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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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Chad Winters said:
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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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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Chad Winters said:
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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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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free financial book PDF: www.survivethemeltdown.org

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

"Pat’s 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 God’s 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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Forster said:
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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r0b0d0c said:
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). :)

HTH!
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candytx said:
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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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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The recession is still upon us, I lost my job, but I'm going to offer my novels for FREE again for the rest of April and all of May.

Just go to my homepage on Smashwords at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/aspolicastro and click on the book titles on the bottom to download. I would really appreciate if you could write a review and post it on either Smashwords or Amazon or both. Thanks. Grin

If you have time, check out my press release on Dark End of the Spectrum and how my book is a fictionalized version of the Conficker Worm threats. I completed the book two years ago, and now it seems to be coming true with the Conficker Worm and its botnets. The links are:

Html Version
http://www.prlog.org/10211069.html
Pdf Version
http://www.prlog.org/10211069.pdf
 

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Arachne Jericho said:
Hallo all, me again, of the occasional legal free Kindle ebook creating from time to time.

This month it's Thoughtcrime Experiments, a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribute-NonCommercial-ShareAlike licensed anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories.

You can see all my Kindle downloads here. (These days I'm branching out into other formats as well.)
Oh, and you're the one who puts together the ebook formats of Shadow Unit, too. Thanks for those, I'm not sure I would have ever heard of that writing effort if you hadn't posted about your ebook versions of them last month, and I really enjoyed reading both Season 1 and the first episode of Season 2. I was impatiently waiting on episode 2 while you were on vacation earlier this month. :D Have it now, but haven't read it yet.

Thanks for taking the time to put PDF/HTML freebies into Kindle-friendly format for the rest of us!
 
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