November 25, 2009
November 15, 2009
If you live outside the U.S. and is using Amazon’s Kindle for PC, here’s a tip on how to automagically download and read free public domain books.
- Click on this link to download the Magic Catalog of Project Gutenberg eBooks
- Once downloaded, load the .prc file to your Kindle for Windows by double-clicking on the file. This is assuming that you already installed Kindle for Windows installed on your computer.
- Once opened on the Kindle for PC, you should see a list of books. Choose any book and click on it using your mouse.
- After clicking, your default browser will open and automatically download the book your chose.
- After downloading, just double click on the downloaded file and you should now be able to read it on Kindle for Windows.
November 11, 2009
When I installed Amazon’s Kindle for PC yesterday, I was disappointed to see that there was no option to install my own eBooks on it. There was no menu option for adding or even managing books I already have!
Well, I was wrong. It turns out that the Kindle for PC *can* read books not purchased from Amazon! So here’s a short instruction on how to add non-DRM’d books to the Kindle for PC.
- Go to your favorite free ebook downloading site. Make sure that the ebooks that can be downloaded are in Mobipocket format (either .mobi or .prc) (I recommend Feedbooks.com)
- Make sure that you’ve already downloaded and installed Kindle for PC on your computer.
- Download your desired ebook.
- Once downloaded, simply double click on the file (either .mobi or .prc) and choose to open it using Kindle for PC.
- That’s it! The ebook you have just downloaded can now be enjoyed using Kindle for PC.
The picture below shows my Kindle for PC with an ebook I recently downloaded from Feedbooks. It also shows the Kindle’s Users Guide that came with my *real* Kindle.