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Putting Fanfic on the Mini

So I'm loading my iPad Mini with favorite stories. Stories that are on AO3 are easy: I download them as ePub files and then I can open them in iBooks.

Stories that aren't on AO3 were a bit more challenging. But then I discovered Pocket. Pocket captures HTML files and puts them on your mobile device so you can look at them when you have no connectivity. I've downloaded four files, and it seems to work like a champ. One of the great things about it, from my point of view, is that it downloads them as clean HTML with minimal layout, graphics, etc.

One problem is, it uses whatever the HTML page title was. This is not always a good thing: if the LJ or DW entry with your story was titled something generic rather than the actual title of your story, then the Pocket copy will be titled that way too. And there's no way to edit the titles, although that seems to be something that lots of users are requesting, so maybe someday.

Anyway ... this ends my commercial for Pocket. We'll see how it pans out when I put, say, all 27 chapters of "Cupidity" on the Mini.

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daegaer
Oct. 9th, 2013 06:55 am (UTC)
There's also squeebook.net which will happily grab fic from LJ for you and you can download it in a large number of formats in a nice clean, readable presentation!
chomiji
Oct. 10th, 2013 02:02 am (UTC)

Ooooh, it lets you put chapters together! I'll have to try "Cupidity" on that one, then! Thank you!

luminare_ardua
Oct. 14th, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
Hi chomiji; I'm Arianne_Luinithil over at Shejidan. In the case of importing fics, you might also want to take a look at GrabMyBooks. Not as pretty as SqueeBooks, but it's faster. I've also taken to using calibre and the FanFictionDownloader plugin to download from AO3 and FFN;multiple fic downloads are awesome with that plugin. :D
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