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30 September 2014 @ 01:00 pm
Downloading fic onto eReaders  
I know several of you on my f-list read fic on your tablets/ereaders, and I was wondering how ya'll went about it? Do you read them in PDF or some other format? Is there a particular app you are fond of?

I've started reading more fic on my Kindle Fire, and I usually download the EPUB version off of AO3 and then read it in Moon+ Reader. This has been working fine, but I was just curious is there is a better way out there. :D
digthewriter: Watching Arthurdigthewriter on September 30th, 2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
i prefer mobi for kindle or epub for aldiko for android.

if i get a pdf i google how to convert it to epub or mobi...

no other way i can read it.

unless physically on ao3
wicked smut goddessgracerene on September 30th, 2014 09:30 pm (UTC)
Do you have to download anything special to view mobi files on Kindles?
digthewriterdigthewriter on September 30th, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
Not that I know of. All mobi files open on a regular kindle but not all mobi files open for my kindle for android phone.

That's when I stick to epub.
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wicked smut goddessgracerene on September 30th, 2014 09:25 pm (UTC)
oo, excellent link! Thanks for sharing! :D
nia_kantorkania_kantorka on September 30th, 2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
I second Dig.

I prefer mobi for my kindle (paperwhite) and epub for my kobo (aura). Pdf and reading on screen suck, therefore I try to convert these files via Calibre.

AO3 is nearly the only side where I can read long fics online because the layout is wonderful plain and simple and the line spacing is big enough.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on September 30th, 2014 09:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I can't stand reading PDFs, glad I'm not the only one! Thanks, hon!
candamiracandamira on September 30th, 2014 09:07 pm (UTC)
Nothing to add. :-)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on September 30th, 2014 09:31 pm (UTC)
sassy_cissasassy_cissa on October 1st, 2014 02:08 am (UTC)
I usually c/p into a word doc so I can adjust the size of the font and then email it to my Kindle Fire HD. It works very well for me. I use a downloader when I want to put something from Fan Fiction.net there.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on October 1st, 2014 03:05 pm (UTC)
So do you just read the word file on your Kindle, or do you convert the word file to another doc type? I just hate scrolling down to read things, I much prefer to "flip" the pages. :D
sassy_cissasassy_cissa on October 1st, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
It pages just like if it was a book. Also with c/pasting - I copy images and all it just plop it in a word do and email it to my kindle.

Every kindle has an email address - you don't put anything in the subject line. It tell me every time I have no subject but I click "send anyway" and off it goes. The only thing is you have to be connected to wifi so it goes. If you don't read it right away, it's in your cloud and takes 2 secs to d/l.

I know lots of people use d/ling programs, but I never seem to get decent results with those. It can take a bit longer if the fic is several lj posts, but I've gotten pretty quick at it. *shrugs* it works best for me with the Kindle. Oh and the plus is that stuff goes to all my kindle apps *in the cloud* so if I forget my kindle and am reading a fic - I can find it on my phone and continue reading :D
Cheryl Dysondysonrules on October 4th, 2014 02:15 pm (UTC)
I always forget about my Kindle address! I am sending all my fics there now! :D
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 1st, 2014 11:50 am (UTC)
I read a lot on my ipad, and I always download stuff in epub. It's easier to adjust the font to bigger or smaller, and I really like the night-time option it gives you. Well, at least the ipad does. I know nothing of others e-readers. ^^
wicked smut goddessgracerene on October 1st, 2014 03:03 pm (UTC)

Did you have to download anything specific to view the epubs on your iPad or is that a default file that iPads read?
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 1st, 2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
I think it's a default app? I'm not sure. It's this one ibooks. It's free, and then you download your fics from the source and (at least to me) it opens them directly to the app. There's an option to read them as pdf, but lately I prefer epub because of this night-time option you have. Though in pdf the graphics (when they come with a story) are much nicer to look at.