what's the best torrent site for downloading pdf books ?

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what's the best torrent site for downloading pdf books ?
« on: March 01, 2011, 03:18:36 AM »
I'm thinking specifically ESL book here (been looking for ages for Hancocks pronunciation games)

torrent sites or Chinese sharing sites or whatever, all advice welcome
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Re: what's the best torrent site for downloading pdf books ?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 01:02:52 PM »
My favorite is http://btjunkie.org/

I usually read the comments first before I download it.

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Re: what's the best torrent site for downloading pdf books ?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 01:30:28 PM »
My favorite is ISOHunt.com (but you need to set your VPN to England, otherwise you get a lame "isohunt lite" which is legal for the US and therefore has nothing.) I also read the comments before downloading just to make sure it is legit. 

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Re: what's the best torrent site for downloading pdf books ?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 01:59:15 PM »
Englishtips.org

Not torrents, uses rapidshare etc.  Anyway, check yr email!

Re: what's the best torrent site for downloading pdf books ?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 01:14:10 AM »
that's an excellent site by the by...
you can download the entire set of New English File books! 
I opted for EAP by Ken Hyland...
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Re: what's the best torrent site for downloading pdf books ?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 01:42:01 AM »
Project Gutenberg. http://www.gutenberg.org

33,000 free books on their site, links to many more on other sites.

No PDFs; some are plain text, many HTML. There are free HTML-to-PDF tools available which work well, They also have versions of many for Kindle, iPad, etc. Eric downloaded obe of those and converted to PDF; maybe he can fill in details or point to the thread where he mentioned it.

Nothing recent, only older stuff whose copyright has expired. Complete Sherlock Holmes, Jane Austen, Dickens, ... This means it is all legal to download, give students copies, ... and you cannot get in trouble for it if Customs search your laptop on the way home.
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Re: what's the best torrent site for downloading pdf books ?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 05:09:55 PM »
It is tremendously easy. I download them in Kindle format, put them into Calibre, convert to PDF and voila! all the spiffy pdf you need agagagagag agagagagag
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Re: what's the best torrent site for downloading pdf books ?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011, 05:57:06 PM »
Great thread. Super helpful.