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Standard User Littleseen
(newbie) Wed 16-Mar-11 16:01:13
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saving Kindle downloads


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Having installed Kindle on my Windows XP desktop-pc, I am wondering how I can save a book to my pc's hard-drive since Amazon has so many free e-books which it is willing to send me, without charge, over the web.

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Standard User nredwood
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Mar-11 17:29:14
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Re: saving Kindle downloads


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You just go onto Amazon and log in, order whichever one of the free books you want or as many as you want and it should automatically download for you to read with the Kindle software.

I've not used Kindle for PC, but you likely have to link the software to your Amazon account

With the Kindle itself the book just downloads automatically via wireless or 3G (Whispernet)

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Mar-11 19:44:03
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When you buy (even free) an eBook from Amazon you can choose in a "Deliver to" drop-down list to "Transfer via Computer".

There are many other eBook sites, like ManyBooks & FeedBooks, where you can download to your PC, just like any file, in many formats.

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Standard User nredwood
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Mar-11 20:28:41
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Another here
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Mar-11 20:30:52
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Agreed! Those are the best 3 sites I found.

EDIT: I find FeedBooks is better with Chapter Markers.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 16-Mar-11 20:36:53
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look for a program called Calibre, it allows you to manage all your ebooks, supports several formats and can convert different formats to .mobi which the kindle understands.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Mar-11 20:37:37
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Ta! I've got it.

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Standard User Littleseen
(newbie) Thu 17-Mar-11 10:41:19
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Maybe I should have emphasised that I am not repeat not a Kindle owner. I have not purchased a Kindle, I have no Kindle software, what I have done however is install Kindle on my pc. (If I understood how to embed a smiley at the tail of my tale I would do so here.) LittleSeen

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Thu 17-Mar-11 11:49:17
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If you have no kindle software than what "kindle" is installed on the PC?

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Standard User nredwood
(knowledge is power) Thu 17-Mar-11 11:56:32
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http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/faq_english.php#html

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