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Thrifty e-books, books in electronic form

Written By: admin on April 6, 2010 2 Comments
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If you love reading or have to provide books for kids you could spend horrendous amount of money on books over the years. Following few advices to make use of Internet and local libraries might be fortune savers if you like to spend on books and buy them regularly from local book stores.

1. Many books are available in electronic form as e-books for fraction of price you would pay for print editions. Not to mention that all books published in USA before 1923 along with many more are available in public domain. For reading e-books you can use specialized device called e-book reader or you can utilize your computer and use some of free e-book reader applications. One of most popular choices is from Amazon where you can download e-book reader application for your computer or even mobile phone or you can buy specialized Kindle devices for reading e-books wherever you like without using your PC. Using e-book reader have one more merit in saving on space needed to store print edition books, you can even consider selling some of your print edition books in order to recover initial cost of e-reader device.

2. Public domain books are usually available in electronic form. You can download more then 30.000 books from Project Gutenberg including fine literature from Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare and many others. Much broader collection of public domain books (including almost all available books published in USA before 1923) is available from Google books project. There you can organize your own virtual library and more importantly you can browse few pages like you would do in a book shop and find where you can buy the book or find a library where you can borrow that book.

3. Make full use of your local library—for a small fee you can borrow lot of books and in most cases even order titles that you want. Avoid paying additional charges for not returning books before due time, put reminder in your calendar and try to renew by phone if you are not able to return it on time. If you live in rural area check for mobile libraries.

2 Responses to “Thrifty e-books, books in electronic form”

  1. Dharmendra @ Save Money says on: 5 October 2010 at 10:16 am

    yeah u are right e-books r more good to read
    with latest technology e-ink, today’s book readers are same as hard cover .

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