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Hollywallie
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Registered: ‎01-11-2011
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Free book question

Just curious about something. What is the difference between the free version and the purchase version of a book? For example, today's free friday book is Wings by Aprilynne Pike. When searching for it on my NC, I discovered the $8.99 one and then the free one. Is there a difference in content? Is the free version "edited".....as in shorter?

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vizeroth
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Registered: ‎08-27-2010
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Re: Free book question

Usually the free fridays books are the same, but they often enter a separate entry for a book when it's offered free. There are, of course, some free promotional offers for some titles that are simply a chapter or two from the book, but that usually isn't the case for the free Fridays books.