Freebie flash! Love, Life, Vook Classics, and more

Freebie flash! Love, Life, Vook Classics, and more

As usual, I don’t vouch for these books, and none of them block text-to-speech access. As promotional titles, they may not be free for long. Note: these books are free in the USA: prices in other countries may vary.

Love Wins Companion: A Study Guide for Those Who Want to Go Deeper
by Rob Bell
published by HarperCollins
size: unvailable, but print length is 224 pages
categories: religion & spirituality; Christian living

Pre-order for November 15, 2011

Age Smart: Discovering the Fountain of Youth at Midlife and Beyond
by Jeffrey Rosensweig (Author), Betty Liu (Author)
published by FT Press
size: 488kb
categories: nonfiction; health, mind, & body

The Other Side of Wall Street: In Business It Pays to Be an Animal, In Life It Pays to Be Yourself
by Todd Harrison
published by FT Press
size: 320kb
categories: business & investing; memoirs; contemporary fiction

Yep, it’s listed in all those categories…I don’t know, if your memoirs are fiction, you better be a TV character. 😉

Evolution: A View from the 21st Century (FT Press Science)
by James A. Shapiro
published by FT Press
size: 2009kb
categories: professional science; biology

Picturesque California: Vook Classics
by John Muir
published by Vook
size: 1166kb
categories: nonfiction, travel

I think this is the first time I’ve seen “Vook Classics” in the freebies. This book would be in the public domain in the USA. Publishers who use Kindle Direct Publishing are required to add material to their books, and I don’t think they can add a book which is offered free in the Kindle store. However, Vook probably doesn’t go through that channel, and may not be subject to the same restrictions. I did take a look at the preview of the book: it did include an illustration.

My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir: Vook Classics
by John Muir
published by Vook
size: 1197kb
categories: nonfiction; travel

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens: Vook Classics
by Charles Dickens
published by Vook
size: 1794kb
categories: fiction; horror

Yes, they have this listed as horror: it’s not how I would classify it, but I suppose I can see why someone else might…

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: Vook Classics
by Louisa May Alcott
published by Vook
size: 1647kb
categories: fiction classics

Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy) by J.M. Barrie: Vook Classics
by J.M. Barrie
published by Vook
size: 882kb
categories: fiction classics

Classic Sherlock Holmes Mysteries: Vook Classics
by Arthur Conan Doyle
published by Vook
size: 813kb
categories: fiction classics

This contains the first six stories published in the book The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:

  • A Scandal in Bohemia
  • The Adventure of the Red-Headed League
  • A Case of Identity
  • The Boscombe Valley Mystery
  • The Five Orange Pips
  • The Man with the Twisted Lip

Even More Classic Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Vook Classics
by Arthur Conan Doyle
published by Vook
size: 847kb
categories: mysteries & thrillers

This one has the other six:

  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
  •  The Adventure of the Speckled Band
  •  The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb
  •  The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
  •  The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
  •  The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne: Vook Classics
by Jules Verne
published by Vook
size: 1285kb
categories: fiction classics

The Poems of Walt Whitman: Vook Classics
by Walt Whitman
published by Vook
size: 863kb
categories: poetry

Even More Poems by Walt Whitman: Vook Classics
by Walt Whitman
published by Vook
size: 869kb
categories: poetry

Paradise Lost by John Milton: Vook Classics
by John Milton
published by Vook
size: 1836kb
categories: fiction classics

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin: Vook Classics
by Charles Darwin
published by Vook
size: 1442kb
categories: nonfiction; science

This post by Bufo Calvin appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog

Is it just me, or does a color picture of Charles Darwin seem like a weird idea?

3 Responses to “Freebie flash! Love, Life, Vook Classics, and more”

  1. Bob Zimmerman Says:

    Thanks for compiling this. Very useful.

    Bob Z

  2. Lady Galaxy Says:

    Does anybody even know if Vook is a legitimate publisher/author/editor? There seems to be a whole lot of mostly useless freebies coming from that name. I downloaded one of the titles early on and promptly trashed it.

    • bufocalvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Lady!

      Vook has partnered with some major entities….I would consider them legitimate. They’ve worked with ABC News and Simon & Schuster, I believe.

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