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#592016 - 1st Oct 2011 9:03am Kindle ebooks
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Does anyone have a Kindle or similar type of item? Apart from Amazon, are there any sites to get books from either for free or at a reduced price? I've clicked on a few but they seem to be just lists of other sites and my notifications for unsafe sites is having a meltdown raftl

I've had a look on Waterstones & WHSmith, but they seem to be more expensive than Amazon and have a smaller selection frown
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#592028 - 1st Oct 2011 9:28am Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: Wench]
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#592032 - 1st Oct 2011 9:36am Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: Wench]
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I also have a kindle , so i would be interested in any free e-book sites.

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#592046 - 1st Oct 2011 10:03am Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: Wench]
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cheers for the replies folks..And Wench...."And if ya know ya History"...

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#592051 - 1st Oct 2011 10:13am Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: Wench]
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#592058 - 1st Oct 2011 10:28am Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: Wench]
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Free e books

Useful list of sites offering free e books.

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#592082 - 1st Oct 2011 11:17am Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: Wench]
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Very difficult to find the 1-million or so free books Amazon claim they have.

As such try http://openlibrary.org/ - who have over 1,000,000 public domain works.

If you are happy to pirate ebooks then Calibre and your favourite download platform will probably have bundles of ebooks...

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#592086 - 1st Oct 2011 11:20am Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: Wench]
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Can download them by the thousands from most torrent sites, btjunkie seems to have the best trackers for ebooks.
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#592088 - 1st Oct 2011 11:23am Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: Wench]
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I've got Calibre but no idea how to use it yet raftl I see a lot on some sites are pdf files - tried using them but it's too hard to read them so I've binned them off. Something was said by a friend about Mobi but as I've only had it 2 days and said I'd never have one in the house, let alone own one, I am none the wiser.

It's annoying that some of my favourite authors don't have any ebooks frown
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#592090 - 1st Oct 2011 11:24am Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: Wench]
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have you seen the new kindle's?
some of my fb friends were going sick about them

Kindle Fire

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#592092 - 1st Oct 2011 11:27am Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: Wench]
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I don't like it frown My best friend was telling me to have an ipad but I don't like them either. I opted for the normal keypad one without 3G (no idea what it is anyway so it's no loss raftl ) As long as I can read books on it and buy books on it, that's all I need to know.

Although I did discover I can tweet from it grin
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#592139 - 1st Oct 2011 1:05pm Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: Wench]
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have a kindle with 3g but going to upgrade to the fire when its released in the uk.havent downloaded any books from anywhere except amazon.for all the hassle involved in other sites they are not really that expensive to download from amazon.

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#592144 - 1st Oct 2011 1:08pm Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: ex0__]
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Can download them by the thousands from most torrent sites, btjunkie seems to have the best trackers for ebooks.

I can't seem to get on sites like that frown A friend suggested one called nwz something or other and I couldn't get on that either, kept coming up something about server. Having to convert them to mobi or whatever it is is too much like hard work when you're not that savvy frown

I'll just buy one a month or so I think, although there's one I will have to save up for but I really want it so it's worth it smile Serves me right for being such an IT spac raftl
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#592178 - 1st Oct 2011 2:18pm Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: Wench]
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Oh bugger - I've just found all the works of Shakespeare (including Sonnets), Dickens etc and all my favourite poets (Keats, Yeats etc).

I'm happy as a pig in muck raftl
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#592837 - 2nd Oct 2011 3:33pm Re: Kindle ebooks [Re: Wench]
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just downloaded nearly 6 gig worth of books myself sci-fi and fantasy,,, turtledove, piers anthony, feist, pratchet diskworld books 1--35, douglas adams, kevin J anderson and many many more

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