Entries Tagged as 'free ebooks'
February 5th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · free ebooks, Freebies, NoiseTrade → No Comments
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.
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.
August 13th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · free ebooks → 1 Comment
August 6th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · free ebooks → 4 Comments
December 31st, 2012 by Nate Hoffelder · free ebooks, Kindle → 6 Comments
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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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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September 27th, 2012 by Chris Meadows · free ebooks, Freebies, Google → No Comments
Apparently 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.
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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August 13th, 2012 by Chris Meadows · DRM, free ebooks, Freebies, publishing news → 4 Comments
Amazing 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.
August 7th, 2012 by Nate Hoffelder · free ebooks → No Comments
The NYPL is one of the oldest and largest public libraries in the US, and the nice thing about their size and age is that they have an extensive archive of old and rare books, images, and more. Yesterday they announced plans to digitize selections from their image gallery archives and make them available via iBooks. The first title has already been released.
The inaugural issue, Kenn Duncan’s Male Photography, features the photographer’s stunning portraits of male actors of the late 1960s – 1980s, such as Christopher Walken, William Hurt, and Sal Mineo, and is a perfect complement to the Library’s 2008 collaboration on Divas!, which highlighted Duncan’s images of actresses such as Bette Midler, Angela Landsbury, and others.
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