eBooks http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/1191/all en-US Ask the Readers: Do You Prefer Ebooks or Printed Books? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-prefer-ebooks-or-printed-books <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-do-you-prefer-ebooks-or-printed-books" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/book-450799259.jpg" alt="book and tablet" title="book and tablet" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-prefer-ebooks-or-printed-books#comment-741281">Ashleigh</a>, Elizabeth, and Lynda for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>There are many great things about ebooks, and there are many redeeming qualities of a printed tome. Ebooks are relatively cheap, paper-free, and easy to take where you go. Traditional books, as physical objects, are easier to share &mdash; and many people simply enjoy the tactile experience. It really depends on how you like to read.</p> <p><strong>Do you prefer ebooks or printed books?</strong> What are your reasons? Are there certain situations where you would grab a printed book, and others where you would download a digital version?</p> <p>Tell us how whether you prefer ebooks or printed books and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rc-79857d77" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857d77/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a></p> <script src="//d12vno17mo87cx.cloudfront.net/embed/rafl/cptr.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, February 17th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after February 17th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us how whether you prefer ebooks or printed books and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-prefer-ebooks-or-printed-books">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-did-you-spend-your-first-paycheck">Ask the Readers: How Did You Spend Your First Paycheck?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-share-your-favorite-frugal-holiday-tradition">Ask the Readers: Share Your Favorite Frugal Holiday Tradition</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-discovery-of-2010">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s Your Favorite Discovery of 2010</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-200-giveaway-what-does-corporate-social-responsibility-mean-to-you">Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: What Does Corporate Social Responsibility Mean to You?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Giveaways Ask the Readers books eBooks Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:36:32 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1124505 at http://www.wisebread.com Hard Copy or Ebook? Amazon's New Service Allows You to Buy Ebook Versions of Hard Copies You Own for Cheap http://www.wisebread.com/hard-copy-or-ebook-amazons-new-service-allows-you-to-buy-ebook-versions-of-hard-copies-you-own-for-c <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/hard-copy-or-ebook-amazons-new-service-allows-you-to-buy-ebook-versions-of-hard-copies-you-own-for-c" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/tablet-5268717-small.jpg" alt="women reading book and ebook" title="women reading book and ebook" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Starting in October, Amazon will be offering a new feature called <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;docId=1001373341&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;tag=topamazon0b-20">Matchbook</a> that will allow you to buy ebook versions of hard copies you've purchased from them for $2,99, $1.99, $0.99, or even free! This applies to any book purchase you've ever made from them...since 1995! Over 10,000 books will be available when Matchbook launches in October, and hopefully more publishers will be signing up.</p> <p>Earlier this year, Amazon announced a new service called <a href="http://www.amazon.com/b/?_encoding=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;node=5946775011&amp;tag=topamazon0b-20">AutoRip</a>, which automatically offers a free MP3 album of any CD you buy from them, as well as any album you've purchased in the <em>last 15 years</em>. Just open the Cloud Player and it will automatically search for eligible albums and download it.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/hard-copy-or-ebook-amazons-new-service-allows-you-to-buy-ebook-versions-of-hard-copies-you-own-for-c">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-you-shouldnt-order-on-amazon">5 Things You Shouldn&#039;t Order on Amazon</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/these-secrets-of-amazons-pricing-strategy-will-help-you-find-the-best-buys">These Secrets of Amazon&#039;s Pricing Strategy Will Help You Find the Best Buys</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/16-amazon-deal-hacks-you-may-not-already-know">16 Amazon Deal Hacks You May Not Already Know</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-places-to-get-cheaper-diapers">5 Places to Get Cheaper Diapers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/filler-strategies-for-amazon-s-free-super-saver-shipping">Filler Strategies for