moderated epub books and what to use to read them


Jeff Lukacsena <jlukacsena@...>
 

Hello Everyone,

I will be attending graduate school this fall. The access technology center mentioned that some of my books might be available in Epub. I have never used ePub books before. Can someone point me to the best places to find, and learn how to read these kinds of books.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena

 


Sharon
 

QRead will still read epub but I don’t know when it will stop working on the latest windows.

It works using windows 10.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Lukacsena
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: epub books and what to use to read them

 

Hello Everyone,

I will be attending graduate school this fall. The access technology center mentioned that some of my books might be available in Epub. I have never used ePub books before. Can someone point me to the best places to find, and learn how to read these kinds of books.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena

 


Gene Warner
 

I won't use any of those Q programs, he charges for them, then doesn't give you any technical support when there are problems. So I obviously don't recommend that you use them.

Gene...

On 7/26/2022 5:49 PM, Sharon wrote:
QRead will still read epub but I don’t know when it will stop working on the latest windows.
It works using windows 10.
*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Jeff Lukacsena
*Sent:* Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:59 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* epub books and what to use to read them
Hello Everyone,
I will be attending graduate school this fall. The access technology center mentioned that some of my books might be available in Epub. I have never used ePub books before. Can someone point me to the best places to find, and learn how to read these kinds of books.
Thanks,
Jeff Lukacsena


John Covici
 

Well, if you are a user of emacs, it has a very nice epub reader
called nov.

On Tue, 26 Jul 2022 16:59:07 -0400,
Jeff Lukacsena wrote:

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Hello Everyone,

I will be attending graduate school this fall. The access technology center
mentioned that some of my books might be available in Epub. I have never
used ePub books before. Can someone point me to the best places to find, and
learn how to read these kinds of books.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena








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Leo
 

I’ve seen on different mailing lists that some people use a piece of free software called bookworm, but I couldn’t tell the official website to download it.

 

Best,

Leo Bado

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Lukacsena
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: epub books and what to use to read them

 

Hello Everyone,

I will be attending graduate school this fall. The access technology center mentioned that some of my books might be available in Epub. I have never used ePub books before. Can someone point me to the best places to find, and learn how to read these kinds of books.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena

 


Gene Warner
 

I got this from the BookWorm documentation:

mush42.github.io/bookworm

Gene...

On 7/26/2022 7:13 PM, Leo wrote:
I’ve seen on different mailing lists that some people use a piece of free software called bookworm, but I couldn’t tell the official website to download it.
Best,
Leo Bado
*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Jeff Lukacsena
*Sent:* Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:59 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* epub books and what to use to read them
Hello Everyone,
I will be attending graduate school this fall. The access technology center mentioned that some of my books might be available in Epub. I have never used ePub books before. Can someone point me to the best places to find, and learn how to read these kinds of books.
Thanks,
Jeff Lukacsena


Ann Byrne
 

I believe the Victor Stream reads them.

At 05:02 PM 7/26/2022, you wrote:
Well, if you are a user of emacs, it has a very nice epub reader
called nov.

On Tue, 26 Jul 2022 16:59:07 -0400,
Jeff Lukacsena wrote:

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Hello Everyone,

I will be attending graduate school this fall. The access technology center
mentioned that some of my books might be available in Epub. I have never
used ePub books before. Can someone point me to the best places
to find, and
learn how to read these kinds of books.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena








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Gene Warner
 

It does, when I had an iPhone I'd get the iOS access for all book in epub format and put it on my Victor Reader.

I have a BlindShell Classic 2 phone now and love it way more than I ever liked any of the iPhones I've ever had.

Geene...

On 7/26/2022 8:02 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
I believe the Victor Stream reads them.
At 05:02 PM 7/26/2022, you wrote:
Well, if you are a user of emacs, it has a very nice epub reader
called nov.

On Tue, 26 Jul 2022 16:59:07 -0400,
Jeff Lukacsena wrote:

[1  <text/plain; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>]
Hello Everyone,

I will be attending graduate school this fall. The access technology
center
mentioned that some of my books might be available in Epub. I have
never
used ePub books before. Can someone point me to the best places to
find, and
learn how to read these kinds of books.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena








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Kelly Pierce
 

I use QRead and love it. I am certain the developer will offer a
Windows 11 version shortly if he has not already. I have not heard the
software was incompatible with windows 11. QRead is so good, I do not
need hand holding and a diaper change from tech support. It just works
great. Yes, he charges for it, and I am willing to pay money for
quality software to be independent. I also pay for my own iPhone,
mobile wireless service, and internet without expecting a free
government hand out or to be a recipient of charitable services.
Christopher Toth is a talented blind programmer who I support, just
like I support the developer of Lire and Weather Gods apps. Feel free
to enjoy your mysterious free ePub software, which you did not name.

