Using e-book readers or kindles with libcom.org

A guide for making the most of libcom.org for users who own e-book readers/kindles/tablet computers etc.

Submitted by Steven. on February 11, 2012

E-readers or kindles can be a great way of reading, especially long texts, off-line.

Some of our articles are already in e-book formats suitable for e-readers. Check out our PDFs, epub and mobi file archives.

It is easy to put articles and texts from libcom.org onto your e-book reader, by following these 3 simple steps.

1a. Simply copy the text in your internet browser (such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome) from the article title to the end, and paste it into a blank document in a word processor program, such as Microsoft Word.

1b. For PDF files go straight to step 2.

2. Save the document to your computer.

3. Upload the document to a free e-book reader conversion website, like www.2epub.com (or put it into a free conversion program like Calibre) and choose the kind of e-book file you want to turn it into (such as .epub or .mobi for kindles).

Comments

flaneur

11 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by flaneur on February 16, 2012

Calibre is a good progam for convert multiple texts.

Steven.

11 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on February 16, 2012

Can you legitimately download that free anywhere? If so we should link to it

Spassmaschine

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Spassmaschine on March 12, 2012

might be worth adding links to pdf and mobi tag achives in the guide above?

jolasmo

11 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by jolasmo on October 22, 2012

So I recently came across "Push To Kindle", which sends web pages to your kindle with a couple of clicks. It comes as a browser extension for Firefox/Safari/Chrome, an Android app, or a "bookmarklet". I've been using it for a few weeks to grab articles off libcom, and it's pretty sick. Anyway you can get it here:

http://fivefilters.org/kindle-it/

~J.

Agent of the I…

10 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Agent of the I… on August 6, 2013

Just got a Nook HD+ which was on sale for 150 bucks. How do I get my files (mostly pdfs) on it without having to upload it all one by one via libcom.org? Should I put it all in a cloud service like Windows Skydrive?

Steven.

10 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on August 7, 2013

Do you have them already on your computer? If so you should just be able to drag and drop them all

Agent of the I…

10 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Agent of the I… on August 7, 2013

You mean by hooking it to the computer with a usb wire? I haven't tried that yet. Hope stores in the nook memory. I tried skydrive cloud, they were not allowed to transfer to the internal storage. Instead to access them, i have to have be connected to the server all of the time. Which sucks.

Agent of the I…

10 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Agent of the I… on August 7, 2013

I got it. Doing it through the computer worked.

Juan Conatz

10 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by Juan Conatz on October 14, 2013

Ok, so here's a problem I've been coming across. How do I make footnotes work? I've been taking some longer texts off libcom, copy and pasting them into an Open Office text document, and then converting them to mobi, but the footnotes open up the browser on the Kindle, instead of going to the footnote within the text. Please tell me there's a way to do this that doesn't involve reformatting the entire damn article from scratch...

KHM

10 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by KHM on October 15, 2013

Juan Conatz

Ok, so here's a problem I've been coming across. How do I make footnotes work? I've been taking some longer texts off libcom, copy and pasting them into an Open Office text document, and then converting them to mobi, but the footnotes open up the browser on the Kindle, instead of going to the footnote within the text. Please tell me there's a way to do this that doesn't involve reformatting the entire damn article from scratch...

Copy and paste the text into a Sigil document (epub file). Switch to code view by double clicking on the tab of the document. CTRL+F -- find and replace, removing the link given on any footnote up to but not including the #. All the footnotes should then work. If they don't, make sure the footnotes have id tags and not name tags.