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Free Books for your Amazon Kindle

My pick of the week on the latest episode of MacBreak Weekly wasn't so much my new Kindle (which I do like a lot), but rather a few services that make it easier to find and download free books you can read on the Kindle. These picks included Project Gutenberg, Manybooks.net, and the wonderful Feedbooks.

Feedbooks is the service I highlighted as being the most interesting of the three to me since you can download one Kindle/Mobi book (more info) containing clickable links to hundreds (thousands?) of free and Creative Commons-licensed books that can be downloaded directly to your Kindle, usually in less than a minute or so. Zesty. Hello, 1984 and A Princess of Mars.

In addition to all the great stuff Andy has enumerated, these free book services have made me see the Kindle as a flawed but fascinating game-changer. More tips and buying advice coming soon (short version: it ain't for everybody, by a long shot, but it's surprisingly great for commuters and travelers who devour novels in particular).

And, if you're still hungry for more Kindle-friendly book sites, check out Free Kindle Books and Free Ebooks Online. The post contains a large collection of links that can help fill your reader in no time.

TOPICS: Amazon, Books, Kindle
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Kindle Tools

As a Mac and a Kindle owner who doesn't run Windows, I have not been able to use the Mobipocket Creator software to create Kindle books from PDFs, but just recently I found a new Mac application called Stanza that may be helpful to Mac Kindle owners. Stanza can open books directly into the application from the Gutenberg site and export them as Kindle books. It's in beta and I would need to play around with it more before recommending it.

Also may I mention my Kindle blog which has a lot of sources for free Kindle titles? http://kindlereader.blogspot.com




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