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ksignorini
Hey all.

I don't know if I just suck with google these days, but it seems every site I've tried after googling "free e-book" appears to take me in the equivalent of a porn-site loop but with e-book sites!

Can anyone tell me where a good place to get some good (free or pay or both) e-books might be? It would be nice if they weren't all Charles Dickens (no offence, Charles).

Thanks,
Kent!
choonhow
Hi Kent,

Maybe you can try Fictionwise

They do offer free ebooks once in a while.


cheers
Zauruman
As I use the plucker format, I tend to get quite a few books from the following sites:
http://www.xecu.net/bcollins/PalmDocs.htm
http://unpress.bandersnatch.org/
http://www.pluckerbooks.com/
Of course, you've also got Project Gutenberg ( http://www.gutenberg.net/ ) for more texts.

Naturally, all the texts available on these sites are in the public domain so generally relatively old. You may not like Dickens but if Jonathan Swift, Machiaelli, Pascal, Conan Doyle, Victor Hugo, Balzac, Edith Wharton or Jules Verne grab your fancy you're in luck. smile.gif
ksignorini
Thanks!

Kent!

p.s. I actually like Charles Dickens. Or is it Dickens with two p's and a silent q?
waalkman
http://linuxhandhelds.org/ebook.html

Enjoy.
TimW
Project Gutenberg Consortia Centre...awesome!
omega
www.memoware.com
vputz
Manybooks.net has a ton of stuff; that's where I've been getting most of my reading material these days. Mostly classics, but that's not all bad...

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yzord
If you're into Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy books, http://www.baen.com is great. Has a free library, as well as a webscription model for selling ebooks. Best thing about it, is that they're the only publisher that doesn't use DRM (on purpose).

Here's a plug for a Toronto-based writer, check out Cory Doctorow's website for two scifi books released under the Creative Commons license (go there for more Creative Commons distributed audio/video/images/text/etc).

Yz
acpkendo
If you can get a hold of a book in Microsoft's .LIT format, there's an application that lets you convert it into an open format. Of course, by using it you violate the DMCA, but I'm of the opinion that if you pay for something you should be able to use it on whatever device you want. It's called "Convert LIT."
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