Did you know Baen’s Webscriptions supported OPDS?

First, a little background. OPDS is an ebook transfer standard. Technically it will work with any type of electronic publications, but in this case we only care about using it to download Epub ebooks from various ebookstores and free ebook sites. For example, Fictionwise support the standard, and so do Feedbooks, Project Gutenberg, Munsey's, and a number of other sites.

I have to admit that I didn't know Webscriptions supported it; at least, not until I came across a mention on the ThreePress blog. Liza discusses this support in terms of getting free Bane ebooks into Ibis reader, but it's actually a lot bigger than that. With the same amount of work you can also access your Baen ebooks from inside quite a few different apps, including:

  • Stanza
  • Ibis Reader
  • FBReader
  • Aldiko
  • Bluefire

I've never moved all my Baen ebooks into Aldiko before. The old import process took too long to process ebooks when you have a hundred or more. But now I will. Here's the link, in case you're interested:

http://www.baenebooks.com/stanza.aspx <- all Baen ebooks

http://www.baenebooks.com/stanza.aspx?feed=free <- just the free ebooks

About Nate Hoffelder (10066 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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