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Free e-books and newspapers for your Kindle, iRiver, Sony Reader, iPad etc.

Discussion in 'Book club' started by TheoGriff, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Thought that it would be a good idea to keep all these in one place, instead of having to trawl through pages of other threads to pick them out.
    Now the Grand-daddy of all free book sites is:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

    It has books in a large number of languages. They are classics, out of copyright, and you can choose from a number of different formats to download. The disadvantage of Gutenberg is that it gives daft filenames to the books. They're fine on your actual device, but on your computer they are called things like: pg11042.
    Free or cheap book sites:
    These are sites that I have browsed or other have suggested. It is a longer list than the original one I produced many months ago. I give no guarantees for any of them, although I have e-mailed the chap who runs ManyBooks - he seems a nice fellow, does it for free, as a sort of hobby.
    WARNING: you must check the legality of any books you choose to download. It will depend where you are - US and UK copyright laws are different, although I doubt if Virgin Atlantic will seize your Reader just off NY and tell you that you are out of copyright.
    REMEMBER: get the right format for your Reader.
    http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/cgi-bin/gbooks/index.cgi
    http://www.webscription.net//t-kindle.aspxhttp://www.getfreeebooks.com/
    http://www.mobipocket.com/freebooks/Default.aspx
    http://manybooks.net/ http://www.feedbooks.com/

    http://www.fictionwise.com/

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Free-eBooks/379001668/?cds2Pid=28843&linkid=1517863 You need a US address to access this. If you know one . . .

    http://worldlibrary.net/give-away.htm

    http://www.webscription.net//

    http://www.wowio.com/index.asp

    http://www.baen.com/library/
    http://onlyfreekindlebooks.appspot.com/uk/
    http://www.bookstogonow.com/

    http://dailycheapreads.co.uk/
    http://booksontheknob.blogspot.com/
    http://indiewrites.com
    http://www.korben.info/ou-trouver-des-livres-gratuits-pour-le-kindle.html Gives details of books in English too

    http://www.libros-gratis.com/ Gives details of books in English too

    http://www.librosgratis.org/kindle-de-amazon.html Gives details of books in English too

    http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/cgi-bin/category/download-free-mobipocket-ebook-titlesearch
    This site below helps you search Amazon for a certain book. It also has a service where you give them your e-mail, and whenever a new Freebie comes up on Amazon, they e-mail you to tell you. Great!
    http://www.jungle-search.com/UK/

    The newspapers have been saying that since e-books came out, the number of Mills&Boon/Harlequin type books sold has soared. They reckon that people feel happier about reading them on a Kindle etc as the daft covers are hidden.
    So if you fancy some really light reading, Harlequin are currently (3/1/11) letting you download 15 books for free. I suggest that you get them now while they are on offer - you never know when flu might strike and then one of these might be just the ticket.
    EPUB for Sony and iPad; Mobipocket for Kindle.
    http://www.tryharlequin.com/index.php
    Getting FREE newspapers on your Kindle - with new section.
    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars, one-to-one career advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.

    I shall be contributing to the Seminars on Saturday 8th January. TheoGriff Job Seminar
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
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  2. impis

    impis New commenter

    Thank you, Theo, for this. Very helpful.
     
  3. impis

    impis New commenter

    I have just downloaded a book from Guttenburg - and opened it in my 'Kindle for PC'. How do I get it onto the real Kindle? [it hasnt' shown up on the menu there]
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Open up Windows Explorer with kindle plugged in. On Kindle open the Documents folder. Drag the file over to that.

    Done!

    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  5. impis

    impis New commenter

    Thanks. I had forgotten that I could plug the device into my pc.


     
  6. Chris4

    Chris4 New commenter

    Theo, thank you so much for all of those links - wonderful!
     
  7. I've just acquired a sony pocket e-reader and tried to buy from their ebook store using an American address (a real one belonging to an email pen pal) but the software figured out that my credit card wasn't American and refused the sale. Very smart!
    However, thanks for all these sites.
     
  8. I have used a cousin in US to buy for me - he paid with his card then charged me.
    But it has to be someone who trusts you!
     
