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Amazon Donates 2,000 Kindles To Wounded Veterans 62

Posted by samzenpus
from the time-to-read dept.
destinyland writes "Amazon's just announced that they're donating 2,000 Kindles to a charity for wounded soldiers and their families. They're also promising to hire at least 1,200 more veterans within the next year at fulfillment centers around the country through Amazon's Military Talent Program."
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Amazon Donates 2,000 Kindles To Wounded Veterans

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    by ohnocitizen (1951674) on Monday November 12, 2012 @06:22PM (#41961557)
    Hopefully they improve working conditions [huffingtonpost.com] (beyond just installing air conditioners), or their offer to hire veterans takes on a less impressive light.
  • by DM9290 (797337) on Monday November 12, 2012 @06:27PM (#41961601) Journal

    That isnt even the best part. They still have to pay for books to read.

    Probably more of a profit for them than anything. "Donate".... please, it is nothing more than a scam anymore.

    or they can just download any of the thousands of free classic ebooks that are in the public domain and even available on the amazon store?

  • by MightyYar (622222) on Monday November 12, 2012 @06:42PM (#41961713)

    I don't think I've paid for a book since I got my Kindle a year ago. Even if you could somehow exhaust the tens of thousands of books at Project Gutenberg [gutenberg.org], they now loan eBooks at your friendly neighborhood library. If the veterans are even a tiny bit technically inclined, they can run Calibre [calibre-ebook.com] and convert almost anything into a Kindle-friendly ebook.

  • by westlake (615356) on Monday November 12, 2012 @07:15PM (#41961989)

    I hope so, kinda useless otherwise. Of course, only one place to buy that content from.

    The are hundreds of thousands of free e-books available for the Kindle.

    Free Book Collections [amazon.com]

    Baen Free Library [baen.com]

    Munseys [munseys.com]

    The chances are quite good that you can borrow e-books formatted for the Kindle through the online services of your local public library:

    Nioga Digital Home [overdrive.com] [Western New York]

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 12, 2012 @09:39PM (#41963289)

    Gutenberg has lots of company -- here are just a few :

    Heritage History Library http://www.heritage-history.com/www/heritage.php?Dir=
    E-Books Directory http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/
    Open Library http://openlibrary.org/
    Internet Archive Texts http://archive.org/details/texts
    Plough eBooks http://www.plough.com/en/ebooks
    Global Christians E-Books (Free) http://www.globalchristians.org/
    Christian Classics Ethereal Library http://www.ccel.org/
    Free Christian Ebooks http://www.newtestamentprayer.org/ebooks/
    Inspirational Stories http://www.consciouslivingfoundation.org/InspireStory.htm
    Marble Tower JPublishing FREE Ebook DOWNLOADS http://www.marbletowerpublishing.com/

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