Free e-book site of the week

September 3, 2008 at 1:05 am Leave a comment

You knew I was going to talk about eBooks.

I’m a big fan of e-books because they reduce paper usage and they reach far far far. Nothing against dead tree books – I still buy them – but e-books have so much more going for them. Now if only the manufacturers would work on the universality of their devices, they’d be almost perfect.

There are many many sites giving away free e-books and I’ll be highlighting some as I blog along.

First plug is, of course, for – a site for free lesbian e-books that I co-produce with the support of a righteous team of fabulous lesbians. We produce real books, only in electronic format, and all our books are free. Check us out.

Second plug is for The Project Gutenberg (presumably named after Johannes Gutenberg, father of the modern mechanical printing press who helped democratise the dissemination of information). Founded by Michael Hart, Project Gutenberg aims simply to ‘To encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks.’ Their catalogue has tonnes of free books available online, with stacks more from their partners and affiliates. PG has sister sites in Europe, Scandinavia and Australia (Yes!). Not only do they collate books, they also hold film and music.

Third plug is for e-book site of the week, Diesel ebooks. They’ve handily put together a long list of public domain books in MobiPocket format; over 700 books, mate, and they’re all free. [Diesel is an ebook store]

Why am I talking up free e-books? Because I want people to read, and if handing out freebies gets more people back into reading then I’m all for it.


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