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Wish there was an automated script to buy all these books for me that go free each day. I'll have the biggest library of them all.
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Wish there was an automated script to buy all these books for me that go free each day. I'll have the biggest library of them all.
Ditto
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Wish there was an automated script to buy all these books for me that go free each day. I'll have the biggest library of them all.
Have you signed up for Bookbub.com? You can select genre and email timing, and they will email you up to daily notifications of Amazon and Google reduced or free ebooks, with links to the site for "purchase". I have downloaded over a hundred free ebooks.
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Have you signed up for Bookbub.com? You can select genre and email timing, and they will email you up to daily notifications of Amazon and Google reduced or free ebooks, with links to the site for "purchase". I have downloaded over a hundred free ebooks.
Yeah. It's just the clicking to purchase part that's bugging me now. I never read them books anyway. Lol.
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Have you signed up for Bookbub.com? You can select genre and email timing, and they will email you up to daily notifications of Amazon and Google reduced or free ebooks, with links to the site for "purchase". I have downloaded over a hundred free ebooks.
Thanks for the tip on Bookbub.com.
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Yeah. It's just the clicking to purchase part that's bugging me now. I never read them books anyway. Lol.
Back when I was a kid we had to DRIVE to a store to buy a book . . .
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Wish there was an automated script to buy all these books for me that go free each day. I'll have the biggest library of them all.
There's a not quite semi-automatic one...

I've gotten well over a 1/3 of a million books this way supposedly worth a few million for free. Please note that 90% are junk, 8-9% are decent, and 1-2% are really good. So I wind up with few thousand really good books, tens of thousands of decent books and the rest rubbish. The biggest downside to this is that unless you use the web interface for Kindle it will overpower all devices I have tried including a fully loaded i7 with 32GB RAM and SSD RAID since all of their stand-alone solutions are designed for a whole lot less (e.g. 1-10k books) as Amazon is notorious in data mining and writing apps that handle a few hundred to several hundred books with DRM attached to them. A way to get around this is create a 2nd Amazon account and loan yourself books, then the devices can keep up with only what you are reading instead of your entire library. Suggest creating a 2nd account just for this purpose so you don't overload your phone/tablet/kindle if that is your preferred method of reading Kindle's.

While most of these books are also listed on kindle unlimited and/or amazon prime, many are not. Also, the classics that are out of copyright are often 'always free' as are samples and previews. To filter out the junk books you can go by the number of reviews 4-stars or more (go for at least a few dozen reviews), and/or those that are published by recognized large publishers, and/or those books that also have paper and/or audio copies available. With time you will get a better feel on what is good and what isn't just by looking at a listing.

Now for finding these books en masse... There is a website that typically lists 1k-2k new books per day, and typically 10k-100k total free books listed. This is geared for the US and UK markets.

Visit http://www.dailyfreebooks.com/ sort and select the books that you want (suggest ticking all the genres and sub-genres you interested in, as if you do separate searches you will find many duplicates otherwise). Make sure you sort with 120 books per page (to remove the pin-in links don't use the default 30 or 60) and then use a browser add-on such as linkclump https://chrome.google.com/webstor.../linkclump and you can open 120 pages at a time at amazon (draw box around thumbnails only with linkclump) -- If you have less than 8GB RAM or are on a 32-bit machine select less than 120 books at a time as Amazon runs a ton of data mining and advertising scripts on each page and will overload your browser otherwise. Just be aware, that some of the books change their price hourly (most at the top of the hour some at the bottom depending on what time zone the author/publisher indicates that they are in) and may have a price other than free when you open the page, it is quite easy to do a 1-click purchase when the price is other than free when you are robo-clicking purchases.

If you don't want to go to an external website or want to explore other languages, you can use Amazon itself to find free books; however, you will find the same books listed over and over each day, not 'new ones since your last visit link the link above can do). I do this about once a month to see if I missed any from the aforementioned website as that seems to be when large portion change their prices (other than the always free ones like samplers & OOC). You are limited to opening 16 pages at a time with this method with linkclump.

For example free graphic novel/comic books rated at 4-5 stars, sorted 'low to high' on price: https://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=sr...=154606011

Or you can start here and then sort by applying filters in the left column: https://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=sr...1518965945
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OMG. You're a champion cheapie. Love the details and the process. I might just sort with 5 stars instead cause I realized since my first post here that never in my eternity will I trump you in the numbers of books owned. Lol.
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