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Cheapest place for eBooks?

Is there a cheaper resource for eBooks than Amazon's Kindle shop, or are they all much the same? And can you put non-Amazon Kindle books on a Kindle??

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 25, 2012 at 12:01

They are all the same. One may have an offer the others don't have and vice versa...but overall? You can put a non-Kindle book on a Kindle. Amazone use the .mobi format. But Calibre is a free ebook management program for PC, Mac and Linuux. It can convert all ebook formats. http://calibre-ebook.com/

A problem is that ebooks you buy are usually DRM protected. So, an epub bought from iTunes won't play on a kindle...etc etc It IS very outrageously annoying!
We've been through the nonsense with MP3 that are now usually sold DRM-free...so, hey, lets go through it all again...DRM and dozens of proprietary formats.
It's like they're asking us to break the law!
Anyway...personally I prefer iTunes for browsing for books.

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 27, 2012 at 11:16

Try using Google first. There are a lot of websites that upload eBooks for free. You will not get latest and greatest, but there are free classics around. iTunes, Amazon, B&N charge even for a Bible - they would be my last resort, unless you want something that was released yesterday.

Or you can get eBooks old fashioned way, before there was iTunes or Amazon.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 27, 2012 at 12:12

Try using Google first. There are a lot of websites that upload eBooks for free. You will not get latest and greatest, but there are free classics around. iTunes, Amazon, B&N charge even for a Bible - they would be my last resort, unless you want something that was released yesterday.

Or you can get eBooks old fashioned way, before there was iTunes or Amazon.


True. In most of the World, books are copyrights free after 70 years. So do NOT pay anything for classics! (search Project Gutenberg e.g.) Most are legally available for zip.
Also: Yes, google around. A lot of LEGAL ebooks vendors offer intro offers. You sign up, get a book or 2 free. No commitment. I just got 2 audible audiobooks for nuddin' - £40 retail between the 2! :D

Pondlife  Jul. 27, 2012 at 15:19

http://blogs.which.co.uk/technology/tablets-ebooks/who-sells-the-cheapest-ebooks/

As Which points out that most are very close in price on the whole.

Worth remembering that in the uk at least there's VAT on ebook unlike normal ones as which mention and I keep forgetting

Pondlife  Jul. 29, 2012 at 00:17

Kindle store daily deal email is worth subscribing to, picked up hhgttg "trilogy" on there for precious little outlay.

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