Ebooks: Good? Bad? Free!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. jj2

    jj2 Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Nothing more relaxing than reading a good book and ebooks are awesome.

    So let's hear what's good and what's bad.

    Where do you get yours, and have you found any good places to get ebooks for free?!!!

    And how about ebook swaps?
     
  2. John1952

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    The best place to get free ebooks is from Amazon. You'll need a Kindle, of course. But Amazon has a huge selection of free Kindle books. Some are only free for a week or so, so you have to know how to search for them.

    I've had a Kindle for 3 years. I've actually bought about four books in that time -- and I read about a book a week. Plus, I have at least 25 on my device waiting to be read.
     
  3. Fudgey

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    Oooooo......I like this thread!!! I have to go find my bookmarks :D
     
  4. Ldybug102070

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    I have a kindle and a nook. But kindle by faaaar has more available free books than nook. My nook is a color touch so I use it more but I'm dying to get my hands on a kindle fire.


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    Hi Ldybug and I knew you would like it Fudgey!!!
     
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    +1 Project Gutenberg. I like it because you don't have to log in or anything. Just grab your books and head on down the road.

    The epub ones can go straight to my ipad; dunno about the other formats. Epub is what my Pandigital Novel (connects to B&N by default) uses, so that's what I started out with, and since the ipad can use epub too, all the better.

    I've been reading some great historical fiction for free for quite a while now.

    I also mined Barnes & Noble for lots of freebies.

    ETA: Amazon / Kindle thoughts deleted: never mind. Not compatible w/ my devices. :(
     
  9. Fudgey

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    You don't need to have a Kindle to read the Amazon books. They have a download for reading Kindle books for your pc or ipad :):) Amazon.com: Free Kindle Reading Apps
     
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    Oh cool. Thanks, Fudgey. I went there and it looked like having a registered Kindle device was the only way. I'll check back now. :)
     
  11. jj2

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    Dusty_D told me about Calibre...it converts files to what device you'd like to use.
    I've done it once but haven't put it on my Kindle yet....someone has run off with my cable!!!

    calibre User Manual — calibre User Manual
     
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    That sounds awesome jj!!!
     
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    If you have any questions about it we'll have to round up Dusty for help!
     
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    I will check it out this weekend.
     
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    I downloaded that today.......it works great!!!
     
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    Like I said, I haven't tried putting the one I converted yet on the kindle.
    Dusty said it did great though.

    Now all I need is to find free books to download....I know I'm cheap!

    I got to call my library and see if they are doing ebooks yet.

    I want the new Jonathan Kellerman and the rest of the Lee Child Jack Reacher series. :)
     
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    Oh by the way I do have a few mystery/thriller if anyone wants them....Lee Child and Micheal Connolly.
    Just PM me an email address. Generic email is fine and I'll send.:)
     
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    Did somebody mention my name?! :)

    I'm around if anybody needs me. LOVE ebooks, and it has renewed my passion for reading as I can read on the way to work and back (I take the subway to work). I've read close to 90 books in the last year and have about 1100 more in my collection that are waiting for me to get to them.

    All in due time. ;)

    So JJ, you done the books I sent ya?
     
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    I just got done with Lee Child...........now I want the rest of the Jack Reacher's series!!!!

    I liked them and TY Dusty!!
     

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