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Old 03-27-2008, 02:37 AM   #1
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Talking Get "Infected" by Scott Sigler

Just dropping a note from twitter-land to let everyone know that Scott Sigler has gotten permission from his publisher to give away electronic copies of his new hardcover book, Infected. (For those not familiar with Scott Sigler, he is known for his horror/sci-fi audiobooks)

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Crown Publishing is letting me give away the PDF of INFECTED from March 27 through March 31, leading up to the hardcover in-store release on April 1. So download it! Feel free to email the link to anyone you know.
Please do not email the PDF, email the LINK.
This is so I can prove to Crown the value in giving away content, and if your friends click on the link, that counts on their server stats - emailing the PDF doesn't count on the stats.
THANKS & ENJOY!
Get Infected here.
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:15 AM   #2
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Thanks for the info. Downloaded..
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well, i certainly will *not* read this novel (my imagination is far too overactive, no horror for me thank you or i would have to leave all the lights on all night and risk getting no sleep for weeks...) however i think it is a good initiative and i want to help him prove his point to the editor, so i have downloaded it as well.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:48 AM   #4
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I've just downloaded the book and will attempt to convert it to LRF.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:50 AM   #5
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Merci for posting this. Always nice to be able to have a look at an author for free before buying his stuff =)

PS: JS if you manage to convert it in a satisfactory manner could you pass the LRF along to me? I would be very much obliged because that would save me some time and it seems you're doing it already anyways :P
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:01 AM   #6
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thx! every instinct in me tried to resist downloading a file off the internet blatantly labelled "infected", but I snagged it right away regardless
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thx! every instinct in me tried to resist downloading a file off the internet blatantly labelled "infected"
hee ! i had that reaction too...
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:39 AM   #8
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I just took a look at the PDF and this look like the serial episodes put together into one PDF to make a whole. It's filled with "enter InfectedNovel.com for more" all over the place. This will have to be stripped out for sure. I hope the hard cover doesn't have this mess all through it.
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:48 AM   #9
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Nice, even tough I would have prefered a .prc file.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:58 PM   #10
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well, i certainly will *not* read this novel (my imagination is far too overactive, no horror for me thank you or i would have to leave all the lights on all night and risk getting no sleep for weeks...) however i think it is a good initiative and i want to help him prove his point to the editor, so i have downloaded it as well.
Ditto!! I'll download it for the message, but doubt if I'll read it.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:59 PM   #11
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I have used the pdflrf program to process the pdf file for the Sony Reader.

I have just run a linux (well, FreeBSD ;-) ) command
./pdflrflinux-0.99 --input=infected_novel.pdf --output=infected_novel.pdf.lrf

and the result stunned me beyond belief.
Holy $DEITY !
pdfrlf has produced absolutely unbelievable results just with out-of-the-box settings.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:34 PM   #12
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Somehow when I try to open it my Cybook restarts, anyone else experienced this problem?

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Old 03-27-2008, 09:01 PM   #13
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I downloaded the .pdf, but I won't be reading it most likely. I pre-ordered the hard copy when I heard it was coming out from a major publisher.

If I remember correctly, Sigler also did this with the release of Ancestor. Nice trend by him.
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:45 PM   #14
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I tried converting it from PDF using pdf2lrf, and it did a reasonable job. However it still has the some garbled header text, page numbers, and the link on each page. Any easy way to tidy it up a bit?
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:25 AM   #15
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I opened it with Foxit Reader Pro then saved it as a text file, works great
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