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The ebooks that are offered free of charge on this website are made for the PalmReader. The PalmReader is now also known as the eReader. The name change emphasizes the fact that the PalmReader is not just for Palm devices; there are now versions of the eReader to accommodate most personal and handheld computers. Whether you have a PC running Windows or the Mac OS or a handheld running either the Palm OS or Pocket PC operating systems; there's an eReader for you. And each of the more than 200, free, downloadable volumes offered on this site will work equally well with any version of either the PalmReader or the eReader. Get a free copy of the eReader for your desktop, tablet PC or handheld computer here.

UPDATE: The Palm eReader, that was created by Palm Digital Media, as well as the eReader web site, which distributes media for that format, is now the property of the Nook division of Barnes and Noble. B&N has announced that, effective February of 2013, they will cease their support for the Palm Reader as well as ebooks in the PDB format. The ebooks on this site may, according to B&N, be "side-loaded" into the Nook reader, and viewed with that device, or you may directly download an ereader for Windows, Macintosh, Android or Windows Mobile right here:

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Free eBooks for your Itty Bitty Computer

Did you ever begin to read an old magazine (maybe in your Dentist's office) that did not interest you in the least? Have you ever found yourself looking for something to read while you waited to catch a plane or sat in somebody else's waiting room? Maybe you like to read in bed?

If you have ever found yourself in any of those situations, then the eReader is perfect for you. A 32MB expansion card will easily hold a library of 100 novels that you can carry with you everywhere, and if you read in bed, you'll find that a PDA with a backlit screen is a library and a reading light that fits in one hand. Pages can easily be turned with a press of the thumb or you can use the autoscroll function to automatically turn the pages for you.

All of the ebooks on this site are free and all are formatted for the eReader. The eReader is also free, and you don't need to have a PDA to use it. Versions of the eReader are available for MacIntosh and PC desktop systems as well as all Palm-powered hand-held devices, and even Pocket PC.

To get a free copy of the eReader click here.

The books on this site are high-quality editions, made to take advantage of the best features of the eReader, with a complete table of contents and accurate hyphenation to make the best use of your hand-held reader.

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Adventure Victor Appleton, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Samuel Clemens Joseph Conrad, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne, and H.G. Wells
Americana Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper
Animals Anna Sewell, Jack London
Essay G.K. Chesterton, Joseph Conrad, Adam Smith, Henry David Thoreau
Fantasy J.M. Barrie, Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll, Samuel Clemens, Lester Del Rey, the brothers Grimm, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jonathan Swift
History Giacomo Casanova, Commission for Presidential Debates, Albert McKinley, Washington Irving
Horror Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe
Humour P.G. Wodehouse, Booth Tarkington, Marjorie Benton Cooke
Literary Fiction Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Willa Cather, Samuel Clemens, Joseph Conrad, Stephen Crane, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Aldous Huxley, Somerset Maugham, Upton Sinclair, C. Alphonso Smith
Mystery G.K. Chesterton, Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle
Romance Zane Grey, Giacomo Casanova, Marjorie Benton Cooke, Edgar Rice Burroughs, P.G. Wodehouse
Science Fiction Victor Appleton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John W. Campbell, Lester Del Rey, Arthur Conan Doyle, Aldous Huxley, Roy Rockwood, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells
Western Zane Grey, Bret Harte

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What's New?

We moved in June (2007) from one hosting service to another, without any change in the domain name. As a consequence of that move there were some disruptions of some services (e.g. downloads) for a week or two. All ebooks in the library also got redated to the date of the move. But everything seems to be back to normal now.

Since the move, we've added several new titles to the collection and we've improved some titles that have been on the shelves for awhile. Be sure to check the link for "See what's . . . new", in the upper left-hand corner of this page, to see which ebooks have been recently added or improved.

How this happens

The books that are offered on this site are in the public domain. That means that the original copyrights have expired. The text of these books is available elsewhere on the web as HTML web pages, or as text files, but the text of most of these sources has been produced by a machine that scans printed pages and produces an ASCII text file. The problem with this is that the machine was not perfect. It sometimes mistakes an 'm' for 'rn' and a 'd' for 'cl'. Other mistakes are also possible and do happen.

Some other eBook publishers don't mind these mistakes. They use these same transcripts without correction. That's why some published eBook classics contain errors in spelling and even grammar - mistakes that were introduced by the transcriber and were never edited.

What I do
So I find the mistakes of the scanning machine and I correct them (manually). Additionally, I insert hyphenation (I have developed special software to do this), and formatting instructions that establish features such as special fonts (italics and bold) and the table of contents. Most eBooks "classics" publishers don't bother about hyphenation, it's just too much effort for a book that will sell for $3.
What you can do
The original copyrights of the books on this site have expired, but the format and other components contained in these books are the copyrighted property of Itty Bitty Computer.

My desire, in developing and distributing these books, is that great literature should be made available free of charge to anyone who wishes to read, in order to promote a love of language and literature throughout the English-speaking world.

That's why the books on this site have been edited to assure a high quality transcription and are distributed free of charge. And you are free to beam them to your friends or distribute them in any other way that you choose, as long as you do not charge any fee or collect any payment for any book that you download from this site. If you choose to distribute any of these books on a website, then you must provide a link on that website to and cite this website as the source of the book.

Any modification of the format of these books is strictly prohibited.

These ebooks are formatted for the eReader. You can get a free copy of the eReader here. The eReader was formerly known as the PalmReader.