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  1. kashifpk

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    HOw can I get free ebooks.
     
  2. Matth3w

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    By going to the iBooks store and clicking on the top free books. Also sometimes there are specials. Or any PDF you have can be converted to ePub using a free program called calibre.

    Other than that your only options are that BS website that promises thousands of free books for 50 bucks a month or illegally pirating protected books.
     
  3. Bremen

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    Another option is go to http://www.inkmesh.com .... type in a genre... like "fantasy" or whatever... then click the free button to the right. What will come up is a list of free books on the net in that genre.... Any that are available in ePub format will go right into iBooks (via iTunes, drag and drop) since they are all DRM free. For books that are not in ePub, just download to you PC/Mac, and as Matth3w says use Calibre (google it, it's free) to convert to an ePub, and then drag and drop that to your iPad via iTunes....

    Sounds complicated (esp the way I say it...) but it's really not, once you have done it a few times....
     
  4. Matth3w

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    Nope, it's really quite easy as Bremen says :)
     
  5. iVan

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    You could also go to mobileread.com where there is a selection of public domain books with beautiful formating.
     
  6. Bremen

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    Very true.... but I want to be sure the newbes understand that they have to get the books in ePub format so they will work in iBooks... here is a link to those...

    ePub Books - MobileRead Forums
     
  7. Dav

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    Yes and righty so the faster the word gets out the better :), maybe we need some guides? On all things iPad that could be posted by the users for the users?
     
  8. KevinJS

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    Not absolutely true.

    Project Gutenberg ebooks are all out of copyright. Of course, you are not going to find the New York Times best sellers list on there, but there are thousands of titles available, all free to download, legally.
     
  9. Heaviside

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    One major problem: many of the Project Gutenberg books were scanned in by Google---and have handprints obliterating a lot of text, scrambled text (lousy ocr!), and other gross and careless errors!
     
  10. cutnstuf

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    I've been able to transfer pdf's from my computer in Ibooks and open them. Why do I need to convert to epub?

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