|12-31-2009, 10:11 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: kindle 2
Just bought my daughter a kindle and was interested in figuring out how to get books from other sources other than amazon for her to read. Any insights appreciated!
|12-31-2009, 11:01 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: north carolina, usa
Device: Kindle K1, K3 wifi
Hi csbower, welcome to MR!
That's a great gift for your daughter! The Kindle can read books in mobi format (file extension is usually .mobi or .prc). If you click on the E-Books link on this site, you'll find lots of free books. There are also many other websites that have free or inexpensive (or expensive!) books. I have only gotten books from Amazon or here, so I'll let others fill you in the other bookstores you could choose from.
These instructions are assuming you use Windows. If you use a Mac, someone else will have to supply instructions:
1. Download the book file to your computer.
2. Attach your Kindle to the computer via USB.
3. Open a File Explorer window. The Kindle will show up as a drive.
4. Copy the file from your computer to the Documents folder on the Kindle drive.
5. Use the "Safely Remove Device" before you remove the USB cable.
I think that's about it--I'm sure others will be along to chime in if I missed anything!
|12-31-2009, 12:37 PM||#3|
Enjoying the show....
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: A K1, Kindle Paperwhite, an Ipod, IPad2, Iphone, an Ipad Mini & macAir
Welcome to MobileRead, csbower.
You'll definitely want to start here. Books that have been formatted by our own members..
Free books are also available from
and others will chime in on different sites.
This thread from here is worth bookmarking..
Free books are either public domain, or author will sometimes post freebies on Amazon.
Also, independent authors have free ones.