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Thread: Does anyone have any "ebooks" or PDF's

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    Senior Member stefanib123's Avatar
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    about quilting that they'd like to share? Actually, they can be any format, as I can convert them.

    Or does anyone have any links to things like this? I am also converting a lot of my patterns to PDFs and putting them on there, so I will have them with me in a portable form all the time.

    I want to put them on my Sony Reader. I have a few, also, that I would be happy to send anyone that wants them.

    One is The Encyclopedia of Sewing, and the other is Burtons book of "something", I can't remember the exact title right now, LOL!

    They are nice for beginners like me to flip through while in waiting rooms, stuck in traffic,etc.

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    sounds like it could be copyright violation?

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    Putting these on a Sony reader is ok, of course...that is the reason they are available on ebook...sharing would only be legit if they are 'for your own use'...ie, another computer at home, a second e-reader etc. I looked into this for some text book stuff for my Kindle, and you cannot share a direct download from person to person- however, if it is a free online ebook, sharing the link is ok, since they are available to anyone - just can't download and then pass on...

    FYI - I did think that one of the negatives of the SONY is that they will not accept other ebooks ..when looking at the options of both, that was the determining factor for a few friends...- Kindle will accept any eformat. THey would be interested to know that you can get other ebooks online. Will have them look into it...

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    I have several that I downloaded for free. I am not sure how to get them to you. PM me with your e-mail address if you are interested.

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    Can you tell us where you downloaded them from?
    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    I have several that I downloaded for free. I am not sure how to get them to you. PM me with your e-mail address if you are interested.

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    You can download quilt books from Torrent sites such as IsoHunt or Demonoid. I have a big folder on my computer full of quilting patterns and blocks if you need, I have downloaded them from websites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katmom54
    Putting these on a Sony reader is ok, of course...that is the reason they are available on ebook...sharing would only be legit if they are 'for your own use'...ie, another computer at home, a second e-reader etc. I looked into this for some text book stuff for my Kindle, and you cannot share a direct download from person to person- however, if it is a free online ebook, sharing the link is ok, since they are available to anyone - just can't download and then pass on...

    FYI - I did think that one of the negatives of the SONY is that they will not accept other ebooks ..when looking at the options of both, that was the determining factor for a few friends...- Kindle will accept any eformat. THey would be interested to know that you can get other ebooks online. Will have them look into it...
    Actually, that is backwards, SONY is the one that accepts all formats. Kindle only accepts 'AZW' files,and the mobipocket files. Also, it does not support native document types like PDF, but instead converts them into its own format, which can cause problems. You can find some converters online for them, though, to convert about anything. Thats one of the main reasons I went with the Sony. My library (and most others) uses EPUB and PDF files. These can go straight to Sony with no converting. The main reason I didn't get the Kindle, though, was the internet access around here is crappy.

    From the site:
    For the Kindle, other than the Kindle format which is encrypted with their DRM, you can only put non-DRM Mobipocket files, unencrypted PDF and a few other formats like Microsoft Word which can be encoded into the Amazon Kindle format. Amazon does not support EPUB nor any other special ebook format that might offered by other ebook stores that sell mainstream books.

    Google and Sonyís format of choice, EPUB, is also important. Itís an XML-based, free, open ebook standard which can be optimized for different devices, but Kindle does not (natively) support it. So, any titles you have in EPUB format, you can transfer to another device (itís a bit more complicated than that, since EPUB also supports DRM, but Googleís selection of public domain titles will be free of any restrictions); on the Kindle, itís forbidden. In geek terms, when it comes to ebooks, Sony and Google are to Amazon Kindle like Linux is to Windows: free and open vs. closed but perhaps easier to use. Weíll see which one wins in the end



    There are a LOT of patterns online for quilts, etc. that are in PDF form. Sony takes those with no converting. I love that. There are also free converters to convert anything to a PDF, too.

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    Oops! Forgot to add:

    Let me get my links, and I'll post them here, and you can download them yourselves.

    I do have a few, though, that the copyright is up on, and it says at the beginning that you are free to do what you wish with them.

    I mainly am looking for PDF's, if anyone has any links.

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    Okay, here's some I have:

    This first site is the best site for public domain books,period, which means the copyright is up on them. There are tons of great books here, you just have to do some searching, their search feature is crappy:
    www.gutenburg.org

    and here are some direct links to some books they have:
    List of different craft books:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/loccs/nk

    "Needlepoint As Art" - direct link:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30472

    "Quilts,Their Story and How to Make Them"
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24682

    "Beeton's Book of Needlework"
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15147

    "Encyclopedia of Needlework":
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20776

    "Ladies Work Table Book":
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29382

    "Art in Needlework: A Book about Embroidery":
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28269

    "Handbook of Embroidery"
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28269

    And here are some free patterns in PDF form, I really like these:
    http://www.cranstonvillage.com/proje...lting+Projects

    And some more patterns in PDF, just dowload:
    http://www.freespiritfabric.com/core-pages/patterns.php

    These are great,too,for personal use only:
    http://www.caroldoak.com/free-quilt-patterns.php

    More Patterns in Pdf's:
    http://www.pmquilting.com/Free_Patterns_s/23.htm

    This site has lots of patterns in pdf, just click on the names on the left hand side to bring up the one you want:
    http://www.maryquilts.com/drunkards-path/

    Beautiful patterns for pdf download here:
    http://www.thomassewing.com/Patterns.html


    "Crochet Patterns":
    http://www.allfreecrochet.com/master...ches-eBook.pdf


    "Helen's Copy and Use Quilt Patterns"(this one is in a zip file, must be unzipped first):
    http://www.ebook3000.com/others/Hele...ire_58649.html


    These are PDF's sent to your email addy:
    http://quiltingarts.com/Free-Motion-Quilting/

    I have some more, but they are on my other computer. I will try to post them tomorrow.

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    thanks stefanib..will have to look into this further...

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