|trouble (trouble) wrote,|
@ 2010-12-17 04:27 pm UTC
2) A lot of people I know are getting eBook readers! I am very happy for you! (I got Don an eBook reader as a gift this month, and he has promptly filled it with inappropriate fic. It is deeply suitable for his accessibility needs.) Some resources you may want to know about:
- GirleBooks highlights books written by women that are now in the public domain. GirleBooks I don't think all of their books are free, but almost all of them are.
- Project Gutenberg has many many free ebooks that are in the public domain
- Many publishers of sci-fi/fantasy books have put parts of their backlists online for free: Baen has some. I'm sure poking at your favourite publisher will find some more.
- Romance-novel-landia is full of free sample eBooks of various sizes.
- Calibre is a program that can take one type of eBook and turn it into another type of eBook.
- Some fanfic archives are now offering eBook-reader compatible downloads. An Archive of Our Own does this, and there's a few others.
3) I'm so hungry. Woe.
ETA: Bookshare! BookShare is "Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities". I think it's mostly in the US & Canada, but there are similar programs in other countries.