Project Gutenberg e-books on Kindle?
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However, since the Kindle seems to use a specialized format, I was unsure about how easy it would be for her to read these books on her Kindle.
Has anyone done this? It would be great if anyone knows of a tutorial I could point my mother to.
.txt format can be read directly by the Kindle with no conversion necessary. The only downside is that Gutenberg .txt files have hard returns,
so you might
get weird line breaks, like this. I use MobiPocket Creator to clean this up.
I tend to prefer .html if it's available. If the book has pictures, the html file will have them, where .txt won't. An html file will need to be converted. I use Creator, but you can use the Amazon email conversion service if you don't want to convert it yourself.
If you don't want to deal with conversion hassles, you can get free ebooks from feedbooks.com or manybooks.net. Most of these originate with Gutenberg, but come already converted to a Kindle compatible format. Another good source is mobileread.com, free and no conversion necessary.
With all the free books out there, you could read for the rest of your life and never spend another penny on books if you don't want to.
and download their catalog directly to your kindle.....books need no reformatting, and they load automatically by author. You can download books from your kindle, or from your laptop. There aren't any extraneous pages before the story like with the gutenberg site.
Also, I discovered a title on the Mobipocket Guide, Kindle Bookmarks, that was in zip format and therefor could not be downloaded directly to the Kindle. Why couldn't the woman who wrote it format it for the Kindle since it is about the Kindle?
I couldn't find anything on mnybks.com like a guide or, actually, anything else of use.
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