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Post by AndyC » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:15 am

https://z-lib.org

My dad put me onto this yesterday - no fees, a free account can download 10 books per day (clock seems to reset around 5 pm).

They have every novel I could think of plus many, many gun/prepper/survivalist books. Most of them have multiple formats available (PDFs, mobi (Kindle), etc) and there are free online tools to convert to your favorite format).

I think I'll need to buy an extra Kindle to store all this stuff.

Edit: Sent them a $10 Amazon gift-card via their fund-raising link and they upgraded me to 999 books/day - yikes!
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Post by stever1950 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:35 am

Looks very interesting. I signed up for the free part for now. There is a lot to explore.
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Post by Rafe » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:43 pm

AndyC wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:15 am
https://z-lib.org

Edit: Sent them a $10 Amazon gift-card via their fund-raising link and they upgraded me to 999 books/day - yikes!
Ah hah! Thanks...especially for that last bit. I looked around and decided I'd want the ebook conversion and kindle options, but wasn't eager to give out my cc number. If I can do it via an Amazon gift card, that'll work. Since we're "social distancing" now may be a good time for me to catch up on some reading. ;-)

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Post by AndyC » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:10 pm

I'm glad others can benefit :)

Sometimes Z-lib has a built-in converter available for the file-type you want, sometimes not.

If not, I just upload the file at https://www.epubconverter.com and convert it there - takes a few seconds. I download the converted files from there and transfer them manually to my Kindle by plugging it into my laptop and boom.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:05 am

AndyC wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:15 am
https://z-lib.org

My dad put me onto this yesterday - no fees, a free account can download 10 books per day (clock seems to reset around 5 pm).

They have every novel I could think of plus many, many gun/prepper/survivalist books. Most of them have multiple formats available (PDFs, mobi (Kindle), etc) and there are free online tools to convert to your favorite format).

I think I'll need to buy an extra Kindle to store all this stuff.

Edit: Sent them a $10 Amazon gift-card via their fund-raising link and they upgraded me to 999 books/day - yikes!
FYI from the website...
Also UNLIMITED downloads (for 31 days after the day of making donation) are available for ALL contributors who will donate during the fundraising period.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:37 am

It doesn't make sense to me that this service can exist for free (or nominal cost) without violating copyrights....

I'd recommend staying away. Seems unfair (not to mention illegal) to the copyright holder and those who spent time and money to publish original works. YMMV.

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Re: Z-Lib

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Post by AndyC » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:02 pm

That's an excellent point.

However, they do have this on their site:
Removing Content From Book4You / DMCA Policy

Book4You respects the intellectual property of others.

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on this site, you may notify our copyright agent, as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information when providing notice of the claimed copyright infringement:

* A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed
* Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of the infringing activity and that is to be removed
* Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address
* A statement that the complaining party "in good faith believes that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law"
* A statement that the "information in the notification is accurate", and "under penalty of perjury, the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed"

The above information must be submitted as a written, faxed or emailed notification to the following Designated Agent: support@bookmail.org
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