So, now that the Amazon Kindle ebook reader seems to a mature platform with the Kindle 3, what ebooks are available from the Kindle store in the run-up to Christmas 2010? Not a bad basic selection…

An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics)

The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics)

The Dreams in the Witch House and other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics)

Those who can’t afford the definitive Penguin editions can still get the $2.29 bundle of 67 of the stories, presumably taken from public-domain sources online, and presumably (I would hope) specially formatted for the Kindle. If you look around online you may also find a .mobi formatted ebook (which Kindles can read) of all the stories, for free.

Keep in mind that the Penguin Classics editions are the ‘final cut’ versions, carefully edited and corrected from original sources by the leading Lovecraft scholar. The free versions are taken from sources that are littered with errors and omissions that crept in over the decades.