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That’s fee, not free

I was browsing the Amazon Kindle store a while ago and came upon their collection of free offerings. These include many of the great books you probably read back in high school, such as "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne, "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson and "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens. Also in the free mix are titles like "Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know" and "The First Men in the Moon" by H.G. Wells.

Sixty-two titles are found when you search for "free books for Kindle 2" on Amazon.com, but not all are really free. Some cost 99 cents; some cost more. Ironically, the book, "Free" by Chris Anderson carries a price of $9.99 for the Kindle edition and $26.99 for the hardcover edition.

I opted for the free sample, which lets me read the first chapter for — you guessed it — free.

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