New blog2ebook converter launched – ReadBeam

This morning one enterprising developer hit upon the best way to get me to look at his new service; he followed me on Twitter.

ReadBeam is a rather nice web based blog conversion service. It only supports converting from a limited number of blogs, and it only offers Epub and Kindle. But it also does a nice job and it’s fast, too.

I created an account and requested Ars Technica. It arrived within minutes, and it still have the default cailbre cover.  Not a problem; I actually expected that ReadBeam would use calibre. Though I have to say that I’m surprised by the formatting. The articles have a menu included in the heading with links to next/previous article, main menu, and section menu. I didn’t know the automated conversion in calibre had gotten that sophisticated.

There are a bunchaton of services like this now, and this is definitely one worth checking out.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. 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.


  1. Mike Cane16 July, 2011

    That looks like a web interface for what anyone with Calibre can do on their own.

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  3. Tom20 July, 2011

    Thanks for checking us out.
    The few ‘public’ sources are just the beginning. I am currently beta testing the next version that enables anyone to either use public recipes with their own credentials or – go full monty – write and ‘host’ your own recipes at ReadBeam.

    1. Nate Hoffelder20 July, 2011

      You can add me if you like.


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