Saturday, September 25, 2010

Free books and an mp3 for free download

Stole My Heart
While noting the new Kindle in the Park tv ad the other day and the mp3 that was available for that ("Fly me away"),
I ran across the mp3 ("Stole My Heart") for the second commercial (image at left, with Ryan Curry), which Amazon is offering for free (below).

 I like this song (also by Marcus Ashley and Annie Little) a lot better than the Fly me away track, which is heard again in the latest ad.

Mobipocket Guide
After reminding readers about the Project Gutenberg Magic Catalog for use on the Kindle (UK: K3) the other day, I realized that I haven't mentioned MobileRead's Mobipocket Guide yet, though I've pointed to the Mobileread Forum site that offers and displays this guide online (updated daily).

  Mobileread's download listing is one of the free-book sites linked to at the Free Books Reminder Page.   Online, it shows a Genre column, file format ("PRC" for Kindles), date, and Author/E-Book, and you can click on a column to sort by that category.

The Mobipocket Guide that is downloadable for the Kindle doesn't show genres and the only sorting displayed is the alphabetical one.  You should press Menu button, select GoTo (which is the default at the Home screen's Menu), and choose Table of Contents, which gives you a link to almost each character of the alphabet.

  As with the Project Gutenberg's Magic Catalog, you can search the Mobipocket "book" for an author's name or a book title.  Kindle book searches always require a full word.  "Shakesp" won't find "Shakespeare" but since "Shakespear" is a whole word in the Project Gutenberg's catalog, you will find "Shakespear" there.  It was a variant used in the title of Nicholas Rowe's Some Account of the Life of Mr. William Shakespear.

  The Mobipocket Guide explains:
'We have thousands of different books available for download, with new books added every day.  What sets these books apart is the fact that they've all been hand-formatted by volunteers to take full advantage of the device for which they've been created; many are fully illustrated, have tables of contents, and other features that will make you want to come back to them time and time again.
. . .
  Clicking on the link for any book will take you to a page containing a brief description of that book (written by the person who edited and uploaded it) and a download URL can simply click the link to add the book to your [Kindle] library. '

Kindle 3's   (UK: Kindle 3's),   DX Graphite

Check often: Temporarily-free late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.
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  1. thank you .



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