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Get Plato's "The Republic" [amazon.com] for .19 on Kindle.

Plato's most famous work and the bedrock of Western philosophy

Written in the form of a Socratic dialogue, The Republic is an investigation into the nature of an ideal society. In this far-reaching and profoundly influential treatise, Plato explores the concept of justice, the connection between politics and psychology, the difference between words and what they represent, and the roles of art and education, among many other topics. A towering achievement of philosophical insight, The Republic is as relevant to readers today as it was to the citizens of ancient Athens.

This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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This book, and many more great works can be found for free on Project Gutenberg. Here's the link for The Republic at the low low price of $0. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/150
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This book, and many more great works can be found for free on Project Gutenberg. Here's the link for The Republic at the low low price of $0. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/150
In Kindle version, no less.
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This book, and many more great works can be found for free on Project Gutenberg. Here's the link for The Republic at the low low price of $0. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/150
Even so, 19 cents ain't a bad price to be able to sync across devices. My husband always forgets to charge his kindle, and I'll hand him mine that has the dual logins. It's nice when he can just download and start from where he left off on his device.
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Genius

1. Take public domain work
2. Convert to kindle format
3. Set price at 19 cents and sell on Amazon
4. Advertise on Slickdeals and have it allowed on the Hot Deals forum since only FREE ebooks are banned from hot deals.
5. Get a few thousand purchases
6. Book shows up on bestseller lists on Amazon
7. Get more purchases
8. You've made a couple thousand dollars for literally 10 minutes of work .
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Genius

1. Take public domain work
2. Convert to kindle format
3. Set price at 19 cents and sell on Amazon
4. Advertise on Slickdeals and have it allowed on the Hot Deals forum since only FREE ebooks are banned from hot deals.
5. Get a few thousand purchases
6. Book shows up on bestseller lists on Amazon
7. Get more purchases
8. You've made a couple thousand dollars for literally 10 minutes of work .
What are you talking about? I didn't create the ebook. Seriously, I don't know what's up with you that that would even be a thought that occurred, or why you would think I would do that. Damn, there are some scammy, shady people to think up stuff like that.

Not to mention, I'd be really surprised is this ebook sells enough to make a couple thousand dollars period, but definitely not off my post.
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What are you talking about? I didn't create the ebook. Seriously, I don't know what's up with you that that would even be a thought that occurred, or why you would think I would do that. Damn, there are some scammy, shady people to think up stuff like that.

Not to mention, I'd be really surprised is this ebook sells enough to make a couple thousand dollars period, but definitely not off my post.
Haha I apologize! I didn't mean to accuse you. I was just thinking what a great method that would be to make easy side money.
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Haha I apologize! I didn't mean to accuse you. I was just thinking what a great method that would be to make easy side money.
Oh good, it had seemed when you said "post it on slickdeals and make money" that really seemed like you meant I must have done that, and it would never even occur to me to do that or figure out how to make an ebook for the purpose of making 19 cents a pop. But I'm sure whoever created this isn't making thousands off my posting it here. That would be a lot of sales at 19 cents each! It probably won't make more than a couple bucks off of my post, lol.

I assume Amazon is getting the money off this, but I don't mind. I still think it's worth buying for just 19 cents (to me anyhow), handy for students/teachers to make notes and highlights and sync across devices to have at hand when needed.
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This is all about the translation/translator. I think a strong argument could be made that this translation is better than the free one on Project Gutenberg.
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This is all about the translation/translator. I think a strong argument could be made that this translation is better than the free one on Project Gutenberg.
Project Gutenberg [gutenberg.org] and this Amazon copy are both translated by the same Benjamin Jowett. Just look at Amazon's "Look Inside" feature to find the title page w/ translator name, and the PG link under "Bibrec" tab to see that they are the same person.

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This is all about the translation/translator. I think a strong argument could be made that this translation is better than the free one on Project Gutenberg.
Free, on Amazon w/ cloud sync [amazon.com], and same translator. The only other thing to compare to the 19 cent copy is formatting and proofreading, but a lot of these publishers pretty much just use the Project Gutenberg copy, so ymmv on proofreading. The catch for Slickdeals, it's free, so it can't go in Hot Deals.

I would have been interested in 19 cents if it had some built-in X-Ray glossary/index features for key phrases.

BTW, Amazon Kindle's also got a mini-collection of 6 Plato hits for 99c [amazon.com] (it includes Jowett's translation of The Republic), and an annotated/bibliography/biography/etc The Republic for 99c [amazon.com], I can't tell who the translator and annotator is though.
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Even so, 19 cents ain't a bad price to be able to sync across devices. My husband always forgets to charge his kindle, and I'll hand him mine that has the dual logins. It's nice when he can just download and start from where he left off on his device.
nope, since free books sync too.
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OP - might update your link, free here https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0082SV87G
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OP - might update your link, free here https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0082SV87G

That's a different version. The one in my post says it has been professionally proofread. The other was put together by volunteers. Also, the book in your link is 207 pages, mine is 743. I have no idea why the difference, but perhaps the one in your link doesn't include everything? Anyone that wants it free can grab it on your link or other places; I'm happy spending my 19 cents for the proofed one.
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nope, since free books sync too.

Free books from Amazon sync, but we were talking about a book from the Gutenberg project, which you'd have to sideload onto your kindle (as far as I know, that's how I get non-amazon mobi files on my device). I've never found a way to sync sideloaded mobi files. Is there a way to do that? Please share if there is, I really would like to know how to do that.
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Free books from Amazon sync, but we were talking about a book from the Gutenberg project, which you'd have to sideload onto your kindle (as far as I know, that's how I get non-amazon mobi files on my device). I've never found a way to sync sideloaded mobi files. Is there a way to do that? Please share if there is, I really would like to know how to do that.
1) You don't "sideload", You email it to your kindle.
2) Any book you email to your kindle's address will be synced between devices.
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