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Old 11-01-2012, 20:26
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I know how to get the 'Top 100 Free Books' up, but is there any easy way of searching for free books (beyond using 'free' as a search term) ?
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Old 11-01-2012, 20:35
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project gutenberg

web archive texts.

Together, about 1.5 million books, downloadable directly as mobi files.
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Old 11-01-2012, 21:45
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I use this link , which I got from the forum at Mobilereads.com .
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:19
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I use this link , which I got from the forum at Mobilereads.com .
Perfect - Thanks...
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Old 12-01-2012, 14:48
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What does Googling "Kindle free books" not give you what you want?
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Old 12-01-2012, 14:58
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What does Googling "Kindle free books" not give you what you want?
You make a valid point, and you would have though that would work, but funnily enough, it doesn't - Which is why I fell back on the expertise of my DS buddies. If you google that, the links it comes up with would appear to give you a list of free books, but it also comes up with books with the word 'free' in their title, and other chargeable books.

VanillaPod's link is the best one so far...
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Old 12-01-2012, 15:10
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I see you're right! Number 26 for example at £1.63
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Old 12-01-2012, 17:58
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If you are into science fiction of all types suggest that you try

http://www.baenebooks.com/c-1-free-library.aspx

Baen books free library, most are currently on sale via assorted books sellers
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Old 12-01-2012, 18:54
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If you use a free programme Calibre you can convert practically any document to format usable by Kindle. You only need a computer and an USB cable for that.
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Old 13-01-2012, 12:14
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If you use a free programme Calibre you can convert practically any document to format usable by Kindle. You only need a computer and an USB cable for that.
Bear in mind that the Kindle will manage .txt and .pdf files anyway, and also .prc/.mobi files from elsewhere (in fact, as I understand it the Kindle files are a modified form of the MobiPocket format, with DRM added).

Top tip: when we go on holiday, I scan all the paperwork, including images of bookings, tickets, passports and licences, and store them all on the Kindle as a backup.
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Old 13-01-2012, 23:21
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As somebody above has already mentioned try Project Gutenburg for quite a selection of classics and I must admit quite a lot of rubbish but worth a look. They currently have 38,000 books to download

A quick browse of the top 100 are

Official Views Of The World's Columbian Exposition by C. D. Arnold and H. D. Higinbotham (2967)
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana (1104)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (976)
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (946)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (784)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (686)
How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict (616)
Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (585)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (560)
Ulysses by James Joyce (542)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (527)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (461)
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli (459)
The Art of War by Sunzi (453)
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (450)
The Bible, Old and New Testaments, King James Version (446)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (443)
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (425)
Dracula by Bram Stoker (409)
Dorothy Dale in the City by Margaret Penrose (405)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (392)
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (379)
The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete by Leonardo da Vinci (371)
The White Crystals by Howard Roger Garis (369)
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (367)
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (364)
Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie (357)
A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift (356)
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (354)
Beowulf (333)
War and Peace by graf Leo Tolstoy (327)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (320)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (318)
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (318)
The Crux by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (303)
English Literature by William J. Long (295)
Moby Dick, or, the whale by Herman Melville (292)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (289)
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (288)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (274)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (272)
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells (269)
The Republic by Plato (268)
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens (266)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (260)
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (256)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (253)
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens (253)
Walden by Henry David Thoreau (248)
The 2010 CIA World Factbook by United States. Central Intelligence Agency (243)
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (242)
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (241)
Dubliners by James Joyce (235)
Emma by Jane Austen (232)
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (232)
Novelas Cortas by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (230)
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein (228)
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 1 by Edgar Allan Poe (226)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (225)
Josefine Mutzenbacher by Felix Salten (223)
The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated by Dante Alighieri (221)
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (221)
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (220)
Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (217)
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (217)
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (217)
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (215)
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith (214)
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (211)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (210)
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (210)
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (209)
On the origin of species by Charles Darwin (200)
The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed (195)
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (194)
Historic Waterways—Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing Down the Rock, Fox, and Wisconsin Rivers (191)
Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont (191)
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 2 by Edgar Allan Poe (191)
The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (190)
The Crystal Crypt by Philip K. Dick (189)
The Romance of Lust by Anonymous (187)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (186)
Diccionario Ingles-Español-Tagalog by Sofronio G. Calderón (186)
My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse (184)
The Call of the Wild by Jack London (182)
Anna Karenina by graf Leo Tolstoy (182)
The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (182)
The Essays of Montaigne — Complete by Michel de Montaigne (181)
The Iliad by Homer (181)
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (180)
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (178)
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (176)
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (175)
Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (167)
Max und Moritz by Wilhelm Busch (163)
Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (162)
Hamlet by William Shakespeare (161)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens (148)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (144)
Andersen's Fairy Tales by H. C. Andersen (144)
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Old 14-01-2012, 20:50
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Try this site: http://www.ereaderiq.co.uk/

I'm subscribed to the daily emails. They're sorted by genre which makes it a doddle to search through.
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Old 03-07-2014, 13:45
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I know this thread is old, but you might also try http://www.fre-ebooks.com. As far as I know eReaderIQ only shows a condensed list of free ebooks now.
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Old 03-07-2014, 15:14
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I know how to get the 'Top 100 Free Books' up, but is there any easy way of searching for free books (beyond using 'free' as a search term) ?
Easy, go to Amazon and the Kindle store and click on say historical fiction then select the filter of pricing low to high and all the books that cost 0.00 are listed first. Downloaded plenty in my time. Amazon still treats it as a purchase but it's a purchase of nothing.

you can do the same for other categories.
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Old 03-07-2014, 15:16
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I find this is the best site for free kindle books.

http://uk.freereadfeed.com/
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Old 04-07-2014, 13:23
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Try http://www.dailyfreebooks.co.uk/
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Old 04-07-2014, 15:33
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The only drawback is that when you sign up for daily e-mails it is too easy to download far too many books! I confess that this is what I have done.

Luckily the e-mails do show how many reviews the books have received and how they have been rated, so you can easily avoid the ones with low scores.
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Old 07-07-2014, 00:32
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Personally I found that most of the free books on Amazon are free because they are crap.

A lot of the Project Gutenberg books are classics of their time. I spend a lot of time there
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Old 28-07-2014, 16:27
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re i love sky's thread try a site called bookbub once registered they email you
with free & limited time offers on selected ebooks theres also your local library for free ebooks & Ezines as with my local library all you need is an app which can be downloaded from google play ot the apple store.
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Old 28-07-2014, 16:30
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re i love sky's thread try a site called bookbub once registered they email you
with free & limited time offers on selected ebooks theres also your local library for free ebooks & Ezines as with my local library all you need is an app which can be downloaded from google play ot the apple store.
I don't think any libraries in the UK let you borrow books for a Kindle.
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