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Free Kindle Textbooks

At first, when I came across this free e-book source, I was suspicious that this website will be our regular free e-book scam full of links that lead to anything, but the e-books. However, after some quality time spent on Open Culture, I was impressed by the textbook section. To access it, press “Textbooks” on […]

Free Kindle Books on Open Library

Open Library is an amazing non-profit project (partially funded by California State Library). It is trying to catalog book (and e-book) titles and their locations, thus creating a gigantic library. As Open Library owners describe, “One web page for every book ever published”. The idea is to be able to find any book’s location – be it […]

Free E-books on Malay Archipelago in Sejarah Melayu Library

This source for free e-books, articles and academic papers will probably be appreciated by very particular type of readers. Sejarah Melayu Library’s resources focus on Malay Archipelago (also called Indonesian Archipelago) and surrounding areas. All e-books, articles and academic papers are available for your Kindle for free and in .PDF format. Basically the library has […]

Some Free E-books on Free-ebooks.net

I am slightly disappointed with www.free-ebooks.net for trying to rip off fellows Kindle-ers, but it might be useful for someone, so I will hide my judging stare away. I have many problems with this site.  The first one is the domain name – “free ebooks” is kind of a way overboard name for a site with […]

Netronix eBook Readers Are Coming

Netronix is working with Texas Instruments in order to bring out new eBook readers sometime in 2010. These eBook readers will be running on Android and will do more than just read eBooks. These are, of course, going to be rivaling the Kindle for market share. Specifications are not available at the moment because the […]

Digital Textbooks Continue to be Implemented at More Colleges

Flat World Knowledge, a provider of cheap digital textbooks, has grown dramatically over the summer.  This fall semester, over 40,000 college students will use Flat World’s textbooks.  This is 40 times as many people as in the last spring semester. This is cool for a number of reasons.  First of all, Flat World’s text books […]

MicroStrategy Targets Kindle DX For a Business Environment

Business intelligence software vendor, MicroStrategy, has decided to make its reports available to the Kindle DX.  Now, any company that is a client of MicroStrategy’s services has the option to download Kindle DX friendly pdfs directly over Whispernet. While this announcement only applies to those who already buy services from MicroStategy, I think it’s worth […]

Kindle DX crashed in PDF viewer

Looks like I’ve found a bug in Kindle DX PDF viewer: any time I open the second page of this PDF file Kindle DX would go into quick reboot. When it comes out of the reboot all of the items are gone from the home screen. To get them back I needed to create some […]

Unicode on Kindle DX via PDF

With Kindle 2 if you wanted to read books that contain non-English characters like Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew etc you had several options: Use Kindle unicode font hack to replace default Kindle fonts with ones that support wider range of Unicode characters. Convert it to set of JPEGs and read it in the picture viewer. […]

Kindle DX PDF Support Review

Ok. Lets take closer look at PDF support in Kindle DX. Getting PDF files on Kindle You have two options here: either connect Kindle DX to your PC via USB and copy the files over or send the file to your Kindle email address just like any other personal document. Amazon web service is smart […]