Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Uploads - Patricia Clark Memorial Library > IMP Books

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-07-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
Elsi
Wizard
Elsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of light
 
Elsi's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,372
Karma: 12000
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Texas, USA
Device: Kindle; Sony PRS 505; Blackberry 8700C
Hope, Laura Lee: The Bobbsey Twins, v.1, 7 June 2008

The Bobbsey Twins, or Merry Days Indoors and Out, first published in 1904.

The Bobbsey Twins are two sets of fraternal twins. Bert and Nan, age 8, had dark brown hair and brown eyes, while Flossie and Freddie at age four had light hair and blue eyes. They live with their father who owns a lumber store and their home-maker mother. The family employ a black couple, Sam and Dinah, to cook and care for the home and property.

This is the first book in the famous series produced in the early 1900s by the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Laura Lee Hope is a pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for many books for children. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Lee_Hope This first book was almost certainly written by Edward Stratemeyer, himself. Authorship of subsequent books in the series is disputed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobbsey_Twins

Created from Project Gutenberg EText-No 17412 using both Plain text and HTML versions.

2008-06-12: Replaced book after removing all references to Project Gutenberg from the book itself. Built replacement books with Mobi2IMP following directions given by Nick to solve problems with margins and images. Originals were downloaded 9 times each.
This work is in the Canadian public domain OR the copyright holder has given specific permission for distribution. It may still be under copyright in some countries. If you live outside Canada, check your country's copyright laws. If the book is under copyright in your country, do not download or redistribute this work.

To report a copyright violation you can contact us here.
Attached Files
File Type: imp Hope-The_Bobbsey_Twins.imp (383.4 KB, 239 views)
File Type: imp Hope-The_Bobbsey_Twins-1200.imp (368.7 KB, 240 views)

Last edited by Elsi; 06-12-2008 at 05:15 PM.
Elsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 09:17 PM   #2
nrapallo
GuteBook/Mobi2IMP Creator
nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
nrapallo's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,958
Karma: 2530531
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Device: REB1200 EBW1150 Device: T1 NSTG iLiad_v2 NC Device: Asus_TF Next1 WPDN
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elsi View Post
I would appreciate feedback on how well or poorly these are made since I don't feel that I have a reliable way to check out their quality.
Thanks for doing these .IMP versions!

You can check the output using the imp viewer included with the (free) eBook Publisher software. You can use this link to download the latest version of eBook Publisher. As an precautionary/additional step, you should reboot before launching the imp viewer by double-clicking the .imp filename.

Now using BookDesigner to produce the REB 1200 .imp works well (except there are no margins). The color images are retained and the text is easy to read.

However, the 1150 .imp version is sub par for two reasons (not your fault; it happens with most BD created .imps), namely:
1. Only one size of text is possible and, by default, the x-small setting is used and is more difficult to read over extended periods.

2. Any images are rendered as 1-bit (horrible) B&W graphic eqivalents of the original images.
There are solutions to each of the above problems, namely:
1. Following TIP: Attention: All Book Designer users creating .IMP books... you can change the default BD font to a size larger. Just unzip 'PubUtil21.zip' ONCE and you have installed this fix #1!

It is much harder to overcome the lack of margins mentioned above, but it is possible if you follow TIP #2: BD now allows true margins in resulting .IMP files... Personally, I don't think its worth the effort to get margins to show!

2. The solution to the graphics problem is to use Mobi2IMP 9.4 with new Windows GUI & UTF-8. It basically takes your .prc version and can create the 1150 and 1200 .imp versions with readible text and correctly sized images (if you produce the 1200 .imp version first, then the 1150 .imp separately).
I know this is a lot of info to digest, so just do what is more comfortable for you! I now always take the .prc version and convert my own .imps if I can, but that's just me!

Last edited by nrapallo; 06-12-2008 at 05:50 PM. Reason: removed duplicate .imp versions
nrapallo is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 06-12-2008, 05:11 PM   #3
Elsi
Wizard
Elsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of lightElsi is a glorious beacon of light
 
Elsi's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,372
Karma: 12000
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Texas, USA
Device: Kindle; Sony PRS 505; Blackberry 8700C
Thank you for all your help, Nick. I'm replacing the books that I uploaded previously with new versions created with Mobi2IMP. They definitely look better. I also removed all references to Project Gutenberg from the books.
Elsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 05:52 PM   #4
nrapallo
GuteBook/Mobi2IMP Creator
nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
nrapallo's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,958
Karma: 2530531
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Device: REB1200 EBW1150 Device: T1 NSTG iLiad_v2 NC Device: Asus_TF Next1 WPDN
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elsi View Post
Thank you for all your help, Nick. I'm replacing the books that I uploaded previously with new versions created with Mobi2IMP. They definitely look better. I also removed all references to Project Gutenberg from the books.
They look good and I was glad to help!
nrapallo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Children Hope, Laura Lee: The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore, v.1, 13 June 2008 Elsi IMP Books 0 06-14-2008 12:10 AM
Children Hope, Laura Lee: The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore, v.1, 13 June 2008 Elsi BBeB/LRF Books 0 06-14-2008 12:05 AM
Children Hope, Laura Lee: The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore, v.1, 13 June 2008 Elsi Kindle Books 0 06-13-2008 11:59 PM
Children Hope, Laura Lee: The Bobbsey Twins in the Country, v.1, 8 June 2008 Elsi IMP Books 1 06-12-2008 05:17 PM
Children Hope, Laura Lee: The Bobbsey Twins, v.1, 7 June 2008 Elsi BBeB/LRF Books 1 06-12-2008 05:07 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:53 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.