A new Google Chrome internet browser plugin has just been developed and it will allow you to download free Amazon Kindle e-books. The plugin integrates with Project Gutenberg, a non-profit that makes books in the public domain available for free download via their website. Whenever a match is found on Amazon, a pop-up will appear with a link to the e-book and audiobook.
The developer of the plugin is quite active and he has promised additional support for Barnes and Noble Nook e-books, Kobo and GoodReads in the coming weeks. Additionally, more free sources will be added, including Librivox and The Internet Archive.
The main premise of this plugin is to basically give you free alternatives to online retailers that charge for it. You can download the Chrome extension from getmockingbird.com and the Chrome Web Store.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.