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Old 06-17-2007, 10:00 AM   #1
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Hello,

suppose that someone would like to download all the available ebooks from the E-Books section... should he click on the attachment links from all the pages?

Is it posssible to have all the uploaded books subdivided in few bigger archive files? Or to have these in a ftp folder ?

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Old 06-18-2007, 01:49 PM   #2
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Hello,

suppose that someone would like to download all the available ebooks from the E-Books section... should he click on the attachment links from all the pages?
Yes, that's right.

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Is it posssible to have all the uploaded books subdivided in few bigger archive files? Or to have these in a ftp folder ?
I think this is relatively unlikely to be offered. Few people would, I suspect, want to download everything!
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:10 PM   #3
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I plan on downloading all the books. And then deciding which ones I want to read.
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:24 PM   #4
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I plan on downloading all the books. And then deciding which ones I want to read.
Yes, me too.

I think that the disk space required to download all is not so much...
so it will be more confortable to dowload everything ... and then decide what to read.
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Old 06-18-2007, 04:16 PM   #5
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The main purpose of bundling files for download is that they are compressed to save bandwidth. The Sony LRF files are already compressed and even Harry who provides his books zipped does it for system compatibility rather than size.

Given the great diversity of titles and subjects offered in download at MobileRead, any combination of titles might include a fews that some people would not want to download or read. For example I would most likely have passed on a package of 14 volumes for the Haggard Anthology but easily downloaded the 1st and read it. (I posted very little until I finished all 4 books in it.) Then I downloaded the remainder of the volumes.

With the sort features of the ebook list it is easy to find the rest of a series or other books by the same author. So you have your choice -- take them as they come or pick them up when you're ready to read them.
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I plan on downloading all the books. And then deciding which ones I want to read.
that's the way i do it, grab 'em when you see 'em
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Old 06-18-2007, 05:28 PM   #7
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I confess to a Squirrell mentality as well.. Downloading everything that look even slightly interesting. Will actually read....??? Who knows when...
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I am very selective at what I download here. Chances that I read anything I download here are very slim. There are so many contemporary books to read before I go backwards and read old ones that...anyway, after using the Internet for 12 years I have learned to restrict myself and download only selected stuff. I hate downloading everything only because I can. Moreover, I am afraid that by the time I will get around to read old books, Sony reader and LRF format will be long forgotten and obsolete :behead:
That's why I download here only the best of the best of the best! (for me )

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Old 06-19-2007, 08:07 AM   #10
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I'm a convert to the selective approach. I started out by downloading everything (I'm sort of a hoarder by nature).

But then I realized that it was just obscuring the ones I really wanted to read most. I figure I can always come back and look for more, and what made the books most interesting to me was the book blurbs on the post, so I'd come back to the original post anyway.

If it was worth the effort, probably the smart thing to do would be to add metadata to the file for my rating of how much I want to read it, and a description of why it was interesting to me. But that's overkill, so I stick to just downloading the ones that I am tempted to read next. (Even so, that is a lot of books, of which only a few will become the "real" next books I read!)
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:39 PM   #11
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well, I don't know how did it, but someone posted a bunch (all) of the books into some newsgroup. I've downloaded them all (about 270MB) which got title slike sherlock holmes haggard, etc. (and I was only interested in sherlock holmes)

I don't know how the copyrights/distribution rights of these books are, but if they're free to host, I can host them somewhere.
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Thanks for the offer; but, many of us feel that they are hosted quite well here at MobileRead.

If the people who created the ebooks want to post them elsewhere, that is their decision. If the titles start showing up on a bunch of sites that might reduce the number of people visiting MobileRead or even joining the MobileRead community. Plus if people start to see ebooks that they have created all over the Internet it might decrease their desire to post new offering at MobileRead.

Some books posted here have copyright notices in them and those are highly restricted as to what can be done with them. They were posted here by the copyright owners themselves and MobileRead has no additional rights on these ebooks beyond offering them for download to members and visitors.

Some books are now bearing a Creative Commons notice as to what can be done with the ebook. The latest installment in the Harvard Classics series has a Creative Commons notice. While the text inside is public domain, the unique presentation is protected.

Many of the ebooks also bear the MobileRead logo. Some on the cover and some throughout the text.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:32 AM   #13
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well, I don't know how did it, but someone posted a bunch (all) of the books into some newsgroup. I've downloaded them all (about 270MB) which got title slike sherlock holmes haggard, etc. (and I was only interested in sherlock holmes)

I don't know how the copyrights/distribution rights of these books are, but if they're free to host, I can host them somewhere.

Not all the books in LRF flood posted in the newsgroup were copyrights free
So be careful about what you are going to host.
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well, I don't know how did it, but someone posted a bunch (all) of the books into some newsgroup. I've downloaded them all (about 270MB) which got title slike sherlock holmes haggard, etc. (and I was only interested in sherlock holmes)

I don't know how the copyrights/distribution rights of these books are, but if they're free to host, I can host them somewhere.
This is not good to hear .

The fact that many of us have posted these books here to MR does not mean that they can be freely reposted elsewhere. Please respect the wishes of the uploaders when it comes to redistribution.
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This is not good to hear .

The fact that many of us have posted these books here to MR does not mean that they can be freely reposted elsewhere. Please respect the wishes of the uploaders when it comes to redistribution.
Some of newgroup's visitors have pointed out to an uploader that if he posts anything from here he must make it known to people about the source of the books. So, we are trying to let other people know about our forum.
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