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Good ibooks that are free

Discussion in 'iBooks' started by amandaipad, Jul 17, 2011.

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    Hi I am looking for good books that I can read for free in iBooks?
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    "Good" is pretty meaningless without more info. Why not just go to the store and browse the free books for yourself?
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    It really depends on what you like reading. The majority of freebies in iBooks are classic literature -- so if you dig the Bröntes, Austen, Dickens, etc., you're in luck!
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    Well I have browsed the free books millions of times. All i was looking for your suggestions in the free book section.
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    I downloaded the free Kindle app and that allows me to download books from Amazon, a number of which are free.
    SCCAguy
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    A few of my favorites:
    Wuthering Heights - Emily Brönte
    Grimm's Fairy Tales
    Dracula - Bram Stoker
    Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
    The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
    David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

    Hope that helps! :)
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    Kipling

    - The Jungle Book
    - The Second Jungle Book
    - Kim
    - Captains Courageous
    - Puck of Pooks Hill

    Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) {read this because it's mentioned in Have Space Suite Will Travel by Heinlein) it's funny in a very British way, even if, as I'm certain, I missed most of the historical references.

    Just about anything by Zane Grey (Westerns mostly)

    I'm not a fan of creepy myself, but Edgar Allen Poe's stuff is mostly free.

    Lots of Mark Twain is good for the heart and humor.


    Classic Science Fiction by:

    - H. Beam Piper
    - Jules Verne
    - Edgar Rice Burroughs
    - Philip K. Dick (some titles are free)


    Other:

    Poems of William Blake
    A Boy's Will by Robert Frost
    Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
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    Baen Books Science Fiction & Fantasy - Home Page has a lot of free sci fi books for download. If they don't have ibook version I have had great success with calibre converting .mobi versions to ibook compatible formats.

    After that you can either add them to itunes and sync them to ibooks. Usually I just upload them to dropbox and use the goodreader app to "open them in ibooks"

    These are books that Baen publishing have released for free in hopes that it will encourage you to purchase others in the the series or others by the author.
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    I love that site. I have lots of books from them, both free and paid for. And they don't fool around with the free books either. Popular books by top authors, most of them. Almost all titles are available in ePub, which is what you need for direct import to iBooks.

    I recommend downloading and adding them directly to iTunes. Other methods will not back up automatically, so if you use them (DropBox, email, etc.) be sure to keep copies on the computer elsewhere for safe keeping. The free books rotate, so you may not be able to go back and get it again later.

    And show your appreciation if you can. If you don't see a book you want to buy, they have a donation button for the free library. A couple of dollars is a drop in the bucket considering what the site offers.

    BTW, don't use Safari to go there. Unless they've fixed it, Safari doesn't like the site much.
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    fifth imperium has a data base of most the ebook cds that baen has released with some of the first print books you can view the isos individual files or just download the iso of the cd it has a lot of extras. Check out some of Ringo's cd's and listen to march of cambreath
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    Good to know. I have two of those CD's, bought when I had more money and couldn't force myself to wait for the paperback. ;)
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    Just get them! What genre do you like?
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    Free Stories

    Two Freebies I just ran across if you like short stories


    The Handshake

    The Blue Train to Heaven
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    The TV show on HBO girls has an interesting book simply for the high production value. There is an embedded Twitter feed as well as interviews with the cast. Very cool. Although I hate the show.
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    dan brown books
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    Dan Brown books are not free.

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