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Old 09-01-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Barsoom Series. HTML

Sorry it took so long to finish this. I have been busy with other things. Here is the complete Barsoom (John Carter of Mars) series in simple HTML format. Either use as is, or convert to your favorite format. If you are looking for these in Mobipocket format, someone else has already posted them.

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Sorry it took so long to finish this. I have been busy with other things. Here is the complete Barsoom (John Carter of Mars) series in simple HTML format. Either use as is, or convert to your favorite format. If you are looking for these in Mobipocket format, someone else has already posted them.
Splendid. Thank you!

I had other versions converted for Plucker, but your HTML source is likely to be a lot better.
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You're welcome. I tried to be consistent with the HTML formatting of the entire series. I corrected lots of OCR errors (hopefully I got them all) and added em-dashes where appropriate. Nothing fancy, just the basics. If anyone finds more errors, let me know and I'll correct them.

Although some may classify these stories as juvenile adventures, I found them quite enjoyable. If I had read them when I was a kid, I don't think I would have gotten as much out of them. Burroughs has a way of telling a very good story.
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:35 PM   #5
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Thank you for hijacking this thread to point to your books in non-HTML formats (again). We already knew that you had them available in those other formats. I posted these, as I thought others would prefer them in HTML, as I do.

When I originally inquired as to whether anyone would want these in HTML in another thread, you were the first to point out that they were available in other formats, as did others. It seems that the MobileRead groupies are biased toward the proprietary Sony and Mobipocket formats, instead of something like text or HTML, which is useabe on a wide variety of devices. Perhaps I shouldn't bother sharing any more HTML ebooks here, as it seems they aren't wanted.
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Thank you for hijacking this thread to point to your books in non-HTML formats (again). We already knew that you had them available in those other formats. I posted these, as I thought others would prefer them in HTML, as I do.

When I originally inquired as to whether anyone would want these in HTML in another thread, you were the first to point out that they were available in other formats, as did others. It seems that the MobileRead groupies are biased toward the proprietary Sony and Mobipocket formats, instead of something like text or HTML, which is useabe on a wide variety of devices. Perhaps I shouldn't bother sharing any more HTML ebooks here, as it seems they aren't wanted.
Well plain text is usable but lacks information, HTML is much better, and HTML with an extended set of tags for semantic information is even better.
Most people use BookDesigner here, so I guess that they're not biased against HTML at all, they use something that is almost exactly the same for BookDesigner (HTML0).
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When I originally inquired as to whether anyone would want these in HTML in another thread, you were the first to point out that they were available in other formats, as did others. It seems that the MobileRead groupies are biased toward the proprietary Sony and Mobipocket formats, instead of something like text or HTML, which is usable on a wide variety of devices. Perhaps I shouldn't bother sharing any more HTML ebooks here, as it seems they aren't wanted.
Hadrien misses no opportunity to promote his own site.

Meanwhile, count me as another who prefers HTML source. I can read it on desktop and laptop directly, convert it to Plucker for my Palm OS device, and fairly readily convert to other formats if needed.

Please continue to share HTML you've worked on. I for one appreciate it.
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Perhaps I shouldn't bother sharing any more HTML ebooks here, as it seems they aren't wanted.
As you say, HTML is one of the best formats if you want to avoid vendor lock-in. Some of the posters of e-books avoid HTML because it is easy for moochers to take the cleaned-up HTML, convert it to a DRMed format and charge for the result. They put in the work, so whatever restrictions they want are ok. This does not at all imply that you should not post HTML, and I encourage you to continue to do so. Thanks for the Barsoom series, it works very nicely with FBReader and, as DMcCunney mentioned, simple HTML is an excellent starting point for Plucker.
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As you say, HTML is one of the best formats if you want to avoid vendor lock-in. Some of the posters of e-books avoid HTML because it is easy for moochers to take the cleaned-up HTML, convert it to a DRMed format and charge for the result. They put in the work, so whatever restrictions they want are ok.
But following that logic, the folks in Distributed Proofreaders and at Project Gutenberg shouldn't do it, because moochers will grab their work, issue it in a different form, and attempt to sell it. They put in substantial work in cleanup, proofreading and editing, even if the material is in the public domain to begin with, and willingly donate their time and effort.

I can't agree with the folks who won't post HTML because they are afraid of moochers. I see the point as getting the material out there so others can get it. If you want to specifically do a conversion for a device you happen to have as a service to others using that device, fine. If you avoid posting in particular formats because you are afraid of moochers, I think you may be missing the point.

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This does not at all imply that you should not post HTML, and I encourage you to continue to do so. Thanks for the Barsoom series, it works very nicely with FBReader and, as DMcCunney mentioned, simple HTML is an excellent starting point for Plucker.
Simple HTML is the only starting point for Plucker.

There have been discussions on the Plucker dev list about expanding it to handle other formats like text, possibly through plugins, but that would require substantial changes to the underlying architecture of the applications. I'm not holding my breath...
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I agree completely with DMcCunney.

xhtml is also the basis of the epub format, and it does seem a bit pointless to be uploading books in proprietary formats which will soon be overtaken by xhtml-based Open eBooks.
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I agree completely with DMcCunney.

xhtml is also the basis of the epub format, and it does seem a bit pointless to be uploading books in proprietary formats which will soon be overtaken by xhtml-based Open eBooks.
The basis yes, but you have extra information in an epub files: the TOC for example. A simple conversion software for HTML to Epub won't provide the best Epub files that you could do, that's why you need to store these books in a database or using an extended HTML.
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I agree completely with DMcCunney.

xhtml is also the basis of the epub format, and it does seem a bit pointless to be uploading books in proprietary formats which will soon be overtaken by xhtml-based Open eBooks.
The point to uploading books in proprietary formats is make them conveniently available for those who use devices that use those formats. Witness the efforts to generate ebooks in the format used by the Sony Reader and the format used by Mobipocket. Not everyone has the time, knowledge, or interest in performing their own conversions.

I see those efforts as valuable services, and applaud the folks doing it.

Yes, those proprietary formats may go away. I hope so, at least: not having a standard format everyone supports is a major obstacle to ebook usage. But meanwhile, they are there, and there are people using devices that use them, so...
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