Saturday, December 25, 2010

I got my Kindle 3G for my birthday this year... and there are lots of Free ebooks for Kindle users and other eReaders users, too.

Merry Christmas to All for 2010!

If Google Trends are anything to go by, a fair number of you were fortunate enough to unwrap a Kindle 3 this Christmas (currently, “free kindle books” is trending at number 9).

As such, we thought we’d alert you to some of the following resources for getting free Kindle books on your new device (as well as your smartphone and desktop). For all but the Kindle Store, you’ll need to transfer the books manually using a computer and USB cable.

I.Project Gutenberg: 33,000 free e-books, including all of the classics, available in Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.

II.Google E-Bookstore: The free section is filled with thousands of free, scanned copies of books, available in Kindle-friendly PDF formats.

III.Internet Archive: Millions of primarily rare, out-of-print works in multiple languages and formats (including Kindle), especially useful for academic work.

IV.Open Library: 20 million user-contributed items in multiple editions and formats (including Kindle). Nearly 30,000 titles, many of which have been pulled from Project Gutenberg. Has a good collection of little-known Creative Commons works.

VI.LibriVox: Thousands of free audiobooks.

Looking for more Kindle resources?
Check out our complete Kindle User guide here.

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