  9. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Here's a whole long, long, LONG, list of Kindle books that are free today from Amazon - but may not be when you look at this in a few days' or weeks' time - so be careful and check what it says before you click to buy.
    Some look most extraordinary . . . But each to his or her own taste!
    http://www.ereaderiq.co.uk/free/
    Happy Kindling!
    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    There is now another seminar on Applying for Senior Leadership on 13th March.
    www.tesweekendworkshop17.eventbrite.com
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  10. marshypops

    marshypops New commenter

    They are almost all romances [​IMG]
    It would be ok if they had a comedy element to them but they're just like mills&boon.
    -
    -
    -
    Anyway, thank you for taking the time and trouble to find the list of freebies :)
     
  11. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well. . . . I did warn you!
    Actually they are not ALL romances or M&B . . . there are some non-fiction ones there that provide interesting reading.
    The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthu...The interesting thing, going baCK to that link, is that there are some new ones added. This would seem to suggest that the link is live and updated, so you'll always get the actual Today's Freebies. ____________________________________________________________TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    There is now another seminar on Applying for Senior Leadership on 13th March.
    www.tesweekendworkshop17.eventbrite.com
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  12. cariad2

    cariad2 New commenter

    The M&B or erotica titles are usually easy to spot, because of the covers. I find the Christian ones more irritating. You can't always tell that they have a strong message, just by reading the blurb - often I'm about to download a book, and then remember to check the reviews, which generally contain a warning for those who don't want a religious message in the novel they're trying to read.
     
  13. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    [​IMG]
    I'll say it again - I did warn you!
    Sorry I didn't download that one - there can be a certain sort of perberse pleasure in reading a Really Awful Book.
    Mr and Mrs Fitzwilliam Darcy.
    Best wishes
    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    There is now another seminar on Applying for Senior Leadership on 13th March.
    www.tesweekendworkshop17.eventbrite.com
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  14. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    I have my 'Pending' folder on the Kindle where I store the downloaded freebies. I check the list regularly and 'buy' any that seem of vague interest. The delete function on the Kindle is a useful tool!
    The Christian M&B books may not be to everyone's taste - I wouldn't enjoy them (although I do read Christian literature - classics such as Ben Hur and Quo Vadis are on my Kindle...and I have a passion for Children's Evangelical Stories)....however, dare I admit this - I have two close relatives who love that sort of fiction. And they keep trying to pass them on to me! One of these relatives is a teacher with an MA - and this is her chosen form of relaxation fiction. It takes all sorts!
     
  15. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Bump for new Kindlers

    _____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    By popular demand! In response to Tessers e-mailing in: another Job Seminar now on Saturday 14th May:
    www.tesweekendworkshop25.eventbrite.com
    The next Moving onto Leadship seminar is Sunday 15th May.
    http://tesweekendworkshop24.eventbrite.com/
    * * * I´m told that although there´s 12 days to go, both of these are nearly full, with extra chairs being actively sought. Book soon or lose your chance!* * *
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  16. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    We scan Amazon.co.uk daily for free Kindle books. On May 5, 2011 at 03:59am PDT we found that the below titles had been newly listed as free.

    *<font size="2" color="#444444">Prices & availability are accurate as of the date and time indicated above, and are subject to change. Any price displayed on the Amazon.co.uk website at the time of purchase will govern the sale of the product.</font>

    <table id="yui_3_2_0_3_1304577462691621"><tr id="yui_3_2_0_3_1304577462691619"><td>[​IMG]</td><td id="yui_3_2_0_3_1304577462691618">Kane and Abel ~ Jeffrey Archer
    </td></tr><tr id="yui_3_2_0_3_1304577462691628"><td>[​IMG]</td><td id="yui_3_2_0_3_1304577462691627">The CV ~ Alan Sugar
    </td></tr></table>
    These are guaranteed NOT Christian M&B . . . .I reckon that both are good "buys" at &pound;0.0p

    _____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    By popular demand! In response to Tessers e-mailing in: another Job Seminar now on Saturday 14th May:
    www.tesweekendworkshop25.eventbrite.com
    * * * I&acute;m told that there is only 1 place left. Book now or lose your chance!* * *

    The next Moving onto Leadship seminar is Sunday 15th May
    BUT NOW SOLD OUT. EXTRA SESSION now arranged for afternoon of Saturday 14th.

