FREE EBOOK RESOURCES

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  • Project Gutenberg has been around for awhile now. The recent web interface to 40,000 downloadable free ebooks looks much like an ILS. You see the search and browse links as well as categories.
  • I typed in “The Prince and the Pauper” and chose a titleNotice the versions for the various devicesAnd notice the four tabs.
  • This is acutally an interface to 500 classics on the Gutenberg site organized by the Colorado library consortium. This is a valuable tool if you wish to download these into your own collection including the availability of MARC records.I will interject that the same titles are always free on Overdrive as well, but if you don’t have overdrive…
  • Unlike Project Gutenberg, here you do need to login and you can actually check out books. I believe all 50 states have joined this project and the site boasts a million free ebooks. There are some catches, and not every title is treated equally for obvious reasons.Again note the interface that looks like an ILS.
  • Books in public domain
  • Books NOT in public domainn
  • Good for writer’s groupsCode of Conduct and they police themselves
  • Kurzweil
  • http://books.google.com/ebooks
  • www.feedbooks.com
  • http://www.smashwords.com
  • www.free-ebooks.net
  • planetebook.com
  • Collection of fiction titles available in several digital formats.
  • .
  • http://craphound.com
  • http://www.baen.com/library
  • http://tryharlequin.com/index.php
  • oceanviewpub.com

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  • 1. MULTIPLE LIBRARY TYPES
  • 2. • Personal reading• Provide materials for patrons• Review copies for purchase evaluation• (Maybe you just like to collect free stuff)
  • 3. Tyndale House Publisherswww.tyndale.com/ebookextra/ebook-promos
  • 4. http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com/Edelweiss is an online book vendor with 111 publisher’s catalogs at the time of these captures.
  • 5. Stanza Kobo
  • 6. Take advantage of Free Fridays andpublishers freebies for the nook, as well as sync between devices
  • 7. Lynnanne PearsonManager of Adult Popular Services Talking about Free eBook Resources Illinois Library Association October 10, 2012
  • 8. eBook Stores
  • 9. Google play
  • 10. • eOriginals Short stories• Free Previews of upcoming best sellers
  • 11. Diesel eBooks
  • 12. Self-Published Books
  • 13. Feedbooks
  • 14. Smashwords
  • 15. Free-eBooks
  • 16. Books on Board
  • 17. Classic eBooks
  • 18. • Project Gutenberg• Open Library• Kindle Store › Free Popular Classics
  • 19. • Novels in the public domain• Small selection of high-quality formatted eBooks
  • 20. • Offering 20,000 titles in 12 formats• 39 different categories to browse• Search by author, title, and tags• Unique reviews and tags
  • 21. Great to find the Pulp Classics
  • 22. Christian Classics Ethereal Library
  • 23. • Over 29,000 titles available in many formats and languages• Search by author, title, genre or language.• Titles from Project Gutenberg and are in the public domain
  • 24. Search Engines
  • 25. Publishers Authors
  • 26. Adobe
  • 27. Cory Doctorow
  • 28. Free eBooks by best selling SF and Fantasy authors:• Larry Niven• Eric Flint• Lois McMaster Bujold• Mercedes Lackey• Elizabeth Moon• John Ringo• Fred Saberhagen• Any many more!
  • 29. Harlequin
  • 30. Poisoned Pen Press
  • 31. Oceanview
  • 32. Sourcebooks
  • 33. Apps
  • 34. Jane Austen
  • 35. Sherlock Holmes
  • 36. Shakespeare
  • 37. Lisa GonzalezElectronic Resources Librarian