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Do you think free e-books are quality reading material?

Posted by on Apr. 26, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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Do you get primarily free e-books? What do you think of their quality?

by on Apr. 26, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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matreshka
by Platinum Member on Apr. 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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I've got some duds but overall, most I got for free for my kindle keep me engaged and are well written. I get primarily free books unless there is something I really want to read I can't get for free.

Bleacheddecay
by Bronze Member on Apr. 26, 2013 at 7:14 PM

I just don't enjoy reading e books but some are classics and considered high quality. That being said, overall the quality of editing and of books in general is going down, IMO due to self publishing with little to no over sight. Of course that also allows for more creative freedom which I'm all for but it's a mixed bag.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Apr. 26, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I'd say about 15% of the free e-books I've downloaded aren't worth the effort, but the rest are good.

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Apr. 26, 2013 at 7:20 PM
I haven't dl any so I can't say
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specialwingz
by Corey on Apr. 26, 2013 at 8:50 PM
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I have enjoyed all but 2 of the free ebooks I've gotten in the past 3 years.  I still have over 2k on my reader that I need to read. I am never short on reading material.  The 2 duds I got are a rarity.  My percentage of good books outweighs the duds by far!

mybratsmom
by Silver Member on Apr. 26, 2013 at 11:42 PM
I'm pretty happy with the books I've read. I agree that the lack of editing is obvious in some. Maybe I shouldn't comment, I enjoy reading anything that's not required reading for my classes. ;-)
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RoseWall
by Member on Apr. 26, 2013 at 11:46 PM

sometimes

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by on Apr. 27, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Some are actually REALLY good!

conniejo75
by Bronze Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 1:34 AM
I agree. Some are just unknown authors but still awesome writing


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Some are actually REALLY good!


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caseyloo
by Casey on Apr. 27, 2013 at 3:48 AM

I have over 125 free ebooks on my nook and all the ones I've read have been good.  One of the things I like about Barnes and Noble is they often offer the first book in a series free.

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