Amazon’s Free Super Saver Shipping</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping Amazon books eBooks Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:29:04 +0000 Lynn Truong 981704 at http://www.wisebread.com 5 Reasons to Choose Traditional Books Over E-Books http://www.wisebread.com/5-reasons-to-choose-traditional-books-over-e-books <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-reasons-to-choose-traditional-books-over-e-books" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/5811716939_35f9bc6b66_z.jpg" alt="book store" title="book store" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="177" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I love reading, and as a homeschooling family, there are usually between 12 and 15 books being consumed by our family members at any one time. While I am a huge proponent of technology, and I can appreciate the ease of carrying digital titles on my iPad for quick reading when I&rsquo;m out and about, if given the choice, I&rsquo;ll still pick the old-fashioned variety most every time. Here&rsquo;s why. (See also:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-never-pay-for-another-book">How to Never Pay for Another Book</a>)</p> <h3>1. Originals Are Art</h3> <p>The written word is indeed an art form, but books take it even further. By looking through the pages of my 1946 special illustrated edition of &quot;Pinocchio,&quot; for example, it&rsquo;s obvious that lots of love and care went into making the pictures as vital to the story as the words. Even the cloth cover &mdash; while dingy &mdash; brings a new layer to the tale. With the exception of a few brilliant digital stories such as &quot;<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fantastic-flying-books-mr./id438052647?mt=8">The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore</a>,&quot; for example, e-books lack this essential literary element.</p> <h3>2. Traditional Books Are Harder to Alter</h3> <p>Censorship and books don&rsquo;t mix, in my opinion. As we see more and more titles being cataloged digitally, however, we are forced to trust the power of Google and Amazon to keep our literature in its most honest form. A dusty old book from my parent&rsquo;s generation can only be changed with a pen or highlighter, and that would be pretty obvious.&nbsp; Digital products, however, get changed all the time. My most recent download of Rudyard Kipling&rsquo;s &quot;Kim&quot; was riddled with typos that were most certainly not included in the original manuscript, and it caused me to distrust &ldquo;classic&rdquo; digital products altogether.</p> <p>Note: Print books are changed, as well, although not without more effort. A recent trip to Barnes and Nobles had me looking through a school-sanctioned version of &quot;Pinocchio,&quot; where the words &ldquo;Land of&nbsp; Boobies&rdquo; &mdash; used to describe a world of slacking off and never growing wiser &mdash; was changed to &ldquo;Playland.&rdquo; Censorship still happens on paper, especially in new editions.</p> <h3>3. Tangible Books Can Be Stockpiled for Difficult Times</h3> <p>As an <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tips-for-finding-legitimate-work-at-home-opportunities">online professional</a>, my biggest fear is that the Internet as we know it could someday collapse. Whether it is through censorship, a lack of electricity, or rapidly changing technology, my job could become obsolete. The same can be said for digital books, which are only valuable in tandem with the gadgets and software needed to decode them. Traditional books, on the other hand, can be smuggled into luggage, carried through generations, and enjoyed without batteries.</p> <h3>4. Original Books Are Beautiful</h3> <p>There have been so many great tutorials on how to use books to decorate a room. Even if you never read the contents, their shape, size, and color can add charm and depth to a wall or bookshelf. Unreadable copies can even be repurposed into something magnificent! (The Tattered Cover has an <a href="http://pinterest.com/tatteredcover/books-as-furniture/">inspiring Pinterest board</a> with examples.)</p> <h3>5. Traditional Books Can Be Shared</h3> <p>Books are still popular gifts for every occasion, and some of my favorite reads have come via <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-reasons-why-used-is-better">second-hand</a> gestures from friends. Traditional books can be shared, resold, or rented; e-books, however, are usually restricted to one owner or one &ldquo;device&rdquo; per purchase. Once you are done reading a digital book, you usually cannot pass it along to bless someone else.</p> <p>I use e-books and digital products in my daily life, and I won&rsquo;t say that they don&rsquo;t have unique advantages. They are quick to obtain, affordable, and can help those get their ideas into the marketplace in a time when traditional publishing is unattainable by most authors. For those who love everything about the written word, however, the book you can hold in your hand will never be replaced completely. I think this is a good thing indeed!