A new web service is quietly making eBooks from web published pages.
Primarily for making an eBook from web articles for ease of reading offline on portable devices, you enter up to eleven article URLs into Readlist, give the collection a title, push a button and download a .epub file of all the text from the articles, nicely formatted for eBook reading.
If you’d like to make an eBook of unpublished text pages, you may upload them to Google Docs, choose the “Publish to the Web” option which will, as it says, web publish them, giving you an URL to enter into Readlist.
If you wish, this option allows you to upload a novel-length document. Google Docs will give you one URL for it and Readlist will make a nice .ePub file of the book.
If you don’t want the documents to remain public, simply delete them from Google Docs after you’ve made the eBook in Readlist.
There’s no option for inserting cover art for the Readlist created eBooks, so the eBooks are appropriate for private use only, such as for privately distributing copies of a pre-publication manuscript to a group of friends. Just attach the .ePub file to an email, sending it a small group of recipients.
.ePub files are natively read by most devices and by iOS or Android phones and tablets through apps. .ePub files may be converted by Calibre http://techsupport.foreverwarm.com/how-to-read-epub-books-on-your-kindle
for reading on Kindles
Calibre is an eReader app for all computers.
There is also an eReader for Mac only, Bookie
Reading eBooks on a computer ignores the main advantages of eBooks: compact, off-line portability.
If you do not own an eReader or a device with an eReading app, I suggest purchasing a Kobo Wireless eReader, about $80 US.
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