Monday, 20 September 2021

Free eBooks

 eBooks are a great way to read  - sure, they can be consumed on phones, tablets, PC screens but it is with a dedicated eInk device that they really come to life - to my mind, eReaders are the only way to read eBooks and I'd never part with my beloved Kindle Oasis.

 Once you've got the hardware it's time to stock it up with loads of shiny new eBooks. You can get an entire library in your pocket and free eBooks are a great way to quickly build up a collection.

However downloading free eBooks from the web is not without risky - malware,trogans and all manner of virus can be lurking so here is a common sense way to get oddles of free eBooks without the risk.

Project Gutenberg is a great resource with stacks of eBooks you can download for free - more than 50,000 in fact. The entire Sherlock Holmes series can be found there - thanks to the work of volunteers who scan old out of copyright classics and convert them into workable files the website has a vast collection for all eReader owners to enjoy. And there's no malware at all.

Joining Amazon Prime is another way to get loads of free eBooks for your device -  Remember, you don't need an actual Kindle device but can download the free Kindle App to your phone or tablet and take advantage of the vast library that way. This is a great place to stock up on free audiobooks, which are a great way to pass the time while commuting. If you are on Amazon Prime then subscribing to Kindle Unlimited is a no-brainer - Kindle Unlimited is kind of the Netflix for books.

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