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Free Books lands in the Windows Phone Marketplace

Free Books for Windows Phone

Here's another iPhone app that's landed in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Free Books delivers 23,469 classic e-books to your Windows Phone.  With Free Books you don't have to pay per download for the books you want to read.  The price of the app gives you full access to the complete library of titles.

Free Books sorts the titles across three main pages.

  • Featured Page highlights popular titles from the book collection
  • Collections Page that offers title categories such as adventure, classics, drama, etc.
  • Authors Page that lists all the authors (Abraham Lincoln to Thoreau to Shakespeare)
  • My Library is where your downloaded books will appear

In addition you can search for titles by keyword using the magnifying glass button that appears throughout the app.

Once you find a title, you can view a brief description of the title, read any reviews from other readers, and view a list of any related titles. From there all you do is tap the download button, choose the book from your My Library page and start reading.

Free Books

Free Books has support for night mode reading, adjustable font sizes, and the reader will save your stopping point automatically.

The only downside is that the book collection may not appeal to everyone. You may not find the current best sellers but the selection isn't too shabby. Especially if you're a fan of the classics.

There is a free trial version available for Free Books to let you try before you buy. The full version will run you $1.99 and you can find it all here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.

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CJ Thunder says:

Nook where are you?

This won't hurt though...

peterjr1boom says:

Nokia Reading please :D

CX1 says:

Shouldn't it be $1.99 Books?

rfso says:

Most of those books are free at the kindle store.. sadly the app is not available everywhere.

AriesDog says:

But the Kindle app is on Windows Phone. One of the earliest big apps on the platform.

rfso says:

I know, but it is not available on most countries and Amazon is not doing anything about it.
I'm just glad i managed to get the *.xap.

Bruno H says:

Exactly. I was running my Windows Phone with an UK account before Microsoft got the Swedish support out. When I had an UK account I had access to Kindle and bought several books.

Then I switched to a Swedish account as Mango supported Swedish. Now I dont have Kindle anymore. I have mailed Amazon several times but they do nothing. Apparently they dont want my Money. :-(

So I have found other sources for my bookreading needs. If they dont want my Money its their loss and my gain. Books are to be found for free on the net...

That's crappy. This is why I still use an American account and not a Norwegian

rfso says:

I started contacting them back in June when the Mango beta was made available. I think it is the only big app missing.