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Old 06-01-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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Many of the books that are in Baen's Webscriptions service are also offered for free download.

Edit: they're offered in multiple formats. Off the top of my head: txt, html, .lit, mobipocket, & rocket.

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Old 06-01-2008, 07:11 PM   #2
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Don't forget to look here before buying on Webscription.

http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com/

These are cds that were released with some of the books. You can get virtually entire series here, like the Honor Harrington series if you pick the right cd.
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:04 AM   #3
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I must be missing something here - my free download is costing $6.00!?

Edit: Doh - ignore me, only some are free, and those that are can also be paid for.....if you press the wrong buttons!!!

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Old 06-16-2008, 04:53 AM   #4
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Baen Books Free Library

Many of the books that are in Baen's Webscriptions service are also offered for free download.

Edit: they're offered in multiple formats. Off the top of my head: txt, html, .lit, mobipocket, & rocket.
Do not forget they are also offered in BBeB (LRF) format for the Sony Reader 500/505.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:22 AM   #5
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And if you're disabled, you can get *all* their books for free.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:32 AM   #6
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And if you're disabled, you can get *all* their books for free.
And that is explained, where?
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And that is explained, where?
On their news page:
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Baen Books (www.baen.com), a publisher of science fiction, will provide its books to fans who are blind, paralysed, or dyslexic, or are amputees, in electronic form free of charge, effective immediately.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:06 AM   #8
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:03 AM   #9
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Do not forget they are also offered in BBeB (LRF) format for the Sony Reader 500/505.
I just wonder how they do that I thought lrf was only at the Sony Store?

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Old 06-23-2008, 11:05 AM   #10
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I just wonder how they do that I thought lrf was only at the Sony Store?

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The non-DRMed BBeB is a published spec... many apps create or convert to .LRF files. Only Sony sells DRMed (.lrx) BBeB format...as far as I know.

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The non-DRMed BBeB is a published spec... many apps create or convert to .LRF files. Only Sony sells DRMed (.lrx) BBeB format...as far as I know.

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Nope it's not. What's published is "Xylog XML" (aka LRS) spec - the source XML format Sony uses in their workflow. The binary LRF format was reverse engineered. Both Fictionwise and Baen use libprs500 (now Calibre) to produce their LRF books.
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Nope it's not. What's published is "Xylog XML" (aka LRS) spec - the source XML format Sony uses in their workflow. The binary LRF format was reverse engineered. Both Fictionwise and Baen use libprs500 (now Calibre) to produce their LRF books.
ah, I sit corrected, They said they were going to release the specs, I just assumed they had.
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