|08-26-2009, 03:51 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Google Books brings EPUB to all
End of Sony exclusivity, one million more EPUB files on the network
Last edited by Syniurge; 08-26-2009 at 03:58 PM.
|08-26-2009, 03:53 PM||#2|
Sir Penguin of Edinburgh
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
Device: Shake a stick plus 1
This would be good except that the automated conversion leaves a lot to be desired. I went back to using the scanned PDFs fairly quickly.
|08-26-2009, 06:02 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oregon, United States
Device: Nexus 7, Kobo Aura H2O
These are PD books in the US - they may not be PD in your country (although most of them probably are). That's why they're geographically restricted.
|08-26-2009, 06:23 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Device: Toshiba Thrive, Kobo Touch, Kindle 1, Aluratek Libre, T-Mobile Comet
Does anyone know why some books are not available as epubs even though they've been acceptably OCR'd? I mispladed my copy of Lewis Spence's Occult Encyclopedia and was happy to find that Google had scanned in the original 1920 edition. Imagine my dismay when it turns out that I can either use the ocrd text online or download the page images in pdf.
|08-26-2009, 06:59 PM||#6|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Minnesota, USA
Device: EB-1150, PRS-505, NST
I've been working with the Google epubs for a while through the Sony eBook Library software. Overall, I have found the OCR quality to be reasonably good. If you come across an epub where the conversion wasn't effective, try to search for another edition of the same work using the "editions:" search option, with the colon followed by the Google book search code for the book. The code is in your browser address line when you are viewing the book on the Google Book Search site.
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