Fill my tablet: ebook edition
February 4, 2014 10:52 AM Subscribe
Because my family is wonderful and great at picking up hints, I got a Nexus 7 for Christmas. I want to fill it with books to read, since this was a huge part of the reason I wanted a tablet. I've already looked through (and pulled into the tablet) the top books on Project Gutenberg, the Baen free library and the Baen CD library; now I want to find the hidden gems and start buying books. Details inside.
posted by sailoreagle to Grab Bag (15 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
My question is three-fold.
1. Is there a better way of searching Project Gutenberg beyond already knowing what you want to read? Some sort of curated list of good books? Something? It's kind of... overwhelming.
2. Am I missing anywhere that has good free ebooks?
3. I need a good ebook store. Ideally, it should have just about anything -- if I can find it in a brick-and-mortar bookstore, I should be able to find it there. Requirements: the books must be in EPUB format and either DRM-free or easy to un-DRM. (If I'm going to be spending money, especially on books I already own in their physical form, I want the ebooks I buy to stay readable whether I want to open them on my computer, on my tablet [using Aldiko], on my iPhone [using iBooks] or on any device I might use in the future.)
I'm in the UK, if that makes a difference.
Bonus points for an ebook store matching the above criteria that also sells books by Italian authors in Italian (it can be the same or a different one -- in other words, I'm fine buying books in English off one store and books in Italian off another).