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Many sites propose free or cheap ebooks? Which are legitimate?

The short answer is that any website offering permanent access to large numbers of copyrighted books, for very little money, from multiple publishers is unlikely to be legitimate. HumbleBundle offers ...
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Is there a fair price for an ebook?

Since some users want to close this question as off-topic or opinion based, I decided to give my own tentative answer, based on my own thinking since I asked the question, and influenced by some of ...
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Is there any way to get a discounted ebook if I already have the book?

This would depend on the publisher, and as you mention, it's difficult to prove that you bought the book unless you bought it directly from the publisher and they have a record of it. Many publishers ...
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Are book trailers necessary?

By itself I don't think book trailers accomplish very much; they have to be coordinated with other publicity/marketing methods. On the other hand, Amazon and Smashwords allow book trailers (with ...
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Is there a fair price for an ebook?

I don't have any substantial answer to your question, but I have been thinking hard about it over the years. Let me summarize some dynamics of ebook pricing and then talk about "fair price." Ebook ...
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Are DRM location sensitive?

tl;dr This depends on what you mean by DRM, but generally the answer is no. Overview DRM can mean a lot of things, but it's basically a combination of software, file formats, and, in somewhat rare ...
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Where to go for ebook suggestions?

I don't necessarily endorse using it for all your reading, but there are some fine subreddits to suggest book titles. https://www.reddit.com/r/suggestmeabook/ . Also check out the booklists subreddit. ...
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Where to go for ebook suggestions?

Your question is really too broad and unprecise to respect the usual rules of Stack-Exchange. However, I will try to answer it in a way consistent with such rules. There are many places where books ...
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Does anybody read interactive eBooks?

Publishers have been very slow to push the boundaries of interactive ebooks, outside of education and children's books. One exception is a French language version of H.P. Lovecraft's "Kadath", ...
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How to tell whether a Google Play eBook is bootlegged/pirated?

It's very common for the listing for publisher to be the company that formatted and produced the ebook. I wouldn't read too much significance into that. Sometimes this conversion services just ...
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Where can I download free ebooks?

I am not sure what you consider an interesting book. That depends much on the reader. Anyway, I edited your question to remove the reference to "interesting books", since it is a matter of opinion ...
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Is it time to do away with (e)book return policies?

This is probably not the best kind of question for SE because it asks for an opinion, and your needs may vary. Also, there are technical issues and business issues involved. Also, I'm guessing that ...
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Are book trailers necessary?

Hi LaserYeti and welcome to the forum! I personally don't agree with the usage of video for advertising a book. I think it is more logical to use the same type of media to advertise your product: ...
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Are book trailers necessary?

If you plan on advertising or promoting your book on Facebook and some other platforms, you will usually get a bigger reach with video than with an ad featuring a still photo, so that's one reason in ...
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Are book trailers necessary?

I admit I am not into videos at all (ok, I made a video interview for the first book I wrote, but it was more fun than other), but I believe that having a chapter freely available should be a better ...
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What guarantees that ebook/digital sellers are really paying authors per unit sold?

Ultimately this question is unanswerable because digital purchases involve an element of trust between content creator and distributor. This is a real issue with the arts business, because fixed ...
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Format and media of e-book delivery

I'd like to second Monicas advice, not to send the same content multiple times to avoid unused data transmissions especially on mobile advices. But alongside of not developing a whole registration ...
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Format and media of e-book delivery

Baen Books has an interface that I find works well (as a consumer). When you buy a book -- or if it's one of their free books -- you get a download page with links for all the formats they support. ...
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Is there any way to get a discounted ebook if I already have the book?

There's a new service called Shelfie.com which does exactly what you say. It's a little convoluted. You have to photograph your bookshelf with your phone, and it will offer reduced price on the ebook. ...
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