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I've search but didn't find what I was looking for. Is there a thread or a FAQ here about downloading books from Project Guttenberg and then reading them on my Kindle? I have a Kindle Fire HD 7. I was able to download a book using Dropbox. I could then read the book by going into my Dropbox, however the book doesn't show up in my carousel or in my books on the Kindle, so I couldn't read it on a different device. Am I missing a step? Should this book work like any other I get from Amazon (save my progress, look up definitions, bookmark, etc.)? I tried searching the Project Guttenberg site as well, but could not find any answers.
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Ann in Arlington said:
On a Fire, go to the project gutenberg site via the browser and download the book you want. It will show up in 'downloads' which you can see if you swipe in from the left.

As long as you got the right sort of file -- .prc or .mobi -- should be able to open it without difficulty. Note, however, you won't see it in 'books' and probably not in the carousel. You will need to swipe to the left on the menu to the 'documents' option. You should be able to select it there and once you do that it will show up on your carousel. You should also be able to upload it to Amazon from there, which should then make it available to other devices.

Alternatively, download the books to your computer and then use Send to Kindle to upload it to your device and also archive it in Amazon's cloud. That way it'll be available, as well, on any other device you have or get later without you having to remember to upload it to your cloud at the Zon after downloading it from the web.
Thanks. I went to the Gutenberg site via the Silk browser and was able to download the book. Swipe right to downloads and open book. Don't understand next part. "swipe to the left on the menu to the documents option." what menu? from which screen? If I look at Doc from the home page I don't see the book.
 

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cinisajoy said:
Most books found on Project Guttenberg can also be found on Amazon for free.
This is a suggestion for those that don't want to take as many steps.
From the Kindle store can you tell which version is the same as the Project Gutenberg one?
 
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