Can anybody recommend some good free books to download via iBooks? :)

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Pepper Pot, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Pepper Pot macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2009
    As the title says - I'm after free books that you think are good on the iBooks app.

    Sorry if I've posted in the wrong section.

    Peter James :)

    P.S. I'm open to any genres.
  2. illutionz macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2007
    Rhode Island
    It's really depend on what kind of books you're into. The following are free books I have on my iBooks

    • The Economic Consequences of the Peace - John Maynard Keynes
    • Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome - E.M. Berens
    • The Art of War - Sun Zi
    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. Pepper Pot thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Thankyouu I've just downloaded Sherlock Holmes I'm gonna start reading it soonish:)
  4. latsyrhc macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    i have the complete harry potter series on my iBooks as PDF's. they're not that hard to find on google ;) it's kind of surprising how many books you can find as PDF's and not have to pay a cent for them..
  5. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    He didn't ask for stolen merchandize. If he would've ask for free food deals you wouldn't chime in about the food you stole from McDonalds, would you?
  6. Tom G. macrumors 68020

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    How about "The iPhone iOS4 Users guide". It's a free PDF publication from Apple. The more people who have it and read the better for this forum.
  7. applekiwipeach macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Some free books I downloaded:

    Siddhartha, Thus spake Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, Tales of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Walden, Wuthering Heights, Little Women, War and Peace, On the Origin of Species, Common Sense, The adventure of Tom Sawyer, Sherlock Holmes, Thoughts on Art and Life(Da Vinci), Aesop's Fables, Winnie the Pooh (the Apple guy downloaded it for me in store:D) ......
  8. applekiwipeach macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Btw, is there a way to browse free books by title rather than author?
  9. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Rogue Valley, Oregon
    Haven't played with iBooks (3G at the moment, haven't upgraded the thing to iOS4) but I do have BookShelf - and I like the selection of free books I can get to at Webscription is primarly to promote Baen's pay-for ebooks (reasonably priced, and no DRM!) but they do have the Free Library section.

    What's cool about that is the authors choose to offer those up for free :)

    Don't know if it would be possible to get it downloaded directly, but if you can add off your computer you can download from there in something like six different formats.
  10. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    Try these -

    Painless by Derek Ciccone and
    Ransom X by IB Holder

    Bother are recent releases and well written, interesting stories. A little minor editing and they are as good as if not better than many paid books.
  11. Revelation78 macrumors 68000


    Dec 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    You can also do a search by "Project Guetinburg" (sp?) and you can browse the MANY books that are free through that project.
  12. solideliquid macrumors 6502


    Aug 8, 2008
    Ship of Fools
    The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time Series)
  13. illutionz macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2007
    Rhode Island
    Yes, all the books I listed above are from Project Gutenberg :eek:
    Great idea to search it by that
  14. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    I know it's not iBooks, but the B&N eBook store has 100 free eBooks right now, plus one free one per week all summer. Worth looking into.
  15. applekiwipeach macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Thanks! Searching by "project gutenberg" helps a lot! Just downloaded some Agatha Christie:D
  16. Pepper Pot thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Thanks everyone, I've downloaded quite a few now:)

    Feel free to post some more, or any murder stories for my mum to read.

  17. daniela0325 macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011

    There is a free series on iBooks by Nicky Charles. The first book is called "The Mating" and the second book is "The Keeping" and the third book is supposed to be released soon, its called "The Finding." The series is great, reminds me a lot of twilight because there are werewolves involved. You wont be able to put it down. Note that there are parts where it gets a bit too graphic with relations between couples but if you don't mind that then you'll love the books.
  18. Rusalka macrumors regular


    Dec 8, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    I'd download the Stanza app, and browse the site "Drinkmalk"

    It enables me to download ebooks of the books I've already physically got (Why would I pay twice for the same book?)

    It's pretty nifty :)

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