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Old 29-12-2008, 9:07 PM
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Default Free ebooks for anyone with an electronic reader

I had a Sony reader for Christmas and these work well :-)

http://www.planetebook.com/

Does anyone know of any more sites?

TIA :-)

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Old 30-12-2008, 9:17 AM
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I've bookmarked the site, thank you! It seems as tho you can read them without a reader also if I've read it correctly. LOL

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Old 30-12-2008, 9:19 AM
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Here is another site that has a lot of books on it. It seems most are very old and obscure books, yet you might find something you enjoy there.

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/
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Old 30-12-2008, 9:35 AM
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http://www.free-ebooks.net

Haven't tried myself but worth a try.
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Old 30-12-2008, 11:23 AM
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There's the Gutenberg Project, been going for years. Unless you go down the route of pirated stuff, most of what you will find for free is going to be old material which is out of copyright so can legally be made available for free by the likes of the Gutenberg Project. Still gives you the likes of Lear, Poe, Dickens, Austen, Conan Doyle, Twain, Milton, Wilde, etc. Plenty to keep you going.

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
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Old 30-12-2008, 11:50 AM
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I am rather tempted by one of these but I cannot believe the price of the books! They seem to be charging the same as the full price hardbacks!
Surely its much cheaper to produce the electronic version of the book rather than paper, print, distribute etc? You would also think the electronic version could be produced directly from the authors original manuscript in this digital day and age so the amount of work involved producing them should be tiny?
Why isn't this reflected in the consumer price? Until they realise this an sort it out I cannot see them shifting many units.
Surely the kind of person who would want an ereader have all the books you can get for free anyway?
Sometimes you get what you deserve...

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Old 30-12-2008, 1:10 PM
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I got a Sony ereader for Christmas too. Here are a few sites I have found - but like matimage, I am shocked at the price of ebooks - and the lack of availability too...

http://manybooks.net/
Lots of free ebooks

www.booksonboard.com
Not free, but the cheapest I have found for new titles etc.

www.ebooks.com/
Not quite as cheap as Books on Board, but has a bigger range.

If anyone knows of any others please do post them, I'd be ever so grateful!
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i use many books too- especially as you can set the downloaded file to be the format used on the reader.
The prices are astronomical if you consider the work needed.
If you look at books from the early 20th century, you may find them interesting.
I am waiting until the price comes down before paying for them.
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Old 31-12-2008, 1:51 AM
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There are also
www.fictionwise.com
and
www.mobipocket.com
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Old 31-12-2008, 1:59 PM
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Default Free e-books

This site gives links to 20 sites to download free e-books of varying subjects.
Haven't used myself by may be worth a look

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/20-best...-free-e-books/
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Old 31-12-2008, 7:23 PM
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I think a lot of the price of an e-book is for royalties etc - that's why the earlier ones are free. The cost of printing is negligible in the sort of quantities they print them in.

I want an e-book reader - have a house full of books, everyone of them has been read, have no more space but can't bear to part with them!
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I am rather tempted by one of these but I cannot believe the price of the books! They seem to be charging the same as the full price hardbacks!
Surely its much cheaper to produce the electronic version of the book rather than paper, print, distribute etc? You would also think the electronic version could be produced directly from the authors original manuscript in this digital day and age so the amount of work involved producing them should be tiny?
Why isn't this reflected in the consumer price? Until they realise this an sort it out I cannot see them shifting many units.
Surely the kind of person who would want an ereader have all the books you can get for free anyway?
I checked out prices in Waterstones, and in fact you end up paying more for e-books, as you dont get any 3 for 2 deals or similar. I am making do with my nintendo and 100 books (plus downloads apparently) as there is something appealing about reading from an electronic gadget. Good for holiday reading too, less to carry.
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Doctor Who Ebooks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/class...Online-_-Buyat
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:19 AM
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www.ebookcrescent.com is pretty good and has a fair few books in the sales so good prices as well.
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Question problem downloading free ebooks from floodle.net

I can't download free ebooks from floodle.net because of the following error

"Ebook download error - Ebooks only available if you download directly from http://www.floodle.net, if you have tried to download it from there then it's likely you have Norton Internet Security running with the anonymize option enabled - temporarily disabling this option will allow the downloads to work"

I don't think it's a good idea to disable my firewall. Does anyone have any ideas?
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I don't know about anybody else but I really struggle getting books from sites other than Waterstones to download. I am right asking for epub version for my Sony e-reader? Downloads then go to the Adobe Digital editions is that right? then do I need to import to my ebook library? or am I doing something wrong - fed up of paying Waterstones prices!
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Old 01-03-2009, 8:45 AM
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Default Ebook sites

I use Feedbooks regularly, and list my own novel Mortal Ghost with them. They provide multiple e-formats, including a Kindle-compatible one, are reliable with formatting, and answer email questions promptly and expertly. Highly recommended!
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@nic1lou, Try Feedbooks, as I've said. They also have good instructions at the site on how to download in a variety of formats. If you're still having trouble, write to Hadrien there and he will surely help you.
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I don't think it's a good idea to disable my firewall. Does anyone have any ideas?
If you trust the site you can usually add it as an exception.
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For Sci-fi/fantasy fans there is lots of new stuff legally at http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com/

BUT if you like go and buy some of the even newer stories
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