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Old 08-20-2010, 07:59 AM   #1
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A&R: Free Steele Rudd books

Sure, Steele Rudd books are now out of copyright, but they're kinda hard to find..
I just noticed a heap of them here in EPUB or PDF format! Have a look: http://www.angusrobertson.com.au/by/...-rudd/2721144/
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Interesting: the download url for some of them - archive.org - hmmmmmm....
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Good find, AprilHare! Thanks!
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Interesting: the download url for some of them - archive.org - hmmmmmm....
Sorry, what's wrong with a book being at archive.org? They have a huge collection of out of copyright books.
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The epub quality is absolutely abysmal.

The person who converted them - or gave approval for the software to be used on them - should be forced to read every one of these in their present condition.

Thanks are due, however, to the OP for mentioning these books.


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The epub quality is absolutely abysmal.

The person who converted them - or gave approval for the software to be used on them - should be forced to read every one of these in their present condition.

Thanks are due, however, to the OP for mentioning these books.


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If they are ePubs from "archive.org" then they are "raw" OCR from the PDF page scans. The PDF scans are what the archive "really" stores, and they are generally very good - it's my main source of scans for proofing against. The ePubs are auto-generated, and a complete waste of time.
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If they are ePubs from "archive.org" then they are "raw" OCR from the PDF page scans. The PDF scans are what the archive "really" stores, and they are generally very good - it's my main source of scans for proofing against. The ePubs are auto-generated, and a complete waste of time.
Well... not a *complete* waste of time.
Someone should use them for a proofreading effort to generate good epubs.
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Well... not a *complete* waste of time.
Someone should use them for a proofreading effort to generate good epubs.
Yes, I've done that myself with a number of the more obscure Dickens magazine articles that I couldn't find elsewhere, but they need very, very intensive editing.

Why not have a go yourself with some of the Steele Rudd ones? Have to admit that I'd not come across him before reading this thread.
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