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.
The beta version of the PC version of Kindle is now available for download. So for people who have Kindle-envy, do not fret. You can now buy, read and organize kindle books on your computers!
I heard that people from Canada can’t download this app just yet. Bummer!
UPDATE: I have downloaded and installed this application to my laptop (running Win7) and I must say I’m underwhelmed. I thought I could manage my Kindle using this program through the USB but I guess I was wrong. But it does sync with the Kindle through Whispernet.
I was also able to send a sample book to the Kindle for PC. Reading a book using this program is nothing to write home about. Its no different from reading a plain old PDF file on the computer.
Will I be using this program? I don’t think I will. Reading on my Kindle is a far better experience than this. However, if you are still holding out on your Kindle purchase, maybe this application can get you started because you can start building your ebook library through this program and when you finally get your own Kindle, you’ll be set.