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How Often Do You Check Amazon For Free E Books?

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Offline ElaineG Reading Standers by Dale Brumfield
26 Nov 2013, 01:54 PM | Post: #21

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RE: How Often Do You Check Amazon For Free E Books?

I used to check every single day when I first got my Kindle, now I have a look once a week, if that. Nearly two years ago you could almost certainly guarantee picking up a decent read in the free book list, but over the past year the standard of what is on offer has gone completely downhill and it got harder and harder to find something decent. What looked to be OK from the description and cover just turned out to be a pile of pooh, full of typos and grammatical errors on too many occasions for me. Now I am more fussy = I always use the click inside feature and follow that by a sample now, so I only get something which I know I am going to read and hopefully enjoy. I know epublishing has opened up a whole new world for would-be authors - but really sometimes some people need reminding that just because you can do something, doesn't mean you necessarily should.
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RE: How Often Do You Check Amazon For Free E Books?

(26 Nov 2013 01:54 PM)ElaineG Wrote: Wrote:  ... but really sometimes some people need reminding that just because you can do something, doesn't mean you necessarily should.
Quite. I tell the duck that all the time. The little bugger won't listen. 'Publish and be damned' is his motto. Undecided
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26 Nov 2013, 04:17 PM | Post: #23

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RE: How Often Do You Check Amazon For Free E Books?

I rarely bother with the free books lists - there's just too much dross to sift through. But I do pay attention to what people post here - if they've made the effort to seek out a little UK forum, I'm quite often prepared to give their book a go, particularly if they are on-genre (i.e. SF/F/YA/PA etc). Otherwise I've got several years worth of unread books on my kindle, many of which were not "cheap" (i.e. > £2) and I'm happy just topping that up with "our" authors and my regular reading list.
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26 Nov 2013, 05:25 PM | Post: #24

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RE: How Often Do You Check Amazon For Free E Books?

I check free book lists every day, but then I do edit a free book newsletter!
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26 Nov 2013, 05:58 PM | Post: #25

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RE: How Often Do You Check Amazon For Free E Books?

(26 Nov 2013 03:48 PM)Scribbler Wrote: Wrote:  
(26 Nov 2013 01:54 PM)ElaineG Wrote: Wrote:  ... but really sometimes some people need reminding that just because you can do something, doesn't mean you necessarily should.
Quite. I tell the duck that all the time. The little bugger won't listen. 'Publish and be damned' is his motto. Undecided
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RE: How Often Do You Check Amazon For Free E Books?

(26 Nov 2013 05:58 PM)Jonathan Hill Wrote: Wrote:  The world would be a poorer place without 'The Dinner Party'! Wink
Many thanks, Jonathan.
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27 Nov 2013, 05:35 PM | Post: #27

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RE: How Often Do You Check Amazon For Free E Books?

I check it when I need to download a new book. However, I am generally disappointed with what is on offer so I end up buying one.
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02 Jul 2014, 01:25 PM | Post: #28

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RE: How Often Do You Check Amazon For Free E Books?

It's getting more and more difficult to find quality free ebooks. I'm working on a website (http://www.fre-ebooks.com) that lists the free ebooks from Amazon and allows you to search through them. In the future I hope to find a way to filter out all of the garbage romance books which make it difficult to find all the good ones.
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RE: How Often Do You Check Amazon For Free E Books?

This post was last modified: 02 Jul 2014 04:13 PM by Anna Faversham.
Never.

I have enough on my Kindle to keep me going at my customary snail pace. I do pick up bargains via KUF and IBB. I've picked up three this week. There's a measure of vetting like that.

And for particular books, I'll probably get round to using Joo's suggestion (which I've bookmarked) which alerts you to stuff you'd like.
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