Project Gutenberg is one of the largest websites in the world that distribute free eBooks. All of their content is limited to classic books, in which the copyright has expired and are considered in the public domain. Currently the company offers over 40,000 eBooks in a myriad of formats that will play friendly with Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and Sony. A few days ago Gutenberg introduced a new Dropbox syncing feature, that will automatically deliver all eBooks to your account. This will give patrons an easier way to send the books right to your e-reader or tablet.
Dropbox is one of the leading online cloud storage services and boasts the highest user population out of any third party company. It allows people with Android, iOS and other mobile platforms to download their official app, to easily copy files to your device. Many people with dedicated e-readers, like the Kobo Glo, Nook Simple Touch and Kindle Paperwhite don’t have a Dropbox app, but you can still access your account via the internet browser. You can simply log into your Dropbox account and click on a book, and it will automatically be downloaded to your reader and put in your main library.
If you are looking for a easier solution then hooking up your reader to your PC with USB cables and navigating the internal directory structure, this might be the best solution for you!
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.