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Old 01-31-2011, 05:06 AM   #1
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Local hosting on e-readers

This is my first attempt - so please laugh politely.

I have a very large free web site of text material - 10s of 1000s of books, booklets and articles many 10s of 1,000,000s of words all in html and xhtml. This collection could be zipped up to several 100MBs - so is OK for e-reader storage capacity.

I would like this to be available on e-readers (and phones, tablets etc.).
At the moment it is available as a web site to any device with web access.
I am aware of a large purist e-book group who do not want web access, however what I have offered since 1995 is books on digital devices - I don't care what the devices are - but I think e-ink is very exciting!
I believe that there is a large number of people with poor internet access who would like to use this collection in daylight with long battery life.
Could some one point me to places where I could get advice about local hosting on any e-reader device? . . . .
because I see bulk re-formatting as a terrible task when there is an archive of the size of mine.
With my site there is a built-in navigation structure (and searching function - Google)
What (reasonably pain-free) ways are there to build such structure if local-hosting is not possible?
I have been waiting for this feature to arrive - should I just keep waiting?
Thank you in anticipation - one for you readers - chrestomathy
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:52 PM   #2
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An eBook reading device is a slave device and would not generally be used to host anything. Hosting needs a server. What is the URL to your site? Some eBook devices with WiFi access should be able to access your site to get to eBooks which would be expected to be downloaded one at a time for reading although collections are possible with some devices. That is about all I can say without knowing more about your site, the eBook formats you have the files in, and other details. Are these books licensed, public domain, etc.

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Thanks for your interest.

My site is www.STEMPublishing.com
All the material is used by permission and made available freely in html and xhtml. There are some extension files in music formats MIDI and MUS - not important.
Also DMcCunney is helping me on the 'Introduce Yourself' thread.
If you can help me further you might like to look there to make sure that you do not waste time by duplicating info, thanks!
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Hey DaleDe - I like your site content!
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This site looks pretty good for reading using a browser. Unfortunately most eBook Readers don't work very well that way and html, xhtml downloads are generally not supported as well as they might. If you are targeting eBook Readers you should think about making eBooks such as ePUB to supplement the online reading.

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