
I know these are public domain but I noticed on the Kindle store, a few MobileReference collections were on sale for very cheap.

Not bad for a nice table of contents and the complete works all in one file.

Works of Charles Dickens (200+ Works) - $1.59 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000W7KNN0

Complete Works of William Shakespeare - $0.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WCWVDA

Works of Mark Twain - $0.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UGC14M


Also check out Harry's Charles Dickens. It's some of the most beautiful work here on MobileRead...and it's free.


Don
Dr. Drib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2009, 09:21 PM   #7
bwaldron
Wizard
bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
bwaldron's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,221
Karma: 530854
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA
Device: Kindle 1/2/3/4/PW2, Droid Maxx, Galaxy Tab Pro (12.2")
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Drib View Post
Also check out Harry's Charles Dickens. It's some of the most beautiful work here on MobileRead...and it's free.
Seconded!
bwaldron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 07:35 AM   #8
pagansoul
Fanatic
pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pagansoul's Avatar
 
Posts: 501
Karma: 1098204
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Earth
Device: iPhone5, iPad Gen3, Kobo, Kindle Fire, Kobo Vox. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7
Sorry gave you the wrong site name...its not Mobilereference (the maker of the collections) but mobipocket.com. Non-DRM and in Mobi format. Under their CLASSICS selection.

Last edited by pagansoul; 05-18-2009 at 07:38 AM.
pagansoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 07:36 AM   #9
pagansoul
Fanatic
pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pagansoul's Avatar
 
Posts: 501
Karma: 1098204
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Earth
Device: iPhone5, iPad Gen3, Kobo, Kindle Fire, Kobo Vox. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7
Try this site. Sales come and go. If you like the Mobilereference set-up (collections in single file) or just the classics in one payment. Again, prices change all the time. This time it says expires Oct 25th.

http://www.mobipocket.com/en/eBooks/...p?BookID=65414
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mobipocket05.JPG
Views:	145
Size:	149.4 KB
ID:	29213  

Last edited by pagansoul; 05-18-2009 at 07:43 AM.
pagansoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2009, 02:19 PM   #10
nsps
Junior Member
nsps began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 2
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: none
Sorry to resurrect and old thread, but I'm an ereader-less newbie trying to figure out how to best populate the Kindle I got my girlfriend with a lot of her favorite classics. I don't mind paying for quality editions, but want to make sure I'm not just purchasing a hastily thrown-together version when there might be better options out there—as appears to be the case with HarryT's Dickens collection.

Are the classics collections on mobipocket ever sold at their marked price, or are they just perpetually on sale, with intermittent expiration dates to give a sense of urgency to those considering a purchase? They're currently offering a $20 price on classics collections from both MobileReference (2,000 titles, publisheded 2007) and PowerThink (3,000, published 2004), but I don't know how good either is.

Has anyone had experience with either of these collections, or would they recommend searching these and other forums for better editions? I guess the big problem is that I don't have a Kindle, so I can't try them for myself first. I mainly want her to have a good first experience with the device. (I'll be buying some copyrighted material as well, but consider the vast library of classics in one coat pocket to be the most exciting thing.)
nsps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 10:06 AM   #11
ngrant
Gadget Lover
ngrant once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.ngrant once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.ngrant once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.ngrant once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.ngrant once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.ngrant once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.ngrant once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.ngrant once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.ngrant once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.ngrant once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.ngrant once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.
 
ngrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 162
Karma: 1854
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Carolina, USA
Device: Kindle Fire, Sony PRS-350, iPad Mini, Nook Touch
Quote:
Originally Posted by nsps View Post
I guess the big problem is that I don't have a Kindle, so I can't try them for myself first.
Yes, you CAN! Download Kindle for PC here
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...cId=1000426311
and view Kindle books on your computer. I have a jetBook that cannot read Kindle books but can't pass up the occasional Kindle goodie that I "have to have". Last night I downloaded a bunch of freebies from Amazon and they look just fine on my laptop.

Merry Christmas and have fun with it!
ngrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 11:54 AM   #12
queentess
Reading is sexy
queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
queentess's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,304
Karma: 544517
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by nsps View Post
I don't mind paying for quality editions, but want to make sure I'm not just purchasing a hastily thrown-together version when there might be better options out there—as appears to be the case with HarryT's Dickens collection.
In my experience downloading classic collections, I've found everything at mobileread to be FAR superior to other collections offered elsewhere. The books are nearly always better formatted -- it's what happens when the books are formatted by someone who actually reads it instead of just a flat text file (ie - Project Gutenberg) or scanned by a publisher who doesn't put in the time to properly edit and format the book.
queentess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 08:49 AM   #13
pagansoul
Fanatic
pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pagansoul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pagansoul's Avatar
 
Posts: 501
Karma: 1098204
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Earth
Device: iPhone5, iPad Gen3, Kobo, Kindle Fire, Kobo Vox. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7
Mobipocket-new sale ends Jan 3 2012

New sale at
http://www.mobipocket.com/en/eBooks/...sp?Language=EN

Ends Jan 1 2012.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mobi.JPG
Views:	51
Size:	79.8 KB
ID:	78268   Click image for larger version

Name:	freedom.JPG
Views:	49
Size:	57.2 KB
ID:	78269  

Last edited by pagansoul; 10-28-2011 at 08:55 AM.
pagansoul 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
Classic Best Complete Shakespeare nguirado Barnes & Noble NOOK 3 07-08-2010 01:23 AM
Other Fiction Dickens, Charles: Complete Works of Charles Dickens [A-B]. RB. 02 Mar 2008 nrapallo Other Books 0 03-02-2008 09:22 AM
The Complete Plays of William Shakespeare Falstaff Sony Reader 25 03-01-2007 05:50 AM
Complete Shakespeare Collection Colin Dunstan Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 2 10-15-2004 01:45 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:19 PM.


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