    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  17. absolutely loads available free today!
    <table><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Jenny Lopez Has a Bad Week ~ Lindsey Kelk
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>One Deadly Sister (Sandy Reid Mystery Series) ~ Rod Hoisington
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Syndrome ~ Thomas Hoover
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Life Blood ~ Thomas Hoover
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    Day

    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>The Handbag's Tale ~ Louis Bertrand Shalako
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>The Thirteenth
    Unicorn
    ~ W. D. Newman
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>For Sale in Palm Springs (Henry Wright Mystery #1) ~ Albert Simon
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>The Silver Ring ~ Robert Swartwood
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Caribbee ~ Thomas Hoover
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><
    td>Blue Norther ~ Eric Wilder
    </tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Perfect Crime ~ Jack Erickson
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>
    The Samurai Strategy ~ Thomas Hoover
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>The Bellhound - Four Tales of Modern Magic ~ Camille LaGuire
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Spooks And Magic (Alana Weatherbee) ~ Jack Sorenson
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>A Plunder By Pilgrims (A Garrison Gage Mystery) ~ Jack Nolte
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>The Moghul ~ Thomas Hoover
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Summons From a Stranger ~ Debra Diaz
    </td></tr><
    tr><tr><td><
    a href='http://ereaderiq.co.uk/l/B003HKRFFI/A7B2F8DUJ88VZ/kindlefree-21/?r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB003HKRFFI%3Fie%3DUTF8%26tag%3Dkindlefree-21'>[​IMG]</td><td>Miss Anna's Frigate ~ Jens Kuhn
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Looking For Ward ~ Laurel
    Osterkamp

    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td> ~ Michael Gallagher
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    title)
    ~ Debora Geary
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Stealing Flowers ~ Edward St Amant
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>The
    Watchers from within Moments, Revealed
    ~ Mark Paul Jacobs
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Wrongful Death: The AIDS Trial ~ Stephen Davis
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    b> ~
    Alison Pensy
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Stick Dog Wants a Hamburger ~ Tom Watson
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Tommy Top
    Hat
    ~ Scott William Carter
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    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Hard Creek Bridge: a short story ~ Isaac Sweeney
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>In Odder Words ~ Aron Christensen
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>The Visit ~ William Butler
    </td></tr><tr>
    <td>[​IMG]</td><td>The Ancient Lands: Warrior Quest, Search for the Ifa Scepter ~ Jason McCammon
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    ~ Scott William Carter

    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Eliza's Fancy: a faery romance (Part One) ~ Zachary Harper
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    ~ mobi
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    Allen

    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>Forgotten Canyon (A Treasure Hunters Short Story) ~ Lois D. Brown
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  18. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    The daily list of freebies from kindlewatch.uk@jungle-search.com
    is really long today. There are two I am getting for Mrs TG
    <table><tr><td> </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>HAPPILY DIVORCED, or how to rob the robber ~ Benn Flore
    </td></tr><tr><td>[​IMG]</td><td>I D
    o ...
    Every day: Words of Wisdom for Newlyweds and Not So Newlyweds
    </td></tr></table>
    [​IMG]




    _____________________________________________________________

















    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.

















    I
    do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the
    Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive
    summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really
    appreciate.

















    The Job Seminars are all sold out, I'm afraid, but Julia is planning some more later on.


















    A new SLT seminar is available now on 22 May <u>www.tesweekendworkshop32.eventbrite.com</u>, and another is planned for 18 June.


















    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.

















    Look forward to seeing you!

     
  19. RJR_38

    RJR_38 New commenter

    I have just ordered a kindle (yay!!) so this thread will be incredibly useful when it arrives - thanks!
     
  20. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    A new Kindler - join the Happy Kindlers Group!
    The jungle search is just great, great.
    OK, you can get the classics for free, but there are times when sitting down with some light reading is what you need.
    As long as you are quick off the mark, you can often get really good books from their links. Quick, because Amazon often puts the price back up after a few hours.
    Best wishes
    _____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    New <u>Job Seminars</u> on Sunday 26 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates!

    A new <u>Moving into Headship and SLT</u> seminar is on 18 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars


    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.Look forward to seeing you!
     

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