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Offline Sir_Theo

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Free Osprey ebooks
« on: March 24, 2020, 02:19:00 PM »
Apologies if this has already been posted, but Osprey are offering free ebooks to people during the COVID 19 lockdowns :

https://ospreypublishing.com/blog/Free_eBooks_week_1/

Offline gnomehome

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 02:56:30 PM »
Thanks for the heads up - I didn't know this one and there are one or two titles that are of interest to me/
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Offline pixelgeek

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 03:16:25 PM »
Thanks

I grabbed them all because I will have a lot of time to read  ;D

Offline Tactalvanic

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 03:59:54 PM »
Thanks to you and to Osprey, made my day so muuch better!


Offline Cubs

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 04:36:16 PM »
Problem is, it shows the price as £0 when I entered the code and then wouldn't process the payment because £0 is not a valid amount!
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Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 06:33:14 PM »
Problem is, it shows the price as £0 when I entered the code and then wouldn't process the payment because £0 is not a valid amount!
I think this is a freebie for customers, so it might require you to actually pay for something.

Offline pixelgeek

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 06:55:14 PM »
I think this is a freebie for customers, so it might require you to actually pay for something.

Nope. Just enter the code and it credits the entire amount of the ebooks.

Offline Too Bo Coo

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 07:03:11 PM »
Too bad their site keeps crashing....
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Offline black hat miniatures

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 07:03:32 PM »
I just picked payment not required from the options...

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Offline fred

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 08:19:04 PM »
What a nice idea.

Osprey site was never that quick, and this offer seems to have swamped it.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 08:08:44 PM »
Okay, I will have another look.

Offline Bearwoodman

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 10:39:56 PM »
I downloaded a couple today. I seemed to have to pay 1p via paypal for it to work, but it did work. It is a really nice move, thank you Osprey! Although these are the first ebooks I have ever used, so maybe I will acquire a taste for them and perhaps Osprey might gain some full price sales from me once this is all over!

Offline syrinx0

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2020, 12:51:36 AM »
I choose the non payment option and was able to download without paying any cost.  I was logged to my account if that matters.
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Offline Johnno

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2020, 01:38:30 AM »
I choose the non payment option and was able to download without paying any cost.  I was logged to my account if that matters.

I had the exact same scenario. It sad others are having issues. Hope you can figure it out.

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Offline Cubs

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Re: Free Osprey ebooks
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2020, 08:10:44 AM »
I finally worked it out. I got the Martini-Henry book for 1p then bungled about for ages trying to work out how to get the damn ting onto my Kindle, but I got there in the end!