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Re: Amazon Kindle and Fedora



Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Robert L Cochran wrote:
>   
>> Please note: I am saying all the above after having downloaded only one
>> free sample chapter of a Kindle-ized book, and I have never bought a
>> Kindle Store book from Amazon.
>>
>>     
> If you want to give it more of a test, go to Baen Free Library and
> download some books in the Kindle format. They have a fair sample of
> free books. They are complete books, but about half are the first
> book in a series, to get you hooked on the author's work. (If you
> liked the first one, and want more of the same.)
>
> They offer the same book in more then one format. So if you like the
> book, but don't like reading it on the Kindle, you can read it on
> other devices. If all else fails, you can always download the HTML
> version. Best of all - no DRM!
>
> http://www.baen.com/library
>
> Mobibook offers free software that will create books in their format
> - from what I understand, they will work in the Kindle as well.
> (Just change the extension.)
>
> http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/ProductDetailsCreator.asp
>
> Mikkel
>   
Thanks for letting me know about baen.com. I was downloading stuff like
Tom Sawyer (which is fun reading by the way, and could have been better
if I could see the original book illustrations in the Kindle) from
gutenberg.org. I also have the Mobibook software and have used it.

Bob


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