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hi i dont know if i am posting this in the correct place but i hope someone can help and switch it to another section if im in the wrong place.

I noticed alot of you talk about free books or very cheap books that you have found at other various websites, my question is

#1 what are the best websites for free books? (other than amazon)
#2 how do i download those free books and then switch them to my amazon account so that i can upload them to my kindle?

thanks for any and all help! id love to save myself the $9.99 that most of the kindle books from amazon cost
 

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I'm sure a mod will stop by real soon and post the links to the free book threads here on the boards.  You can go to the Book Corner and look through there for the free book posts.
I personally use manybooks.net.  Also feedbooks.com.  I think it's .com.  If you go to Junglesearch.com, it will help you search Amazon for free books.
good luck
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Check out the sticky in the book corner.

http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,1136.0.html

As far as getting them on your kindle, download them to your computer, plug in your kindle via usb port and copy the books you want on your kindle in the kindles document folder (your computer will see the kindle as an external drive).

I really like the list at MobileRead Forums, there are some enterprising souls over there who have put a lot of time into formating public domain books. The mobi/prc formats work fine with the kindle. http://www.mobileread.com/forums/ebooks.php?s=&sort=dateline&order=desc&page=1&ltr=&f=128&genreid=

While you are at it you might look into Calibre for an e-book library manager. If you load the books into that program you can automatically upload the titles into your Kindle. I archive my amazon purchases with the program as well.

http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/download
 

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thank you! i knew i was in the wrong section i apologize for that. thanks for the help and pointing me in the right direction
 

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While you are at it you might look into Calibre for an e-book library manager. If you load the books into that program you can automatically upload the titles into your Kindle. I archive my amazon purchases with the program as well.

http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/download
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ok i am confused now, what does this Calibre do exactly?
 

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Don't worry about being in the wrong section.  Like I said, the mods will move the thread.  The important thing is that you got a very good answer.
Have fun searching for free books.
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koolmnbv said:
ok i am confused now, what does this Calibre do exactly?
Check out the thread here for some general info.
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,5448.0.html

Also MobileRead has an entire subforum dedicated to the program. Has a minor learning curve if you want to update the metadata, download covers etc., but once you figure it out and play with it some you won't know what you ever did without it, especially as your free library grows.
 

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kool. . .I will now move this to the book corner. . .didn't want to do it too soon because I wanted you to be able to find the excellent answers you've received. . . .

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If you don't want to have to deal with the software to convert books, you can just email many types of ebooks (PDF, HTML) to your Kindle and amazon will convert them for you.  However, these will not be available from your amazon account, so you should keep a backup on your computer.  For ebooks that the Kindle can read natively (without conversion), look for .prc, .mobi, or .azw, or the words Mobipocket or Kindle.
 
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