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GabyBaby posted 7/23/2010 14:55 PM

After the lively discussion on the Nook vs. the Kindle, I thought I'd share a website called "Project Gutenberg" that I use frequently.

The web address is:

For those interested, its a site that offers more than 30,000 FREE ebooks.

The books downloaded on this site can be read using your PC, Nook, Kindle, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, and other portable devices.
Their ebooks can be downloaded in a variety of formats including ePub, Mobipocket, HTML, and simple text.

I just thought I'd share with my fellow bookworms!

ETA: Mods, if this type of linking of sites is off limits, please delete my post and accept my apology!

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 5:49 PM, July 23rd (Friday)]

marzipan posted 7/23/2010 15:54 PM

I love project gutenberg! You can also access the downloads from iBooks.

GabyBaby posted 7/23/2010 17:50 PM

Thanks for the tip on iBooks, Marzipan!

mom of 2 posted 7/25/2010 18:24 PM

Thanks for the site info GabyBaby! My daughter has a Kindle and I passed the website along to her.

stepbuild posted 7/26/2010 18:27 PM

Project gutenberg is a really great site.

Threnody posted 7/30/2010 09:07 AM

I frequently read/refer to classic literature, and PG has been my go-to source for years. I love it! On my phone I currently have a few books, including all of the Sherlock Holmes collections by Doyle. I have hard-bound copies on my shelf, but I carry it on my phone as well for those times I'm stuck somewhere and need to NOT dwell on the waiting.

GabyBaby posted 7/30/2010 10:10 AM

I absolutely LOVE that site!
I visit the site at least once a week just to browse and drool, lol.

I too love classic literature...hell...I love reading PERIOD!

My hubby recently bought a nook for me, so you know I'm loading that puppy up with as many books as it'll hold. Project Gutenberg was my first stop!

wincing_at_light posted 8/7/2010 00:21 AM

In the same vein, if you want free e-books, you really should be checking out

You name the device, they've converted it into that format, and they often have contemporary stuff long before PG gets it converted.

GabyBaby posted 8/7/2010 00:31 AM

Thanks Wincing! I'm on my way to that site right now!

wincing_at_light posted 8/7/2010 08:11 AM


I've developed something of an e-mail friendship with the guy who developed that site after he approached me about converting/hosting some of my novels that I'd released under a Creative Commons license, so I try to help him out with plugs when it's appropriate.

GabyBaby posted 8/7/2010 10:32 AM

I've forwarded the site to a few friends and my brother-in-law who is also a writer.

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