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Offline Infinitely Bookish

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Please be aware that we have long since finished this.  We NO LONGER ALLOW SHARING OF EBOOKS on this site.  Please do not post a book, it will be removed.  Please do not post a link.  It will be removed.

Dear members

We are in progress of migrating have migrated the site to a new name and defining defined new guidelines. One of the most important is to discontinue hosting ebooks on our website so that we are DMCA compliant.

Over next few days STP's team of Moderators will be deleting all posts from all the Boards containing books and book requests.   These have been deleted.

Please do not make any further book uploads on the site.

Thank you for your understanding.

Note: We will review the new rules when the site is fully migrated, so if you have any suggestions please let us know by contacting one of our Mods.
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Offline lagill555

Re: NOTICE: Discontinuation of eBooks hosting on STP Website
« Reply #261 on: June 13, 2012, 05:57 PM »
Thank guys! The swiftness with which you responded just reminded me again of why I love this site so much:):):)
 

Offline missy24

Re: NOTICE: Discontinuation of eBooks hosting on STP Website
« Reply #262 on: June 16, 2012, 06:50 PM »
im relatively new also. just re-discovered my love of books. what i loved about this site is that there was a pic of the book, a discription, your opinion and then related books. Now i have to switch between here and amazon/goodreads just to get all this. very bummed. wont be logging back in but thanks anyway.
 

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« Reply #263 on: June 17, 2012, 12:44 AM »
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nooooooooooo...... why does this keep happening!!! does anybody know any other site to download ebooks, it tried the epubbud site and its really kiddish stuff nothing good there...awww!!!


Epubbud looks like it is a children's book site, but it isn't. They have everyone from John Grisham and Stephen King to Stephanie Meyer and Lauren Kate. Did you search for any of your favorite authors or books? I suggest you give it another shot. =) perusingtheshelves.com was my #1 site, but epubbud.com was my #2.
 

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Re: NOTICE: Discontinuation of eBooks hosting on STP Website
« Reply #264 on: June 17, 2012, 11:18 PM »
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im relatively new also. just re-discovered my love of books.

i can relate. awww. :-(

i miss STP. thanks for everything btw. i should have downloaded everything that i could before the ebooks were removed. XP

love you still guys.  :-*
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if we did otherwise, we would not be ourselves.
 

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« Reply #265 on: June 21, 2012, 05:11 PM »
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Ooh I was just starting to get a hang on this :(! I wish they didn't have to do this, :(!

I really agree!   :(  I finally started to understand this site, but then it got a new design, that was but fine, but now this?? I wish too that they didn't have to do this   :-\   :'(
 

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Re: NOTICE: Discontinuation of eBooks hosting on STP Website
« Reply #266 on: July 01, 2012, 06:52 PM »
I also was just getting used to the site! :'(  I was ecstatic to find so many of my beloved authors and series in one place. Thank You to EVERYONE who posted all the ebooks and other info that was to be found here. And Thank You to those of you who now are giving us other sites to download from...  :-*
 

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« Reply #267 on: July 02, 2012, 11:39 PM »
 >:(
 :(

Cant u move content somewhere else,
pls pls pls move on other site or under different name, pls pls.
 

Offline xtine2296

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« Reply #268 on: July 05, 2012, 09:05 PM »
a sad news~!! >:( :-X
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Offline Mr. Admin

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« Reply #269 on: July 05, 2012, 09:58 PM »
An important update - You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Please always feel free to PM me regarding any issues or suggestions.
 

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Re: NOTICE: Discontinuation of eBooks hosting on STP Website
« Reply #270 on: July 08, 2012, 07:57 PM »
Hi everybody! For those who have time, check this link out:

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http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/4KLAps/:Ot8oqUk!:QxMs$Us$/www.howtogeek.com/118138/the-best-websites-for-finding-downloading-borrowing-renting-and-purchasing-ebooks/
That's a link where you can find what you're probably looking for. Hope that helps a lots of newbies here.  ;D

And here's another one, up to 50 sites. Probably some of them not working anymore - I looked at the list and knew the other sites are no longer available. But still, I advise you to check it out. Browse, Search and Click people. That's the way to find a book online.

Here's the link:
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www.bestonlinetools.org/50-top-websites-to-download-ebooks/
Patience, grasshopper.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2012, 10:35 PM by hudasee (doodle it do) »
Wrath to Butch: That's you. You shall be called the Black Dagger warrior Dhestroyer....
Rhage: But you'll always be Butch to us, as well as hard-ass. Smart-ass. Royal pain in the ass... I think as long as there's an ASS in there, it'll be accurate.
Zhadist: How about bASStard?

^LOL :P
 

raniewilson

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Re: NOTICE: Discontinuation of eBooks hosting on PTS Website
« Reply #271 on: July 10, 2012, 05:25 AM »
Try scribd.com and 4shared.com.
 

brattyknight

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« Reply #272 on: July 10, 2012, 02:57 PM »
There is  Fictionbooksbay.com you have to use u torrent or bit comet to download though but it has a lot and its free
 