Kelly


Kelly

On 7/26/22, Gene Warner <genewarner3@...> wrote:
It does, when I had an iPhone I'd get the iOS access for all book in
epub format and put it on my Victor Reader.

I have a BlindShell Classic 2 phone now and love it way more than I ever
liked any of the iPhones I've ever had.

Geene...


On 7/26/2022 8:02 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
I believe the Victor Stream reads them.
At 05:02 PM 7/26/2022, you wrote:
Well, if you are a user of emacs, it has a very nice epub reader
called nov.

On Tue, 26 Jul 2022 16:59:07 -0400,
Jeff Lukacsena wrote:

[1  <text/plain; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>]
Hello Everyone,

I will be attending graduate school this fall. The access technology
center
mentioned that some of my books might be available in Epub. I have
never
used ePub books before. Can someone point me to the best places to
find, and
learn how to read these kinds of books.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena








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Gene Warner
 

That was sure an unnecessarily tart response. I'm happy you don't need tech support, but that's no reason to throw scorn and ridicule on those that do.

Since you are so independent and don't need any support from anybody, I have to ask, why are you here?

Gene...

On 7/28/2022 1:25 PM, Kelly Pierce wrote:
I use QRead and love it. I am certain the developer will offer a
Windows 11 version shortly if he has not already. I have not heard the
software was incompatible with windows 11. QRead is so good, I do not
need hand holding and a diaper change from tech support. It just works
great. Yes, he charges for it, and I am willing to pay money for
quality software to be independent. I also pay for my own iPhone,
mobile wireless service, and internet without expecting a free
government hand out or to be a recipient of charitable services.
Christopher Toth is a talented blind programmer who I support, just
like I support the developer of Lire and Weather Gods apps. Feel free
to enjoy your mysterious free ePub software, which you did not name.
Kelly
Kelly
On 7/26/22, Gene Warner <genewarner3@...> wrote:
It does, when I had an iPhone I'd get the iOS access for all book in
epub format and put it on my Victor Reader.

I have a BlindShell Classic 2 phone now and love it way more than I ever
liked any of the iPhones I've ever had.

Geene...


On 7/26/2022 8:02 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
I believe the Victor Stream reads them.
At 05:02 PM 7/26/2022, you wrote:
Well, if you are a user of emacs, it has a very nice epub reader
called nov.

On Tue, 26 Jul 2022 16:59:07 -0400,
Jeff Lukacsena wrote:

[1  <text/plain; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>]
Hello Everyone,

I will be attending graduate school this fall. The access technology
center
mentioned that some of my books might be available in Epub. I have
never
used ePub books before. Can someone point me to the best places to
find, and
learn how to read these kinds of books.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena








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Sharon
 

I've placed QRead on numerous computers over the years. When I try to pay for it a second time, I get a message stating that I've already paid for it.
It will handle books with 2000 pages or more very very nicely.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelly Pierce
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 1:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: epub books and what to use to read them

I use QRead and love it. I am certain the developer will offer a Windows 11 version shortly if he has not already. I have not heard the software was incompatible with windows 11. QRead is so good, I do not need hand holding and a diaper change from tech support. It just works great. Yes, he charges for it, and I am willing to pay money for quality software to be independent. I also pay for my own iPhone, mobile wireless service, and internet without expecting a free government hand out or to be a recipient of charitable services.
Christopher Toth is a talented blind programmer who I support, just like I support the developer of Lire and Weather Gods apps. Feel free to enjoy your mysterious free ePub software, which you did not name.

Kelly


Kelly



On 7/26/22, Gene Warner <genewarner3@...> wrote:
It does, when I had an iPhone I'd get the iOS access for all book in
epub format and put it on my Victor Reader.

I have a BlindShell Classic 2 phone now and love it way more than I
ever liked any of the iPhones I've ever had.

Geene...


On 7/26/2022 8:02 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
I believe the Victor Stream reads them.
At 05:02 PM 7/26/2022, you wrote:
Well, if you are a user of emacs, it has a very nice epub reader
called nov.

On Tue, 26 Jul 2022 16:59:07 -0400,
Jeff Lukacsena wrote:

[1 <text/plain; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>] Hello Everyone,

I will be attending graduate school this fall. The access
technology
center
mentioned that some of my books might be available in Epub. I have
never
used ePub books before. Can someone point me to the best places to
find, and
learn how to read these kinds of books.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena








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Phillip Gross
 

You can now do this with Kindle as well.
Your Kindle can finally read ePub books | PCWorld


David Kingsbury
 

Hi all,
Voicedream Reader on the iPhone does a good job of navigating ePub files marked up with headings.
David


 

Just be aware that if the ePub book in question has digital protection also known as digital rights management, Voice Dream Reader will not be able to access it. Otherwise Voice Dream is my app of choice for reading ePub content. 

