## Free kindle ebooks

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Hotarubi wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:05 am You'd be a big hit at parties.
At least those people make some effort to pretend to be interested in my hobby (of collecting free kindle books) instead of making smart ass remarks.
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You come across any free girl-on-girl grotters?
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xouper
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How to Make a Decision
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079L5MXRY/

I'm having trouble deciding if I should read it.
xouper
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Here's the full title as listed on Amazon:

Horton Hears a Who !: Read the full version of Horton's story, by the famous Dr. Seuss
author: DR. SUSS
publisher: N/A
#1 New Release in Children's Elephant Books

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08R7WMYNR/

And no I'm not making that up.

Apart from the obvious, I didn't know Amazon had a category called "Children's Elephant Books".

I looked inside that ebook and it appears to be a poor quality scan of the original. Not surprisingly, the copyright page is missing.

I'm guessing that book won't be there long. But it's still free as I write this, so get it while you can.

More importantly, it still counts towards my goal of collecting a million. Over the years I have gotten many hundreds of free kindle books that are no longer available on amazon. Go figure.
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DR SUSS?

I would have grabbed it if it was legit.
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xouper
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In yesterday's haul of free kindle books from amazon was this "gem":

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08S26XVQW/

I mean, what's the point of reverse psychology if you don't fall for it?

I didn't actually read all 71 pages. Seemed like a waste of time.

If I am to be charitable, perhaps the book was intended to be some kind of humor. I assume the author had fun writing it, else why bother. And hey, who knows, maybe there is someone out there who might like this kind of avant garde literary "art".

Free yesterday. Today: 99 cents. Buyer beware.

One of the unexpected "joys" of my hobby is seeing goofy shit like this on occasion. Apparently I am easily amused.
xouper
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xouper wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:31 pm In yesterday's haul of free kindle books was this curious item:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08R7WMYNR/

I'm guessing that book won't be there long. But it's still free as I write this, so get it while you can.
Still there on Amazon, but now it's $7.50 if you want to buy this rip-off of the original. xouper Posts: 9751 Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:52 am Title: mere ghost of his former self ### Re: Free kindle ebooks Here's another one I got for free: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08F2NHGRH/ Granddaddy’s Secrets for Authorpreneurs Book Three: How to Sell More Books in Just 30 Days Apparently one of his "secrets" is to split a 300 page book into three separate 100 page books, offer #1 and #3 for free, and charge$1.99 for #2.

I guess I'll just have to wait and see if he offers #2 for free sometime in the future. I already have several of his other books (for free), but not yet all of them.

P.S. Learned a new word, though. Apparently "authorpreneur" is a nice euphemism for "couldn't find a publisher so I published it myself".
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Easy to publish yourself, all you need is a server.
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xouper wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:18 am P.S. Learned a new word, though. Apparently "authorpreneur" is a nice euphemism for "couldn't find a publisher so I published it myself".
Outside of vanity publishing (which is of course a scam) there are authors who publish themselves for perfectly honorable reasons. E. g. some like running the whole process from writing and typesetting to running old-school printing presses and bookbinding. More modern ones go through "print on demand" services like Lulu.

There is also a whole network of "micro publishers" in France (and, I presume, similarly in the US), often people in the printing business but not necessarily, who only accept books they like and then sell outside of commercial networks/bookshops. They have now their catalogs online and you buy directly from them.

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