|02-12-2008, 03:40 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Device: Sony PRS-505, BlackBerry Playbook
Format of Baen books
Hanging out at Mobileread has interested me in e-book formats, so lately I've been looking at my downloads from Baen in terms of being in a possible e-book format (eg oeb or epub) instead of just as plain HTML and many times the opf file contains information that looks wrong to me.
For example, in the book _Old Soldiers_ by David Weber, in 1416508988.opf the manifest section shows the table of contents as being 1416508988_top.htm, when every Baen book I've seen uses a ..._toc.htm suffix to indicate the table of contents page. Similarly, there are references to cover images which have no corresponding file and so on.
So some day in the future, when oeb reading tools become popular, is this going to cause the software to not be able to find the cover images and TOC etc? I wonder what software they are using to generate the different formats for books?
|02-12-2008, 04:26 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
If you get a Sony Reader 500 or 505, you can use the Libprs500 tools which have code for converting Baen eBooks using Baen's screwy setup. So you'd have nicely setup eBooks from Baen to read.
|02-12-2008, 08:36 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Device: Kobo Aura (soon), (soon-to-be-ex)nook, (ex)PRS-700, (ex)PRS-500
To be fair, he's been busy with higher priority stuff (their forums, among other things), so it might yet be a while. That said, more bug reports raise the likelihood of a fix.
In the mean time, Kovid Goyal has upgraded the latest version of libprs500 to work around these bugs when you use the --baen processing switch.
|02-12-2008, 08:38 PM||#4|
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Device: Tapwave Zodiac 2, Fujitsu Lifebook p2110 w/ FBReader
|02-12-2008, 11:40 PM||#5|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
|02-14-2008, 03:08 AM||#6|
Join Date: May 2006
This error seems similar enough to this one for an exploded .LIT which is essentially .html - solution provided below:
Need to use find and replace on the .html in WORDPAD.
For this issue the books read fine in FBReader for me too b4 doing the fix.
I don't have your books - is a similar issue?
Last edited by shousa; 02-14-2008 at 03:16 AM.
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