So I was searching through the books in Google Play. I went through various menus, Featured, Top Selling, New Arrivals in Fiction, New Arrivals in Non-Fiction, until I arrived at Top Free.
I expected this section to be filled with classics. That is, books whose copyright had expired, along with a few other, more recently published books. I was wrong.
Well, not completely. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells topped free books the list. There were a few other titles, too, that I didn’t recognize and could possibly be classics. (I am not an expert on the classics.)
No, mostly it was bonus stories from writers I’ve heard of. Patterson, Christine Warren, Jenna Black and others. Which surprises me. I didn’t get any and I suppose they are complete stories, just short. I usually go looking for those bonus short stories on the author’s website. A couple were more novella sized – around 100 pages. Google Play is probably a pretty good outlet for them, too.
Plus! There was also a whole free book by Jayne Ann Krentz.
I didn’t see a lot of a self-published books, which surprised me. At least none I recognized.
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- Google Play Books: A Great Source of Ebooks for Download (computersight.com)