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Downloading books from Project Gutenberg

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Initial post: Jun 19, 2012 3:29:36 PM PDT
I plugged my kindle into my computer via the USB cord. From the Gutenberg site, I clicked on a kindle file, then save as, and chose my kindle as the file to save to. None of the books I downloaded are on my kindle. What did I do wrong?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 3:31:44 PM PDT
I'm not sure that will work although is sounds reasonable. Did you download them to the Documents folder on the Kindle drive?

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 3:42:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2012 3:43:19 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
I download Project Gutenberg books to a "Kindle Books" folder on my computer and copy them from there to my Kindle. That way if I ever have to reset my Kindle I've got all of the Gutenberg books backed up. (Books from external sites are NOT backed up on, you are responsible for that.)

ETA: What folder did you put them in on your Kindle? What Kindle do you have?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 3:45:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2012 3:46:37 PM PDT
**Meya** says:
If you use the Send To Kindle application, the books will show up on Manage Your Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 4:12:50 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Good to know. I'm also finding more and more are listed in Kindle books now.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 4:37:26 PM PDT
R. Wilde says: has instructions at

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 10:04:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2012 10:05:32 PM PDT
Hey, thanks for those tips. I didn't realize I'd lose all those books if I didn't have them backed up elsewhere. Makes sense, just didn't think of that. I'm not sure what folder I put them in on my touch. I'll check it out and see.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 4:58:15 PM PDT
R. Wilde--thanks for the link. It helped a lot. I discovered I hadn't put them into my documents folder. Thanks everyone for the help!
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