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Old 07-23-2009, 11:18 AM   #16
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There actually was a free version a while back; I'm thinking for one of the read an ebook weeks or something. But no longer available, that I know of.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:28 AM   #17
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I had it on my reader, so started reading it yesterday after seeing the commercial for the movie. I either got it from bookviewcafe or else Niffeneggers' website. I sort of think it was free or very inexpensive, because I haven't paid for a book in a long time now.

Glancing at it, I wondered if it would work out OK on the 505. It is broken into parts, first he speaks, then she speaks, plus other stuff. There is a lot of poetry at the beginings of chapters which doesn't come across great, but is readable. Otherwise, it seems to have sorted itself out to read fairly easily in landscape mode on my 505.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:02 PM   #18
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I had it on my reader, so started reading it yesterday after seeing the commercial for the movie. I either got it from bookviewcafe or else Niffeneggers' website. I sort of think it was free or very inexpensive, because I haven't paid for a book in a long time now.
I looked both places and didn't see it. I also sent an email and begged for the ebook.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:41 AM   #19
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I have the physical book and the PDF, dated from March of this year (with a lot of others, which puts it about read an ebook week), but I don't know where it was posted. It looks like a pre-publication proof. There are a few typos, no ISBN issued yet (so not a scan of the published book) and the notes at the end say it is a spell-checked, but not proofread copy.

You've motivated, though, to actually convert it for my Kindle - maybe I'll put the paper copy in the sell pile.
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Have you tried just googling it? I stumbled upon a blogsite where someone had a copy and wanted to "share it"...so if that guy has a copy, surely there are more out there right? If not, I think this is one book I may have to just get the pbook if I can't find it... It sound so good!!
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:04 PM   #21
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I loved this book so much I OCR'd a paper copy.

I want to do this sooooo badly with some of my paperback books that are not available in ebook format yet.

Would you be able to explain HOW to do this so the book ends up looking good on an ereader and being combined into one file, etc. Please, please help me. I'm sooooooooo confused.

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Old 07-25-2009, 09:04 PM   #22
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Not sure if this is the one you need but I ran across a free PDF version of Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife. Same as the 2009 movie??? I'm sure it must be the pdf koland mentioned. Here's the link if you want to check it out.

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According to the author, there is no legal ebook edition.
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MobileRead is not a site for illegal ebook uploads. I must respectfully ask all members (and visitors) to refrain from linking to an illegal book/site address.

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Old 07-25-2009, 11:56 PM   #25
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My bad!! Sorry I had no idea it was not legal. I just googled the name and it came up with that site.. I respectfully apologize to everyone........ :-(
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I want to do this sooooo badly with some of my paperback books that are not available in ebook format yet.

Would you be able to explain HOW to do this so the book ends up looking good on an ereader and being combined into one file, etc. Please, please help me. I'm sooooooooo confused.

Thank you!!!

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I had an admin assistant scan the book using the OCR software that came with the scanner at my company. Give me a few days; I'll ask him for details.
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My bad!! Sorry I had no idea it was not legal. I just googled the name and it came up with that site.. I respectfully apologize to everyone........ :-(

No problem and no harm done. Sometimes, it's just a matter of letting people know.

I can certainly understand somoene's desire for wanting certain ebooks and certain writers. Personally, I'm waiting patiently for Pynchon and Vollmann's back catalog to become available, along with Nobel Prize winners Claude Simon and J.M.G. LeClezio, in addition to the postmodernist writer Gilbert Sorrentino ("Mulligan Stew," "Misterioso," "Rose Theatre, and "Aberration of Starlight," among others.)

So right now, I'm reading some pleasurable (and harmless) genre fiction dealing with zombies, dead animals of the feline variety, flying carpets with smashed faces, and face lifts (taken from the Living). [Ouch!]


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I demand titles and authors. Must add to my wishlist!
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Thank you soooooo much. I've honestly been TRYING to figure out WHAT to do for a month now. I'm usually very computer literate. I'm just lost on how to do this and make it look good. I desperately want to take a few series of books I have on my shelf that I just don't want to read in DTB form. I love my Kindle!

Thank you sooooooooooooooooo soooooooooooooooooo much. I'll keep checking back for a response from you.

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Thank you soooooo much. I've honestly been TRYING to figure out WHAT to do for a month now. I'm usually very computer literate. I'm just lost on how to do this and make it look good. I desperately want to take a few series of books I have on my shelf that I just don't want to read in DTB form. I love my Kindle!

Thank you sooooooooooooooooo soooooooooooooooooo much. I'll keep checking back for a response from you.

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You might also want to check out our Digitizing_Paper_Books_to_Ebooks instructions in the MR WIKI here.

I personally prefer the ABBYY Finereader OCR software but have also tried the OmniPage software which is OK.

Keep in mind that it is not a simple "execute the software" type of procedure. There is a lot of work involved. Many of us have done and still do this regularly so ask if you have questions.
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