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5 Sites With Truly Free eBooks

March 16th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Free, free ebooks, Freebies → 5 Comments

Free ebook sites are so common now that they are not just a dime a dozen, they’re a dime a gross. All of the major ebook stores have free ebooks, and you can find even more free (and legal) sites with a simple Google search.

But sometimes I need a site that has ebooks worth reading, doesn’t have DRM, and doesn’t require an account. And that’s why I put together this list of I go to when I need reading material and am in a hurry.
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Free Music Service NoiseTrade Wants to Help Readers Find Free eBooks and Audiobooks

February 5th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · free ebooks, Freebies, NoiseTrade → No Comments

Looking for a new way to find your next read? Check out NoiseTrade. This website has been enabling musicians to give away their music since 2008, and earlier this week they added ebooks and audiobooks to the mix.
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Free eBook App: Turbo Movie Storybook

August 16th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Appazonia, free ebooks → No Comments

Amazon gives away a free Android app everyday in their appstore, and today’s free app is also an ebook.

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Turbo is a new movie from Dreamworks, and it features a snail that dreams of one day being fast enough to win races:

Turbo Movie Storybook lets fans ride along for the greatest under-snail story of all time. Turbo has big dreams of becoming a race car driver like his hero, Guy Gagné, but his brother Chet doesn’t understand his need for speed. Turbo believes that no dreams are too big and no dreamer too small. Will Turbo make his dreams come true and race in the Indy 500? Join Turbo, Chet, Tito, Whiplash, Smoove Move, Burn, and colorful cast of characters to find out if Turbo can cross the finish line!

This app includes professional narration, images and audio from the movie. It’s only free today, and to get it you’ll first need to install the Amazon Appstore.

McDonalds is Now Giving Away Free eBooks in Portugal

August 13th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · free ebooks → 1 Comment

screen568x568[1]Here in the US we can expect to find cheap plastic junk in McDonalds  Happy Meals, but kids in other parts of the world are more lucky.

McDonalds’ stores in Portugal are now giving away a free interactive ebook with each Happy Meal.
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Freebook Sifter Finds Free eBooks in the Kindle Store and Only in the Kindle Store

August 6th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · free ebooks → 4 Comments

freebooksifterWhen Amazon changed their rules on Amazon affiliates pushing free ebook this Spring many of the more popular free ebook websites abruptly changed to focusing more on discounted paid ebooks. This has left an opening for a new site to move in and Freebook Sifter has done just that.
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5 Free Graphic Novels for Your Kindle

December 31st, 2012 by Nate Hoffelder · free ebooks, Kindle → 6 Comments

5120vjJbCWL._SS500_[1]It’s a new year, and if you’re like me you have new gadgets. It’s time to fill them up with content.

Here are 5 free graphic novels from the Kindle Store and iBookstore. All of these titles can be read on the Kindle Fire Android tablets or on the Kindle iPad and Android apps, and some can even be read on the Kindle ereaders. If you don’t have any of those gadgets you can also read these titles in your web browser.
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NASA Releases Two Free eBooks for iBooks

December 23rd, 2012 by Nate Hoffelder · free ebooks → 1 Comment

We live in an amazing world, and as we learn more about the universe the wonders only increase. On Wednesday NASA shared some of those wonders with us in the form of a couple iPad-only ebooks.
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Author’s eBook Giveaway Runs Afoul of Google Copyright Bots

September 27th, 2012 by Chris Meadows · free ebooks, Freebies, Google → No Comments

pythonbookApparently Google has a problem with its ads being posted on sites that “distribute copyrighted materials.” (Never mind that this should mean they shouldn’t have ads on any sites, given that under the law any material that is created is instantly copyrighted to its creator.) Techdirt’s Mike Masnick posts about technical author Cody Jackson, who decided to give away electronically a book he wrote about the Python programming language as a way to give back to the open source community—which resulted in Google disabling AdSense ads on his site because of this violation of its policy.

Puzzled, Jackson pointed out that he is the author and copyright holder of the work in question, and he had explicitly granted permission for this distribution. No dice, Google said. So he removed the links to torrents on Pirate Bay and Demonoid, even though he felt they were still perfectly legitimate…and Google still refused to reinstate ads on his site, apparently because he had the temerity to mention Pirate Bay and Demonoid—but Google won’t actually explain exactly why.

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Are Free eBooks Killing the Market?

September 10th, 2012 by Rich Adin · free ebooks → 32 Comments

Every day I find another traditional publisher is offering free ebooks. Amazon has made a business out of offering free ebooks. And let’s not forget the many indie authors who are offering their ebooks for free.

What is this doing to the market for ebooks?

I admit that I may be atypical in my buying and reading habits, but I do not think so. I have watched my to-be-read (TBR) pile grow dramatically in the past couple of months from fewer than 300 ebooks to more than 1,100 ebooks. If I obtained not another ebook until I read everything in my TBR pile, at my current average rate of reading two to three ebooks per week, I have enough reading material for between 367 and 550 weeks or 7 and 10.5 years.
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Amazing Stories Celebrates E-Zine Relaunch By Offering Free Issue

August 13th, 2012 by Chris Meadows · DRM, free ebooks, Freebies, publishing news → 4 Comments

amazing-JULY-ISSUE-final-cover-600-e1344678664647.gifAmazing Stories magazine, the oldest SF magazine in the world, stopped publishing in 2005. However, it’s coming back in 2012, and in order to build some publicity, as well as satisfy trademark registration requirements, its publisher is offering a free electronic issue of the magazine to all comers.

Steve Davidson writes that the e-zine will be available for purchase on Amazon and other e-book outlets soon, but if you want a free copy you can send him an e-mail, explaining why you think you deserve a free copy in the body of the message. It is currently available as a PDF, with MOBI and EPUB versions coming soon—and all will be DRM-free.

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