How To download Free content For Your Kindle From Various sources

From Mnybks.net
This mynbks instructions were written by “iamnohs” in the Amazon Kindle users forum.

  1. Open up the BasicWeb browser on your kindle.
  2. Enter the url http://mnybks.net
  3. At this point you can search, browser, or enter a Book ID. Find a book you want.
  4. KEY STEP: Click on the Mobipocket version of the book for download. ONLY THE MOBIPOCKET VERSION WILL WORK.
  5. A pop-up screen will open on your Kindle. You supply the confirmation for the book to be downloaded, and in a few seconds it should appear in your home screen.

“Kindle” format (.azw) is also available as a desktop download from manybooks.net, to be transferred to your Kindle via USB.

Note: For the manybooks.net download above, though you are able to access the Kindle version of ebook directly from your Kindle device, when you actually download it wirelessly, you end up with a bunch of weird characters. So I am guessing that’s the reason for using the USB cable download – honestly I haven’t tried it yet, but I will just for confirmation…I am away from my USB cable at the time of writing this article…

Update…I just downloaded a Free book from manybooks.net with USB method…and it is relatively easy:

1) Hook up USB cable between Kindle and computer
2) Log on to Manybooks.net on your computer.
3) Browse for the book of choice
4) Choose the Kindle format
5) Download the file to your computer desktop
6) Open up the document file in the “Kindle removable device” that shows up on y0ur desktop
7) Drag and drop the download book(file) to this “document” file on the “Kindle removable device.”
8) Disconnect your Kindle from the Computer using the proper method
9) Check your home screen on your Kindle the book should be there
10) Read and enjoy.

From Munseys.com

1. Log in to the Munseys.com via the Basic Web Browser on your Kindle
2. Click on Amazon Kindle (beta2!)
3. Choose book category, then title, and download…read, and enjoy

more later…

Tips For Getting The Best Out Of Your Sony PRS Series of Electronic Readers.

You can Rotate the display
To rotate the display, simply hold down the “Size” button for about 5 seconds and the screen will rotates from portrait to landscape and back.

You can Jump forward or Backwards multiple pages at a time
To jump 10 pages forward or backwards, simply hold down the “Page Forward” or “Back” button for five seconds and the page will jump 10 pages in the direction of the button.

You can Navigate by hitting a Number button
For the PRS-500: hitting the number “1” button will bring you to the start of the book you are reading. Hitting the number “2” brings you to 20% of the book, the number “3” to 30% and so on…So if you want to open to about half way in the book simply hit “5”….get the picture?

You can Navigate by Typing In the Page Number
For the  PRS-505: You can type out the page number you want to go to using the number buttons. Once you have entered the correct page number hit the enter button on the lower right side of the Reader (in the center of the arrow buttons). If you make an error you can hit the “menu” button to exit the go to page feature…you can acutally do this with Kindle as well.

You Can Make Your Personal PDF Documents Look better On the Reader.
Most PDF documents are formatted to fit an 8 ½” x 11″ piece of paper and not a screen the size of the Reader.The Reader will have to resize your files to display on its screen. This may affect the appearance of the document on the screen…but there is a way out. You can reformat your PDF files so that they look better on the reader, Click here for details.

You Can Choose Your Memory Cards for Your Reader
The PRS-500 Reader supports Memory Stick Pro or Duo (with adaptor) up to 4GB. And it supports SD memory cards up to 2GB size. It is important that if you use a Memory Stick Duo that you use a full sized adapter.

The PRS-505 Reader supports Memory Stick Duo up to 8GB. And it supports SD memory cards up to 2GB size. It is important to note that this reader does not accept full sized Memory Sticks or adapters.

You Can Do The Following With The Reader
Read books downloaded from the Connect™ eBook store
Read your own personal Documents
Carry and view photos with you
Listen to MP3 or AAC Podcasts (You can even listen as you read)

You Can View Personal Documents on the Reader
Simple, copy the file from your PC to a SD or Memory Stick™ media card and read on the Sony Reader as long as they are in the following file formats:
TXT
RTF
PDF (Unencrypted)
BBeB (Encrypted and Unencrypted)
JPEG
GIF
BMP
PNG
MP3 (Unencrypted)
AAC (Unencrypted)

It’s best if you use the supplied PC Software to import and transfer files to the Reader, as it will enable faster page turns and re-sizing on the Reader itself.

You may also import Microsoft Word files to the device with the software. The supplied software will convert the Word document to RTF during the import process as long as the user has Microsoft® Word on the PC.

