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Free Kindle Books

I’m not a great lover of proprietary formats but sometime there is a good reason to choose them. Maddog sent me this link to some free prepping Kindle books on Amazon. Even if you do not have a Kindle Reading Device you can download a free Kindle reader for the PC, Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows 7 or Mac instead.

Here are a sample of the products. There are more that can be found on the site, many not survival related. Look in the other items purchased bar a little bit down the page.

If you are considering one then now is the time. I would guess they are promoting the Kindle and these are to tempt you. I would also guess they won’t be at this price long.

What could be better?

7 comments to Free Kindle Books

  • iaaems

    Many thanks for this additional piece of ‘kit’ especially as it is free. There is also something called Adobe Digital Editions available, free also, which I have a copy of and should prove useful in the future.

  • Skvez

    Irritatingly I can’t download these to my work machine and port them to my home machine as Amazon refuses to let me download since I’ve not registered the reader yet, the curse of DRM (Digital Rites Management).
    This promotion has backfired as far as I’m concerned, it’s convinced me I don’t want a Kindle if they make it this hard to get books for it.

  • Skean Dhude

    Iaaems,

    Is it proprietary? I’ve not heard of it, what format does it support?

    Skvez,

    I agree. However, many people already have so they will get something from it.

    I’ve always said that I steer away from DRM. It causes too many problems and will render all our purchases useless after an event.

    The part that annoys me is that if you buy a book that is then withdrawn, updated with restrictions or whatever, DRM allows them to disable your book so you cannot use it any more.

    When I get around to it I’m going to look at the options and buy one. It won’t have DRM on it. I’d rather buy a notebook and use PDF.

    However, in this case, free books, free reader I don’t see DRM being that much of a downside.

  • iaaems

    If I remember correctly I downloaded Adobe Digital Editions directly from the Adobe website. As far as the techie bits are concerned I will have to pass on that – I would assume that it is the Adobe equivalent of the Kindle. I have just one ‘book’ at the moment in this format.

  • Skean Dhude

    Iaaems,

    OK then. I had a look. It is Adobe’s, who have no hardware to sell, version of a universal reader. Reads a few formats and a library management system. I can handle DRM locked books but doesn’t use it on all the books. There are free reader versions for most main platforms.

  • Luddite

    Thanks, Skean and Maddog – I got a Kindle for my birthday last month, and these make a great addition to the library.

    Another site with free, multiple-format books is http://www.manybooks.net/, where I found books on raising frogs for the table, building log cabins, sewing, knitting and loads more.

  • Skean Dhude

    Luddite,

    Glad to help. The more information we have the better we are prepared.

    Thanks for the link.

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