Companies with their own Kindle competitors, such as Barnes & Noble, Sony, and Apple, make a big deal of the fact that their e-book readers are compatible with the ePub file format. That means, unlike the Kindle, that the Apple iPad (through various apps, including iBooks), Sony Reader, and Barnes & Noble Nook can be used to read tens of thousands of free books from Google and a variety of other sources. Just choose a title, download the ePub version, and transfer it to the compatible reader of your choice. Yes, nearly all of the books and essays in question are public domain classics (and sometimes not-so-classics) of yesteryear--the works of authors such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and the like. But free's free, and these are the sort of canonical works of art that bookworms appreciate reading and re-reading ad infinitum.
But fear not, Kindle owners: you too have access to many of the same public domain titles, numbering in the thousands. Amazon has made it easier to find them than in the past by displaying the paid and free titles in the top 100 list in adjacent columns (overall and by genre). But what if you want to see more granular lists--say, separating the public domain titles from the modern freebies? (Publishers occasionally give away older books in a series to hook readers on newer ones, for example.) Or what if you want to see only books in a certain price range--only those that are 99 cents, or $2 to $3?
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