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Q: Free eBook's on the web. ( Answered 1 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Free eBook's on the web.
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: willstein-ga
List Price: $5.01
Posted: 05 Mar 2003 10:09 PST
Expires: 04 Apr 2003 10:09 PST
Question ID: 172184
Dear Researcher,

For some time, I have been researching online for free eBooks to
download. I have found many, and like them very much. I am interested
in finding a site, or a way to "mass download" eBooks. Maybe somewhere
there is a zip file with a large number of eBooks on it. Or maybe a
eBook library somewhere with a "download all" option. Of course, I
have found many on my own, but it would take far too long to go to
each site, and download each and every one, and then to try and
organize it. I am looking for non-fiction eBooks. Get rich quick
schemes, cookbooks, dieting, tony robbins, eBay schemes, self help
eBooks, eBooks about the government, eBooks about car repair, computer
repair etc... I am not interested in fiction eBooks. If anyone can
find a site with 5000+ of these eBooks, or multiple sites that would
allow for easy downloading, I would surely be happy to pay you for the
research. Thank you.

Request for Question Clarification by snapanswer-ga on 05 Mar 2003 10:42 PST
I am not familiar with any sites that offer that option.  However, I
do know of applications that you can use to do an automated mass
download.  If that would be a satisfactory answer, please let me know,
and I will post the information.

Clarification of Question by willstein-ga on 05 Mar 2003 13:09 PST
This would be acceptable if you also include websites that contain a
large number of free eBooks that I can just download, (that work with
the app).
Subject: Re: Free eBook's on the web.
Answered By: snapanswer-ga on 05 Mar 2003 14:13 PST
Rated:1 out of 5 stars
To help you with your project, first let me introduce you to "download
accelerators" or "Leech" programs.  These programs have three main
functions:  to speed up your downloads, to allow you to pause and
resume downloads, and (most importantly) to allow you to download
every file linked to from a given page.  In some instances, you may
want to configure the program to only download files with a specific
file extension, such as .lit, for example.

There are many download accelerators out there.  Download Accelerator
Plus is one of the well known ones, however, it has been criticized
for displaying ads and the privacy concerns this raises.  So while, I
have included it in this listing, I would suggest that you choose


Download Accelerator Plus

Star Downloader

TechTV:  "Download Accelerators:  Do They Really Work" by Allen Woo
and Roman Loyola,24330,3409648,00.html

Also, I have included links to sites that have ebooks available for
free download:

Project Gutenberg

Black Mask Online

Elegant Solutions Software and Publishing Company

Microsoft Reader Catalog of eBooks, Category: Free

Search Strategy: Find a reference to download accelerators and find
the Guttenberg project.

Search Terms:  Guttenberg ebooks

Search Terms:  better than download accelerator

I hope that you have found this information useful and easy to
understand.  If you have any questions regarding this information,
please do not hesitate to post a clarification request prior to rating
the answer.
willstein-ga rated this answer:1 out of 5 stars
Downloaded terrible software, and was then stuck with no instructions on how to use.

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