Reference Book Uploads Posting Guidelines
#1  HarryT 01-15-2009, 12:22 PM
This post summarises the guidelines for posting to this forum section. If we all follow them, it'll make life a lot easier. If you have any comments or suggestions for changes, please feel free to make them.

1. This forum section is for book uploads only, the only exceptions being contributions to the "Sticky" topics at the start of the forum. Any message thread that is not an upload will be moved elsewhere or deleted, as the moderators deem appropriate. The moderators of this forum section are currently Alex Turcic and myself, HarryT.

2. When you upload, you must use a message subject of the form:

Author_surname, Author_firstname (or initials): Book_title. Version. Posting Date


Wells, H.G.: The War of the Worlds. v1. 11 Apr 2007

The reason for this is that the thread title is automatically "parsed" to generate the index of eBooks.

3. Please attach your book to the first message in the thread. If you subsequently revise it, edit the first message and re-attach the revised book there, adding a message to the end of the thread to note that you've done so, and saying what the changes are.

4. If you are considering creating a particular eBook, please check before you start whether or not that book has already been uploaded to MobileRead (this can be done by clicking the "E-Books" link on the blue bar near the top of the screen, selecting the "Browse Latest Uploads" option, then selecting the "Search E-Books" link and entering either the title or the author into the search box). If you find that the book has already been uploaded, you are very welcome to upload a new version provided that it "adds" something different to the version already present - this might be a better layout, a new format, significant proof-reading and correction, proper dashes or "curly quotes", for example. If this is the case, when you upload your new version, please add a link to the earlier version (or simply say who the uploader was), and state in the description of your book how it differs from the earlier version.

5. Please respect copyrights, and don't post (or request) anything that's not in the public domain in at least one of the major public domain book collections - eg "Project Gutenberg" (PG) or "Project Gutenberg Australia" - without the clear advance permission of the copyright holder. Any material that clearly infringes copyright will immediately be deleted. Please notify one of the moderators immediately via private message if you believe that an upload does violate copyright.

6. Uploads here should add some notable "value" to a PG (or whatever) original (for example: nice reformatting, artwork, a TOC, footnotes, etc etc). There's really no point in posting here something which which a poster can get from the original source in two minutes.


#2  Billi 02-26-2012, 05:43 PM
Eine Bitte an die deutschen Buchgestaltungsexperten:

Bitte tragt Euer Buch auch in diesen Beitrag ein:

damit wir diese Tabelle

aktuell halten k├Ânnen. Vielen Dank!

#3  anacreon 01-28-2014, 12:11 PM
Dear Harry,
I'm brand new to uploading and in my second,, it failed - possibly because it was very big (25 MB) - so I put the link to the Gallica website, but it doesn't appear in the list of new ebooks. Is there a way to upload big files?
Thanks in advance for your reply.

EDIT: I just saw that it needs "added value", which it hasn't (neither has my first upload). I just wanted to alert to what appears to me interesting books in a site that I don't see often mentioned. If there is an appropriate forum, can you move it there, as well as my first upload - or suppress them if you deem fit?

#4  Jellby 01-28-2014, 12:14 PM
Please note that this is not a site to re-upload files you find elsewhere. In particular, "rule" 6:

Uploads here should add some notable "value" to a PG (or whatever) original (for example: nice reformatting, artwork, a TOC, footnotes, etc etc). There's really no point in posting here something which which a poster can get from the original source in two minutes.

#5  anacreon 01-28-2014, 12:21 PM
Yes I was editing simultaneously. How can I cancel all those messages (including here)?

#6  HarryT 01-28-2014, 12:27 PM
I'll delete them.

#7  Psymon 12-31-2014, 01:35 PM
I just published my 4-book series of "The Writings of Thoreau" (Henry David Thoreau), but one volume in particular in this series is too big to load up here. Can I just provide a link to a page on my website, where the books are already available, or does the actual epub file have to be included in one's submission/post here?

#8  HarryT 12-31-2014, 01:56 PM
The files have to be here, I'm afraid.

#9  Psymon 12-31-2014, 02:05 PM
Quote HarryT
The files have to be here, I'm afraid.
Well, that's understandable. Can I post one book (out of the 4 in the series) and include a link to my site for the rest? I guess my problem is that I have four books in this series, three of which are reasonably small in size (at about 2 megs each), but by far the most important book of the bunch is one volume which is an entire anthology, complete with biographies, analysis & criticism, and TONS of other stuff, literally thousands of pages long, and full of illustrations 'n' stuff -- but that one is too big to upload here (at ~24 megs).

Any suggestions? It'd be nice to share them all here -- especially since I do actually thank the MobileRead Forums in my "Acknowledgements" -- but it would be a shame if I can only share the three less-important books in the series, and not the one that is by far the most important one.

#10  Billi 01-01-2015, 12:29 PM
Could you perhaps reasonably divide the fourth volume into two or shrink the size of the illustrations?

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