|07-26-2009, 08:27 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Device: iPad 2
Interested in Old Periodicals?
I have some old magazines and periodicals from the 19th and early 20th century that are no longer under copyright. Stuff like Victor Records featuring new musicians etc. It's meant for those that might appreciate this kind of historical content. It's interesting to see how journalists wrote then and it's interesting to see initial reactions to historical events i.e. the Titanic sinking or featuring an article about phonographs "Edison's new phonic device!".
If I do this I don't want to just scan the pages, I'd prefer to create a version optimized for ereaders. Transcribing the text, rearranging the layout and borders etc. to make it look like it was made for a 6" screen. The only thing that I'd scan is the pictures.
I may think of publishing a compilation ebook that has the best articles from all periodicals. I'll have to peruse and see if there are enough "best" to do that.
Would people interesting in reading this though?
|07-27-2009, 07:13 AM||#6|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Device: iPod Touch, Amazon Kindle, Motorola Droid
I guess that depends on the publications and the authors.
|07-27-2009, 08:35 AM||#7|
The Ghost Mouse
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
I'd suggest seeing if you could get it digitised through Digital Proofreaders
You might even find that some of them have already been done...
|07-29-2009, 06:09 PM||#8|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: Kindle 2
I enjoy old magazines, newspapers, etc., especially the ads. They often tell the story of history - for example, look at magazine ads just before the 1929 financial crash and then a couple of years later, in the Great Depression. No surprise that offerings go from luxury to basics, but it is interesting to look back. I hope to see what you have.
|08-03-2009, 01:21 AM||#9|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Device: Sony PRS-650 & 350; iPad air; Kindle PW2; Kobo AuraHD
Count me in! I find all of this stuff very fascinating!
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