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-reasons-to-choose-traditional-books-over-e-books">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-ups-backup-batteries">The 5 Best UPS Backup Batteries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-save-money-on-ipads-iphones-and-macs">6 Ways to Save Money on iPads, iPhones, and Macs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-power-banks">The 5 Best Power Banks</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/beware-the-nasty-secret-of-the-craigslist-free-section">Beware, The Nasty Secret Of The Craigslist Free Section</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/16-best-mobile-shopping-apps-for-your-phone">16 Best Mobile Shopping Apps For Your Phone</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment Shopping Technology eBooks reading reselling Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:48:38 +0000 Linsey Knerl 954958 at http://www.wisebread.com Review and Giveaway: The Secret to a Successful Budget eBook http://www.wisebread.com/review-and-giveaway-the-secret-to-a-successful-budget-ebook <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/review-and-giveaway-the-secret-to-a-successful-budget-ebook" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/budget_0.jpg" alt="budget" title="budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="163" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Our own <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/craig-ford">Craig Ford</a> recently launched an ebook designed to help readers with one of the most essential tools to living well on a modest income &mdash; the humble budget. With tips for creating one that works and common sense for keeping it rolling, this guide is really remarkable.</p> <p>Unlike other budgeting books and resources, it doesn't claim that one kind of budget is better than another (automated is better than pen and paper, for example). And, perhaps most impressively, <em><a href="http://www.moneyhelpforchristians.com/successful-budget-how-to/">The Secret to a Successful Budget: Practical Advice for Creating a Budget that Lasts</a></em> tells you WHY you need a budget in the first place. The author realizes that it's not enough to just know HOW to create one. In order to follow a budget, and allow it to change your life, you need to understand the power it can have for helping you achieve your goals.</p> <p>This book has all the solid principles of an upper level finance class, but without all the jargon. Anyone with the ability to swipe a credit card can read and understand the sound advice in this book. As stated on the information page for the book, this is NOT a resource well-suited for those who already successfully use a budget in their daily lives. If you've found a budget useful, have stuck to it for a long time, and are able to meet your financial goals as a result, this book will most likely not give you anything additional. Likewise, if you love the idea of a budget, but are hopelessly in debt with no intention of working hard over a long period of time to pull yourself out, you will not find a one-step solution to solving all your money problems.</p> <p>Working with a budget takes understanding, commitment, and reflection. This 58-page book and included worksheets reinforce this thinking with useful advice, practical tips, and compassion and caring like few other books on the market have shown. With Craig's clever style of writing, it gives you hope for a better financial future via a solid method you can rely on: a budget.</p> <p><a target="ejejcsingle" href="https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=783690&amp;c=ib&amp;aff=132387&amp;cl=79920"><strong>Click here to buy the book</strong></a> at the official site for $12 through Aug. 30<sup>th</sup> (then it goes back up to the regular price of $17). You'll also get two bonuses: <em>The Joy of Spending Less Than You Earn: 101 Ways to Save Money</em> 14-page bonus PDF and immediate access to coupons for Moneydance (20% off) and You Need A Budget (10% off). Save up to $8.00. It's already getting rave reviews!</p> <p><strong>Wanna Win?</strong> We are celebrating Craig's new book with a giveaway for lucky readers! To be entered to win a copy of the book for yourself, please just comment on this post with why you feel you need it! You have until Aug 28<sup>th</sup> to be entered to win! One entry per person, please.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/review-and-giveaway-the-secret-to-a-successful-budget-ebook">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-million-bucks-by-30-a-book-review">A Million Bucks By 30: A Book Review</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/savedplus-giving-away-3000-to-wise-bread-readers">SavedPlus Giving Away $3,000 to Wise Bread Readers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-easy-ways-to-budget-for-summer-vacation">7 Easy Ways to Budget for Summer Vacation</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-cycling-can-save-you-money">11 Ways Cycling Can Save You Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/planwise-is-giving-away-up-to-1250-to-wise-bread-readers">Planwise is Giving Away Up to $1250 to Wise Bread Readers!