|07-06-2010, 02:25 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Western New York state (USA)
Device: Kindle Oasis & the Kindle app on iDevices
5th Annual World Ebook Fair
Came across this while browsing the Interwebz (and haven't seen it mentioned here):
From the link:
Welcome to the 5th Annual
World eBook Fair
July 4th to August 4th
Download Your Selections from (3,500,000+ PDF eBooks)
Three Million eBooks Titles
Our goal is to provide Free public access for a month to 2 Million eBooks. During the rest of the year you may continue to download your selection of about 750,000 PDF eBooks by joining the World Public Library.
*WeBF Sponsored by Project Gutenberg, World Public Library, Baen Books, Internet Archive, MobileBooks, MyeBook, & Wattpad.
I know where I'll be spending a lot of my browsing time...
|07-06-2010, 02:38 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Device: HDX 8.9, AuraHD, Nook HD+, Kindle 2,3,T , Opus, Nexus7, iPhone 6, etc
IIRC this is one of those sites basically selling links to places you can get books free anyway (PG, Baen Free Library, Feedbooks, etc.).
|07-06-2010, 10:14 PM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada, Eh!
Device: Blackberry Curve 8330, Kobo
Wow! For $8.95 per year I can have access to millions of free titles, including all the vampire teen angst content you could shake a stake at from Wattpad.
(P.S. - Do any real authors have their work hosted on Wattpad? So far, I have not seen anything that I would waste the time to download.)
|07-06-2010, 10:22 PM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Device: bq Cervantes Touch Light
|07-07-2010, 12:23 AM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Device: Nook Simple Touch, Kobo Glo HD
Michael Hart is one of the principals for this. I don't believe the numbers he claims for it. For example, he claims there are 112,000 books from PG, but about when I go to the PG site, I see there are actually about 33,000 at PG, and substantially less at the other PG sites in other countries. I once looked at a few of these PDFs and found them to poorly converted from text files. IMHO this is a publicity stunt by Michael Hart after he was ignored by Google when they started the Google Books project. He's always been trying to claim that this has more books than Google, but these collections are spotty, with a lot of duplication and often poor quality.
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