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    Hi all.... since this is the anything goes part of this site I'll ask this anything goes question......

    anyone know of a place where iBooks could be downloaded to the iPad, for free?

    Like a news service like Giganews?

    Thanks much.....
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    I believe that there are free books available through the iBooks app Gutenburg Project catalog. These are out-of-copyright or non-copyright titles, so you won't get anything from the bestsellers list.

    And please don't bring up that scam site that charges $50.00 for the information that I just gave you.
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    figmo,

    Thanks for the info. I will look into it.

    Also what site are you referring to that costs $50.00?
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    That information was valuable. I was always thinking, what is behind that obvious scammer. Thanks for sharing.

    BTW, there are a lot of the Gutenberg books even in the iBook-Store.

    One tip here:

    As the free books don't come with proper covers, I pull up the information about the free book in iTunes and copy and paste the covers from amazon.com
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    kheldour,

    Thanks for the info
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    FYI We call them ebooks not ibooks . Ibooks is the software reading application from Apple for the iPad.
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    iVan,

    iMade a mistake calling them iBooks. iWill be better in the future.

    iPromise.
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    :D I did not mean to be brutal and I'm sorry if it came out that way. Your original question was confusing to me unitl I found out what you meant...;)
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    iVan,

    Don't worry about it. I was not offended. I am glad you corrected me. Now I can call them what they are.... eBooks.

    Not mad at all......

    Rich
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    This forum has been often spammed by people trying to earn a comission from iPadmedia.com or some such name. The unwary who fail to read the TOS find out that they've just spent $50. for freely available info.

    Oh, and by the way, if you download the Kindle book app for iPad you will find free books there, too. Amazon gives away recent titles on a regular basis and makes out of copyright titles available all the time. One possible drawback is that an Amazon account is needed, but since I already have a Kindle it's a natural for me.
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    iBooks itself has about 30,000 free books (mostly classics) and so does Amazon through the Kindle app. I think the iBook ones are better.
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    I am really not seeing where you can download FREE eBooks from either eBook.com or iBook.com.
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    Hi! Im planning to download some ebooks not from iTunes.how can I Sync it to my iPad? :)
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    GoodReader will let you transfer PDF and txt files. See http://good reader.net
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    On your iPad, go into iBooks Store. Type "free" in the search box.

    Same thing with the Kindle app.

    Mostly classics and crappy romance novels, a few teaser excerpts..
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    Just import them into iTunes, same way you would an MP3 bought from Amazon. I've had a iPod for 5 years and an iPhone for 2 and an iPad for 5 weeks. I have never bought a song or book from Apple....

    Do understand though that the books have to be in ePub format (the current standard) and DRM free to read them in iBook. If you can't handle removing the DRM then buy books from Kobo, and use the Kobo app.... Or buy from Amazon and use the Kindle App..... Or buy from B&N and use the Nook app.... Or buy from fictionwise and use the ereader app.....or get PDF's and use Goodreader..... Lot's of options on the iPad. :)
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    Someone sent me an ebook of Dan Brown in PDF file. I have in my iPad a PDF lite app and an ebook reader app. I have tried dragging it but it won't add to my iPad. I know there is something wrong as to what I'm doing. I'm not a techie person. Someone teach me please in some simple instruction. Thank you!:confused::confused::confused:
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    Some PDF files are encoded with DRM and others are locked. Were you able to open that file on your computer?
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    With your iPad attached and iTunes running, select the iPad. Click the apps tab for your iPad. Scroll down, and if the PDF viewer you have supports drag and drop it will be listed. If it is just drag the PDF file into the box next to the app name. If it does not support it, get Goodreader from the app store (best PDF reader)....

    But, as iVan says, if it has some DRM on it, it may not open....
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    yes,i was able to open it in my computer. anything else i have to do? thanks. :confused::confused::confused:

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