Web Wonders – November 2009
Copenhagen Treaty?

eBooks

Kindle Now that I am a Kindle user (yes, I received one from some good friends for my recent birthday!), I'm starting to learn a bit more about eBooks - or 'electronic books.' True, there is nothing quite like holding a book in your hands and flipping through its pages, but eBooks can open up an entire new world.

Amazon has a corner on the market for books dedicated to the Kindle, their own eBook reader. However, you can download other documents to the Kindle, as well as a variety of eBooks. You can also read eBooks on your computer via the aid of an eReader. A popular eReader is Mobipocket (they were bought out by Amazon a few years back, but don't let that hold you back from checking it out). Mobipocket is free and can be used to read eBooks on your computer or mobile phone. You can even create your own eBooks.

Another good thing about Mobipocket is that it can convert all sorts of file types (PDF, Office, HTML, text, etc) into eBook format (including for the Kindle). You can use it to read books, newspapers, magazines or reference materials. You can even learn another language with it.

Best of all, there a heaps of sites with free eBooks. Here a few for starters ...

  1. Manybooks
  2. Feedbooks
  3. Free Tech Books
  4. Google Books
  5. Guttenberg
  6. Mobipocket free eBooks - in multiple languages
  7. A list of 20 web sites for downloading free eBooks
  8. Another list of 25 sites

Happy reading!

P.S. For a few thoughts on the art of reading, click here. If you are struggling with 'information overload', click here for a few suggestions.

Comments

Thanks Mark. Excellent links! :)

The Kindle is extremely cool appreciate the intro.For a'bibliobibuli'such as myself it is a definite inclusion on the Christmas list. Thanks Mark but you are definitely not helping me curtail my consumerist tendencies.

You lost me at "Now that I am Kindle user"


:-)

Mark, do you know where I can download the bible for an ordinary mobile phone i.e. not a palm or blackberry?

Hi Laura

Sorry, I'm not sure about that one. Might be good to do a search on Google and see what you can find.

Very helpful list, Mark. By the way - The Gutenberg Project only has one "t".

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