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Budgeting Giveaways eBooks review Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:00:08 +0000 Linsey Knerl 217437 at http://www.wisebread.com One-Day Sale on MoneySavingMom's E-Books http://www.wisebread.com/one-day-sale-on-moneysavingmoms-e-books <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/one-day-sale-on-moneysavingmoms-e-books" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/stackofbooks.jpg" alt="stack of books" title="A Bunch of E-Books for Really Cheap" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="333" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.moneysavingmom.com/">MoneySavingMom</a>, aka Crystal Paine, is a frugal blogger I read and quote a lot here. What can I say? She&#39;s really good at shopping for groceries and lining up the CVS deals.</p> <p>I&#39;ve never given a second look at the <a href="http://shoplift.cpaine.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=X9BLVB6Y" target="_top">e-books and e-courses</a> she sells, though, because I figured that there is plenty of information about how to save money available for free online. On fine sites like this one, and of course on her own site. (Yeah, that&#39;s an affiliate link. Jealous?)</p> <p>Today, though, I&#39;m buying ALL 15 e-books, audio workshops, e-courses and whatever-they-are that she sells. I&#39;m willing to go for broke here because, today (July 30, 2008) only, she&#39;s selling the <a href="http://shoplift.cpaine.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=X9BLVB6Y" target="_top">whole ball of wax for $5.97</a>. That&#39;s $5.97 for all 15 e-books, which normally range from a few dollars to more than $15. The price goes up $3 for each of the next two days, and then the sale is over. <p>Now, some of these titles I would never crack open, except maybe in extreme irony. Ms. Paine is a Christian and a homeschool graduate, and many of her works promise to expound on the themes of traditional femininity. The audio workshop &quot;What to Do While Waiting for Prince Charming: Encouraging Young Women and Their Parents in the Incredible Potential and Possibilities for Unmarried Women&quot; promises alternatives to &quot;<font size="3">careerism, consumerism, humanism, and feminism&quot; and </font>strikes me as particularly ripe for mockery by heathens like me.</p> <p>But I kid because I love. I&#39;m always impressed with Money Saving Mom&#39;s ability to power grocery shop and come in at under $40 every single week. So I will definitely be reading her &quot;Supermarket Savings 101&quot; e-course, and I will at least scroll through her books of &quot;centsible&quot; recipes.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/carrie-kirby">Carrie Kirby</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/one-day-sale-on-moneysavingmoms-e-books">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sears-goes-a-little-crazy-sweaters-starting-at-99-cents">Sears goes a little crazy - sweaters starting at 99 cents!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/pay-1980-s-prices-for-today-s-adorable-oshkosh-kid-s-clothing">Pay 1980’s Prices for Today’s Adorable OshKosh Kid’s Clothing!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/400gb-western-digital-external-hard-drive-under-90-delivered">400GB Western Digital external hard drive under $90 delivered.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xm-satellite-radio-car-combo-for-under-6-and-free-shipping">XM satellite radio/car combo for under $6 and free shipping!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/music-to-my-ears-guitar-center-50-off">Music to my ears - Guitar Center 50% off.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals eBooks grocery shopping Sale Wed, 30 Jul 2008 05:00:04 +0000 Carrie Kirby 2277 at http://www.wisebread.com Got a blog? Get over 1000 FREE eBooks, now. http://www.wisebread.com/got-a-blog-get-over-1000-free-ebooks-now <p><img width="360" height="230" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/bookeyes.jpg" alt="book eyes" title="book eyes" /></p> <p>It's amazing what you can get free when you start blogging. A few minutes ago, I stumbled across <a href="http://e-library.net/">e-library.net</a> , the source of many, many ebooks. I was about to download one for $3.00 when an offer caught my eye - <a href="http://e-library.net/freeebooks.html">Link to eLibrary and Get 'The eLibrary Package' for Free!</a> 1000+ ebooks and articles!</p> <p>Hey, why not I thought. So I popped over to my blogger dashboard, added a line of HTML code to a new page element and then boom, I get to a link to a 30MB zip file containing over 1000 FREE ebooks. And the book I was about to buy for $3.00 was in there. These aren't big books, most are more like 3-4 page tips &amp; tricks flyers. But hey, I've already learned a few things including how to make my own play dough.