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Virtually all e-book readers can display PDF files. Unfortunately, PDF documents are "pre-rendered" - the text is positioned on the page in absolute coordinates and text cannot reflow on smaller / larger devices (without hacks or trickery that rarely work well). TXT files are a good option if formatting isn't a concern. Most e-book readers can display TXT ...


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The best-known resource is Project Gutenberg, which exists for precisely this purpose.


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Apart from the consideration what format the most people have, you should consider your wish to control over the layout of the text and how well the format can be converted to other formats by your readers. Some formats like TXT allow very little control over the layout. In PDF you have much control over the layout, as you have in EPUB and MOBI. ...


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All the work on Wikisource is free (CC or PD) by US law. It can be downloaded as EPUB with download help available


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The web site Mobile Read maintains a library of public domain eBook files in various formats.


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Yale University's Avalon Project has a great collection of free materials in the law, history, and diplomacy realm. Also, Amazon has lots of free Kindle versions of various works that are no longer under copyright protection. For example, you can find free Shakespeare materials here.


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Most people here are focusing on the device side of the question, but there's another one that may be equally important: the economic side. This depends on what your goal with your book is—are you planning to sell it, or do you just want to distribute it so that lots of people can read it? If the latter, then yes, text files or PDF are reasonable options (...


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Yes. You can write. Here are my experiences. MS Word approach I exported the manuscript as .DOCX. This format worked best for me. I faced serious problems with .epub and .pdf formats. Caveat - If you have used Google doc specific embedded drawings then they are likely to get clipped. I had to convert them to pictures using Windows sniping tool and embed ...


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There are many ways to produce Kindle .mobi files. One method is to create a MS Word file and to convert it to a .mobi file (using Calibre or Amazon's own suggestions). https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A14LJ3QNDNO64G It is not easy to produce a kindle file from MS Word. If you start with Google Docs, you're going to have to export it to MS Word (don't ...


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