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

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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