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Lsbcal 03-08-2012 05:08 PM

Ebook publishers and price fixing
 
Just saw this in the news:
U.S. reportedly warns Apple, e-book publishers about price-fixing - latimes.com

Hopefully some of those prices on older non-fiction will start to come down.

BTW, I put in an order for a Kindle Fire today. Our first EReader, as we're planning a trip and need to pack light. We got a library card from a city in our state that seems to have a reasonable ebook license collection. But I'll be a newbie to scouting out bargains on ebooks.

Moemg 03-08-2012 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Lsbcal (Post 1170538)
Just saw this in the news:
U.S. reportedly warns Apple, e-book publishers about price-fixing - latimes.com

Hopefully some of those prices on older non-fiction will start to come down.

BTW, I put in an order for a Kindle Fire today. Our first EReader, as we're planning a trip and need to pack light. We got a library card from a city in our state that seems to have a reasonable ebook license collection. But I'll be a newbie to scouting out bargains on ebooks.


If you go to the Amazon web site they have a daily deal for a kindle book . It is usually $1.99 . They also have a free app every day for the kindle fire .

Lsbcal 03-08-2012 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Moemg (Post 1170544)
If you go to the Amazon web site they have a daily deal for a kindle book . It is usually $1.99 . They also have a free app every day for the kindle fire .

I'll check out the free app deal, thanks. Am unlikely to go for an ebook deal just on price as I'm pretty selective in my reading -- because I'm picky and a slow reader to boot. :)

MissMolly 03-08-2012 06:39 PM

You can also check out this site. They list hundreds of free ebooks everyday. The list is updated hourly. Although you have to pick and choose, I have downloaded many books I have enjoyed reading. And you can't beat the price.

Free Books for Your Kindle | eReaderIQ.com

KiraC 03-09-2012 07:02 AM

If you check this list regularly you will see the top 100 best sellers (paid list and a FREE list). You can also click on the categories on the left side of the screen to filter down the top paid and free books by areas of interest (ex. Non-Fiction, Business and Investing, Mystery, etc). I've downloaded hundreds of free books to my kindle and discovered some awesome new authors. I do check the list daily because sometimes the free books are only listed for a short time.

I also use my local library card to check out more popular authors books for free.
Enjoy!

Chuckanut 03-09-2012 08:11 AM

My local library offers e-books for free. The usual check out period is 3-4 weeks. Barnes and Noble also has a number of books one can download for free to the Nook.

Here:

The NOOK Blog - Barnes & Noble Book Clubs

and here:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Free-eBooks/379003078/

I very much enjoy reading on the Nook. The e-ink is a delight. And the battery will last for weeks without needing a recharge. Very nice.

Gotadimple 03-09-2012 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by MissMolly (Post 1170570)
You can also check out this site. They list hundreds of free ebooks everyday. The list is updated hourly. Although you have to pick and choose, I have downloaded many books I have enjoyed reading. And you can't beat the price.

Free Books for Your Kindle | eReaderIQ.com

To add to this, try MobileRead Forums Their Deals and Freebies forums lists free and low cost books for Kindle and Nook devices every day.

For Nook readers, B&N has Free Fridays with a free book listed in their blog. The blog also compiles all free books for Nooks found in the previous week.

-- Rita

Lsbcal 03-09-2012 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by KiraC (Post 1170682)
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I also use my local library card to check out more popular authors books for free.

Our county library is behind and only now budgeting for ebooks. So we went to another county library system nearby and got library cards. It turned out the librarian we talked to did not know about their contract that did not allow for non-residents to check out ebooks.

Then I called a couple of city libraries in our state and they definitely will allow in-state people to use their ebooks. So well be getting a San Francisco library card pretty soon when we drive into the city. They seem to have a pretty good selection of ebooks. DW is also excited about their audiobooks because she listens to them while doing artwork.

TromboneAl 03-09-2012 10:47 AM

My library system is a bit complex and restricted, but here's how I use it. I put three books (max allowed) on the waiting list, and all others I find on the wish list. When a book on the waiting list becomes available, I check it out and move a book from the wish list to the waiting list.

If you are reading a Kindle book and it is about to expire, you can turn off your wifi (e.g. Airplane mode) when you run the kindle reader app, and it won't expire.

Lsbcal 03-09-2012 11:01 AM

Thanks Al. I wondered what the wish list was for and it's nice to know about the non-expire option for times of last chapter desperation (and slow readers).


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