Free kindle book - The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written


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    Some of the stories contained in the ebook:

    Berenice (Edgar Allan Poe)
    The Color out of Space (HP Lovecraft)
    Consequences (Willa Cather)
    The Damned Thing (Ambrose Bierce)
    The Door in the Wall (HG Wells)
    The Gateway of the Monster (William Hope Hodgson)
    His Unconquerable Enemy (WC Morrow)
    Man-Size in Marble (Edith Nesbit)
    The Metamorphosis (Kafka)
    Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, Lad (MR James)
    The Passing of a God (Henry S. Whitehead)
    The Portrait (Margaret Oliphant)
    The Shining Pyramid (Arthur Machen)
    The Squaw (Bram Stoker)
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (RL Stevenson)
    The Tale of Satampra Zeiros (Clark Ashton Smith)
    The Vampire (John Polidori)
    Wake Not the Dead (Johann Ludwig Tieck)
    The Watcher by the Threshold (John Buchan)
    The Wendigo (Algernon Blackwood)



  • No reviews, usually we only post books with 4 plus starts and many reviews


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    i don’t think a book with stories by many known authors needs reviews to be good. Also there’s not a huge investment in getting a free amazon ebook, so people can get it and decide for themselves if it’s good (and maybe write a review while they’re at it)


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    @dangeruss said in Free kindle book - The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written:

    i don’t think a book with stories by many known authors needs reviews to be good. Also there’s not a huge investment in getting a free amazon ebook, so people can get it and decide for themselves if it’s good (and maybe write a review while they’re at it)

    If you want free Kindle books, there are literally hundreds of them available on Amazon. If you don’t want to keep a book you can always delete it permanently from your online Kindle library.



  • @dangeruss said in Free kindle book - The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written:

    i don’t think a book with stories by many known authors needs reviews to be good. Also there’s not a huge investment in getting a free amazon ebook, so people can get it and decide for themselves if it’s good (and maybe write a review while they’re at it)

    Just quoting the rule that FW had on kindle book posts
    Fivetalents even notes the rating and number of reviews in most kindle book posts in reflection of this rule
    (Recent Post in this link https://phatwalletforums.com/topic/4266/the-time-machine-enriched-classics-kindle-edition/2)
    If the rule has changed, please notify us what the new rule or standard is or if there even is now a standard.


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    @tuskers said in Free kindle book - The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written:

    @dangeruss said in Free kindle book - The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written:

    i don’t think a book with stories by many known authors needs reviews to be good. Also there’s not a huge investment in getting a free amazon ebook, so people can get it and decide for themselves if it’s good (and maybe write a review while they’re at it)

    Just quoting the rule that FW had on kindle book posts
    Fivetalents even notes the rating and number of reviews in most kindle book posts in reflection of this rule
    (Recent Post in this link https://phatwalletforums.com/topic/4266/the-time-machine-enriched-classics-kindle-edition/2)
    If the rule has changed, please notify us what the new rule or standard is or if there even is now a standard.

    @Tuskers As I explained in this thread: https://phatwalletforums.com/topic/2546/free-kindle-book-the-art-of-e-commerce-amazon-private-label-fba-for-beginners/4, the concern is that this forum not become flooded with poor quality self-published ebooks. Such ebooks are usually posted in individual threads to artificially boost the OP’s post count and are also characterized by things like being recently published, written by unknown authors, having no reviews, a very low number of reviews, very bad reviews, etc. Despite being recently published and having no reviews, the ebook in this thread is a rare exception given that it is an anthology of works written by very well known authors (as mentioned by @dangeRuss), meaning that they are of much higher quality. I’m guessing that they are in the public domain as well (old enough that their intellectual property rights are expired), so anyone can republish them but they were once thoroughly edited and approved by a major publisher.

    HTH



  • I didn’t know about that rule, and agree with the principal - there are a lot of junk self published books. This one does seem to be an exception. MrsGuin’s contents listing seems more helpful than what I see on the product page now, too.

    But the freebie seems to be over, I see $.99 for it now.


 

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