Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > Non-English Discussions > Forum Français > E-Books

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-25-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
mr.jjm54
Member
mr.jjm54 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 14
Karma: 10
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: moved from NY to TN
Device: nook
Question 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
mr.jjm54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2010, 09:00 AM   #2
dwig
Guru
dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dwig ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
dwig's Avatar
 
Posts: 979
Karma: 1382338
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Paradise (Key West, FL)
Device: Current:Dell Venue 8 Pro, Kindle 3/WiFi - Retired:Clie UX50, T415, ...
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.
dwig is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 01-01-2011, 12:48 PM   #3
mr.jjm54
Member
mr.jjm54 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 14
Karma: 10
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: moved from NY to TN
Device: nook
thanks for the information it was very helpfull
mr.jjm54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Converted epub on Calibre wrenn1 Kobo Reader 4 08-03-2010 12:36 PM
Converted epub comes out in punctuation mcrome04 Calibre 0 06-23-2010 07:44 PM
Converted EPUB Not Right labraid Calibre 0 01-11-2010 11:19 PM
Converted Epub Issues Demented Calibre 6 12-29-2009 07:18 PM
No images when RTF converted to epub p3aul Calibre 10 04-21-2009 01:09 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:57 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.