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Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2009, 02:04:25 pm »
Here are several free books...they look interesting!

http://www.reinkefreereads.blogspot.com/

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #51 on: April 12, 2009, 02:18:05 pm »
    Harvey took the avatars down temporarily while he troubleshoots the problems the board's been having lately. . . I"m sure he'll get them back up as soon as he can. . . .FYI, there's info in the For mum Central part of the boards about what's going on. . .that's a good place to check first if something seems different with the boards.

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #52 on: April 12, 2009, 02:46:12 pm »
    Is it only me (did I set something wrong) or have the avatars gone away?

    I think Harvey just turned them back on, they were off during all the server problems.
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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #53 on: April 13, 2009, 06:57:39 am »
    I noticed in the "what kind of books interest you" thread that a lot of people here like paranormal/paranormal romance. Here's a PR novella that's free:

    Kept, by Zoe Winters.

    http://zoewinters.wordpress.com/kept/

    There's link to download it for free in a PDF file, a link to the Kindle version (which is .80, minimum for an indie author to set the price at, which stinks), and a link to Smashwords where there is a variety of formats to choose from.

    Disclaimer: Zoe is a friend of mine. She didn't ask me to post this, though. In fact, she doesn't know (yet) that I'm doing so. Just thought it might interest some of you guys.
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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #54 on: April 13, 2009, 07:27:46 am »
    From Dead to Worse [Southern Vampire Series Book 8] by Charlaine Harris (Kindle $4.39) is currently available for free from Fictionwise in both Secure EReader and Secure Mobipocket formats (these do not work on the Kindle or Sony Readers, due to DRM).

    Forgive me but i would just like to know - is it appropriate to post in the "free book" thread about books that are not available for free in a format that works on the Kindle? I am relatively new here so perhaps this is acceptable but it kind of feels like someone's saying "ha ha, you can't have it," or something :(

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #55 on: April 13, 2009, 07:36:09 am »
    Forgive me but i would just like to know - is it appropriate to post in the "free book" thread about books that are not available for free in a format that works on the Kindle? I am relatively new here so perhaps this is acceptable but it kind of feels like someone's saying "ha ha, you can't have it," or something :(
    Well you CAN download the .PDF version and send it to Amazon for conversion.  It might not format quite correctly, but it will convert and be readable.  So I don't think this is exactly a disservice.

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #56 on: April 13, 2009, 07:43:41 am »
    Forgive me but i would just like to know - is it appropriate to post in the "free book" thread about books that are not available for free in a format that works on the Kindle? I am relatively new here so perhaps this is acceptable but it kind of feels like someone's saying "ha ha, you can't have it," or something :(

    Books available as PDFs would be ok, other formats, unless they can be converted for use on a Kindle, shouldn't be posted in this thread.

    Thanks for asking.

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #57 on: April 13, 2009, 08:04:51 am »
    Well you CAN download the .PDF version and send it to Amazon for conversion.  It might not format quite correctly, but it will convert and be readable.  So I don't think this is exactly a disservice.


    Oh. I didn't see it was available as a PDF. I thought it was just available as secure eReader and secure mobipocket. I guess I am reading it wrong? Thanks for the clarification.

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #58 on: April 13, 2009, 08:14:45 am »
    Oh. I didn't see it was available as a PDF. I thought it was just available as secure eReader and secure mobipocket. I guess I am reading it wrong? Thanks for the clarification.

    You are right the fictionwise book is DRM'd for eReader or Mobipocket only. You can't convert this to read on the Kindle

    I picked it up anyway because I can read it on eReader on my iPod Touch
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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #59 on: April 13, 2009, 08:29:42 am »
    Oh. I didn't see it was available as a PDF. I thought it was just available as secure eReader and secure mobipocket. I guess I am reading it wrong? Thanks for the clarification.
    My apologies Webhill.  I read too fast.
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    From Dead to Worse [Southern Vampire Series Book 8] by Charlaine Harris (Kindle $4.39) is currently available for free from Fictionwise in both Secure EReader and Secure Mobipocket formats
    is not available in any Kindle format (or convertable) so it really should not be listed here.
    I was referring to the post:
    Kept, by Zoe Winters.

    http://zoewinters.wordpress.com/kept/

    that is available as a PDF.
    Please accept my humble apologies ( I hate it when I write before thinking ).
    And Chad - thanks for getting it right.

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #60 on: April 13, 2009, 08:33:06 am »
    Thanks for straightening the confusion out, I'll do some pruning later, and I think I'll post the Sookie free book as a separate thread as we have members here (like me) who are avid fans of that series who might have other readers (like me--Palm T/X)

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #61 on: April 13, 2009, 09:01:36 am »
    You are right the fictionwise book is DRM'd for eReader or Mobipocket only. You can't convert this to read on the Kindle

    I picked it up anyway because I can read it on eReader on my iPod Touch

    Well, me too - but I was all excited about getting it for the Kindle, and then I couldn't :(
    Oh well.
    We should maybe have a separate "Free ebooks that don't work on the Kindle" thread :)

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #62 on: April 13, 2009, 09:06:10 am »
    I've moved out the Sookie post as its own thread.  I think if there is occasionally a highly desirable free or great bargain non-Kindled book, it's ok to post to the Book Corner as a separate post with the available format clearly stated in the subject, so people can look at or ignore as desired.  Don't think we need an ongoing thread; there won't be that many and they will usually only be free for a short time.  You can see how I posted the Sookie book as an example.

