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Old 02-24-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
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Free content for your Kindle via Whispernet

[I thought this worth repeating in its own thread]

Don't forget with the browser you can download books from mobileread.com and feedbooks.com. Just put the download guides on them. Type these URLs in your Kindles browser to get them:

http://www.mobileread.com/mobiguide

http://www.feedbooks.com/kindleguide

Once those "books" are on your Kindle you can browse/search through them and d/l books directly to your Kindle... free of charge.

These are public domain and creative commons books that are perfectly legal and legit and can be shared with all your friends too.

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Old 02-25-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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Thank you pilotbob! I had found the feedbooks thread and downloaded the guide. As I type, I am downloading the mobileread guide. oops. The mobileread says it's downloaded, but I am unable to find it. Hmm... will try again in a bit. Ah well, it'll give me time to play some. heehee

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Thank you pilotbob! I had found the feedbooks thread and downloaded the guide. As I type, I am downloading the mobileread guide. oops. The mobileread says it's downloaded, but I am unable to find it. Hmm... will try again in a bit. Ah well, it'll give me time to play some. heehee

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After downloading it should show up on your home page. Give it a few minutes.. after you d/l these big files the Kindle starts indexing them so things might slow down a bit for an hour or two.

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Old 02-25-2009, 06:02 PM   #4
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Oh, there it is! It's just popped up. This is a whole new world for me to learn. Patience is not my virtue. Will have to work on that one )
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I'd also encourage people to look at the MobileRead and Feedbooks guides before purchasing a "classic" at Amazon. My sister bought two of her favorites from Amazon for $.75 apiece, but the formatting was horrible. The same books were available here and at Feedbooks and once I pointed it out to her, she got new copies which were formatted much better. She was lucky that she hadn't spent much money for the ones from Amazon. I encouraged her to return them for a refund but she decided the aggravation wasn't worth it. I think she's learned to look before she buys.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:14 PM   #6
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Thanks for the tip BOb - I didn't understand how do to it via whispernet before. In retrospect, I should have thought about going to the sites from the Kindle - D'oh!
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:26 AM   #7
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hey...ummmm...just tried a couple of times to do the www.feedbooks.com/kindleguide both by entering it into my Kindle 2's browser a few times and by clicking on the link above...both come back with "The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later."

Could there be a typo in there?
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:56 AM   #8
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hmmm just tried it, same thing
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:18 AM   #9
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It looks like the whole feedbooks site is down at the moment. I'm getting the same message when I try the main feedbooks page in Firefox.
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Works fine for me. I just tried it on my PC and got the download dialog.

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Interesting ...

I downloaded it on my PC, but my Kindle can not get it. Other web pages are working on my K2. For example, I just tried cnn.
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Interesting ...

I downloaded it on my PC, but my Kindle can not get it. Other web pages are working on my K2. For example, I just tried cnn.
Weird. You can just move it from your PC to your Kindle. Then see if you can use the guide from your Kindle.

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Weird. You can just move it from your PC to your Kindle. Then see if you can use the guide from your Kindle. BOb
I'm at work and don't have my Kindle cable handy. However, I emailed it to my Kindle and it showed up just fine. Then to test it, I downloaded one of Cory Doctorow's books, and the book came in just fine.

So everything works, except getting the initial book/guide.
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Good reminder - just adding that you can update both guides & see what the newest additions are. I try to update every couple of weeks. You have to delete the older version when you get the update. (Nice that it's easier on the K1 with the new ability to delete directly from the home screen.)
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You have to delete the older version when you get the update.
Well, you don't "have" to.

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