Free eBook (a 2nd Download Alternative)

Yesterday’s post offered the download of an eBook. The book was stored at Scribd, a premier digital library. A post-reader commented that he didn’t want to have to identify himself to Scribd in order to download. I understand the concern, but Scribd policies are out of my control.

To remove the need to divulge your personal info, today’s post provides an alternative that requires nothing but clicking on a link. This link is to the eBook’s file stored at my personal Dropbox account.

  • The good news – no personal identity required
  • The bad news – download time may be longer

It goes without saying that a good full featured PDF reader is required in either case, especially to access the book’s bookmark-table-of-contents (navigation of 109 pages using nothing except <Previous and Next> is cumbersome).

There may be future alternatives for accessing my future eBooks (like Apple Books and Amazon Kindle), as I explore the world of eBook creation and publishing. Fascinating and keeps the old gray cells active. FYI, I published several photo books at Apple Books several years ago. Two are free; take a look here.

Free eBook Download

Use this link to download my latest eBook attempt, Thru-Ed’s-Eyes.

Distribution of large (76MB) files like this is a problem. I think the approach used in this post you’re reading now is about as good as it gets.

  • The link takes you to my book at Scribd, a premier digital library service.
  • Once at Scribd simply choose the DOWNLOAD option.
  • The eBook is a PDF document (with a table of contents in the form of bookmarks).

I’m considering a series tutorial books (free) based on my website’s content that I’ve accumulated over the years. Any & all suggestions related to using this Scribd PDF approach would be appreciated.

Thanks (& belated Merry Christmas),


eBook – Thru Ed’s Eyes Portfolio Sampler

Click here to download my new eBook (an epub file from my DropBox account).
1. After you click the above link, you’ll see this graphic.
2. Clicking on Open shows available download options (Edge & Explorer on my computer, but
your options may be different).
3. Click on any option shown above.
(a) Not all epub readers perform equally well. For example, this book is designed with a 2-page spread but some readers will only show a single page at a time.
(i) Edge opens the eBook directly with no further steps needed for perfect viewing results.
(ii) Opening this epub file on a iPad automatically produces an Apple iBook – also with perfect viewing (albeit limited to the iPad’s screen size).
(b) If after the 2nd step above you don’t see Edge or an iPAD (iOS) option, save it to your computer (the Explorer option in this case). From there you can try any number of eBook readers and find one that suits your taste. Edge and iBook are the ones that work for me (all of the others, not so much).
(c) Different viewing results are down to the ebook reader that you use – not the ebook file that you’re reading.
4. This is a work in progress. Let me know what you think.
PS –  The book is interactive (via hyperlinks). Page 3 explains.


NOTE: I’ve changed to a once a week portfolio slide show like today’s.
Daily posts are too time consuming
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A wonderful time-of-“day” for unique images…

Check out the Random Daily-Dozen, a 1-minute slide show

Changes every time that you run it

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Image Overlay Portfolio

NOTE: I’m considering a change to once a week portfolio posts like today’s.
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These images are made by overlaying two images.Three styles are shown here:

  1. Two different images are overlaid for the first six examples.
  2. The 7th uses two versions of the same image, one in focus and one out – aka the Orton technique.
  3. The final five use the same image – one as taken and the second is the first version flipped – aka Dreamscapes.

Check out the Random Daily-Dozen, a 1-minute slide show

Changes every time that you run it

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