A Monday Giveaway Where Everybody Wins!
Here at the Writers Lens we have giveaways all the time, readers enter throughout the week and win at the end of the week. We love having them, but today we wanted to allow everyone to have that winning experience!
The Writers’ Lens is giving away EBOOKS!
I know we're giving away stuff that's already free, but that won't stop us from showcasing free ebooks. Plus classical novels are cool.
The links provided are a few suggestions of some great novels from classical literature that can be found for free. These are from Google Books, an excellent source for free books.
To get your free ebook, follow the link to the Google Books page; on the left hand side of the screen you will see a red button that says, “read ebook – free”, or something similar. You have two choices at this point. You can click the button which will take you to Google Play, Google’s E-reader, where you can sign up to get more free ebooks and get these books in any format. Or, you can hover your pointer over the button (but do not click it) and an option to get the book as a PDF will appear. You do not have to sign up for Google Play if you only want the PDF.
If you don’t like one of these, then we highly recommend you search for your favorite – but a word of caution: not all ebooks on Google Books are free. Only books that no longer carry a copyright under US Law are available for free.
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Vol 1 by Sir Author Conan Doyle
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas – this version is a reprint from 1922 http://books.google.com/books/about/The_three_musketeers.html?id=GFIPAAAAQAAJ
Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – this version is from 1846 http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Count_of_Monte_Cristo.html?id=RyEEAAAAQAAJ
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – this version is from 1869 http://books.google.com/books/about/Alice_s_Adventures_in_Wonderland.html?id=btIQAAAAYAAJ
The Merry adventures of Robin Hood of Great renown, in Nottinghamshire – this version is from 1911 http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Merry_Adventures_of_Robin_Hood_of_Gr.html?id=eSEfAAAAMAAJ
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain – this version is from 1881 http://books.google.com/books/about/The_adventures_of_Tom_Sawyer.html?id=yBYmAAAAMAAJ
There are a few other places to find free ebooks:
Project Gutenberg – http://www.gutenberg.org/
Kindle Free E-Books – http://www.amazon.com/Totally-Free-kindle-Books/lm/R27UG52OAM3TFX
Free Books for the Nook – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Free-eBooks/379003078/
The Local Library – many allow you to check out ebooks or just read the traditional paper copies – libraries rule!