Get Free Books with Project Gutenberg
Amazon have made it so easy to buy books that just a couple of clicks on your Kindle Paperwhite could lead to a hefty bill in the end. But did you know there are some books that you don’t have to pay for? I’m not talking about piracy, but Project Gutenberg. Gutenberg offers free downloads of ebooks of old classics that are now out of copyright, so are free to distribute. Typically this is books well over 100 years old. So if you’ve ever wanted to read some Dickens, or maybe read arguably the foundational text for modern liberal democracy in Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man (hey, you might) - you can find it here. Getting the book on to your Kindle is simply a case of plugging it into your computer and copying the files across like you would with a USB thumbdrive.
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