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Old 01-03-2008, 07:58 PM   #76
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What the Dickens, I just passed 700 books uploaded.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:55 PM   #77
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:27 AM   #78
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...and the best of your work is yet to come. Congratulations!
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:41 AM   #79
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...and the best of your work is yet to come. Congratulations!
Yeah, soon enough I'll reach 2.000 books uploaded (well, they're available in PDF, epub and Mobipocket... is it 6.000 in this case ?).
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Yeah, soon enough I'll reach 2.000 books uploaded (well, they're available in PDF, epub and Mobipocket... is it 6.000 in this case ?).
But your books are machine generated. With our "hand-crafted" books each electron is meticulously put in place by a skillled craftsman...
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:10 AM   #81
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But your books are machine generated. With our "hand-crafted" books each electron is meticulously put in place by a skillled craftsman...
"Electrons" Now that is skill!!!
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:00 PM   #82
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Harry studied physics ... electron microscopes and all ....
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:53 PM   #83
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But your books are machine generated. With our "hand-crafted" books each electron is meticulously put in place by a skillled craftsman...
You're half-right only. Feedbooks is not simply dumping a huge chunk of text into its database for every single book added, like on Manybooks for example. A human being divide these books into multiple elements, and add the markup for typesetting elements such as italics, bold etc...
Not very different from the process on Book Designer. Except that once a book is in the database, it can be generated into multiple formats, and that you don't have to deal with such things as TOC or chapter headings and page breaks, the system does this for you.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:11 PM   #84
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:03 PM   #85
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I feel it should be noted that Patricia has now posted 900 books in the download section. (I also must admit that I have not read them all, not even close.)

Congratulations Patricia!
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:53 AM   #86
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I'd be surprised if anyone managed to read these 900 books within the time Patricia prepared them for us

Congrats Patricia!!
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:09 PM   #87
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I'd be surprised if anyone managed to read these 900 books within the time Patricia prepared them for us

Congrats Patricia!!
Well, it is all about choices. More choices is better always. Great job Patricia.

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Old 01-17-2008, 02:38 PM   #88
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Thanks, guys. I'm pleased to report that I've taken most of my Wilkie Collins and a lot of my Henry James to a Homeless shelter's library and my local hospital library. The warden of the homeless people's shelter tells me that a lot of her clientele are graduates and actually enjoy a classic.
So it's a win-win situation. I've cleared another metre of shelf-space by converting classics. The homeless people can read classics (if they like) and any MobileRead members who actually like Victorian melodramas and mysteries get a chance to download some for free.
When I've finished the Collins and Henry James, I may start converting my Edith Whartons next. I have far too many books in the house. And you don't have to dust electronic versions.
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any MobileRead members who actually like Victorian melodramas and mysteries get a chance to download some for free.
That certainly includes me! Many thanks for your excellent conversions.
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This post, as of this moment, puts me only 1,000 posts away from catching up to Alexander Turcic's post count!

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