|12-25-2010, 11:48 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: moved from NY to TN
can freeread books be converted to epub editions
On project guttenberg austrailia some of the material is listed under freeread whould like to convert it to epub format-is this possibe?-thanks for you help
|12-26-2010, 09:00 AM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2004
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Yes, its not difficult if you use Calibre for the conversion. There are certainly many, many other routes for conversion.
The basic steps with Calibre are:
1. Save the FreeRead HTML file to disk. You can either display the page and Save from your browser or, with most browsers, Right-click on the PG/AU link as "Save linked content" (or whatever phrase your browser uses).
2. Install and launch Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/)
3. Add the HTML from step #1 to Calibre's library
4. Convert to ePub (or whatever desired format) being sure to check the "Preprocess input file ..." option. The default Line-unwrap of 0.40 worked fine for my quick test just now.
The FreeRead HTML pages are simply text files with fixed line wraps wrapped in a set of <PRE> tages, given a header and footer, and then given the appropriate HTML <HEAD> and <BODY> tags. The header and footer need to be stripped and the line wraps need to be "healed" to create a decent ebook presentation. Calibre will do this if you check the "Preprocess..." option, though you may have to tweak the Line-unwrap value with some books. If you go with another conversion route (e.g. add the HTML from Step #1 to a new ePub document in a program like Sigil) you'll need to manually perform the cleanup tasks.
Last edited by dwig; 12-26-2010 at 09:07 AM.
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