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Dhamma Books in ePub and mobi Formats

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Dhamma Books in ePub and mobi Formats

Postby mettafuture » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:29 am

ePub is an excellent format for ebooks, and has become a standard for a lot of e-reading devices. Unlike pdf, the text in an ePub file is able to shift and adjust to fit almost any device.

Access to Insight recently started a section on their site for ePub files:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tech/lis ... -epub.html

Mindfulness in Plain English is available as an ePub here:
http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma4/mpe.html

And the 3 published Nikayas, and In The Buddha's Words, are all available through Nook and the iBooks store for iPad and iPhone.

If you know of any other quality dhamma books in ePub, please share them.

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Re: Dhamma Books in the ePub ebook Format

Postby Ytrog » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:23 pm

Maybe we should make those epubs ourselves. The tipitaka is readily available on access to insight and could be converted to epub.

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Re: Dhamma Books in the ePub ebook Format

Postby Ytrog » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:32 pm

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Re: Dhamma Books in the ePub ebook Format

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:47 pm

Hi Ytrog,

That's nice. It even processes correctly for me once I comment out this line:
\usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} % Voor elegante scheikundige formules
which is OK, since there are not many chemical formulas in the document... :reading:

Did you use some automatic translation to LaTeX? That would be very handy for doing nice printouts of Suttas.

As I said above, I presume that A2I has source files in a more general format than html and could probably eventually do this automatically, much like some newspaper websites have a "print version" button.

Mike

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Re: Dhamma Books in the ePub ebook Format

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Re: Dhamma Books in the ePub ebook Format

Postby SammaSankappo » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:45 am

Hello,
So, did you succeed in converting to ePub ?
I personally can't seem to be able to make it (maybe the Mac ?)

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Re: Dhamma Books in the ePub ebook Format

Postby James the Giant » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:55 am

I have converted Access To Insight's Sutta Pitaka to both EPUB and MOBI formats (for kindle).

Here's the Epub version, 11.17 Megabytes
http://www.mediafire.com/?wuyhrlltt59kikn

And here's the MOBI version, for kindle, 15.88 Megabytes.
http://www.mediafire.com/?aeeee0zwylbbmgd

They are both MASSIVE ebooks, 16 megabytes for the Mobi and 11 megabytes for the Epub.
It's a quick and dirty conversion using Calibre auto-convert, but it works.
The hyperlinks and contents pages work fine, but there are also links to other pages of Access To Insight that aren't in the Sutta Pitaka, so they are basically dead links unless you have internet access on your ebook.

Please share the links around and publicise them elsewhere until someone makes something better.

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Re: Dhamma Books in the ePub ebook Format

Postby Jhana4 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:53 pm

I remember back in the 90s, everything was in plain text with the funky markings of a homemade markup language in it anticipating the arrival of HTML. I spent many hours converting my favorite BPS files into HTML.
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The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Dhamma Books in the ePub ebook Format

Postby Beneath the Wheel » Mon May 09, 2011 7:44 pm

I just stumbled onto this thread. My Kindle and I thank you for the mobi conversion!

I've tried doing some conversions with Calibre but they never turn out quite right for some reason.

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Re: Dhamma Books in the ePub ebook Format

Postby frank k » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:52 am

James,
How were you able to convert the ATI tipitaka section with calibre? I just tried doing that with the december 2011 local pc version of ATI from the index.html on the tipitaka subdir, calibre wouldn't even read it in.
I want to do the conversion for the ATI vinaya section and make that into mobi and epub...

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Re: Dhamma Books in the ePub ebook Format

Postby frank k » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:07 am

I made a mobi version of [Digha Nikaya # 2], so you can see why I'm excited about touch screens and dhamma reference material converted into useful ebook formats that are easily navigable.

https://sites.google.com/site/frankkpublic/dn02

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Re: Dhamma Books in the ePub ebook Format

Postby nyanasuci » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:30 pm

Bhikkhu Hiriko - Ñāṇasuci

The experts do not say that one is a sage in this world because of view, or learning, or knowledge, Nanda.
I call them sages who wander without association, without affliction, without desire.

The Buddha, Sn.V.8.2 (1078)


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Re: Dhamma Books in the ePub ebook Format

Postby mettafuture » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:22 pm

Fantastic! :hello:

We should probably assemble a collection of mobi books as well for our Kindle using friends.


Here's The Path of Purifcation in epub and mobi.
http://static.sirimangalo.org/vism/index.html

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Re: Dhamma Books in the ePub ebook Format

Postby James the Giant » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:21 am

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Re: Dhamma Books in ePub and mobi Formats

Postby leddar9947 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:53 am

Hi to all,
I have converted the biography of Ajahn Mun written by Ajahn Boowa from Acrobat PDF to Microsoft Word.
(source: http://www.luangta.com/English/site/book8_biomun.html)
I'm not an expert about Calibre software: I hope that some user of this forum can convert the .doc file in the epub format!
Note: the file .doc attached does not contain the photos of the original book.

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Roberto
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Re: Dhamma Books in ePub and mobi Formats

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:11 pm

Here is a great collection of classic articles and books all ePub from Buddhist Publication Society:

BPS ONLINE LIBRARY
http://www.bps.lk/onlinelibrary_wheels.html

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


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well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
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