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Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
« on: April 01, 2009, 04:47:28 am »
Post your info about free books here.  For the February 2009 free book thread, see here:

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,4674.0.html

Authors (and their fans):  if your book is free for a limited run (or longer  ;)), you're welcome to post it once a month in this thread!  You're also welcome to start a separate thread in the Book Corner and bump it occasionally to promote your book, to post news and to talk to your fans!  Thanks!


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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 04:49:58 am »
    CS posted this yesterday:
    Free e-book

    Check back on April 1 (no fooling!) to grab your free download of

    The Beekeepers Apprentice

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009, 05:19:34 am »
    Okie dokey...Beekeeper's Apprentice is available as a free pdf download. Once clicking on the icon you will have to sign up for the newsletter which you can unsubscribe from. The file will be emailed to you.

    Beekeeper's Apprentice

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009, 05:30:13 am »
    And after you fill out the required form to get Beekeeper's Apprentice, if you get a message that says:

    "Subscriber already Available in Database...

    Subscriber Updated Successfully."

    don't worry, you'll still get the email. :)  I was afraid that not being "new" to Macmillan might mess things up somehow, but it didn't, I still got it.  Just FYI....
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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 07:58:12 am »
    I used this program to combine it all:  http://www.pdfsam.org/

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009, 08:32:18 am »
    I'm going to do it this way too.  Because I'm too lazy to figure out how to do it another way!  Really, the first file is just "stuff?"  I'm still waiting for the emails.  Got one 15 minutes ago then nothing.  :(

    The email has a picture of the book in it.  When you click on that, your computer should automatically download a zip file, which contains the 4 pdf files.

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 09:03:37 am »
    WAY too much work in addition to being forced to get on an email list. Free but no bargain it seems.
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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 09:19:20 am »
    WAY too much work in addition to being forced to get on an email list. Free but no bargain it seems.

    I agree LDB. I do not like it when I am forced into giving my email address, etc just to get a free book. I get enough spam as it is without adding more to the pile.


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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009, 09:28:51 am »
    WAY too much work in addition to being forced to get on an email list. Free but no bargain it seems.

    I agree as well, sometimes free is not really free.

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009, 09:58:33 am »
    You folks have summed it up already.
    Sometimes you get what you paid for.
    I might just try to do it just to use the Mobi software again, though.

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 10:58:51 am »
    WAY too much work in addition to being forced to get on an email list. Free but no bargain it seems.

    Even though I'm the one who posted this offer, I have to agree with you.

    What a pain.

    BTW, for anyone worrying about providing their e-mail addys, just do what I do: create a secondary account for "spam" stuff like this. Heck, I even use it to sign up for message boards, e-mail lists, etc. because spambots can get to it through those avenues as well.

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #12 on: April 01, 2009, 12:13:16 pm »
    Here's 2 more Bibles on Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000SIWLWE/ref=cm_plog_item_link

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001OOPR9K/ref=cm_plog_item_link

    Thanks. I got them both. Now I have 3 Bibles on my Kindle. :P I'll figure out which one I like the best and dump the other two.

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #13 on: April 01, 2009, 12:31:59 pm »
    Same here but I'm keeping mine. I like to compare to see how they differ to understand the origin better.
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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #14 on: April 01, 2009, 03:00:38 pm »
    My novel, Waiting For Spring, is available for free (PDF file download) here:

    http://rjkeller.wordpress.com/waiting-for-spring/

    It's also available at "choose your own price" (ie, it can be free) at Smashwords in other formats as well:

    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/268


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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #15 on: April 01, 2009, 03:32:44 pm »
    I don't think I've yet seen this group of four free books posted. By Robert Burton Robinson.
    Bicycle Shop Murder
    Hideaway Hospital Murders
    Illusion of Luck
    FLy in the Rain
    Sweet Ginger Poison

    http://www.robertburtonrobinson.com/free-ebooks-downloads/


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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #16 on: April 01, 2009, 03:35:45 pm »
    I don't think I've yet seen this group of four free books posted. By Robert Burton Robinson.
    Bicycle Shop Murder
    Hideaway Hospital Murders
    Illusion of Luck
    FLy in the Rain
    Sweet Ginger Poison

    http://www.robertburtonrobinson.com/free-ebooks-downloads/



    Just wanted to say I read these when I first got my Kindle and I enjoyed them. Fun, easy read. Popcorn for the brain. :)
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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #17 on: April 01, 2009, 03:53:27 pm »
    I agree LDB. I do not like it when I am forced into giving my email address, etc just to get a free book. I get enough spam as it is without adding more to the pile.

    You mean you don't have a "throw away" email address??!!! One you can use just for all of these worhtless, gotta enter your email address places?
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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #19 on: April 01, 2009, 04:57:56 pm »
    I totally agree with you, Geoff. I have learned so much from everyone here and got so many inexpensive and free books. My K2 library is ever growing. There is much kindness and generosity overflowing here. I now have three Bibles as well and value them all. Thanks so much for the links.  Donna
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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #20 on: April 01, 2009, 06:00:33 pm »
    Eh- I got "The Beekeepers Apprentice" but am nervous about it.  We shall see.  If anyone figures out how to convert it, could you please post instructions in another link and direct us to it from here?

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    « Reply #21 on: April 01, 2009, 06:09:21 pm »
    Just stumbled along this freebie...


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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #22 on: April 02, 2009, 04:55:18 am »
    Thanks everyone!  I got another Bible, the Robinson books, and the Fitzpatrick book!  Won't be long before MyK is full again...
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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #23 on: April 02, 2009, 05:25:03 am »
    I am new to all of this. Just wondering, do I still have to convert mobi by sending it to Amazon first? I have done that with pdf formatted books. What is the differance? Does one format have an advantage over another?

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #24 on: April 02, 2009, 05:31:00 am »
    I don't think I've yet seen this group of four free books posted. By Robert Burton Robinson.
    Bicycle Shop Murder
    Hideaway Hospital Murders
    Illusion of Luck
    FLy in the Rain
    Sweet Ginger Poison

    http://www.robertburtonrobinson.com/free-ebooks-downloads/


    I have these from last summer. They are quick easy reads when you don't want to have to think too hard. I enjoyed all of them.

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