Books in the public domain, lovingly designed and typeset, available in multiple formats for free. Great works of fiction from Austen, Conrad, Stevenson, Wells, Hardy, Doyle, and Dickens, along with classics of non-fiction like Darwin’s The Origin of Species and Shackleton’s South!
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
The many formats of Resilient Web Design
If you don’t like reading in a web browser, you might like to know that Resilient Web Design is now available in more formats.
Oliver Williams has created a MOBI version. That’s means you can read it on a Kindle. I plugged my old Kindle into my computer, dragged that file onto its disc image, and it worked a treat.
Oh, and there’s the podcast. I’ve only released two chapters so far. The Christmas break and an untimely cold have slowed down the release schedule a little bit.
If you think the book should be available in any other formats, and you fancy having a crack at it, please feel free to use the source files.
Monday, January 7th, 2013
The out-of-copyright books of Olaf Stapledon are available to download from the University of Adelaide. Be sure to grab Starmaker and First And Last Men.
Monday, November 26th, 2012
A nice Readlist based on that excellent article by Craig on digital publishing:
This reader is made up of Craigmod’s essay “Subcompact Publishing” and essays linked to in the footnotes.
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
A step-by-step guide to unDRMing your Kindle books—a prudent course of action given Amazon’s recent unilateral wiping of Kindles.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
These short pocketbooks from Five Simple Steps look like they’ll be very handy indeed. Shame they won’t be available in dead-tree format: I bet they’d be really cute.
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Like the Web Standards Project but for ePub. I approve of this message.
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
A browser-based ePub reader. ‘Cause it’s (X)HTML all the way down, baby.
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
James Bridle propsed Open Bookmarks during a presentation at Tools of Change in Frankfurt today: "Open Bookmarks is not a thing, it’s a proposal, a flag in the ground. We need to agree on a way of sharing and storing annotations and bookmarks, reading attention data and everything around the book: that aura."
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Liza and co. did a fantastic job converting my book. I doff my cap.
Thursday, August 26th, 2010
Zoot alors! Mon book is high in the iTunes Store Français. Quelle surprise!