</p> <p>There are hundreds and hundreds of useful ebooks in the lineup. Here are just a few titles from the How To section:</p> <ul> <li>How And Where To Get Money For A Franchise Idea.pdf (42 KB)</li> <li>How Info-loading Can Increase Your Ad Pulling Power.pdf (21 KB)</li> <li>How Pawnshops Work.pdf (20 KB)</li> <li>How Small Businesses Affect Our Economy.pdf (23 KB)</li> <li>How To Accommodate A Home-based Business.pdf (22 KB)</li> <li>How To Accomplish Anything You Want In Life.pdf (56 KB)</li> <li>How To Achieve Excellence In Sales.pdf (36 KB)</li> <li>How To Achieve Success With Your Own Money - Making Newsletter.pdf (53 KB)</li> <li>How To Achieve Wealth The Easy Way.pdf (23 KB)</li> <li>How To Avoid Common Advertising Mistakes.pdf (30 KB)</li> <li>How To Be Audit-proof.pdf (20 KB)</li> <li>How To Become A Printing Broker.pdf (23 KB)</li> <li>How To Buy Anything From The Government Dirt Cheap.pdf (50 KB)</li> <li>How To Co-publish For Maximum Profits.pdf (19 KB)</li> <li>How To Collect Debts Other People Owe You.pdf (26 KB)</li> <li>How To Create Your Own Circulars.pdf (21 KB)</li> <li>How To Cut Your Electric Bill In Half.pdf (54 KB)</li> <li>How To Develop Money Making Ideas.pdf (34 KB)</li> <li>How To Earn 1000 To 100000 Reading Newspapers.pdf (22 KB)</li> <li>How To Evaluate High-technology Stocks.pdf (21 KB)</li> <li>How To Find Authoritative Background On Any Subject.pdf (29 KB)</li> <li>How To Get 100,000 People To Send You 10 Each.pdf (26 KB)</li> <li>How To Get A Job Fast.pdf (92 KB)</li> <li>How To Get A Visamastercard With No Credit Check.pdf (35 KB)</li> <li>How To Get Free Publicity For Your Business.pdf (57 KB)</li> <li>How To Get Free Radio Advertising.pdf (34 KB)</li> <li>How To Get Rich Without Working.pdf (73 KB)</li> <li>How To Get Your Circulars Mailed Free.pdf (19 KB)</li> <li>How To Increase Your Cash Flow.pdf (19 KB)</li> <li>How To Keep Increasing Your Mail Order Profits.pdf (21 KB)</li> <li>How To Make.pdf (29 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Big Dollars With Bumper Stickers.pdf (25 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Big Money At Garage Sales, Flea Markets And Swap Meets.pdf (39 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Big Money With Your Own Business Financing Service.pdf (62 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Big Money With Your Own Newspaper Clipping Service.pdf (27 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Executive.pdf (73 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Extra Money With A Delivery Service.pdf (31 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Fast Cash With Your Car, Van, Or Pickup Truck.pdf (39 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Huge Profits With Garage Sales.pdf (95 KB)</li> <li>How To Make It Big With A Used Book Store.pdf (34 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money As A Party Planner.pdf (22 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money Making Magnetic Signs.pdf (42 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money On The Internet.pdf (41 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money Placing Classified Ads.pdf (25 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money Producing Cable Tv Spots.pdf (24 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money Producing Discount Cards.pdf (29 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money Producing Special Event Videos.pdf (25 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money Providing Inventory Video Taping Service.pdf (28 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money Publishing Your Very Own Newsletter.pdf (24 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money Using Your Personal Computer.pdf (88 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money With Gourmet Gift Baskets.pdf (21 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money With Your Answering Machine.pdf (31 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money With Your Camera.pdf (33 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money With Your Own Errand Service Business.pdf (22 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Money With Your Own Referral Service Business.pdf (23 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Really Big Profits With A Correspondence Club.pdf (22 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Up To 1000 Every Week With Your Camera.pdf (40 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Up To 750 In Your Spare Time Or Weekends.pdf (54 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Your Business Grow Faster.pdf (72 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Your Business Survive In The 90 Market.pdf (28 KB)</li> <li>How To Make Your Fortune With Self-improvement Seminars.pdf (26 KB)</li> <li>How To Obtain Free Business Publicity.pdf (31 KB)</li> <li>How To Operate A Successful Home- Based Typing Service.pdf (36 KB)</li> <li>How To Prepare A Business Plan That Guarantees Big Profits.pdf (38 KB)</li> <li>How To Profit From Distributing Public Domain.pdf (32 KB)</li> <li>How To Profit In Flea Marketing.pdf (21 KB)</li> <li>How To Publish Advertising Circulars For Big Profits.pdf (96 KB)</li> <li>How To Publish Freebie Ad Magazines For Fun And Profit..pdf (28 KB)</li> <li>How To Purchase Your Dream Home With No Credit Check.pdf (38 KB)</li> <li>How To Raise 200000 In 24 Hours.pdf (19 KB)</li> <li>How To Raise Money For Starting A Business.pdf (32 KB)</li> <li>How To Raise Money For Your Franchise.pdf (33 KB)</li> <li>How To Respond