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How many free ebooks did you download for Read an Ebook Week?
#21  dreams 03-10-2010, 03:59 PM
I'm a big supporter of indie authors, but I've become much more selective in what I download to read.

If the book has been read and mentioned by members, I'll check it out. Of course, if I have read other books by the same author (and liked them), I'll get more by the same author.

I don't check reviews on Amazon, instead, I check for independent bloggers reviewing the books. I look for at least 3 to 5 reviews on different sites, before making a decision to buy.
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#22  fugazied 03-10-2010, 04:31 PM
More than 50! Wow!

Personally I read 1 hehe. There are only so many hours in the day.
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#23  Moejoe 03-10-2010, 04:35 PM
Zero. I'm afraid I reached saturation point months ago with free books (most of which I deleted after realising I'll never read them).
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#24  lene1949 03-11-2010, 03:14 AM
Just a handful... I only download, what I want to read... I think..
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#25  neilmarr 03-11-2010, 08:59 AM
Ebooks don't go off, though, Lene. And they don't take up shelf space. Why not take advantage of this week's offers and stock up your library for later? Cheers. Neil
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#26  despgreene 03-12-2010, 08:40 PM
Quote ficbot
I had such fun with the freebies over at Smashwords. I downloaded (slowly---they must be getting a ton of hits!) anything that looked remotely interesting and I plan to go back and tip the authors for the ones I wind up enjoying. I am a little embarrassed to admit how many new books I got!

I was especially pleased to get the two first books in the series by Connie Shelton, they looked interesting before but she never had any of it for sample so I ignored. Now, I can try them out! There was also an anthology called 'Scairy Tales' that looked interesting.

So, how about the rest of you, how many freebies have you downloaded? Any you are particularly looking forward to?
Are you one of the one hundred and fifty who downloaded my books ??

www.smashwords.com/profile/view/desgreene
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#27  despgreene 03-12-2010, 08:43 PM
Quote dreams
I'm a big supporter of indie authors, but I've become much more selective in what I download to read.

If the book has been read and mentioned by members, I'll check it out. Of course, if I have read other books by the same author (and liked them), I'll get more by the same author.

I don't check reviews on Amazon, instead, I check for independent bloggers reviewing the books. I look for at least 3 to 5 reviews on different sites, before making a decision to buy.
If you only rely on previous reviews then the ebook you may best like may escape you....
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#28  Bremen Cole 03-12-2010, 08:52 PM
None.... In general for me, I find that the free stuff is impulse, and I seldom actually read it. Most of it for me is just not that interesting, and with limited time I would rather read what I actually want to read.... and I have a ton of books to read... love those ebooks
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#29  ficbot 03-12-2010, 09:17 PM
Quote despgreene
Are you one of the one hundred and fifty who downloaded my books ??
Maybe. I can't get into Smashwords to see the link you provided. I guess they are still overwhelmed from the interest.

I did download a lot of stuff. I have already deleted three of them because I read the first few pages and was not impressed. One, I am reading now and it's pretty good. Not 'best book ever' maybe, but pretty good. It's about Pompeii.
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#30  tech_au 03-12-2010, 11:52 PM
I didn't download any as I have too many to read already Around 180 on my reader at present.
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