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== Project Gutenberg is not just for your desktop or notebook computer! ==
 
== Project Gutenberg is not just for your desktop or notebook computer! ==
   
The Nook, Kindle, Sony EReader, iPad and other eBook readers can display Project
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The Nook, Kindle, Sony EReader, iPad and other eBook readers and tablets can display Project
 
Gutenberg eBooks (we are not going to try to list them all here, but every such
 
Gutenberg eBooks (we are not going to try to list them all here, but every such
 
device we are aware of has the ability to display one or more of Project
 
device we are aware of has the ability to display one or more of Project
Gutenberg’s typical file formats).  Most recent mobile phones can also display them.  Many MP3
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Gutenberg’s typical file formats).  “Smart” mobile phones, and almost any older
players, gaming systems, and other devices can display eBooks, too.  The
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phone, can also display them.  Many MP3 players, gaming systems, and other devices  
Project Gutenberg site offers download formats suitable for eBook
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can display eBooks, too.  The Project Gutenberg site offers download formats suitable
readers, mobile phones, and other devices.
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for eBook readers, mobile phones, and other devices.
   
Different devices and download formats offer different features for
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Different readers and download formats offer different features for
 
displaying and manipulating the eBooks.  They can all display eBooks for
 
displaying and manipulating the eBooks.  They can all display eBooks for
 
reading a page at a time.  Other available features might include choice
 
reading a page at a time.  Other available features might include choice
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options for sharing.
 
options for sharing.
   
There are several different ways of obtaining and viewing the titles,
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There are many different ways of obtaining and viewing the titles,
 
and most people will be able to choose whichever suits them best.
 
and most people will be able to choose whichever suits them best.
 
Before getting started, check with your device’s documentation to
 
Before getting started, check with your device’s documentation to
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# Try the [[pgm:|Project Gutenberg Mobile Site]]. This site is optimized for smaller screens.
 
# Try the [[pgm:|Project Gutenberg Mobile Site]]. This site is optimized for smaller screens.
 
# Download eBooks directly to your device over the Internet.  If your device is Internet-enabled, just visit the catalog page for a book, and download one of the formats your device can display.  Here is a sample catalog page:  [[ebook:11|www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11]].  Use the author/title search boxes on every page at www.gutenberg.org to find eBooks you are interested in.
 
# Download eBooks directly to your device over the Internet.  If your device is Internet-enabled, just visit the catalog page for a book, and download one of the formats your device can display.  Here is a sample catalog page:  [[ebook:11|www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11]].  Use the author/title search boxes on every page at www.gutenberg.org to find eBooks you are interested in.
# Download to your computer, using your Web browser.  Then, transfer the book’s file(s) to your device using a USB cable or similar method.  Before copying, you might need to use a program on your computer to transform the files to another format.
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# Download to your computer, using your Web browser.  Then, transfer the book’s file(s) to your device using a USB cable, Bluetooth, or similar method.  Before copying, you might need to use a program on your computer to transform the files to another format.
 
# Use a third party site (including some for-fee sites), which facilitate getting files onto your device.  Try [[Gutenberg:Partners, Affiliates and Resources|Project Gutenberg’s partners and affiliates]].  Here is the magic catalog for Project Gutenberg titles, created in MOBI and EPUB versions (MOBI is suitable for the Kindle):  http://www.freekindlebooks.org/MagicCatalog/magiccatalog.html
 
# Use a third party site (including some for-fee sites), which facilitate getting files onto your device.  Try [[Gutenberg:Partners, Affiliates and Resources|Project Gutenberg’s partners and affiliates]].  Here is the magic catalog for Project Gutenberg titles, created in MOBI and EPUB versions (MOBI is suitable for the Kindle):  http://www.freekindlebooks.org/MagicCatalog/magiccatalog.html
 
# Other methods, as supported by your device.  For example, the Kindle supports an email method to transform and receive files.
 
# Other methods, as supported by your device.  For example, the Kindle supports an email method to transform and receive files.
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== Search for Guidance ==
 
== Search for Guidance ==
   
Many articles have been written on different approaches to getting Project Gutenberg content onto different devices.  Use your favorite search site to look for guidance.  These include articles on specific devices, as well on how convert Gutenberg files to other formats.  [http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-good-online-sources-free-ebooks-free-app-read/ This article] at makeuseof.com describes conversion for Project Gutenberg content.
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Many articles have been written on different approaches to getting Project Gutenberg content onto different devices.  Use your favorite search site to look for guidance.  These include articles on specific devices, as well on how convert Gutenberg files to other formats.
   
 
== General Advice ==
 
== General Advice ==
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Download the EPUB format and then “open in” the preferred application.
 
Download the EPUB format and then “open in” the preferred application.
   
The Apple iBookstore also contains some Project Gutenberg ebooks. Note that sometimes Apple’s copy might not be the most recent copy from the Project Gutenberg site, since we often update our automated conversion procedures.  If you live outside the U.S. you won’t be able to access the iBookstore via the iBooks app.  
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The Apple bookstore also contains some Project Gutenberg ebooks. Note that sometimes Apple’s copy might not be the most recent copy from the Project Gutenberg site, since we often update our automated conversion procedures.  If you live outside the U.S. you won’t be able to access the iBookstore via the iBooks app.  
   
 
You can also get Project Gutenberg’s eBook files onto the iPad using iTunes.  This works for EPUB files, and it also works well for Project Gutenberg’s MP3 audio eBooks.
 
You can also get Project Gutenberg’s eBook files onto the iPad using iTunes.  This works for EPUB files, and it also works well for Project Gutenberg’s MP3 audio eBooks.

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