I’ve just finished editing a page on the site that’s a “repository” of fanfiction works that I’ve converted for use on e-readers (Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, etc.). If you have one of these devices, feel free to grab the files.
Just to re-iterate here what I’ve stated on the page – these are NOT my works. The stories belong to the fabulous authors who wrote them in the first place. I’ve just grabbed them from their respective posted sites and made them into a format available for people to take on the go. If you personally know the author, and run this by them, and they aren’t thrilled with the idea, I’m more than happy to take them down. As far as I’m aware, I haven’t broken copyright, but that’s not exactly legal advice I’m standing on.
I’ll continue to add to the list as I convert stuff for me to read on the go. I’m posting them here to share with everyone for their own enjoyment. I spent the time to get them converted, so if I can save someone a few minutes out of their day and keep them reading, everyone benefits. No charge or hoops to jump through.
Fanfiction for e-readers.
Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble dropped the prices of their e-readers yesterday (the Kindle and the Nook). I didn’t see a drop for the Kindle DX, but no matter. It’s still the “paperback-size” that’s really the competitor. The DX is more for “enthusiasts”, I suppose.
I still maintain that if you’re going to be a reader, go for e-Ink as opposed to LCD (such as the iPad and the upcoming clones). There are actually some studies out there that suggest that reading an LCD screen before bed can actually screw with your sleep. Not to mention that e-Ink is a ton easier to read in the sunlight than LCD.
I digress. I came across an article posted a few months back by CNet that reviews the Kindle and Nook side by side. Pretty fair review – http://reviews.cnet.com/2722-3508_7-537.html
It’s worth noting that Kindle recently released a firmware update that moves us in a step towards addressing the major gripe of Kindle owners since day 1 – folders. They’re called “Collections”, and while not 100% like the folders on the Sony, still pretty darn cool. You can also pan and zoom on PDF’s, plus some other social features.