Ebooks for your Palm Pilot

Even before I was a Project Gutenberg volunteer I wanted to have a PDA, but the expense was always too high to just buy the thing as a vanity object. However, “PG” gave me a reason to buy one, even if it was the cheapest one I could find.

Once I had brought my shiny new Palm Zire home, I started Googling for free ebooks. What a deception! All I could find were links to commercial publishers who provided a few free works as an incentive to buy. Where was the rich repository that the internet promised?

Of course, Project Gutenberg provides loads of gratis electronic texts, but they need to be converted to Palm’s proprietary format.

Later, I found out that there were several sites that provide ready-to-go ebooks for your Palm, if you know how to find them.

So I wrote a small guide that can be found at http://www.xs4all.nl/~collin/freepalmbooks.html. I hope it’s useful.

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