Authors' fury at website offering free book downloads

Authors including Philip Pullman, Robin Stevens and Maz Evans are "furious" about a website offering free illegal downloads of their books. OceanofPDF.com offers users free PDF or Epub downloads of some bestselling authors’ books, including eight Philip Pullman titles, 14 books by Malorie Blackman, 11 by Bali Rai and more than 50 by Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson. On the website the founders say their mission is to make knowledge and information “free and accessible to everyone around the globe”. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Download Free Samples of National Book Award Finalists’ Books

The finalists for the 2013 National Book Award have been announced anI, for the first time, a free ebook series with samples of all the finalists' work is available for download. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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You can download these books about police violence for free right now.

If the widespread protests of unchecked, racist police violence have spurred you to read more about the deep-rooted and systemic problems with policing in this country, here’s an excellent place to start: Haymarket Books, University of Chicago Press, and Verso Books have each made an essential... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Hachette UK offers NHS staff free e-books

Hachette UK has set up a new website to offer NHS workers across the country free e-books to thank them for their dedication during the pandemic.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rough Guides offers free e-book during pandemic lockdown

Rough Guides is offering a free e-book to customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Haymarket Books Offering 10 Free Ebooks to Support Social Distancing

You can now download ten free ebooks on social and economic justice from Haymarket Books to read while social distancing. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Libraries Offer Free—Readable—E-book Version of 'The Mueller Report'

By publishing a real, functional ebook edition of 'The Mueller Report,' the nation's libraries are picking up where the federal government slacked off. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Andersen and Vodafone offer free book about social media safety

Vodafone Foundation, the telecommunications company's charitable arm, and Andersen Press are offering parents a free children’s book about using social media responsibly. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Authors overwhelmed by schools' requests for free books

Children’s authors are being overwhelmed by requests for free books and promotional materials from schools with dwindling budgets, writers have told The Bookseller. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Canadian author's own Fire and Fury book surges in sales

A Canadian university professor's book is back on the best-seller list after a decade, thanks to tell-all Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Continue reading at Stuff

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Free Food for Millionaires author Min Jin Lee releases second book in 22 years

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Bookshop offers free books for life

London-based independent bookshop Heywood Hill is to award one reader its Library of a Lifetime prize which will see the winner "never have to buy a book again". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Air travel booking website offers rail alternatives

The Internet is jammed with travel websites to book airline flights. But the operators of CheapAir.com say they are the only air search site that gives travelers the option of booking a trip by rail. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Sony offers first Harry Potter book free with new reader

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