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November 25, 2009

Kindle Philippines FaceBook Group!

Filed under: books, ebook store, kindle, Kindle for PC, news, Readers — talkintech @ 7:38 am

I created an FB group for local Kindle users.  If you already own a Kindle, or is planning to get one, or if you simply want to learn more about the Kindle, join me at Kindle Philippines.

November 15, 2009

Automaticaly Download/Read Gutenberg eBooks on Kindle for PC

Filed under: ebook, Free eBooks, Kindle for PC — Tags: , , , , — talkintech @ 7:11 am

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.

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  • 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.

HAPPY READING

November 11, 2009

How To: Read eBooks on the Kindle for PC

Filed under: books, ebook, Free eBooks, kindle, Kindle for PC, Uncategorized — talkintech @ 10:51 pm

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.

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Happy reading!

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