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Old 12-10-2007, 11:58 AM   #1
Hadrien
Feedbooks.com Co-Founder
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Mobipocket/Kindle support on Feedbooks

Mobipocket support is now available as an output for public domain & creative commons books on Feedbooks: http://www.feedbooks.com/discover

Here's a few interesting points:
- TOC: there's an inline HTML TOC at the end of the book, a link to this TOC at the beginning of the book and it's also included in the guide (it should display the TOC icon on the iLiad for example)
- Page break/Chapter: unlike some of the machine generated Mobipocket books that I've seen (Manybooks.net), there's page breaks at the right place, and parts/chapters/sections are displayed in a different way
- Direct link to other Mobipocket files: that's actually one of the coolest things. If you're using these Mobipocket files on the Kindle or on a PDA/Smartphone, you'll notice that you can directly download a new book while reading. For example, let's say that you've just finished reading a book. At the end of the book, you'll notice recommendations. Click on one of these books and it'll be downloaded on your device. The more people register and download books on Feedbooks, the better the recommendation system works. In the end, it should provide a seamless experience for the readers: as soon as you've finished reading a book, you can directly download and read something related.

What's next:
- Covers: we're working on a system that'll generate covers for our Mobipocket books (should look much better on the Cybook)
- We'll improve over time the template for these Mobipocket files, feel free to send us any kind of feedback
- Mobipocket output will be available for amateur books too. You've just finished writing a short story or a novel ? Publish it on Feedbooks, and it'll be available for your readers in PDF/Mobipocket/epub.
- RSS feeds support: we'll generate Mobipocket files with multiple RSS feeds. Should be very attractive for those of you who'd like to read blogs on their Kindle, but believe that the price is way too much for a blog. We can imagine multiple ways to sync the content: through a USB cable with a dedicated software on your desktop computer, through a webpage or a Mobipocket file that links to the RSS feeds you'd like to read, directly on your Kindle through automatic delivery using the e-mail address (0.10$*30 days = 3$ for an unlimited number of blogs).
- A mobile version of Feedbooks: should be much easier to download books on your PDA/Smartphone/Kindle through this template dedicated to mobile devices.
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