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A Million or so Kindle books available now: where to get them and how


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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2008 2:04:17 PM PDT
No affiliation with Amazon; just someone who sees the Kindle as a useful tool in overcoming literacy challanges among at risk youth. With sponsors and partners to help underwrite the cost of the hardware, and with a site like freekindlebooks.org to as a repository for free content, that vision is becoming closer to reality.
Gordon
Connect2Books.org

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2008 11:51:31 AM PDT
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lesley9 says:
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Pyromite says:
Thanks!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2008 7:33:52 AM PDT
D. J. Ohde says:
This thread is referenced all over Amazon and needs to stay visible.

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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2008 7:36:39 AM PDT
whiterabbit says:
...and librivox.org for free audiobooks

http://librivox.org/newcatalog/

=:o)

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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2008 8:18:26 AM PDT
A huge hug to James Adcock. Your site http://www.freekindlebooks.org is awesome!!! I am so excited. All the classics I was looking for in Kindle format and free! I'm going to spend days here.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2008 9:46:34 AM PDT
Thanks for the site link! How cool is that?

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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2008 9:44:13 AM PDT
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I am having problems with the image files when converting books from Gutenberg. I get them created at the back of the file but they are not tied to anything. Does Mobigen handle that? Is there a good reference for creating the .opf files?

Never mind the previous post. I figured it out.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2008 11:06:46 AM PDT
James Adcock says:
I tend to be "lazy" and use Mobipocket Creator when making books from Project Gutenberg that have images. Download the Zipped version of a Gutenberg HTML, unzip it, and open the main HTML file under Creator. Look for any other HTML file in the same directory which need to be added using Additional Files manually. Images get added by Creator automatically if they were Zipped into the right location -- which Gutenberg only seems to do about 1/2 the time. When the images are in the wrong location [which you can figure out by looking at the error messages from Creator] the easiest solution for me is to "cut and paste" the images directory into the location that Creator is looking for. Occassionally Creator says a Gutenberg image file is corrupt, I tend to just "give up" on that particular image. Make sure that you manually add Author and Title information under Metadata in Creator. Re Mobigen and .opf files you can see the hack methods I use to run mobigen against Gutenberg HTML files that DO NOT have images at http://www.freekindlebooks.org under "Devolopers" and/or scarf things in the directory http://www.freekindlebooks.org/Dev. Take a look at http://www.freekindlebooks.org/Colum/colum.html if you want to see just how nice an ebook can look under Kindle using the Mobipocket Creator approach.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2008 4:15:47 PM PDT
Merralin says:
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The Kindle Reader
http://kindlereader.blogspot.com

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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2008 8:54:54 PM PDT
Bearfoot says:
Thanks for all the info; really helps us beginners! je

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2008 4:16:59 AM PDT
lesley9 says:
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Lorene says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2008 2:46:19 PM PDT
When I plug the Kindle into my computer I can not use the Kindle browser. When I go to mnybks.net and put in a Book ID the Kindle will not recognize it. What am I doing wrong????

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2008 7:48:12 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2008 11:18:26 AM PDT
Bump.

Also, I made a Perl script to strip hard line breaks from Project Gutenberg files. It can be found at http://paulgorman.org/software/gutenberg_to_kindle/

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