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DailyLit was created because the founders spent hours each day on email, but couldn’t find the time to read a book. Sound familiar? Now great books come by email and they are FREE. It’s simple.
1. Find a book you want to read
2. Enter your email address
3. Click subscribe
DailyLit has many other features. Some require creating a profile.
* Follow a group reading the same book together, on Twitter (and RSS).
* Take part in the discussion forums.
* Give ratings and reviews.
* Manage BookLists.
* Give DailyLit books as gifts.
DailyLit sends books in installments via e-mail or RSS feed. They currently offer over 1,000 classic and contemporary books available entirely for free or on a Pay-Per-Read basis (with sample installments available for free). You can read your installments wherever you receive e-mail/RSS feeds, including on your Blackberry and iPhone. Installments arrive in your Inbox according to the schedule you set (e.g. 7:00am every weekday). You can read each installment in under 5 minutes (most folks finish in 2-3 minutes), and, if you have more time to read, you can receive additional installments immediately on demand.
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They also have a gift service, where you can send books via DailyLit to friends, with installments starting on any date you choose (even that very day – perfect for last minute gifts), and each installment comes with a personalized message written by you.
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Free Books for All, is a website created by book consultant and speaker John Kremer. The site devoted to giving away free nonfiction books on business, how-to, cookbooks, self-help, spiritual, memoirs, biography, health, politics, social issues, sports, travel, and more. All books are provided courtesy of their authors and/or publishers. When you click on a link, you’ll be taken to the author’s or publisher’s website to download the book for free, generally as an Adobe PDF file that you can keep and read at your leisure.
If you like the books you read this way, please tell your friends about the books. The authors and publishers are providing the books for free download as a way to get the word out about their wonderful books. Most of the free ebooks featured on this site are also available as printed books via online booksellers such as Amazon.com or BN.com.
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