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Initial post: Dec 18, 2012 8:48:24 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 1:43:46 PM PST
Shawesome says:
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Posted on Dec 18, 2012 8:53:01 AM PST
GnomeEd says:
There are thousands of free books for the kindle now. Just check out ereaderiq.com

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:53:07 AM PST
T. Cannon says:
I believe somethng like this already exists. You may find more information on the Meet Our Authors forum as, I think, more authors hang out there.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:54:48 AM PST
Boo-Dittie says:
Now that's funny.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 9:03:37 AM PST
J. Gatie says:
I think this poster had Sherman set the WayBack Machine to 2008 before posting.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 9:08:40 AM PST
Boo-Dittie says:
Hey, it's Christmastime and what does this world need more than chaff uploaded for free?

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 9:10:14 AM PST
Also, that's not what "open source" means.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 9:14:22 AM PST
Kindle Direct Publishing - https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin
Author, Publisher & Vendor Guides - http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_sn_pub?nodeId=14061711

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 9:15:20 AM PST
Authors, even 'amateur' ones, can already create books for at no cost to themselves using Create Space, charge as little as 0.99 and promote their book for free for up to 5 days.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 11:57:11 AM PST
Shawesome says:
Thanks GnomeEd, T. Cannon, FoundQuilting, and Old-Rocker - "Peace on Earth", your comments were very useful. And to the peanut gallery, my intent was that the code for the tool I previously suggested would be available as open source code so that anyone could see how kindle files were formatted and then users could put any document of their choice onto their kindles. This tool could also serve as an opportunity to share books with others. These sites and links provided are really great. I am by no means an expert and definitely trying to learn. This post definitely gave me the quick answer I needed. I appreciate those who answered responsibly.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 12:21:14 PM PST
Boo-Dittie says:
I appreciate those who ask responsibly.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 12:26:11 PM PST
Amazon is in business to sell books. Why should they make it easy for someone to give books away?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 12:27:16 PM PST
all that pretty much already exists, but not exactly in the "tool" that you suggest.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 12:30:07 PM PST
"... see how kindle files were formatted and then users could put any document of their choice onto their kindles. This tool could also serve as an opportunity to share books with others."

The tools already exist to do this with one very important caveat, DRM. DRM is Digital Rights Management. It is a lock and key type thing that prevents you from reading a book on any device other than the specific one for which it was purchased. It's what keeps me from making thousands of copies of the latest Grisham book for all my Facebook friends. I can put any non-DRMed document on my Kindle. Stripping the DRM is not exactly legal.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:04:12 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 1:06:04 PM PST
Shawesome says:
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Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:06:28 PM PST
bad, dittie, bad.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:08:22 PM PST
Boo-Dittie says:
Thank you, Sh*!awesome!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:09:44 PM PST
Shawesome says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:12:06 PM PST
So you want to market a publishing tool where authors can publish in any format and provide their books for free, but with ads?

And wikipedia doesn't use ads, they operate on donations alone.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:17:57 PM PST
With as upset as people get having ads on their sleep screens, I think it would be a big mistake for an author to put ads within a book. It would give him/her a bad reputation.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:19:51 PM PST
No, it doesn't.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:26:10 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 1:26:30 PM PST
J. Gatie says:
On what planet are you living where Wikipedia uses ads? Also, ads on a search page are much different than ads inserted in a book. Unlike a book, no one can say reading a search page is supposed to be an "immersive" experience.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:29:58 PM PST
Well, I was posing a leading question ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:34:42 PM PST
Amature? Yes. If you can't even spell amateur.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:35:17 PM PST
OMG I have to find some Sherman for my son.
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