This was posted 2 years 2 months ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

expired 6 Free eBooks @ BigW


BigW are now selling eBooks - they say in ALL formats.

Download 6 free eBooks from BigW until October 9.

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  • +2 votes

    It's literally only the five (not six) books, on the page to which you have linked that are free? The selection available for free is pretty crappy.


      That's what I would like to know. Adding other books to the cart retains full price. Does it reduce the price on checkout?


        Looks like there's no down down at BigW :(


      So, how to choose formats -other- than "Adobe EPUB"…???

      PS The missing 6th freebie eBook was -apparently- "Lion King" but Big W's search engine doesn't seem to find it!

      With that count-error -and- such an unduly -long- top of each web page (at least when Opera is displaying them) suggests they're just debugging their web site app's… :-/

      Still 5 freebies is a bit better than 0… if you know someone who finds the titles interesting. ;-)


        Can't seem to order using Opera browser… :-/

        update: Order exists, but downloading requires changing filenames, to preclude overwriting from d'load 2 to 4, due to identical filenames.

        Big W must be using underqualified family members to program their eCommerce web app's, IMO, given all the glitches we've seen!

        Let's assume it's at pre-release beta & wait for release 1.01


      Another link to a free book

      at the bottom other links from similar books by other people most $0


    Maybe they've taken one away? On their advertisement, they have 6.

  • +2 votes

    Geez, look at the pricing…. let the price gouging continue!

    Amazing Aussie Bastards
    Big W $au23.06
    Amazon kindle $us9.99

    The Stalking of Julia Gillard
    BigW $24.95
    Amazon $us9.99


      It can be =worse= than just overpriced…

      If you have & use more than 1 reader, are you forced to buy one copy of any eBook(s) you'd like to read at both?


    They might say all formats but they're not. All 5 are Epub only and DRMd

    • +1 vote



        AFAICT Calibre 1.4 won't allow you to read Adobe DRM protected stuff. If it can be done, I'd like to find out how.

        • +2 votes

          To free your books if you already have calibre installed then you just need to add the Tools plugin which can be found on the Apprentice Alf Blog more info here -
          Any problems just PM me and I'll give you a hand


          Works fine when transferring into Calibre for me - although I have installed some plugins to help with this. I transfer back and forth between ePub & Mobi format regularly, as our local library only provides copies in ePub format.


    what is bigw?

  • -2 votes

    Baah! Need AdobeID for the DRM. Useless on most of my devices.


      If Big W actually advertised it as "all formats", then they are misleading consumers, however it doesn't mean that this isn't a free deal.

      I think Kindle is the only eReader that doesn't support Adobe, Most do support it (Kobo, Nook, Sony, Windows, Mac, WindowsPhone, Android, iOS).

    • The load times are terrible (for me at least)
    • A redirect error on checkout
    • "An error has occured while retrieving your download."

    Thanks for the deal, OP, but this will probably be the last time I use BigW eBooks.


      Its a good thing OP advertised this, now we know to avoid it, without losing any money!


    Thanks OP


    Thanks for sharing

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