Free e-books

For a free e-book, just tweet

By Dan Eldridge
March 5, 2013 // 5 Comments

We’ve been writing quite a bit lately about book publicity tactics, which is probably why a recent tweet about a Pan Macmillan promo caught my eye this morning. The promotion couldn’t be easier: You post a pre-written tweet about a new Richard House series called The Kills, and then [...]

Free Books! Get Your Free E-Books Here!

By libertyc
February 9, 2013 // 6 Comments

Looking for free e-books for your e-reader? Books on the Knob is a great resource. I’m subscribed to the blog in Google Reader, and every day I receive at least five to 10 posts about free or bargain books. Books on the Knob covers lots of different sites—not just Amazon—so whatever your [...]

Free e-book from Publishers Lunch previews upcoming releases from Michael Pollan and others

By Dan Eldridge
February 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

The ever-popular Publishers Lunch website has just released an entirely free e-book, Buzz Books 2013 Spring/Summer. It’s filled with 488 pages of pre-publication excerpts from 28 different titles that are due to be released during the upcoming spring/summer seasons. (A small number of the [...]

Unglue.it Releases Two More Free E-Books (Updated)

By Dan Eldridge
January 22, 2013 // 3 Comments

We’ve written about the Unglue.it project a few times in the past, but here’s a brief explanation for anyone who may not be familiar with the site: It’s essentially a crowdsource-funded campaign that attempts to purchase the copyrights to various books, which it then releases [...]

Kindle Quick Tips: How to Organize Your Free E-Books

By libertyc
January 18, 2013 // 2 Comments

Do you like to “buy” lots of free books, but you don’t want them all downloaded to your Kindle? Not a problem. Try this. 1. Install Kindle for PC (or Mac) on your computer. 2. When you “buy” a free book, have it sent to your Kindle desktop app instead of your Kindle 3. [...]

My 5 Favorite Sources for DRM-Free E-Books, part 2 of 2

By libertyc
October 21, 2012 // 6 Comments

From Part 1: I love DRM-free books! I know that for most people, DRM is an issue they might not think about often; if their books work, they’re happy. But for many more experienced e-book users, it’s an issue to care about. Unless, that is, you buy and read books that are DRM-free. The books [...]

My 5 Favorite Sources for DRM-Free E-Books, part 1 of 2

By libertyc
October 20, 2012 // 3 Comments

I love DRM-free books! I know that for most people, DRM is an issue they might not think about often; if their books work, they’re happy. But for many more experienced e-book users, it’s an issue to care about. If you acquire 100 Amazon e-books and then you buy a Kobo, how are you going [...]

Publisher gives away free e-book with purchase of ticket to movie based on it

By libertyc
July 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

EBookNewser reports on an interesting e-book promotion. The publisher of You Changed My Life: A Memoir is giving away free e-books of the title to anyone who goes (to a participating theater) to see the the movie based on the book between July 27 and August 3. Like the book, the movie The [...]

Marvel to bundle free digital comic downloads with all $3.99 flagship titles

By libertyc
March 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

The idea of throwing in a free e-book copy with purchase of a printed book is one that a lot of book fans have long said they’d like to see publishers try. Well, now one is—though it’s a comic book publisher. Marvel has posted an article on its news blog announcing that, starting in June [...]

Why free Kindle e-books are like a slot machine

By libertyc
December 31, 2011 // 2 Comments

With about a zillion people getting Kindles for Christmas, they’re going to be wanting something to read, and not necessarily for a lot of money, either. I spotted a couple of articles highlighting some of the best works available to read for free on Kindles. One of them offers an intriguing [...]

Daniel Pinkwater serializes his newest novel free on website

By libertyc
September 20, 2011 // 1 Comment

Often hilarious and usually surreal novelist Daniel Pinkwater is serializing his latest work, Bushman Lives, on the book’s website. The first three chapters are up so far, and they definitely continue the surreal and hilarious trend. New chapters will be added every Monday. The book itself [...]

Sharing limitations hold e-books back from wider adoption, research group representatives say

By libertyc
August 26, 2011 // 3 Comments

On PaidContent, Laura Hazard Owen reports on some interesting findings from a Twitter discussion about e-book buyer behavior based on comments from book industry research organization representatives. The research reps suggest that limits on e-book sharing are limiting e-book adoption. The reps [...]

National Academies make all PDF publications available free

By libertyc
June 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

The National Academies—consisting of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council—recently announced that all PDF versions of books published by its members will be available for free download, starting [...]

FreeLiterature.org would like help in scanning a classic ebook

By libertyc
April 8, 2011 // 2 Comments

We’ve reported on Freeliterature.org several times.  It’s one of the best, if not the best,  compilations of free ebook sites on the web.  Now I’ve gotten an email from Marc D’Hooghe of the site asking for help: There is a growing demand on the web, generally at different [...]

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