    I'll prune some of this out of here later today.



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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #63 on: April 13, 2009, 02:46:52 pm »
    You are right the fictionwise book is DRM'd for eReader or Mobipocket only. You can't convert this to read on the Kindle

    I picked it up anyway because I can read it on eReader on my iPod Touch

    I got the ereader version as well - I can read the one book on my iphone or the PC. Not as nice as Kindle, but it is free.  Some will be able to convert the MOBI version for their use (if they are covered under the DMCA exemption, as most of us are not), so they can enable TTS.

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #64 on: April 17, 2009, 07:00:14 am »
    Here are a couple I came across this morning, don't know how long they'll last!






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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #65 on: April 17, 2009, 08:33:28 am »



    As a reminder, these books are free only temporarily so check before you On-Click.


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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #66 on: April 18, 2009, 07:05:27 am »
    For you Laura Ingalls Wilder fans:

    I loved these books as a kid, loved reading them to my kids, and heck I still like reading them from time to time.  If you read the treads I believe they are still under copyright in the US, but if there are any Canadians here you should be good to go.

    The Little House Series:

    1. Little House in the Big Woods (1932)
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35515

    2. Farmer Boy (1933)
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43723

    3. Little House on the Prairie (1935)
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43722

    4. On the Banks Of Plum Creek (1937)
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43892

    5. By The Shores Of Silver Lake (1939)
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43982

    6. The Long Winter (1940)
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44072
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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #67 on: April 18, 2009, 12:49:24 pm »
    free financial book PDF: www.survivethemeltdown.org

    Haven't read it so I don't know much about it......

    "Pats new book, How to Survive the Economic Meltdown features 35 hard earned spiritual, practical and financial survival strategies based on lessons learned during his own personal financial crisis. Every day for seven long years he woke up not knowing whether or not he would be forced into bankruptcy. By Gods grace, he was able to avoid bankruptcy and not only survive, but experience extraordinary spiritual growth. Ultimately, our prayer is that what Pat learned during a nightmarish season of his life will help others to get through their tough times today."

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    « Reply #68 on: April 18, 2009, 04:21:07 pm »
    For you Laura Ingalls Wilder fans:

    I loved these books as a kid, loved reading them to my kids, and heck I still like reading them from time to time.  If you read the treads I believe they are still under copyright in the US, but if there are any Canadians here you should be good to go.

    The Little House Series:

    1. Little House in the Big Woods (1932)
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35515

    2. Farmer Boy (1933)
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43723

    3. Little House on the Prairie (1935)
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43722

    4. On the Banks Of Plum Creek (1937)
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43892

    5. By The Shores Of Silver Lake (1939)
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43982

    6. The Long Winter (1940)
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44072

    Using the "Mobipocket Guide," I can directly download these 6 to my Kindle - I don't remember seeing these available before. It states: "This book is in the Canadian public domain, and in that of all life +50 years countries" - does that include the U.S.? It only includes these 6 of the 9 "Laura Years" books.
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    « Reply #69 on: April 18, 2009, 05:24:19 pm »
    Using the "Mobipocket Guide," I can directly download these 6 to my Kindle - I don't remember seeing these available before. It states: "This book is in the Canadian public domain, and in that of all life +50 years countries" - does that include the U.S.? It only includes these 6 of the 9 "Laura Years" books.

    I believe the US is Life + 70, it was extended in 1998 from Life + 50, speculatively so Steamboat Willy wouldn't enter the public Domain at that time (Corporate copyrights were extended with this change too).  :)

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    « Reply #70 on: April 18, 2009, 07:21:12 pm »
    Per their site, this probably shouldn't be listed since presumably the vast majority of us are in the US..

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    Re: Free Books April 2009--Post Info About Free Books
    « Reply #71 on: April 19, 2009, 12:11:57 pm »
    I haven't seen a post on this one... it's good until 4/22. It's for women in business, primarily - with an entertainment slant...

    http://hellobeautiful.blackplanet.com/your-world/free-book-download-for-hellobeautiful-visitors/

    It's a PDF and I haven't read it or transferred it to Kindle yet, so no promises as to how it will format, but here ya go... :)

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    « Reply #72 on: April 19, 2009, 01:57:29 pm »
    I haven't seen a post on this one... it's good until 4/22. It's for women in business, primarily - with an entertainment slant...

    http://hellobeautiful.blackplanet.com/your-world/free-book-download-for-hellobeautiful-visitors/

    It's a PDF and I haven't read it or transferred it to Kindle yet, so no promises as to how it will format, but here ya go... :)

    Unfortunately, the conversion looks really nasty - at least on Mobipocket Reader. Still, it sounds like a great book and I'm glad you posted it. I already sent it to a few friends of mine.

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    « Reply #73 on: April 20, 2009, 07:57:32 am »
    i just received an email from jungle search on this free book
    this is my first time making a link, so hopefully it worked.
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    MacMillan is offering a free ebook (in pdf format) by email of King of Lies by John Hart if you register for it at this page:

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