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

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Uploads - Patricia Clark Memorial Library > Kindle Books

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-20-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
Strether
Addict
Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Strether's Avatar
 
Posts: 392
Karma: 696865
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Fresno
Device: Kindle 1, 3, PW2, Kindle 7" HD Fire
Melville, Herman: Moby Dick. v1. 20Jan2011

This novel was one of my reading goals for this year, but looking at the free ebook copies of the novel that are available on the web and being to some extent dissatisfied with all of them, I've formatted my own version, and taken some pains with it.

After the book was published, Melville corrected a dozen or so errors in the novel and added a new footnote. These have all been incorporated in this version.

Jim

2/11/11--This new version supports waypoints as well as the page numbering system for Kindle 3 readers.

The previous version was downloaded 101 times.
This work is in the Canadian public domain OR the copyright holder has given specific permission for distribution. It may still be under copyright in some countries. If you live outside Canada, check your country's copyright laws. If the book is under copyright in your country, do not download or redistribute this work.

To report a copyright violation you can contact us here.
Attached Files
File Type: mobi Moby Dick - Melville_ Herman.mobi (835.4 KB, 419 views)

Last edited by Strether; 02-11-2011 at 06:34 PM.
Strether is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 08:37 AM   #2
lyric
Enthusiast
lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 41
Karma: 3948942
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Kindle 3
Thanks. This is excellent.
I processed the file through Calibre and Kindle now recognizes the chapter breaks. Should I post the processed version here?
lyric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 07:10 PM   #3
Strether
Addict
Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Strether's Avatar
 
Posts: 392
Karma: 696865
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Fresno
Device: Kindle 1, 3, PW2, Kindle 7" HD Fire
I'd prefer that you didn't. I purposely left it unprocessed by Calibre because when you put it through Calibre, any paragraph that begins with an italicized word or one in bold print, will have an indentation that will be different from ordinary paragraphs. If the chapter dots are more important to you than how it looks, by all means run it through Calibre for your own use. I do that myself with some sci-fi books which I know I'm going to re-read, but which I also know will contain battle scenes I'd just as soon skip.

I'm assuming that when you say it now recognizes chapter breaks, you are talking about the chapter dots that appear in the reading progess bar. Prospective readers should know that the beginning of each chapter does begin on its own page and is reachable by a linked toc.

Thanks for the compliment, by the way. It took a while to do.

Jim
Strether is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 12:57 AM   #4
lyric
Enthusiast
lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 41
Karma: 3948942
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Kindle 3
Yes - i meant the chapter dots. I suspect that one could fix this indentation problem by editing the HTML directly, but I hadn't noticed it. Others, who want the chapter dots can simply do the same as I did.

I'm impressed by the hard work you've put into this.
lyric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 11:44 AM   #5
Strether
Addict
Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Strether's Avatar
 
Posts: 392
Karma: 696865
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Fresno
Device: Kindle 1, 3, PW2, Kindle 7" HD Fire
Well, I'll readily admit that I'm not an expert in these things, but if you look at the HTML version with a text editor, you don't see anything different about those italicized lines than any of the others. I did put in a bug notice to Kovid and in a couple of weeks, it'll be a year old. Either the problem is intractable or so insignificant that it's not worth the time of the Calibre developers to bother with, take your pick. Too bad, too, because it's often convenient to have those chapter dots to facilitate movement through the book. But I'd worked so hard to make sure this book was as good as I could get it, I didn't have the heart to mess it up by running it through Calibre.

Jim
Strether is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2011, 06:38 PM   #6
Strether
Addict
Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Strether's Avatar
 
Posts: 392
Karma: 696865
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Fresno
Device: Kindle 1, 3, PW2, Kindle 7" HD Fire
Many thanks are due to Mobileread member Idolse for identifying the problem on identations of italicized paragraphs when running a book through Calibre. As a consequence, that no longer is an issue and the new version I've posted today provides waypoints as well as page numbers for the Kindle 3 reader.

Jim
Strether is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 05:23 PM   #7
lyric
Enthusiast
lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lyric ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 41
Karma: 3948942
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Kindle 3
Hi Strether,
I just completed Moby Dick - fantastic book! And beautiful formatting. Thank you so much for your effort.

I noticed no typos whatsoever. A first for an ebook! ;-)
lyric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 05:43 PM   #8
Strether
Addict
Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Strether ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Strether's Avatar
 
Posts: 392
Karma: 696865
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Fresno
Device: Kindle 1, 3, PW2, Kindle 7" HD Fire
No typos = A Miracle! I do appreciate the kind words.

If you haven't already done so, you might read the chapter on Moby Dick in D.H. Lawrence's Studies in Classic American Literature. A very individual point of view, but he was an admirer.

Jim
Strether 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
Moby Dick - why? gmw Reading Recommendations 16 12-07-2010 09:50 PM
Action Melville, Herman: Moby Dick. 08 Sept 07 RWood Kindle Books 3 02-19-2010 08:54 AM
Action Melville, Herman: Moby Dick. 19 Dec 07 RWood IMP Books 0 12-19-2007 11:52 PM
Other Fiction Melville, Herman: Moby Dick; Or The Whale. v1. 08 July 07 Dr. Drib BBeB/LRF Books 10 07-10-2007 09:40 AM
Melville, Herman: Moby Dick.June 2007 Roy White BBeB/LRF Books 4 06-23-2007 12:02 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:34 PM.


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