Using e-book readers or kindles with libcom.org

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
Feb 16 2012 18:33

Calibre is a good progam for convert multiple texts.

Steven.
Feb 16 2012 19:37

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

Toms
Feb 16 2012 20:21
Spassmaschine
Mar 12 2012 09:37

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

jolasmo
Oct 22 2012 01:56
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.
Steven.
Oct 22 2012 09:47
That looks great: I'll give it a go
Agent of the In...
Aug 6 2013 23:16
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.
Aug 7 2013 08:59
Do you have them already on your computer? If so you should just be able to drag and drop them all
Agent of the In...
Aug 7 2013 11:36
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 In...
Aug 7 2013 23:35
I got it. Doing it through the computer worked.
Juan Conatz
Oct 14 2013 05:42
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
Oct 15 2013 04:12
Juan Conatz wrote:
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.