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Old 05-09-2010, 07:39 PM   #16
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I don't read much romance, but based on your screen name you might want to try ebooks.eharlequin.com or allromanceebooks.com. Both of those sites sell in multiple formats.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:28 PM   #17
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Here. Smashwords. Manybooks. And anyplace I can get them free, including the shady side.

To anyone having geo restriction problems with sony: just accidentally click that you're in the U.S. Just a slip of the hand when the cat was pushing my elbow, wanting a fuss!
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:53 PM   #18
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WOW I didn't realize there are so many places.
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:15 PM   #19
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I buy from Baen, Fictionwise and Smashwords, and a handful of individual author sites & tiny publishers. I don't buy DRM'd ebooks. (At the moment, I don't even download free DRM'd ebooks, but that's because about six months ago I got a new computer, and I'm not yet up to dealing with DRM software. I'll probably eventually decide it's worth the hassle.)

I get free books from mobileread forums, feedbooks, the Baen free library, fanfiction websites like the fanfic ebook library, individual author sites, publisher promos like the Harlequin freebies, Smashwords, and Project Gutenberg. I don't tend to get them from Munseys or Manybooks because I'm not fond of the site interface, and there's a lot of overlap w/feedbooks & gutenberg.

I'm vaguely looking for sources of free or cheap manga, but only vaguely, because I'm not strongly interested and I'm nowhere near running out of free stuff I want to read.
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:19 PM   #20
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I have a variety of books from a variety of sources:
  1. Barnes and Noble site
  2. Fictionwise
  3. Baen Books Websubscription
  4. Mobileread EPUB forum
  5. some random darknet .lit converts to epub
There are more to try
  1. Sony's store
  2. Amazon - shifting format to epub (requires cracking drm)
  3. Library ebooks

I only recently bought a reader. I waited this long until I felt that the industry is mature enough that I can continue to get my various author's new releases on my reader (a nook). Since it is now standard for the publisher to get digital rights and the infrastructure means releasing that ebook is now just part of the standard process, I was comfortable enough to convert. I don't plan on buying new paper books this year.

I suspect that there will be more not less stores for me to use as the year goes forward. With Calibre I don't feel that I am tied to a given format either.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:04 PM   #21
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I get most of my books from Kobo, Allromanceebooks and Smashwords.

I used to get freebies from Sony, but they want me to add an adress. sigh.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:43 PM   #22
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I get most of my books from Kobo, Allromanceebooks and Smashwords.
I haven't yet bought from allromanceebooks, because I think everything I was interested in buying from them was also available at Fictionwise in more formats.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:03 AM   #23
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Thanks guys you are giving me loads of information.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:43 AM   #24
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Have you checked out the MobileRead Wiki? Full of lots of info, including where to get legit free books and books you can pay money for!

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Main_Page
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:49 PM   #25
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My main source is still Fictionwise despite their problems and the local library's ebook lending. I've been picking up freebies when B&N or Amazon have them, but I haven't bought anything from either.
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:11 AM   #26
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I have gotten most of mine from Amazon.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:27 PM   #27
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:28 AM   #28
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Have to be honest, torrents. But I'm just trying to build my in print collection as digital. There is no way I'd pay for my 1500+ book collection a 2nd time. Fair use, right?

I have never had problems buying books and I will continue to do so once I buy a reader. Where from? Depends on which reader I choose. Thinking very hard on a Nook or a Sony prs-600. Then again both companies will have something new out very soon :P
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