Sunday, March 17, 2013

Hatter Sample Books

I was reading unglue.it and found their github repository for their book on making eBooks available. I thought it was a good idea, and decided to use Hatter to start making Project Gutenberg books available in ePub format. I started with the current top 100 books list, and will work my way through them. Below I'll list the book, a link to the github repository, and a link to the ePub. If you'd like to fix something, fork one of the repositories, use Hatter to fix the file, and submit a pull request. Or for a new book, create your own repository, use Hatter to generate a book, email me a link to the repository, and I'll add it below.

Part of the reason for doing this is to test Hatter and see what features I need to add. I haven't spent a lot of time on each book. In most cases 15 to 20 minutes. Even so, you should find that most of these books are as good as, or better than, what other publishers are putting out for these books.

Time wise, Les Misérables was the exception. Les Misérables is huge, has hundreds of sections, and required an hour or two of work. I am going to skip any books that will require a ton of formatting. An example is: "The Survey of Cornwall". I'm also going to skip anything I don't feel comfortable converting.

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen github ePub
2. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle github ePub
3. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo github ePub
4. Syndrome by Thomas Hoover github ePub
5. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain github ePub
6. Grimm's Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm github ePub
7. How to Live on 24 Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett github ePub
8. Alice's Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll github ePub
9. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman github ePub
10. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift github ePub
11. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde github ePub
12. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka github ePub
13. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte github ePub
14. The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli github ePub
15. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain github ePub
16. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie github ePub
17. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad github ePub

These are a little out of order, but still in the top 100.

13. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie github ePub
14. Dracula by Bram Stoker github ePub


This is a bit outside of the top 100 list, but I listen to The Partially Examined Life. One of the readings was:

The Souls of Black Folks. by W.E.B Du Bois github ePub. It's really well written and a pretty good read, so I'll include it here.

In fact I'll start including things I'm turing into ePubs because I am reading them. I'll skip over the pieces that are copyrighted. To be honest, I turn blog posts I want to read into ePubs because they are unreadable on badly designed blogs. They are easier, and more enjoyable to read on my nook, on the train.

The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe github ePub


1 comment:

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