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Re: Amazon Kindle and Fedora



Robert L Cochran wrote:
> 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
>
>   
Well, this did induce me to plug my Kindle in for a recharge. I have to
say the showy book covers on the baen.com website make me wish even more
that the Kindle is color-capable.

Bob


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