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Amazon Donates 2,000 Kindles To Wounded Veterans

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    by ohnocitizen (1951674) on Monday November 12, 2012 @07:22PM (#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 @07:27PM (#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 @07:42PM (#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 @08:15PM (#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 @10:39PM (#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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