In a post Saturday I told you about the book 12 Steps from the ManyBooks website. Readers who have been with this blog for a while will recognize this site but since we’ve added a few thousand folks to this blog since Christmas (and I hope you are enjoying it) I thought I would tell you about ManyBooks – who knows, you may find some gems there!
ManyBooks has 25,000+ public domain books digitized and hand proofed by Project Gutenberg and others, and adds value by making these books available for download in many formats including Kindle native *.azw format which makes if very convenient in terms of how the material is displayed on your screen.
In addition to your computer’s web browser, you can visit www.ManyBooks.net using you Kindle browser via WhisperNet (also free) and books will be added to your collection once they are downloaded; you can download files to your PC and copy them to Kindle via the USB connection, email, or SD card methods (SD Card is only available for the Kindle 1), or transfer over to one of your document folders if you are using the free Kindle for PC application. One drawback to the ManyBooks website is it wasn’t designed with the Kindle browser in mind and is a bit awkward to navigate if you choose to use your Kindle connection vs. firing up your computer so you may want to try the version of the website for mobile / PDA devices: a mobile version of the ManyBook’s website is available at mnybks.net. It is better optimized for mobile browsers including the one provided with the Kindle.
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