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Green Comet

#1 Postby arjaybe » Mon May 07, 2012 11:49 am

This is not me plugging my website. Really!-)

I think of you guys as part of my extended clan, so I'd like to share this with you. I've written a novel, "Green Comet," and it's available for free download at the link in my signature. It's released under a Creative Commons Attribution and ShareAlike license (CC-BY-SA). I wrote it in Mepis using Open/LibreOffice and other free software.

I think of it as a love story in an exotic setting. Please download it and enjoy it.

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#2 Postby arjaybe » Thu May 17, 2012 3:35 pm

The files on the website are zipped and it's occurred to me: can mobile phones and tablets handle that?
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#3 Postby Jerry3904 » Thu May 17, 2012 3:48 pm

My android phone can.

Good work, BTW. Authorship is never easy, and you always feel pretty exposed once it is out there. I have a book in production right now, and find it hard not to get seriously annoyed/irritated when reviewers don't understand or appreciate me...

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EDIT: I just looked at your site, and see that it is very well done for mobile. But I only see two blog posts and no download link
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#4 Postby arjaybe » Thu May 17, 2012 3:58 pm

That's good to know. I had someone email me saying he wouldn't download a .zip file. He lives on his iphone, so I had to wonder.

I haven't had any reviews yet, unless "Good work, BTW" counts.-)
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#5 Postby Jerry3904 » Thu May 17, 2012 4:03 pm

Never mind--just had to tap on the first blog post. I tapped on the ePub version, it downloaded, then I tapped on the file and it opened right up into FBReader.
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Re: Green Comet

#6 Postby KrispyKritter » Thu May 17, 2012 6:57 pm

I had to jump through some hoops to get it downloaded. I have an Android phone and it would not accept a .zip file. Therefore I had to download to my laptop extract it there then transfer to the phone.

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Re: Green Comet

#7 Postby arjaybe » Thu May 17, 2012 7:38 pm

KrispyKritter wrote:I had to jump through some hoops to get it downloaded. I have an Android phone and it would not accept a .zip file. Therefore I had to download to my laptop extract it there then transfer to the phone.

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Hm. Maybe I should unpack the ePub and PDF files and post them as is.

Done.
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Re: Green Comet

#8 Postby m_pav » Fri May 18, 2012 6:04 am

No problem whatsoever downloading the zip file on my Galaxy S1, however I use the Maxthon browser because IMHO, it puts the others to shame, then I opened the zip file with estrongs zip manager, which comes as part of the ES File Explorer package, then opened the odt file in Mobile Document Viewer.

I could open it without extracting it first, but it consumed 36Mb of RAM in the process, quite a bit for an older single core smartphone.

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Re: Green Comet

#9 Postby arjaybe » Fri May 18, 2012 11:58 am

m_pav wrote:No problem whatsoever downloading the zip file on my Galaxy S1, however I use the Maxthon browser because IMHO, it puts the others to shame, then I opened the zip file with estrongs zip manager, which comes as part of the ES File Explorer package, then opened the odt file in Mobile Document Viewer.

I could open it without extracting it first, but it consumed 36Mb of RAM in the process, quite a bit for an older single core smartphone.

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I think I've found a good compromise. Non-zipped files in the formats most likely to be downloaded on phones and tablets (epub and pdf.) Zipped files in the format most likely to be downloaded to a computer (odt.) I lose the md5sums on the non-zipped versions, but they're still there where they're most relevant. And the chapters definitely need to be in a zipped package.
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Re: Green Comet

#10 Postby Caesar2 » Sat May 19, 2012 12:02 pm

I read a few pages of this yesterday and will definitely finish it. You have talent and I like your writing style.
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