09-09-2010 07:17 AM
09-09-2010 07:57 AM
Thanks for the heads up.
While downloading these free books, I noticed that all of Thomas Hoover's books on B&N are free. I think that there were eight in all.
09-09-2010 10:41 AM
I saw the same things but also noticed no ratings or reader's reviews. I did a bit of searching on other websites and he's received VERY mixed reviews depending on the books....ranging from 1 to 5 stars. I know they're free and if my library was FULL of books to be read, I might be tempted to give him a try but decided against it.
09-09-2010 11:57 AM
They are all on smashwords (free); self-published, at least in ebook form, and long out of print in paper.
Books on the Knob
09-09-2010 02:59 PM
One thing to keep in mind when looking at rating is that most people only rate to complain. Not always, of course, but many times that is the case.
For many consumer reviews, I would agree. However, I see as many if not more positive reviews/ratings of books as I do negative ones. To be honest, I really don't pay attention to ratings (1 vs 5 stars) as much as narrative reviews. Some of those allow me to get more of a feel for the book and make my own determination to purchase or not.