More Tips later…

Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Getting An Electronic Book Reader

Paper-Like Screen
The top electronic readers today utilize this new high-resolution display technology called electronic paper. From Kindle, to the Sony PRS-505, to the Hanlin eReader Series, among others… all are now using this revolutionary e-ink technology. It provides a crisp black-and-white screen that resembles the appearance and readability of printed paper. The screen works using ink, just like books and newspapers, but displays the ink particles electronically. It reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, eliminating the glare associated with other electronic displays. As a result, these electronic reading devices can be read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.The screen never gets hot so you can comfortably read as long as you like.

Portability
Many are now lighter and thinner than your typical paperbacks, and fits easily in one hand. Their built-in memory stores hundreds of titles and provides space for optional SD memory cards that allow the device to hold even more content.

Most offer access to online stores that are associated with the parent company. Some even allow you to back up your content on the your computer or the companies media center for future download. Backing up your content this way allows you to make room for new titles on your device.

Ease of content Delivery
Some devices allow wireless content delivery to your device, Amazon’s kindle, for example, utilizes Sprint’s national high-speed (EVDO) data network to enable you to wirelessly search, discover, download, and read content on the go.

Others like the iRex iLiad, utilizes WiFi technology, which is a little bit more restricted to “hot spots.” Of course, all of this wireless content access is free. Other devices such as the Hanlin and the Sony PRS series uses a USB/Computer combination for content download. So what’s best for you? It really does depend on where you are and what resources you have access to . For example, even though Amazon’s Kindle provides wireless coverage, it doesn’t cover the entire United States, nor is it available beyond US soil.

Wave of the Future
This is just my personal opinion but I believe that technology is so ingrained in our society and has taken such a strong-hold on us that I cannot see the future without a “good” electronic reading device in almost everyone’s hand. Just the simple thought of having a huge amount of content at your fingertips is something that simply cannot be ignored…think about it. I know that the majority of people have not yet caught on, but I think that when they do, you will see a surge in the usage of electronic reading devices. Right now the battle is on for who will provide the standard device and it will be very interesting to see who comes out on top.

That said, if you do decide to get one of these interesting devices, always remember to do your due diligence before you buy.

More later…

The Kindle Experience

After spending months with my Kindle, I ‘ve found the following to be true. kindle‘s is as good as advertised except in a few minor areas.

Thus far, I haven’t had to sit in front of the computer to download anything. All my content comes straight to me wirelessly in under one minute just as advertised – No hype there. Also, Amazon have so much interesting content, that I hardly need to go anywhere else…not to mention the fact that more is being added every day. Reading now is as close as a click to buy, click to download, and a click to read…that’s it. I mean in under one minute, I can enter a whole new world. All I have to do is grab my Kindle, press the “Alt” and the “A” key simultaneously to kick start it and I am there.

And what if I have a question while using my Kindle? Easy…I can just access the NowNow feature and ask my question or I can do a search in the Kindle guide which is right there on the device…and in no time I get an answer.

As for content, I like the idea that I can browse the Kindle store and read samples before I decide to buy. Thus far, I have bought a number of books this way simply because I was able to read sample. It’s just like going to a book store and browsing through to see what the book is all about before buying…Good Job Amazon.

What about battery life? Well, It doesn’t last as long as advertised, but it last long enough for me to take my Kindle with me and read for a couple days for about 3 -4 hours a day without recharge. And that of course depends on the font I use. The larger the font, the more page turns I make, and the more page turns I make, the more power I use, which leads to a shorter battery life…that’s good enough for me.

As for the newspaper, magazines, and blog download, I haven’t tried it. Honestly, I prefer to read my blogs free of charge on the computer, considering the fact that I have to pay for the feed. As for the magazines and newspaper, I haven’t had the need to get in on it yet. Already, I have enough to read. I wish I could read every content out there, but honestly I can’t. But, when the need arises, I will try them out. That of course could be anytime soon depending on my mood. After all, it right there for the taking at the click of a button.

Some other features that I love are the the word look-up, the bookmark, and the annotation features, They work like a charm…no complaints. In fact, I use the bookmark from time to time to find my place in a reading if for any reason I have to go somewhere else on my Kindle. I know that I don’t have to do this but I do it anyways. For me it’s the easiest way to get back to my place in the reading when I wander off somewhere else.

I also like the fact that I can convert my personal files and have them downloaded to my kindle for a small fee… no sweat. And when I travel overseas, I just load up my Kindle with reading content and I can read for days…All I have to do is make sure I have my battery charger readily available.

All in all though I am excited about this little device. I know there are others out there but for some reason, I am drawn to this one. Some say I am bias towards Kindle… and that’s okay…everyone is entitle to an opinion. No matter what though, I will continue to use my Kindle and tell others about it wherever I go.

