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Bash Script To Find Free Online Fiction and Non-Fiction Books

Dec 04, 2008, 04:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"And we don't just mean man pages and reference materials, etc. We'll be using the Online Book Pages at the University of Pennsylvania. They may not have the variety that Amazon.com does, but everything listed on their site is available for online reading (although it says nowhere - that I could find - that you can't just download the books). Best of all, you don't have to sign up for anything. It's absolutely free. And they actually have a book by Stephen King up there (If you recall his chapter-by-chapter pay-as-you-go online book distribution experiment, you may recognize the title :) It's 100% free now but, to clarify, Stephen King never actually charged for the online book; he made his book available to anyone who wanted to read it and only asked that they donated money if they liked it. So, either everybody hated it or not enough people donated enough money to keep him interested ;) No offense to Mr. King. Writing is his profession and he deserves to get paid for it."

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