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Old 02-07-2012, 03:54 AM   #1
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I just got a Kindle Keyboard 3 off Craigslist on Sunday and I like it so far. I managed to download 1 book off the amazon store. I was even able to get 1 picture on my Kindle. My kindle didnt come with a USB or Power cord so i ordered them off amazon. I know i cant do much without them, but i have a couple questions....

1) Is there a way (other than the hack i am reading about) to make the picture already on my Kindle my screensaver? I put it on there tonight but im confused from there.

2) Are there legit sites that have newer books I can download for free/cheap? I went to a few but they have older books (huck finn, etc) and i need newer ones. For example im looking for The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks for bookclub.

3) Is there a place that has covers and cases? I have 3 kids and i know one of em will drop it at some point. Id like to try and protect it.

and finally for your time reading this.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:37 AM   #2
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2) try scribd.com

3) eBay.com , amazon.com , and etsy.com is especially awesome (all handmade)
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:26 AM   #3
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2) Are there legit sites that have newer books I can download for free/cheap? I went to a few but they have older books (huck finn, etc) and i need newer ones. For example im looking for The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks for bookclub.
Try your library, they likely use Overdrive to loan ebooks.

Inkmesh.com will search and compare prices for ebooks between different vendors.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:52 AM   #4
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I2) Are there legit sites that have newer books I can download for free/cheap?
There are a few sites that have material that they are permitted to redistribute for free by the publishers/authors. But very few.

Sometimes authors/publishers have special offers. There are usually links to those in the deals forum here at MobileRead.

In general, any site offering free/cheap modern novels from well-known authors/publishers will not be legitimate.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:01 AM   #5
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3) Is there a place that has covers and cases? I have 3 kids and i know one of em will drop it at some point. Id like to try and protect it.
If you're the type to make your own goodies... You could probably re-purpose some stuff you've got lying around the house to make your own cover.
http://ebookcases.org/50-kindle-cove...make-yourself/
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I just got a Kindle Keyboard 3 off Craigslist on Sunday and I like it so far. I managed to download 1 book off the amazon store. I was even able to get 1 picture on my Kindle. My kindle didnt come with a USB or Power cord so i ordered them off amazon. I know i cant do much without them, but i have a couple questions....

1) Is there a way (other than the hack i am reading about) to make the picture already on my Kindle my screensaver? I put it on there tonight but im confused from there.

2) Are there legit sites that have newer books I can download for free/cheap? I went to a few but they have older books (huck finn, etc) and i need newer ones. For example im looking for The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks for bookclub.

3) Is there a place that has covers and cases? I have 3 kids and i know one of em will drop it at some point. Id like to try and protect it.

and finally for your time reading this.
For #2 I like the Smashwords site: http://www.smashwords.com/ for newer books, also you can get all kinds of free books from the amazon website (just look up the category of book you're interested in and do a sort by price "Low to High").

For #3 Amazon has several covers listed (they even have a lighted cover that uses the K3 to power the light).
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #7
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I cant help you with the first one but for...

2) try scribd.com

3) eBay.com , amazon.com , and etsy.com is especially awesome (all handmade)
I found a few i liked that were handmade.

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I found 1 from the library.
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