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Mar 23 2014 19:03
thumbs up on the library

I hope this counts as feedback. I want to thank all the people who post stuff to the library. I was looking for some pre-formatted things to read on my Kindle, and I was all like, stupid libcom, there's no way to search for epub and mobi files, now I have to click through everything manually. Well how about this you spoiled little brat: http://libcom.org/tags/mobi. The amount and quality of stuff that's there just blew my mind.

So, library posters, and especially Tyrion, you are awesome. Thanks for all the tedious work.

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Mar 23 2014 22:51

Yeah, thank you very much to our brilliant contributors!

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Mar 24 2014 02:38

Fortunately, since Amazon lets you return ebooks for a full refund, it's easy to buy an ebook, save a copy, and then return it and get the money back. Just can't do it too often for fear of getting banned.

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Mar 24 2014 03:24

I upload in epub format because I believe it works on more devices. Kindle users, just use calibre and convert it to AZW3.

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Mar 24 2014 06:53

Yes, thanks for all the work, it's added a whole new aspect to Libcom for me.

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Mar 24 2014 09:38
Tyrion wrote:
Fortunately, since Amazon lets you return ebooks for a full refund, it's easy to buy an ebook, save a copy, and then return it and get the money back. Just can't do it too often for fear of getting banned.

I didn't know you could do that, that's amazing!

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Mar 25 2014 01:03

http://libcom.org/library/companion-marxs-capital-volume-2-david-harvey

Can we get the above in pdf or epub format, please?

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Mar 25 2014 08:45

It's there in mobi. You can convert it to epub with, e.g., Calibre. There's also an epub version here.

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Mar 25 2014 19:17

Yeah, you can also convert things online using a website like www.2epub.com

if you do convert something into a different format, please upload it to the library version here as well so others can use it!

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Mar 25 2014 19:36
Steven. wrote:
Yeah, you can also convert things online using a website like www.2epub.com

if you do convert something into a different format, please upload it to the library version here as well so others can use it!

Did it for A Companion to Marx's Capital, volume 2. I think it needs approval.

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Mar 25 2014 21:45

I usually flip articles in the library from a word doc to a PDF (for myself mostly, but still attach it to the library). Some of which might not be available otherwise. Here is an example of one:
http://libcom.org/library/god-and-state-mikhail-bakunin

I'm very particular about the way I format a doc to help for easy reading. However, I always appreciate feedback (positive or critical) so that I can improve on a doc's format. Although, I have no idea if anyone else uses my PDFs anyways. Also, dare I ask, if anyone has any request of a article to convert into a PDF that they would like attached the library PM me or add a comment to the article. However, if you want something like Lenins Collected Works Vol. 1-45, let me tell you now to just piss off wink

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Mar 25 2014 23:50

Sabot yes people definitely do like your PDFs! Agent, thanks, will approve

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Mar 26 2014 01:07

I like the Anarchist Library's layout.
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/fredy-perlman-the-continuing-appeal-of-nationalism .
I wonder how they get all their articles in every format? its much cleaner than libcom's, too bad their content is crap.

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Mar 26 2014 06:52

I'd like to format Battlescared's extensive collection of biographies of revolutionaries so that they could all be Kindle readable. No doubt there is a guide on Libcom, but any advice would be appreciated?

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Mar 26 2014 10:32
rat wrote:
I'd like to format Battlescared's extensive collection of biographies of revolutionaries so that they could all be Kindle readable. No doubt there is a guide on Libcom, but any advice would be appreciated?

funny you say that, we are planning an e-book of a selection of them in the near future!

In terms of how to put things on your Kindle, we have a guide here:
http://libcom.org/library/using-e-book-readers-or-kindles-libcomorg

in terms of having all of them, we probably wouldn't do that just because he keeps writing new ones, so each time he added a new one we would have to redo the mobi file.

The Anarchist Library basically just takes the time to put them all in each format. However, we have a hell of a lot more content than them, and just simply don't have the time to put them in each format. What I would like to do eventually is install something like this so all the different formats can just be generated automatically:
https://drupal.org/project/print