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#1 defurman

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:59 PM

I would like to download a free book and i'm looking for a safe and secure site to download from. Would appreciate any help.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:01 PM

Many public libraries have online catalogs. Then there is http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 06:24 AM

Hello defurman.

 

Have you used / tried the Overdrive app? The main link is right here and you can search for your local library right from that page.

 

Quite a few people from my local library use it and you can use it on a lot of devices.

 

 

Another app that they've been using is the Freading app, which can be downloaded here.

 

Note: you will most likely need to sign up for an Adobe account and download Adobe Digital Editions, version xx (which, I believe, is how they manage the Digital Rights side of lending these e-books) when and if you start using these e-book type of services.

 

Hope that helps.

 

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 07:26 PM

If you decide to have a look at what your local library service has on offer, the best thing to do is to go and have chat with them. If you don't already have a library card you will certainly need to join the library.

 

You will also need to check if their reading app will work on your hardware - not all the different apps different libraries use work on all platforms, strange but true. And their 'lending' terms vary a lot. My local system allows so many books at once, but they are each for a fixed term, either 21 or 28 days. You cannot 'return' them before the end of this period. The County next door allows you fewer books at once, but lets you 'return' them when you have read them and then borrow more.

 

Also of course, there are places like Amazon who have a proportion of free books, and the publishers themselves sometimes offer older books for free - Baen Books is a very good example - in the expectation that you will return to buy the author's newer works. Seems to work for Baen.

 

I even found a CD in the back of one of Baen's books (a real dead tree book) in my local library containing about 50 of their books and the terms of use were 'Freely copyable for personal use'.

 

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