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Old 09-08-2009, 12:04 PM   #1
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Free Copy of The Oort Perimeter by Steve Lake

Steve Lake (Lord Raiden) is a prolific writer and recently published The Oort Perimeter and I will be posting copies of the work under a CC license in the MobileRead download section. Steve is using Calibre to create the ePub version. Copies are also available in ePub and PDF at his website. (If you enjoy the book, he does ask that you buy a copy from Amazon.)
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:11 PM   #2
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Steve Lake (Lord Raiden) is a prolific writer and recently published The Oort Perimeter and I will be posting copies of the work under a CC license in the MobileRead download section. Steve is using Calibre to create the ePub version. Copies are also available in ePub and PDF at his website. (If you enjoy the book, he does ask that you buy a copy from Amazon.)
When you post the ePub, can you fix it up so there are not such huge margins, no paragraph spacing, a proper ToC, and page breaks at the chapters?

Thanks!
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If he wants you to buy a copy after getting the free copy, it isn't really free, is it? Kind of a strange request.
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:59 PM   #4
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Hi there. In reply to your comment, the book *IS* free. The only thing I was asking for you to consider was either buying the paperback, or sending a donation in appreciation if you liked the book. But if you don't want to, or didn't like it, you don't have to. It's entirely optional. But if you were to give even a small donation in thanks, it would be appreciated.

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Old 09-08-2009, 01:01 PM   #5
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If he wants you to buy a copy after getting the free copy, it isn't really free, is it? Kind of a strange request.
Sure it is. You don't have to pay/donate anything, it's optional.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:14 PM   #6
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When you post the ePub, can you fix it up so there are not such huge margins, no paragraph spacing, a proper ToC, and page breaks at the chapters?

Thanks!

Isn't it enough that it's being published in a little used format?


Seriously, are you really going to read it or are you just playing politics? I notice that many of your posts here are bellyaching about the lack of ePub formatted books. Not listings of free books you've found or are recommending...
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:21 PM   #7
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When you post the ePub, can you fix it up so there are not such huge margins, no paragraph spacing, a proper ToC, and page breaks at the chapters?

Thanks!
If it's being released under CreativeCommons, someone else could tweak the formatting & release that version.
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:38 PM   #8
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Rwood is doing it for me, since my Ebook formatting skills are apparently somewhat lacking at this point. ^_^;; The reformatted version should be available soon.
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:03 PM   #9
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Hello and Welcome to MR, Lord Raiden. Stick around and peek into the various forums (well, we would enjoy hearing from you also).

Careful, as it can become addicting.

for sharing your work with us..

We have a few other writers on MR **hint, check out my signature for just a few of them**

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Old 09-08-2009, 10:38 PM   #10
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Welcome to MobileRead Steve Now if we can only get CC to read a book.

A bit of history here. In the days before I joined MobileRead I was a member of another site devoted to computer hardware and some software where Steve was one of the best mods (along with Crosscourt or CC.) For reasons best left in the past, a group of us left and found homes at other locations. Steve has started his own site where he publishes his writings and a comic called Monk in addition to a hardware/software forum area with a concentration in Linux/BCD distros.

I have the files to create revised editions of The Oort Perimeter and mtravellerh has offered his assistance in formatting the ePub version. WE will also add LRF/Mobi/IMP versions as well as Steve's original PDF version.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:47 PM   #11
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I really appreciate the help guys.

And thank you dream for the kind welcome.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:03 PM   #12
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Thanks for sharing your work, I downloaded it and will read it as soon as possible.
I have two (positive) remarks about your website :
  1. I love the logo you chose (the planet with a lovely green tree in a dark space setting)
  2. The sentence "The free Ebook and PDF versions" clearly conveys the idea (to which I stick) that PDF is not an ebook format ! Thanks for that, too...
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:43 PM   #14
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Thanks for sharing your work, I downloaded it and will read it as soon as possible.
I have two (positive) remarks about your website :
  1. I love the logo you chose (the planet with a lovely green tree in a dark space setting)
  2. The sentence "The free Ebook and PDF versions" clearly conveys the idea (to which I stick) that PDF is not an ebook format ! Thanks for that, too...
I thought it should be more clear and say "free epub and pdf versions".
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:01 PM   #15
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So...for those of you already reading the book, albeit a badly formatted copy (rwood should have that fixed at some point for me. ^_^;; ), what do you think of it?
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