To Requests For Free Information.pdf (24 KB)</li> <li>How To Secure A Merchant Account To Accept Visa And Mastercard.pdf (25 KB)</li> <li>How To Sell You Ideas For Huge Royalties.pdf (21 KB)</li> <li>How To Sell Your Home For A Profit.pdf (93 KB)</li> <li>How To Set Up A Tax-saving Bookkeeping System.pdf (28 KB)</li> <li>How To Set Up And Operate Your Own Videotape Rental Store.pdf (42 KB)</li> <li>How To Set Up Your Own In-house Advertising Agency.pdf (57 KB)</li> <li>How To Start A Business In Your Own Home And Make Big Bucks.pdf (26 KB)</li> <li>How To Start A Dating And Escort Service.pdf (29 KB)</li> <li>How To Start A Money Brokerage Business.pdf (27 KB)</li> <li>How To Start A Profitable House Painting Business.pdf (38 KB)</li> <li>How To Start A Roommate Finding Service.pdf (23 KB)</li> <li>How To Start A Telephone Answering Service.pdf (40 KB)</li> <li>How To Start A Typesetting Business.pdf (27 KB)</li> <li>How To Start An Advertising Specialty Business.pdf (46 KB)</li> <li>How To Start And Operate Your Own Bartering Club.pdf (42 KB)</li> <li>How To Start And Operate Your Own Firewood Supply Business.pdf (36 KB)</li> <li>How To Start And Operate Your Own Profitable Mport-export Business.pdf (55 KB)</li> <li>How To Start And Operate Your Own Video Taping Service.pdf (32 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Up Any Business.pdf (73 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Auto Tune-up Shop.pdf (35 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Bulletin Board Advertising Service.pdf (23 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Carpet Cleaning Business.pdf (38 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Credit And Debt Counseling Service.pdf (40 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Day Care Center.pdf (45 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Highly Profitable Catering Service.pdf (32 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Highly Profitable Resume Writing Service.pdf (45 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Highly Profitable Shopping Center Papers.pdf (33 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Home-based Secretarial Service.pdf (38 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own House And Apartment Cleaning Service.pdf (36 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Janitorial Business.pdf (35 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Million Dollar Temporary Help Service.pdf (61 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Mobile Locksmithing Service.pdf (50 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Paper Recycling Business.pdf (36 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Sign Distribution Business.pdf (39 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Successful Business Consulting Service.pdf (35 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Successful Window Washing Service.pdf (39 KB)</li> <li>How To Start Your Own Telephone Canvassing Service.pdf (32 KB)</li> <li>How To Succeed With Your Own Money Making Ad Sheet.pdf (74 KB)</li> <li>How To Turn Your Spare Time Into Cash.pdf (64 KB)</li> <li>How To Use Customer Response Card.pdf (25 KB)</li> <li>How To Use High-tech To Market Your Products.pdf (27 KB)</li> <li>How To Use The Internet.pdf (26 KB)</li> <li>How To Win Contests.pdf (36 KB)</li> <li>How To Win Over Your Fears.pdf (23 KB)</li> <li>How To Write A Job Winning Resume That Puts Yours On Top.pdf (58 KB)</li> <li>How To Write A Press Release.pdf (24 KB)</li> <li>How To Write Attention Compelling Advertisements.pdf (110 KB)</li> </ul> <p>Most of the books I will probably never read. But some are already giving me ideas for future Wisebread articles. And at a price like that, even just one useful book from the 1037 I downloaded is still a bargain. Happy reading everyone.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/got-a-blog-get-over-1000-free-ebooks-now">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-to-snag-a-bag-for-free">9 Ways to Snag a Bag (For Free!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-12-month-supply-of-contact-lens-cases-coupons">Free 12-month supply of contact lens cases &amp; coupons</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-10-on-10-and-free-shipping-at-blockbuster-online">Save $10 on $10 and Free Shipping At Blockbuster Online</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-reasons-to-choose-traditional-books-over-e-books">5 Reasons to Choose Traditional Books Over E-Books</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-your-free-chicken-and-caffeine-on-may-15th">Get Your Free Chicken and Caffeine on May 15th</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Freebies blogging eBooks free ebooks free info free reading freebies link offers linking reading Tue, 03 Apr 2007 17:11:08 +0000 Paul Michael 444 at http://www.wisebread.com Another one for the readers http://www.wisebread.com/another-one-for-the-readers-0 <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/morebooks.jpg" alt="Many books" title="Piles and piles o&#39;books" width="340" height="180" /> </p> <p>So, you&#39;ve read my <a href="/for-all-you-readers-out-there" title="DailyLit">other</a> <a href="/another-one-for-the-readers" title="Forums!">posts</a> on reading (and <a href="/and-one-for-the-readers-librivox" title="LibroVox">Tannaz&#39;s</a> ) and you&#39;ve self-identified as a Reader. You want to read. But books are expensive. And big. And bulky. But you still want to read. In fact, you&#39;re dying to find just a few more words to pass your eyes over, more ideas to process, more characters to get to know.