7 more Questions About Kindle

Q: can kindle display fonts in other languages?
A: Not yet, give it time and it will.

Q: How much reading can you get out of a fully charged Kindle battery?
A; Amazon claims one week, but in reality, it really depends on the number of page turns you make. The larger the font, the more page turns and the shorter the battery time and visi-versa. I get just about 4 days on a size 2 font reading at about 2- 3 hours a day.

Q: Can you increase the Kindle memory?
A: Yes, you can use a SD expansion card to increase memory up to 4 GB

Q: Can you organize books that you download on the Kindle Homepage?
A; Not yet, as of now Kindle books are organized in the order it is downloaded and read with the last downloaded content or the one currently being read taking turn at the top of the list.

Q: Do you need a screen protector for Your Kindle?
A: You have one in the form of the Kindle cover, if you look carelfully at it, you will see that it is design with a cushion which protects your Kindle screen.

Q: What do you do with books after you read them, Can they be transferred to another kindle?
A: Yes, if it’s an Amazon book and the other kindle is registered under the same account (up to 6 Kindles on the same account). No, if the other Kindle is registerd to another account. If its a free ebook with not DRM rights, you can freely transfer as you wish.
Q: Does Kindle work overseas?
A: Yes if you load it up with content before you go. No, if you want to get your content wirelessly overseas – two problems: no whispernet coverage and ebook copyright problem.

Kindle VS Hanlin V9t – Comparison

The following is a detail comparison between the Hanlin eReader V9t and kindle.

FEATURES

Hanlin eReader V9t

KINDLE

Photo

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  • amazon_kindle2.jpg

Display

  • 10 Inch “electronic paper” display (with high brightness)
  • 825 x 1200 pixel resolution
  • 4-level gray scale
  • Uses E Ink® – technology. The result is a reading experience that’s similar to paper .
  • Touch panel – equipped with stylus for textinput and easy navigation.
  • 6 inch diagonal electrophoretic –electronic-paper display
  • 600 x 800 pixel resolution.
  • 4-level gray scale
  • Uses E Ink® – for sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper


Size

  • 255.8mm(L) x 173.5mm(W) x 14.3mm(H)
  • 134.5 mm (L) x 190 mm (W) x 18 mm (H)

Computer Requirement

  • From the PC you download selected content into your Hanlin ereader V9t via USB cable
  • Requires computer to purchase and download content when not in a wireless coverage area

Format

  • Adobe® PDF
  • TXT
  • DOC
  • HTML
  • WOLF
  • CHM
  • JPG
  • ZIP
  • RAR
  • Images
  • Microsoft Word (.DOC)
  • Structured HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
  • JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG)
  • GIF (.GIF)
  • PNG (.PNG)
  • BMP (.BMP)
  • PDF (experimental )
  • Text (.txt)
  • Amazon Kindle (.azw),
  • Unprotected Mobipocket books (.prc, .mobi)
  • Audible Audio books (.aa)
  • MP3 Music files (.mp3).

Expansion

  • 64MB Nand Flash
  • SD/MMC card – 2GB capability

Connectivity

· No wireless connectivity

  • Download content directly to PC.
  • Use USB cable to transfer content from your computer to the ereader.
  • Use EVDO/CDMA Wireless connectivity to shop the Kindle store and download ebooks (only if you are in a wireless coverage area)
  • Download ebooks from Online Kindle store to your computer
  • Use USB cable to transfer content to your Kindle (If you are not in a coverage area).

Content Delivery Time

  • As fast as internet connection and USB cable transfer will allow.
  • Less than a minute when done wirelessly.
  • In non-wireless area, its as fast as internet connection and USB cable transfer will allow.

Content

  • No mention of content store associated with the company.
  • It is therefore assumed that any content that is accessible on your computer in compatible format can be downloaded to the Hanlin ereader V9t via USB cable.
  • Note – there are numerous content sites available on the internet, some paid others free.
  • Supports multi-level directory
    management – convenient for user to classify
    and manage the books.

  • More than 90,000 books available, including more than 95 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers and all New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly
  • Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly
  • More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN’s Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post—all updated wirelessly throughout the day.
  • Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.
  • Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

Weight

  • 320 g
  • 289 g

Capacity

  • Internal memory – 32MB holds up to approximately 28 books at a time
  • Internal memory – 180MB(for content) holds over 200 books, magazines, newspaper, and blogs at a time

Power Supply

  • AC Power adapter
  • Li-ION 950 mAH Rechargeable battery
  • Goes a month without recharging – with an average of about 300 pages of reading per day.

