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Old 18-10-2016, 17:47   #1
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Free book downloads

I like fantasy and science fiction but any good books would be appreciated. I have one of my favorite books sailing the farm on PFD which is the perfect book to read when you're away from cell signal. But sorry I don't have the link to download it but I found it on this forum.
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Old 18-10-2016, 17:55   #2
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Sparrow here ya go
http://captaintom.coolblogsite.org/d...s/sailfarm.pdf
I posted it over on the prepper boat thread
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Old 18-10-2016, 17:59   #3
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Take a look at Project Gutenberg. You can find lots of free books on Google Books. Also search Baen Books for their free library if you like science fiction and fantasy.

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No more smelly,wet, sticky books for me. For the past few years I've been downloading books from the Toronto Public Library. Great selection.
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Sparrow here ya go
http://captaintom.coolblogsite.org/d...s/sailfarm.pdf
I posted it over on the prepper boat thread
Not pulling anything up.
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Old 18-10-2016, 20:14   #6
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Free Library - Categories
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Old 18-10-2016, 20:40   #7
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The grand-daddy of out-of-copyright books (i.e. free): Free ebooks by Project Gutenberg - Gutenberg
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Not pulling anything up.
Dang heck I even tried to look for it using an old post I did several years ago now the links are dead. I will keep looking
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Old 18-10-2016, 21:21   #9
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Re: Free book downloads

Well not free I find the $10 a month kindle unlimited plan to be pretty nice. That is my monthly entertainment budget. But I read a bit 15 ish books a month, so it's a bargain.

centslessbooks.com is a free site that scans for the free books on amazon.

Baen books, Free Library - Categories has a small free scifi section, it use to be larger.
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Dang heck I even tried to look for it using an old post I did several years ago now the links are dead. I will keep looking
This link still works for it:

http://avoid.rocks/static/files/sailfarm.pdf
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This link still works for it:

http://avoid.rocks/static/files/sailfarm.pdf
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Old 20-10-2016, 00:43   #12
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Re: Free book downloads

A few free sailing books by Webb Chiles
http://www.inthepresentsea.com/the_a...ite/books.html

James Baldwin's free browser book
http://www.atomvoyages.com/books/92-...nd-oceans.html
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The New York Public Library has a newer app for all their digital downloads available. Love to wake at 2 am and be able to grab what you need to read or listen to to get you through the night. We like Project Gutenburg as well.
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Here is a link to several FREE PDF books by Steve Dashew that I highly recommend. They are VERY large books (some are 800 pages) and full of very good information written by a very experienced sailor. I highly recommend these for hours of serious study. SetSail FPB ¬Ľ Free Books

I downloaded all three to my iPad for future reading.

From my POV, the "Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia" (in the link above) by Dashew is a classic worth reading. I read it cover to cover back in 1990 and enjoyed it immensely. Lots of wisdom in those pages!
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For those interested in e-books, there are thriving groups on Facebook where indy authors will post their book, or a link to said, for the purpose of garnering reviews. Books can be had for free in practically any genre. Of course, mostly these are self published, which often means variable quality in terms of writing, editing, formatting, etc.

I run a small publishing house, and we too will provide freebies to people in expectation of a review down the line.

It is now a standard practice in the Indy/Small Publisher arena.

If anyone is interested, I have available (for free) a historical drama (about king Canute/Vikings), a steam punk alternate history and an urban fantasy about witches and magic.

Just let me know if you want a link, and you can get the books for free. Note: These are professionally produced, not self-published...
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