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Subject: Need Help
Date Posted: 6/6/2014 8:11 PM ET
Member Since: 4/6/2008
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My daughter gave me her older Ipad.  I would like to be use it for ebooks, if able.  Could someone give me step by step instructions on how to be able to do this?  I have seen where people borrow ebooks from a library, but in my area only one library offers ebooks, and only for sale, not to borrow.  When I have looked on amazon through the kindle version, the prices are really high.  It is cheaper to do the mailing here through PBS.  So, where can you find e-books that are comparable to the $2.69 media mailing?  I have gotten a few  wishlisted books here on PBS that I have seen other people get as an ebook for $1.99 etc.

Date Posted: 6/6/2014 10:11 PM ET
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Do I have good news for you!

Your profile lists your city, so with a little help from Google, Your library system is part of a consortium called South Texas Digital Libraries. Your local library card will get you on the website and from there you can sign in and get started on downloading as many free ebooks as you like. Follow the link to learn how to get your iPad set up to read books from the library. Looks like ya'll have about 5000 fiction and about 1000 non-fiction to choose from. When you have tapped that out, there are out of state libraries that will sell you a card for $50 a year. Let us know when you're ready for that info and we'll point you in the right direction.

Date Posted: 6/6/2014 10:23 PM ET
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Wow. Thank you for your help.    Nancy W. 

Subject: Book Bub
Date Posted: 6/7/2014 7:19 AM ET
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Go to www.bookbub.com and sign up with them.  They will send you an email every day with 2 to 4 books that will either be free or $.99.  Occasionally they are a little higher, but there will always be a free one.  I just got Brenda Novak's "Coulda Been a Cowboy" off there for free a few days ago.  I have read it and enjoyed it very much.  You can also go to www.ereaderiq.com and sign up and they will send you a daily email where you can get books at greatly discounted prices.  I have a Nook, and when I see something on one of these sites that I want, I then search for it on my nook and download it directly there.  Good luck.  You will love reading ebooks.  Sheila

Date Posted: 6/7/2014 9:03 AM ET
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Also, with the Ipad you can use the Kindle app and get all kinds of free ebooks from Amazon.

Go to www.freereadfeed.com, the sister site of www.ereaderiq.com , and you can sort through the list of free ebooks on offer by the authors.

Right now it lists 12,872 free ebooks on Amazon. You can filter the list of subjects you're not interested in, and watch for those with better reviews. Hover your mouse over the book cover for a summary of the story and hover it over the Stars of the review to see what people are saying about it.

Sometimes the better known authors will give away the first book in a series for free, to get people interested.

Date Posted: 6/7/2014 3:12 PM ET
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Thanks so much for all the info.   Cindy R.       Sheila S.