Where to read Star Trek books electronically for free?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Daniel Tinnirello, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Daniel Tinnirello

    Daniel Tinnirello Cadet Newbie

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    Does anyone know where Star Trek books can be read for free on electronic devices like an iPad?
     
  2. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Do you really think a site where we are lucky enough to have professional Trek authors participate is a suitable place to try to undermine their ability to earn a living ?
     
  3. King Daniel Beyond

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  4. Kataaran

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    Some libraries have ebook lending, otherwise there's always second hand on places like Amazon if you're cash-strapped.
     
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  6. JD

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    Libraries with e-book sharing are the only places to do it legally, and nobody on here is going to help you get them illegally.
     
  7. Damian

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    I'll cut the guy a break and assume he means legitimate ways to read Star Trek literature. But Kataaran and JD probably have the best suggestion, the local library. I don't think there's any other legitimate locations to read e-books, and availability at libraries is probably limited for e-books.

    If you're looking for something else, well, go somewhere else.
     
  8. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    There are tons of places where you can read Star Trek eBooks online for free. Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Google Play, the list is endless.

    It will, of course, cost you money to download them. But simply reading is always free.
     
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    Ask Coxie.
     
  10. Leathco

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    Have some respect for the work, time, and money the authors put into their books and pay for them.
     
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  11. Frisco Del Rosario

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    I read Trek novels on the Hoopla app, which connects to my neighborhood library.
     
  12. tgiokdi

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    I second https://www.hoopladigital.com/ it's a great service and it's 100% free and legal. There's a couple others out there like it, if your local library doesn't support Hoopla, ask your library if they do support something like it.
     
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  13. ireactions

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    I would actually like some sort of subscription service for TREK ebooks.
     
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  14. King Daniel Beyond

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    England has BorrowBox, but they've got a VERY limited selection. The only Trek on it is the first Prometheus book.
     
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  15. JD

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    My library gives me access to both Hoopla and Overdrive. Their Hoopla account doesn't have a lot of novels, but it's got a ton of comics, including a whole bunch of IDW Trek. Overdrive has mainly novels, including a decent selection of Trek novels. My only problem with Overdrive for novel is you only get them for two weeks, and it takes me at least a month to get through an average length novel.
    Hoopla and Overdrive are both available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
     
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    Does your library's version of Overdrive allow you to renew the books? Mine does - it becomes available as an option in your borrowing list about 3 days before the book needs to be returned.
     
  18. JD

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    I'll have to check next time I borrow something. The only thing I've borrowed so far was the second Dresden Files short story anthology and I had already read all the stories that were up to where I was in the timeline, so I just let it end.
     
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