Ten Things for the Book Junkies
Freeware caution: always scan free downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.
1. Find the best online price for a book with Books Price Comparator freeware.
2. BookSearch freeware allows you to "search a number of large book search engines on the Internet for new and used books. Ideal for finding rare or hard-to-find books, or for comparing prices. Search by keyword, title, or author name."
3. Download and manage books from Project Gutenberg with eLibrary freeware.
4. Flying Books screensaver freeware will send up to 32 books flapping across your screen.
5. Thinking of starting a bookselling business from home? Have a look at Home Base freeware.
6. Get your book collection catalogued and organized with The Libellis Personal Library freeware.
7. LibriVox offers 755 free audiobooks (created by volunteers reading public domain works.)
8. Another, simpler book collection database freeware, The Librarian.
9. TitleScroller will scroll text files on your screen at your preferred speed for reading.
10. Read e-books on your iPod with WordPod freeware.
I find a very interesting project -- Ocean -- which offers a freeware collection of over a thousand books of ten world religions in English, as well as collections in French, Spanish, German, Russian, Dutch, and Portuguese. The project hopes to promote more understanding among persons of different faiths, never a bad thing.
Also, one more book link -- if you'd like to take a text file and print it out in book form, try Gordon Reynold's Book Format freeware.
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