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Old 04-09-2012, 07:17 AM   #1
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Would you pay for that?

Hi everyone!

The last few days I found some pretty interesting blogs, which I'd love to read cover to cover (first blog post, to last). However I hate reading on the computer for longer than 60 minutes (hence: Kindle-fan ), so I thought why doesn't a service exist where I could pay X amount of USD and get back a nicely formatted epub/mobi (mobi in my case) to read on my Kindle.

After a little research I found zinepal.com (no affiliation), but it turns out that even in the "pro" version (which costs 5 USD per ebook or a monthly fee, depending on your settings) you only get up to 50 posts, which really sucks (some of the blogs I found have 100+ posts).

So I was wondering, would you pay for a service like that? And if yes, how much?
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:04 AM   #2
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I read a lot of blogs myself, but I use my iPad for that. If you do a lot of it, maybe it would be more cost effective to get a tablet like a Kindle Fire or something.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:10 AM   #3
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Hi everyone!

The last few days I found some pretty interesting blogs, which I'd love to read cover to cover (first blog post, to last). However I hate reading on the computer for longer than 60 minutes (hence: Kindle-fan ), so I thought why doesn't a service exist where I could pay X amount of USD and get back a nicely formatted epub/mobi (mobi in my case) to read on my Kindle.

After a little research I found zinepal.com (no affiliation), but it turns out that even in the "pro" version (which costs 5 USD per ebook or a monthly fee, depending on your settings) you only get up to 50 posts, which really sucks (some of the blogs I found have 100+ posts).

So I was wondering, would you pay for a service like that? And if yes, how much?
I sometimes use calibre's "recipe" maker for blogs with RSS feeds. I get the content and a working TOC that way.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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I honestly can't think of a single blog I'd be willing to pay a single penny to read.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:27 AM   #5
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I read a lot of blogs myself, but I use my iPad for that. If you do a lot of it, maybe it would be more cost effective to get a tablet like a Kindle Fire or something.
Hm I see your point, but that's exactly why I have a Kindle 3 and no backlit device. It's "heavy" on my eyes.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:36 AM   #6
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I wouldn't pay for it, but if the blog is a Wordpress or Blogger blog you can use this: http://blog2book.pothi.com/
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:07 AM   #7
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Some people sell blog subscriptions on Amazon, I think they get delivered automatically when there's new content. They are quite cheap, but it's not something I would pay for. I use this, but there are other ways of doing it. http://web2fb2.net/
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Get ca.libre. Learn about recipes. Chances are, there is already a recipe for the blog you read. Set calibre to download on a schedule and send it to your kindle via whispernet. There'd will be table of content.

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