Gutenberg ebooks direct to the Kindle – the Magic Catalog
September 20, 2010 | 12:55 am
In addition to the convenient Magic Catalog for Project Gutenberg, which is available for use on the Kindle for searches, browsing, and direct downloading of its free books to the Kindle (see below), Project Gutenberg recently made a MOBILE-device-oriented version of its website, which will of course work more quickly than the main website, via wireless conection with all Kindles. The ‘go to’ address is http://m.gutenberg.org – but with Kindles it’s better not to enter the “http://” part.
While updating this entry for that news, I decided that since the last update was 5 months ago, the many who are new to Kindle in the last 2 months (two customer reps have been quoted as saying “millions” but who knows?) probably don’t know about this excellent feature at all. In my wanderings through online columns about the Kindle, I’ve found that about 95% of those never mention that the 30,000 free books from Project Gutenberg are instantly available to the Kindle at no added cost for direct download to the device. Instead, most tend to promulgate the fable that you can get books only from Amazon.