  • AC Power adapter
  • Long Life Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery.
  • Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day.
  • Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging.
  • Fully recharges in 2 hours.

Wireless Fees

  • none
  • Free wireless

Temperature

  • Operating Temp:0 ºC to 40 ºC
  • Storage Temp : -20 ºC to 55 ºC (without rechargeable battery)
  • Operating Temp: 0 ºC to 35 ºC
  • Storage Temp: -10 ºC to 45 ºC

Supplied Accessories

  • Battery Charger
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Earphone
  • Battery
  • Hand band
  • Book cover
  • Power adapter
  • USB 2.0 cable

Summary

Display: Hanlin V9t – much larger display than Kindle(10 inches vs 6 inches). For the most part, both devices use the same electronic paper display. However, there is mention that the Hanlin V9t has an associated brightness that allows easy viewing indoors and outdoors – curiously not the normal view that we expect from the e-ink display.

Size:
Length – Hanlin V9t is longer
Width – Kindle is wider
Height – Hanlin is thinner

Computer Requirement
Hanlin – Assumed needed for content download on Hanlin V9t, since there is no mention of wireless capability.
Kindle – Needed only when not in wireless coverage area.

Format
Kindle – CHM, WOL, XEB, CHEM, and RAR formats not covered
Hanlin- JPEG, GIF, BMP, PRC, MOBI, AZW, AA, and MP3 formats not covered (offers customization for unsupported formats)
All other formats are equal.

Expansion
Kindle offers additional storage up to 4 GB via SD expansion cards. Hanlin V9t offers expansion up to 2 GB.

Connectivity
Hanlin V9t – No wireless connectivity
Kindle – Wireless connectivity when in coverage area.

Content Delivery Time
Hanlin – depends on internet speed and computer hardware
Kindle – less than one minute in wireless coverage areas

Content
Hanlin – No mention of content. It is assumed that content can be download from computer from various sources as long as it satisfies the compatible formats. Supports multi-level directory management to be used for book management and classification.
Kindle – Numberous content available from the Amazon Kindle store including book, magazines, blogs, Newspaper, plus content from other sites with compatible formats.

Weight
Kindle weighs a lot less

Capacity
Kindle holds a lot more books in internal memory, but both are equal in expansion capacity.

Power Supply
Hanlin – read for a month at a rate of 300 pages per day on a full charge
Kindle – Read for a week on full charge, no specific per day rate.

Temperature
Hanlin – capable of operating in more extreme temperatures than Kindle

Wireless Fees
Kindle offer wireless service without associated fee while Hanlin offers no wireless service thus no fee.

Supplied Accessories
Hanlin- include more accessories.

Overall
When compared to the Kindle, the screen for the Hanlin v9t is much larger, it offers less compatible formats, holds less books, and does not offer wireless capability. In addition, there is no mention of a content source.

This device is very much similar to the V9 and the V9c except for a few minor differences – It has a touch panel display which the V9 and V9c doesn’t have

– It offers up to 2 GB of additional storage capacity compared to 1 GB for the V9t.

All other features remain equal.

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Kindle VS Hanlin V9C – Comparison

The following is a detail comparison between the Hanlin eReader V9C and kindle.

FEATURES

Hanlin eReader V9

KINDLE

Photo

  • spmp00000045.gif

  • amazon_kindle2.jpg

Display

  • 10 Inch “electronic paper” display (with high brightness)
  • 825 x 1200 pixel resolution
  • 4-level gray scale
  • Uses E Ink® – technology. The result is a reading experience that’s similar to paper .
  • 6 inch diagonal electrophoretic –electronic-paper display
  • 600 x 800 pixel resolution.
  • 4-level gray scale
  • Uses E Ink® – for sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper


Size

  • 255.8mm(L) x 173.5mm(W) x 14.3mm(H)
  • 134.5 mm (L) x 190 mm (W) x 18 mm (H)

Computer Requirement

  • From the PC you download selected content into your Hanlin ereader V9C via USB cable
  • Requires computer to purchase and download content when not in a wireless coverage area

Format

  • Adobe® PDF
  • TXT
  • DOC
  • HTML
  • WOLF
  • CHM
  • XEB(APABI)
  • JPG
  • ZIP
  • RAR
  • Images
  • Optional: customization to support customer specific content format.
  • Microsoft Word (.DOC)
  • Structured HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
  • JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG)
  • GIF (.GIF)
  • PNG (.PNG)
  • BMP (.BMP)
  • PDF (experimental )
  • Text (.txt)
  • Amazon Kindle (.azw),
  • Unprotected Mobipocket books (.prc, .mobi)
  • Audible Audio books (.aa)
  • MP3 Music files (.mp3).

