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Old 05-23-2009, 05:31 PM   #16
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Really? So, that one TOPAZ book (Warrant and Proper Function) that had the big spaces between words could be fixed?
It should but Topaz is a little funky because it doesn't use the built in Kindle font. You can still change the text size on a Topaz book but you would have to play with the line spacing and the text size to find what works best for you.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:55 PM   #17
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Bumping thread for wallcraft. He's going to post a screen cap of something for me.
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:13 PM   #18
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Screenshots of another TOPAZ ebook, An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic , for enarchay. These are again font sizes 3 and 4. The (a),(b),(c) lines are very small and don't rescale with the font change, because they are an image. It is possible to zoom images, but this does not help much here.
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:47 PM   #19
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Screenshots of another TOPAZ ebook, An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic , for enarchay. These are again font sizes 3 and 4. The (a),(b),(c) lines are very small and don't rescale with the font change, because they are an image. It is possible to zoom images, but this does not help much here.
Hmm, not sure if it makes better sense to buy it in paperback.

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Old 05-24-2009, 05:46 PM   #20
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I asked this question in my previous thread, but I thought it was important enough to start a new thread just for this question.

I'm considering buying an ereader, but I'm wondering if most of the books I want will be available. First, some background. I’m a college student and I read a lot in my free time. I read almost zero fiction, so I’m not sure Kindle’s store would be a big advantage for me. When I'm not reading the required texts for my college classes, I primarily read about philosophy and theology.
I am new to the ebook thing and found a website called XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX that seems to have quite a bit of philosophy/theology, etc. in addition to tons of everything else (I'm chuffed to see lots of Steinbeck there). I haven't downloaded from the site yet and would welcome comment from anyone who has. Who will be the brave one to do this??

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Old 05-24-2009, 11:29 PM   #21
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I am new to the ebook thing and found a website called XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX that seems to have quite a bit of philosophy/theology, etc. in addition to tons of everything else (I'm chuffed to see lots of Steinbeck there). I haven't downloaded from the site yet and would welcome comment from anyone who has. Who will be the brave one to do this??
I think XXXXXXXXXXXX is great -- both in terms of his selection and what he is doing. Most of the books are txt which aren't going to be the prettiest thing to display on your reader but txt is most "reader-agnostic".

XXXXXXXXXXXX has books that you can't find electronically any place else. Are they going to be as good as something you buy in the Kindle store from a formatting point of view? Probably not. But you probably won't find most of them any place else. If you are really compulsive about formatting, you can always take the text file and format it the way you like and then use Calibre to convert it to the format of your choice.

Just my humble opinion...

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Old 05-24-2009, 11:38 PM   #22
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Folks, that is a pirate website. As a matter of policy, we do not allow links. (I went a step to far in removing the name. My mistake.)
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Folks, that is a pirate website. As a matter of policy, we do not allow links. (I went a step to far in removing the name. My mistake.)
Sorry Nate... I didn't mean to step over the line. I'll remove the name from the title of my post as well.

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Old 05-25-2009, 05:48 AM   #24
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Folks, that is a pirate website. As a matter of policy, we do not allow links. (I went a step to far in removing the name. My mistake.)
Sorry about doing that. I'm not familiar with the term, pirate website, and had no idea even the mention of one was not allowed. I did ask for info and so now I have received yours.

Is the website considered "pirate" because the owner bought ebooks and is now sharing them without charging? What's the difference between that and what members of this forum do? Just asking so I know and do not get spanked again.
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Sorry about doing that. I'm not familiar with the term, pirate website, and had no idea even the mention of one was not allowed. I did ask for info and so now I have received yours.

Is the website considered "pirate" because the owner bought ebooks and is now sharing them without charging? What's the difference between that and what members of this forum do? Just asking so I know and do not get spanked again.


The problem is that he is sharing copyrighted material. Copyrighted material is owned and allows for a publisher and an author to be compensated for intellectual material.

Presently, in the way the site is set up, there is no montary compensation to the publisher and the author.


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The problem is that he is sharing copyrighted material. Copyrighted material is owned and allows for a publisher and an author to be compensated for intellectual material.
Presently, in the way the site is set up, there is no montary compensation to the publisher and the author.

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Thanks for the explanation and like I said I didn't realize as it seemed like the same thing this forum does. How is it different so I can look for this?
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Generally speaking, in the United States (where you are), material published prior to 1923 is in the public domain. Material published after that date is not, and cannot be legally copied or redistributed without the copyright holder's permission.

It's a lot more complicated than that in reality, but that's the basic version.
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OK,thanks - want to make sure I'm understanding and not continuing to do something against the rules without realizing it. So, in order to upload something onto this forum permission is needed from the copyright holder? Wow, who gets to handle all of that admin. for the forum?!
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OK,thanks - want to make sure I'm understanding and not continuing to do something against the rules without realizing it. So, in order to upload something onto this forum permission is needed from the copyright holder? Wow, who gets to handle all of that admin. for the forum?!
It is the uploader's responsibility to ensure that what is uploaded is in the public domain, or is uploaded with the copyright holder's permission. Please see the book upload guidelines in the relevent fora for details.
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