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Amazon Donates 2,000 Kindles To Wounded Veterans

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  • Working Conditions (Score:5, Informative)

    by ohnocitizen (1951674) on Monday November 12, 2012 @07:22PM (#41961557)
    Hopefully they improve working conditions [] (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 [], they now loan eBooks at your friendly neighborhood library. If the veterans are even a tiny bit technically inclined, they can run Calibre [] 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 []

    Baen Free Library []

    Munseys []

    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 [] [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
    E-Books Directory
    Open Library
    Internet Archive Texts
    Plough eBooks
    Global Christians E-Books (Free)
    Christian Classics Ethereal Library
    Free Christian Ebooks
    Inspirational Stories
    Marble Tower JPublishing FREE Ebook DOWNLOADS

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