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#1 Peter Creasey

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:29 PM


There are literally countless free eBooks on the web so it is hard separating the wheat from the chaff.

Which ones might you recommend as "don't miss!"? (Or if "don't miss!" is too stringent of a qualifier, then which books are just recommended?)

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#2 Peter Creasey

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 01:30 PM


Preparing to Sell E-Books, Google Takes on Amazon


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Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:27 PM


QUOTE
Here’s a riddle: How do you make your book a best seller on the Kindle?

Answer: Give copies away.

That’s right. More than half of the “best-selling” e-books on the Kindle, Amazon.com’s e-reader, are available at no charge.

Although some of the titles are digital versions of books in the public domain — like Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” — many are by authors still trying to make a living from their work.


Best Sellers Don't Need to Sell


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:31 PM

I have to say.. I am just in awe of the idea that you can receive books on your Kindle via the library.. Last night was the first time I got to do it. About three weeks ago I reserved a book and just assumed that I had done it wrong. Last night, i received the notification that my book was available. It was super easy, I had the book within seconds. It's amazing.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:10 PM

I just started doing that ,too. (Downloading books from the library). Very cool. AND , you don't have to return them! They just disappear...
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:46 PM

i'm think i just save close to a thousand dollars a year.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:38 PM

thought you'd like to know about the March free e-book selection, Pilgrimage to the End of the World: The Road to Santiago de Compostela by Conrad Rudolph.

Spring is the season for a pilgrimage, observed Chaucer. The March e-book traces the famous Camino de Santiago—the Way of St. James—a pilgrimage route from La Puy in France, through the Pyrenees, to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. It’s a route followed by millions from medieval times to the present (and was also followed by Martin Sheen in the 2010 film, The Way.) Rudolph’s book is at once travel guide, literary work, historical study, and memoir.


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SOAC . . .
. . "for the discreet and refined enjoyment of uncommon wine . .
. . . . and victuals and the companionship accruing thereto" . . . .