Expansion

  • 64MB Nand Flash
  • SD/MMC card – 1GB capability

Connectivity

· No wireless connectivity

  • Download content directly to PC.
  • Use USB cable to transfer content from your computer to the ereader.
  • Use EVDO/CDMA Wireless connectivity to shop the Kindle store and download ebooks (only if you are in a wireless coverage area)
  • Download ebooks from Online Kindle store to your computer
  • Use USB cable to transfer content to your Kindle (If you are not in a coverage area).

Content Delivery Time

  • As fast as internet connection and USB cable transfer will allow.
  • Less than a minute when done wirelessly.
  • In non-wireless area, its as fast as internet connection and USB cable transfer will allow.

Content

  • No mention of content store associated with the company.
  • It is therefore assumed that any content that is accessible on your computer in compatible format can be downloaded to the Hanlin ereader V9C via USB cable.
  • Note – there are numerous content sites available on the internet, some paid others free.
  • Supports multi-level directory
    management – convenient for user to classify
    and manage the books.

  • More than 90,000 books available, including more than 95 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers and all New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly
  • Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly
  • More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN’s Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post—all updated wirelessly throughout the day.
  • Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.
  • Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

Weight

  • 320 g
  • 289 g

Capacity

  • Internal memory – 32MB holds up to approximately 28 books at a time
  • Internal memory – 180MB(for content) holds over 200 books, magazines, newspaper, and blogs at a time

Power Supply

  • AC Power adapter
  • Li-ION 950 mAH Rechargeable battery
  • Goes a month without recharging – with an average of about 300 pages of reading per day.

  • AC Power adapter
  • Long Life Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery.
  • Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day.
  • Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging.
  • Fully recharges in 2 hours.

Wireless Fees

  • none
  • Free wireless

Temperature

  • Operating Temp:0 ºC to 40 ºC
  • Storage Temp : -20 ºC to 55 ºC (without rechargeable battery)
  • Operating Temp: 0 ºC to 35 ºC
  • Storage Temp: -10 ºC to 45 ºC

Supplied Accessories

  • Battery Charger
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Earphone
  • Battery
  • Hand band
  • Book cover
  • Power adapter
  • USB 2.0 cable

Summary

Display: Hanlin V9C – much larger display than Kindle(10 inches vs 6 inches). For the most part, both devices use the same electronic paper display. However, there is mention that the Hanlin V9C has an associated brightness that allows easy viewing indoors and outdoors – curiously not the normal view that we expect from the e-ink display.

Size:
Length – Hanlin V9 is longer
Width – Kindle is wider
Height – Hanlin is thinner

Computer Requirement
Hanlin – Assumed needed for content download on Hanlin V9c, since there is no mention of wireless capability.
Kindle – Needed only when not in wireless coverage area.

Format
Kindle – CHM, WOL, XEB, CHEM, and RAR formats not covered
Hanlin- JPEG, GIF, BMP, PRC, MOBI, AZW, AA, and MP3 formats not covered (offers customization for unsupported formats)
All other formats are equal.

Expansion
Kindle offers additional storage up to 4 GB via SD expansion cards. Hanlin V9c offers expansion up to 1 GB.

Connectivity
Hanlin V9 – No wireless connectivity
Kindle – Wireless connectivity when in coverage area.

Content Delivery Time
Hanlin – depends on internet speed and computer hardware
Kindle – less than one minute in wireless coverage areas

Content
Hanlin – No mention of content. It is assumed that content can be download from computer from various sources as long as it satisfies the compatible formats. Supports multi-level directory management to be used for book management and classification.
Kindle – Numberous content available from the Amazon Kindle store including book, magazines, blogs, Newspaper, plus content from other sites with compatible formats.

Weight
Kindle weighs a lot less

Capacity
Kindle holds a lot more books in internal memory, but both are equal in expansion capacity.

Power Supply
Hanlin – read for a month at a rate of 300 pages per day on a full charge
Kindle – Read for a week on full charge, no specific per day rate.

Temperature
Hanlin – capable of operating in more extreme temperatures than Kindle

Wireless Fees
Kindle offer wireless service without associated fee while Hanlin offers no wireless service thus no fee.

Supplied Accessories
Hanlin- include more accessories.

Overall
When compared to the Kindle, the screen is much larger, it offers less compatible formats, holds less books, and does not offer wireless capability. In addition, there is no mention of a content source.

I don’t understand the reason for this device since it is almost identical to the V9. One would think that, for another version, there would be some noticeable difference. If there was, I didn’t see it.

That said, I think Kindle is a better buy.More comparison later…