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Coupla goodies for e-readies

As of today (last Thursday), the National Academy of Science has decided to offer all of its titles in .pdf format for free. That’s all 4,000 currently published titles, and anything new coming down the pike. Their business model is Pay for Paper, E is Free. I just made that up. Catchy, innit?

Press release here, hat tip What’s Up With That, and all the wunnerful, wunnerful freebies here.

Oh, and thanks to my Kindle, I’ve gotten back into long-form journalism, so this was an especially lucky find: Longreads.com. Dedicated to collecting, sifting through and recommending the best in long-form journalism.

To read these puppies, here’s what I do: call up the article, switch it to printer version (if available), print to .pdf (I recommend the free version of CutePDF Writer), save the result in my documents folder, leave it on sort by date and manually move any new files my Kindle whenever I synch.

To read a .pdf on Kindle, it helps to switch to landscape view.

June 5, 2011 — 4:02 pm
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