Originally Posted by pdurrant
The Project Gutenberg texts are formatted with fixed line lengths, rather than as logical paragraphs. You'll need to do a little reformatting to get them to read well on your Sony.
First - check the ebook forums here to see if someone has already done a good conversion.
If not - check to see if there's an HTML version at Projewct Gutenberg - this will almost certainly work better than plain text
If you must - open the text up in a text editor, and do a few global search and replaces:
(1) search for two new line characters in a row, and replace with "[paraend]"
(2) search for any new line character, and replace with a space
(3) search for [paraend] and replace with a new line character
(4) search for two spaces in a row and replace with a single space.
That should make your reading experience a lot better.
Thanks for a crystal clear explanation (OK I am a little late).
May I add that it is easy enough to wrap together all these four points above in a plain macro and that'it.