The 4001 converted ebook was created today … and, contrary to my understanding, it is still updated into the RetroRead Google Library … maybe the upper limit is 4100 or some such, better double check!
(face red) … apparently during some system migration at hosting site, some config file failed to update, leaving lnclude files not found and so on.
Should be working again, will be keeping an eye on things, please ping me if problems.
… having been minding the store closely lately: apparently as of June 5 there is a problem with conversion failing.
Will try to resolve asap.
For some reason (hope to resolve), the Google Books search API used by RetroRead does not always return the same results as a user searching directly on books.google.com — with the result that a user finds a book on Google, but can’t convert.
There is a “backdoor” url:
That allows you to manually upload a file from your desktop (you need
to be logged in). So if you find a file on books.google.com, download it to your desktop, log in, then go the /gbif/ url and in the header there is a file upload button; click the button, find the file on your desktop, and the file will upload and convert, and be delivered per your configured delivery settings.
With the proliferation of Kindle clients, we get questions on all kinds of devices. Here’s directions from one user on moving Kindle files to their Galaxy tablet:
” I connected the cable between my Galaxy and my desktop and synchronized the two. Then, I just moved the books from the folder on my desktop to the folder for Kindle on the Galaxy and they moved there just fine. No downloads, just a simple move.”
.. experience outage Sunday December 11; forced reboot by AWS which yours truly was not quite on top of, should be fine now.
Finally tweaked the site so that the “new” method of directly fetching books from books.google.com is the default/standard way of doing conversion. The original download/upload interface remains available at http://www.retroread.com/gbif/
Enjoy and please advise if there are any issues!
… things have been a bit quiet here and also, RetroRead update-wise. Pleased to see things are apparently (plus or minus an Amazon EC2 blackout) running pretty smoothly, in particulalry with “Retro Rocket”. I hope everyone is using this, it is due to switch over to the default “creation” option (when I get time — things in land of “day job” have been a bit demanding …).