Offline nikkitrueblue

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« Reply #273 on: July 12, 2012, 06:07 PM »
It has been a long time since I last stopped by. My sister had been a long standing member. For those of you who do not know me, I am an author and a reader. I have seen both sides of the argument and both ends can argue the points to the ground. I think that it sucks that book uploads have been removed yet I understand how authors-especially Indie authors like me do need to make a living. I also understand that NO ONE should have to be liable for a law suit and believe me-publishing companies will launch law suits to get money for themselves and their authors. I also believe that sharing E-books should be no different than if you have a book and you lend it to a friend or you check one out at the library. Hell there are dozens of file upload sites that CHARGE money and this site didn't charge anything. No one was ripping apart PDF files and altering books. So for all of you I feel for you guys. It sucks and I didn't really see anything wrong with what you guys were doing here. I have a book that I was so proud of-still am I guess, that was published through a vanity press. Don't know what one of those are? They are a PARASITE that draws naive people like myself and leads us all to believe we are going to be able to see our books in stores and what not. What they don't tell you is that you will have your book priced 3-4x higher than what any soft cover mass market book, they want to make money off the author not the consumer, they can and will withhold royalties, and will spam the hell out of your email box with offers they can't possibly make good on. For the past 3 years I have desperately tried to get my rights back, emailed and written to the Atty Gen. of Maryland, and the BBB but to no avail. I don't know how they do it-but those dirty rats have greased loop holes they can crawl through. So where does that leave me? Well I will wait out the 4 years left on my contract and in the meantime I'm still writing. I have my first Ebook through XoXo Publishing and I'm thrilled about that and I have a few others that will be debuting soon. I was hoping to upload my first novel for all of you here. Again I'm saddened to hear that your hand was forced and I hope folks get off the negativity train. It wasn't any fault of PTS. 
 
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Offline GG drypen!

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« Reply #274 on: July 12, 2012, 06:24 PM »
Hi Nikki,

Nice to see you back. Sorry you are still frustrated with the publisher. I really hoped you'd get you book rights back.  :(

We do have the You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login Check it out. Maybe we can induce you to stay?  >:D
 
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Re: NOTICE: Discontinuation of eBooks hosting on PTS Website
« Reply #275 on: July 12, 2012, 08:03 PM »
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I am an author and a reader..... I have my first Ebook through XoXo Publishing and I'm thrilled about that and I have a few others that will be debuting soon. I was hoping to upload my first novel for all of you here. Again I'm saddened to hear that your hand was forced and I hope folks get off the negativity train. It wasn't any fault of PTS.

Hi, nice to meet you. We do have a section for authors in the new site. Just like what Drypen said, maybe you can post some information about your future books in there. And ask for Beta Readers  ;D

I will look forward to hearing about your works.   :)
Wrath to Butch: That's you. You shall be called the Black Dagger warrior Dhestroyer....
Rhage: But you'll always be Butch to us, as well as hard-ass. Smart-ass. Royal pain in the ass... I think as long as there's an ASS in there, it'll be accurate.
Zhadist: How about bASStard?

^LOL :P
 
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Offline nikkitrueblue

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« Reply #276 on: July 12, 2012, 09:25 PM »
Anyone interested in reading a copy of Renegade Night can email me at: nikkitrueblue@hotmail.com and I'll be happy to send a copy-take in mind that it isn't the same version as what was sent to Publish America but it keeps me from falling into their copyright part of the contract. Plus they never released my book in Ebook format.
 
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Offline novel_junkie

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« Reply #277 on: July 25, 2012, 09:33 AM »
Actually, epubbud.com used to have a fantastic collection. But they've removed almost everthing. Useless site now ;
 

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« Reply #278 on: July 25, 2012, 09:51 PM »
Sorry to hear that about Epubbud.com It has seemed kinda bare lately mow that you've mentioned it. =/
Another site that I have found is Tuebl.com and it is FANTASTIC! It has tons of books. There's no need to register or anything. As with any site if you can't find a certain book under its title look under the authors name. I am only going to go in to detail here because the last 2 people I told about this site asked me questions about how to look up and DL books from there. Sometimes you have to put the last name first (ie: Doe, John) in order to find it. It also has an option to look up books by the series name. Once the list of books come up (i also like that it gives a description of each book at this int) click on the title and it will come up on another page. Go all the way to the bottom and you will see the link to DL the book. The other site is use is: Mobile9.com/ Between the 3 sites I have had great luck finding the books I want. Good luck!
 

Offline novel_junkie

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« Reply #279 on: July 26, 2012, 06:45 AM »
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Sorry to hear that about Epubbud.com It has seemed kinda bare lately mow that you've mentioned it. =/
Another site that I have found is Tuebl.com and it is FANTASTIC! It has tons of books. There's no need to register or anything. As with any site if you can't find a certain book under its title look under the authors name. I am only going to go in to detail here because the last 2 people I told about this site asked me questions about how to look up and DL books from there. Sometimes you have to put the last name first (ie: Doe, John) in order to find it. It also has an option to look up books by the series name. Once the list of books come up (i also like that it gives a description of each book at this int) click on the title and it will come up on another page. Go all the way to the bottom and you will see the link to DL the book. The other site is use is: Mobile9.com/ Between the 3 sites I have had great luck finding the books I want. Good luck!

Thanks for the tip! My office system has most of these sites blocked so I can't wait to check it out at home.
fyi, Iv also managed to find some good series on piratebay.org. I live in India so  the site's been banned  by the government but there's a way to get around that :)
 

Offline GG drypen!

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« Reply #280 on: August 01, 2012, 11:58 AM »
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Just joined & I'm confused. Was getting ready to upload & then I saw the 5/26 notice. Looks like big changes are underway & we can no longer upload. This info needs to be in the FAQ's as the process for uploading & dowloading is going to change big time! Looks like all the settings indicated for Calibre etc will also change. It's now nearly August & so for seems things have not changed YET. When is the real cut off date & will new (clear) guidelines be posted in FAQ's. Understand why this has to happen but probably would not have joined if I had read the notice first. Sorry!

But we do allow fan fiction uploads/downloads which is why it remained.
What do you mean regarding Calibre settings? Sorry confused about what you mean there.  ???
 

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