Three classics top the billing as the most popular among over 7,000 free “public domain” books in the Kindle Store, as of Monday, August 17, 2009: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, and The Art of War. If you have any doubt about the value, for Kindle owners, of the value of “Free,” let me just observe that all of these three books are currently among the top 15 titles overall in the Kindle Store, which means that they are “selling” over 200 copies a day each!
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Just in time for back-to-school flu preparations, here is a free download of a recently published Citizen’s Guide 2.0 to Pandemic Influenza Preparation and Response created by a public health team at Stanford University and published by InSTEDD.org (Innovative Support to Emergencies, Diseases and Disasters). (Thanks to Kindle Nation subscriber Peter Carpenter for the tip!)
Just click here — http://instedd.org/files/FluManualv2_0_revised.pdf — to view the entire book on your computer. You can then download it to your computer and transfer it to your Kindle by following these instructions:
- Scroll to the end of the document and hover your cursor over the bottom center of the document to display this icon graphic.
- Click on the far-right icon to download the PDF to your computer’s downloads folder.
- If you have a Kindle 1 or Kindle 2, you can get Amazon to convert the book to Kindle formatting and send it wirelessly to your Kindle for 30 cents by sending the PDF file to your firstname.lastname@example.org email address, or convert it for free and send it back to your computer for USB transfer to your Kindle by sending it to your email@example.com email address.
- If you have a Kindle DX you can transfer this or any other PDF file to your Kindle DX via your USB cable.
Finally, speaking of Citizen’s Guides: one more freebie if you do not have it already — five free chapters are still available here of a different kind of guide, one that will not save your life but may save you hundreds of dollars!