</p> <p>Once again, the Internet can be your rescue, your solace, your fulfillment. Or, well, maybe not. But it can provide you with enough reading material to keep your eyes and your mind satisfied for many, many years. And the best part? All of the sites below offer at least some of their library for free. </p> <p><strong>Books Online</strong></p> <p>The sites in this category offer at least some books that anyone can read, without special knowledge, software, or hardware. Most of the books are classics, so pick your favorite dead author and dive in! </p> <p><a href="http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/" title="Online Books">The Online Books Page</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bartleby.com/" title="Bartleby">Bartleby</a>-Named after one of Melville&#39;s saddest characters (though I&#39;m not sure why), Bartleby specializes in classic texts.<br /><a href="http://www.bibliomania.com/" title="Bibliomania"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bibliomania.com/" title="Bibliomania">Bibliomania</a>-Great not only for books, but for study guides and research resources as well. You know, in case you&#39;re not reading just for fun. </p> <p><a href="http://www.ipl.org/" title="IPL">Internet Public Library</a>-They not only offer books, but articles and other resources as well. </p> <p><a href="http://www.planetpdf.com/free_pdf_ebooks.asp?CurrentPage=1" title="PDF Books">Project Gutenberg</a>-The grandaddy of them all, Gutenberg still has a selection that can&#39;t be beat. </p> <p><a href="http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/" title="Page by Page">Page by Page</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.readprint.com/" title="ReadPrint">ReadPrint</a> </p> <p><strong>Specialty Books</strong></p> <p>These sites offer free books in some special areas. </p> <p><a href="http://www.econlib.org/" title="LEL">The Library of Economics and Liberty </a></p> <p><a href="http://explorion.net/index.html" title="Explorion">Explorion</a>-Travel </p> <p><a href="http://www.apress.com/free/index.html" title="Apress">Apress</a>-Techncal and coding books </p> <p><a href="http://www.magickeys.com/books/" title="Children&#39;s Books">Children&#39;s Books</a> </p> <p><strong>Proprietary or otherwise &quot;special&quot; books</strong></p> <p>These sites offer books that require some special hardware and/or software (like a Palm, or a PDF reader) </p> <p><a href="http://www.e-book.com.au/freebooks.htm" title="eBook.com">eBook.com</a> </p> <p><a href="http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ebooks/" title="Virginia">Free eBook Library </a></p> <p><a href="http://manybooks.net/" title="Manybooks">Manybooks</a></p> <p><a href="http://epalm.org/modules/news/" title="ePalm">ePalm</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.pocketpcbooks.net/" title="Pocket PC Books">Pocket PC Books </a></p> <p><a href="http://www.free-ebooks.net/" title="Free eBooks">Free eBooks</a> </p> <p><a href="http://www.memoware.com/" title="MemoWare">MemoWare</a> </p> <p><a href="http://www.planetpdf.com/free_pdf_ebooks.asp?CurrentPage=1" title="PDF Books">PDF Books</a> </p> <p><a href="http://fax.libs.uga.edu/" title="Georgia">University of Georgia</a>-Requiers DjVu plugin, in Firefox. I&#39;m not sure how it works in another browser. </p> <p><strong>Software for book reading</strong></p> <p>This site will (soon!) offer software that makes the above proprietary methods obsolete. Here&#39;s hoping... </p> <p><a href="http://www.openreader.org/" title="Open Reader">Open Reader</a>-The program isn&#39;t out yet, but it promises to banish proprietary formatting on ebooks. </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sarah-winfrey">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/another-one-for-the-readers-0">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/for-all-you-readers-out-there">For all you Readers out there</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/book-em-this-season">Book &#039;Em This Season</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-3-best-books-to-start-investing-today">The 3 Best Books to Start Investing Today</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/got-a-blog-get-over-1000-free-ebooks-now">Got a blog? Get over 1000 FREE eBooks, now.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/hard-copy-or-ebook-amazons-new-service-allows-you-to-buy-ebook-versions-of-hard-copies-you-own-for-c">Hard Copy or Ebook? Amazon&#039;s New Service Allows You to Buy Ebook Versions of Hard Copies You Own for Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Art and Leisure books books online eBooks read online reader reading Thu, 15 Feb 2007 23:15:22 +0000 Sarah Winfrey 280 at http://www.wisebread.com