Harlequin: Free eBook a Day!

Looking for free eBooks? Harlequin heard your fervent wish: from today (23 December if you’re not looking at a calendar or the date stamp of this entry) through the 31st of December, they’ll be giving away a free eBook at eHarlequin.com.

Yay for free eBooks!

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  1. 1
    Anne M says:

    I love free books – Thanks for the tip !

  2. 2
    V says:

    Thanks Sarah!  Hmm, I downloaded today’s book and both the the Adobe things but I couldn’t get the file to open… anyone else experiencing this?

  3. 3
    Susan says:

    Same here.  The PDF file doesn’t open and computer doesn’t recognize it.

  4. 4
    Anne M says:

    same here. I have to read it on adobe digital edition.

  5. 5
    Lizzie (greeneyed fem) says:

    Yup. I opened the Adobe File and it’s blank. Boo!

    The other thing that popped up when I downloaded the pdf was a page wanting me to purchase some Adobe eReader. But that shouldn’t be necessary to view the file, right?

  6. 6
    Sandia says:

    anyone know if i register a PID can i still send it to my Kindle??

  7. 7
    Summer says:

    It’s an .etd file for some reason, even though I asked for adobe.  I downloaded teh digital edition, but it won’t let me add the file.  It only recognizes .pdf files.  Am I missing something here?

  8. 8
    Anne M says:

    Go back to the eharlequin website and redownload the book. That is what I did and it worked :)

  9. 9
    Betty B says:

    Thank you, you gals! I wanted to make sure I got news of the free ebook offer and signed up to the eharlequin newsletters and everything, but no word from them, just from you.

    To other commenters: the Adobe version is protected, and can only be opened, downloaded and read by Adobe Digital Editions (although I seem to recall .ebx as the file extension?). It confuzzled me last year, too…

  10. 10
    Myriantha Fatalis says:

    Thanks for the heads up!  Now if only Harlequin would add eReader, which has a much more user-friendly DRM method.

  11. 11
    Laura says:

    If you want to read it on your Kindle, you’ll need the MobiPocket version, and you’ll need to re-encode it for your Kindle using your Kindle’s PID.  Kindle files have to be keyed to your specific Kindle, basically. 

    There are (simple) tools for this task here, but you’ll need to install Python in order to run these:
    http://igorsk.blogspot.com/2007/12/mobipocket-books-on-kindle.html

  12. 12
    joykenn says:

    I tried several times and it kept telling me they couldn’t download it at this time.  Bummer.  I had to add my Mobipocket IDs three times.  It kept going back to the beginning login.  Hey are you guys too popular?  Are we overwhelming the site?  Yeah, for ebooks, boo for technology glitches.

  13. 13
    Babs says:

    I’m encountering the same problem as joykenn. Let’s hope it is working a little more smoothly later this evening…!

  14. 14
    NancyB says:

    Yay for free ebooks! Boo for no support for Macs, or iPod Touch/iPhone platforms!  I’m not going to read an ebook on my laptop (the PDF version),  Mobipocket runs only on Palm and Windows (my iPod Touch has replaced my Palm), and Microsoft’s reader runs only on Microsoft platforms, natch.  So much for giving H/S another try….

  15. 15
    Shanna says:

    All I get is an ebx.etd file too. I downloaded Adobe Digital Editions but I still can’t open this file. I emailed support for help so we’ll see. Tried re-downloaded but I still get the same file.

    I remember this happening last year but I can’t recall how to resolve it.

  16. 16
    Shanna says:

    Okay, I figured that @#$%& thing out. I downloaded Adobe Digital Editions, then opened it. Then I went to the ebx.etd file on my desktop and right clicked on it. Then I chose “open with” and one of my options was “digitaleditions1X5”. I selected that one then it proceeded to open the ebook. Geez that only took me an hour to figure out. I hate DRM.

  17. 17
    Rhian says:

    For anyone having problems with the PDF, choose “Open with Adobe Reader” rather than “Save as” when clicking the download link. It should then do everything for you – or at least, it did for me. It seems to save it to the My DocumentsMy Digital Editions folder if you need to find the file again.

  18. 18
    Chanel19 says:

    I just get that my request can not be processed at this time type message.

  19. 19
    JaneL says:

    I tried to order the PDF version, but the site gave me an error when I tried to check out.  I e-mailed customer service, but they’re giving me the runaround.

  20. 20
    V says:

    Shanna thanks that worked and it opened!  Now off to read my new book!

  21. 21
    Gaby says:

    I did the same as Rhian. it worked. now i wonder.. is it saved to my computer? uh oh!

  22. 22
    Jennie M. says:

    Yay free books! Thanks for the news!

  23. 23
    darlynne says:

    I can’t get the Reader version to download because their system doesn’t think I have the Reader, which I do. Go figure.

  24. 24
    Heather says:

    If your system doesn’t think you have Reader… are you using Firefox? I tried with that and was getting the same error, but when I pulled up IE it worked just fine.

    Also, warning to those who found the joys of Adobe Digital Editions: If you are the type who regularly cleans up your computer (for example: using CCleaner), it can and will erase it Digital Editions every single time. >:| It apparently saves as a temp file. If you like the book enough for a re-read, you’ll have to go back and redownload Digital Editions after cleaning up your computer. It’s such a pain in the ass that I will never again buy a protected ebook and use the Adobe option.

  25. 25
    Tabitha says:

    Thank you. I was able to download and view the file successfully without doing anything special to it. I just clicked to downland the file which was indeed a ebx.etd file but the book automatically loaded itself up on Adobe with no problem. I have Adobe Reader 6.0 if that would help anyone. Awhile back when dl another ebook, I had to uninstall the latest version of Adobe and reinstall 6.0 version to open the ebooks correctly.

  26. 26
    Deb Kinnard says:

    I must need more eggnog. I read your post as “Harlequin heard your ferret wish…”

    Harlequin sending e-ferrets? Say it isn’t so!

  27. 27
    vicki says:

    Gah! It always tells me to “contact customer service”

  28. 28
    Lorraine says:

    Vicki, I can’t checkout either. The site must have lots of traffic.
    On a side note, the homepage of eHarlequin says there is free shipping on all orders of print books until Dec 31.  Maybe now would be a good time to pick up a comtemporary…I just bought Lori Borrill’s Unleashed.

    Lorraine

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