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Old 03-08-2011, 06:11 PM   #21
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You guys should make a daily habit of visiting Kindle Review – Kindle 3 Review, Kindle vs Nook, where many free and low-cost Kindle books are posted every week. Seriously -- I ain't a-spammin' ya.

Here's one of many posts: 50 Free Books in the Kindle Store

50 Free Books in the Kindle Store « Kindle Review – Kindle 3 Review, Kindle vs Nook
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This one appeared today. It gets good reader reviews, and the first few pages that I've read are funny.

Amazon.com: Fat,Forty,Fired: One Man's Frank,Funny,and Inspiring Account of Losing His Job and Finding His Life eBook: Nigel Marsh: Kindle Store
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Thanks for this referral. About 2/3 through this book and have really enjoyed. While it deals with a 40ish guy dropping out of a high pressue job to take a year of sabattical "awakening", many of his "discoveries" will resonate with the ER crowd and making the change from a life of w*rk.
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I have found most of the free books are either classsics or not that great but the under $5 books are great .
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:14 AM   #24
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Finally - a free e-book that I can identify with.

Amazon.com: The Beer Devotional eBook: Jess Lebow: Kindle Store
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:06 AM   #25
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I haven't looked at this one:

Amazon.com: 15 Expert Lessons for Retirement Planning (Collection) eBook: Steve Weisman, Liz Pulliam Weston, James Walker, Moshe A. Milevsky, Frank Armstrong, Linda H. Lewis, Paul Brown, Bonnie Kirchner, Trent A. Hamm: Kindle Store
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:24 AM   #26
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This one looks quite good:

Amazon.com: You've Gone Too Far This Time, Sir! eBook: Danny Bent: Kindle Store
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Amazon.com: What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex (Blank Inside) eBook: Shed Simove, Sheridan Simove: Kindle Store

This book is blank. It is 200 blank pages.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:46 AM   #28
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The reviews are pretty funny! Someone is looking for the audio format.
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I just got these three:

The Beatles: Fifty Fabulous Years Kindle Free Book
The Raven & Other Classic Poe Stories (Kindle Edition with Audio/Video)
Expelled (Roger Ward Trilogy) Kindle Free Book

I remember reading a bunch of Poe stories long ago, and discovering what a great story teller he was, so I'm looking forward to reading him again.
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Poe was stationed for a time on the island where I grew up. We lived a couple of blocks from the fort and lots of stuff around here is named for his stories, like Gold Bug Island. Thanks for the heads-up.
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I like to read book series in order so went ahead and bought the first book of the Roger Ward trilogy based on the description of the third book. Hope they turn out to be good but only 99 cents each for books one and two so not out a lot if it doesn't work out. Thanks for the alert.

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The Beatles: Fifty Fabulous Years Kindle Free Book
The Raven & Other Classic Poe Stories (Kindle Edition with Audio/Video)
Expelled (Roger Ward Trilogy) Kindle Free Book

I remember reading a bunch of Poe stories long ago, and discovering what a great story teller he was, so I'm looking forward to reading him again.
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I just finished Amazon.com: Expelled (Roger Ward Trilogy) eBook: Clayton Spann: Kindle Store. It was not engrossing -- I rate it a 7/10.

Something I've seen with a few of these free Kindle books is that the proofreading is terrible -- as if no one proofread. There is a typo every 10 pages or so, and in this book, many of the typos were distracting.

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"Like the Maria, once they got you in you could never get out." (should be "Mafia").

"Just right he signed up for, right?"

"Thrust would have to be kept below way design minimums..."
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Much like reading an Internet forum... ;-)
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There are some books that look good today:

Pipes: Free ebooks on Kindle from Amazon

I got On the Run, Late Rain, and A Good Clean.
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I just noticed that "Saving for Retirement without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery", by Gail MarksJarvis, is free for the Kindle and I thought maybe it could be relevant for some here.

http://www.amazon.com/Retirement-without-Winning-Lottery-ebook/dp/B000RH0DTO/ref=zg_bstf_154606011_1

I am already retired, so I don't plan to read it. However, a review says
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:22 PM   #36
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I noticed today that my library is now lending books for Kindle.

When I complete the check-out, clicking on the download button took me to a download page at Amazon. The text there said only download via wifi or USB is supported, not via 3G.

I tried it via wifi and it seemed to be a bit slower than ususal, but worked.
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I noticed today that my library is now lending books for Kindle.

When I complete the check-out, clicking on the download button took me to a download page at Amazon. The text there said only download via wifi or USB is supported, not via 3G.

I tried it via wifi and it seemed to be a bit slower than ususal, but worked.
Do the books expire? What kind of selection do you get?
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Does anyone still have a copy of that Fat, Forty and Fired ? It speaks to me on a couple of different levels (snicker) but as usual I`ve missed the boat on downloading for free. Thanks in advance.
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Do the books expire? What kind of selection do you get?
I did not find any statistics on how many Kindle books are available, but just browsing through the selections, it looks like wherever there is an Adobe EPUB or Adobe PDF link, there is also a Kindle download link. They have the same lending period as other ebooks (14 days).

Ours is not a large library system; I am guessing between 5000 and 8000 are available, judging from looking at the counts in the various categories. I also have access to the Boston Public library digital catalog, but I have not logged on to find out about Kindle availability on that system yet.

The FAQ section on my library site has not been updated yet with any indication of whether you can return a Kindle shows as loaned out to mebooks te early – I hope I discover some method to do this with Kindle books as volume early. I did delete a book from my Kindle today that I had borrowed yesterday, but it still well., so apparently that does not result in an early return. I am able to return borrowed Adobe books early – I hope I discover some method to do this with Kindle books as well.

Update:
The borrowed books appear on my "Manage Your Kindle" page on Amazon, with a notation of "public library" beside them. The Actions dropdown box has a "return this book" option. I did that on the volume I wanted to return, and it no longer shows on my Library site as loaned out to me. (Yay!)
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