Alan Lemly 


On Jul 30, 2022, at 9:26 AM, David Kingsbury <davidkingsbury77@...> wrote:

Hi all,
Voicedream Reader on the iPhone does a good job of navigating ePub files marked up with headings.
David


JM Casey
 

I just use the Caliber command line tool to convert .epubs to text files to  dump onto my old braille display. It will work with anything and also convert to just about any format you can think of.

Otherwise, Qread will read them on pC, but I don’t use it for much nowadays. There’s also an MS word etension that will do the trick. Web-based extensions too but I haven’t had much luck with those and getting the text to actually read with a screen-reader.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: July 30, 2022 10:54 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: epub books and what to use to read them

 

Just be aware that if the ePub book in question has digital protection also known as digital rights management, Voice Dream Reader will not be able to access it. Otherwise Voice Dream is my app of choice for reading ePub content. 

 

Alan Lemly 

 



On Jul 30, 2022, at 9:26 AM, David Kingsbury <davidkingsbury77@...> wrote:

Hi all,
Voicedream Reader on the iPhone does a good job of navigating ePub files marked up with headings.
David


Gene Warner
 

Can this Caliber tool remove DRM from some ebooks like Kindle?

Gene...

On 7/30/2022 5:47 PM, JM Casey wrote:
I just use the Caliber command line tool to convert .epubs to text files to  dump onto my old braille display. It will work with anything and also convert to just about any format you can think of.
Otherwise, Qread will read them on pC, but I don’t use it for much nowadays. There’s also an MS word etension that will do the trick. Web-based extensions too but I haven’t had much luck with those and getting the text to actually read with a screen-reader.
*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Alan Lemly
*Sent:* July 30, 2022 10:54 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: epub books and what to use to read them
Just be aware that if the ePub book in question has digital protection also known as digital rights management, Voice Dream Reader will not be able to access it. Otherwise Voice Dream is my app of choice for reading ePub content.
Alan Lemly
On Jul 30, 2022, at 9:26 AM, David Kingsbury
<davidkingsbury77@... <mailto:davidkingsbury77@...>> wrote:
Hi all,
Voicedream Reader on the iPhone does a good job of navigating ePub
files marked up with headings.
David


JM Casey
 

Hey Gene.
In a word, not on its own, but you can install a plugin to do this. Probably not a good topic for the list, but:
https://www.techradar.com/news/software/how-to-remove-ebook-drm-with-calibre-1291960

I have not had great experiences with Calibre main programme and jAWS, but there is an add-on for nVDA. The conversion can be done from the command line, but I'm not sure about importing the plugin. There might be a way. I'll see if I can find anything int eh documentation.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: July 30, 2022 05:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: epub books and what to use to read them

Can this Caliber tool remove DRM from some ebooks like Kindle?

Gene...


On 7/30/2022 5:47 PM, JM Casey wrote:
I just use the Caliber command line tool to convert .epubs to text
files to dump onto my old braille display. It will work with anything
and also convert to just about any format you can think of.

Otherwise, Qread will read them on pC, but I don’t use it for much
nowadays. There’s also an MS word etension that will do the trick.
Web-based extensions too but I haven’t had much luck with those and
getting the text to actually read with a screen-reader.

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Alan
Lemly
*Sent:* July 30, 2022 10:54 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: epub books and what to use to read them

Just be aware that if the ePub book in question has digital protection
also known as digital rights management, Voice Dream Reader will not
be able to access it. Otherwise Voice Dream is my app of choice for
reading ePub content.

Alan Lemly



On Jul 30, 2022, at 9:26 AM, David Kingsbury
<davidkingsbury77@... <mailto:davidkingsbury77@...>> wrote:

Hi all,
Voicedream Reader on the iPhone does a good job of navigating ePub
files marked up with headings.
David


JM Casey
 

Hi.

I use QRead too sometimes, but I don't think it's all that good. Mostly thought aht's because I want to read books on my braille display, and there just aren't any encoding options for file conversion.
I don’t' think the developer is updating it anymore. But there's no particular reason to create a version specifically for Windows 11, is there? Windows software is usually compatible across operating systems, with very few exceptions, and these are mostly because of technology like DirectX. I'm still using software here that I used on Windows XP with no problems,a nd that's how Windows is designed to work.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: July 28, 2022 06:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: epub books and what to use to read them

I've placed QRead on numerous computers over the years. When I try to pay for it a second time, I get a message stating that I've already paid for it.
It will handle books with 2000 pages or more very very nicely.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelly Pierce
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 1:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: epub books and what to use to read them

I use QRead and love it. I am certain the developer will offer a Windows 11 version shortly if he has not already. I have not heard the software was incompatible with windows 11. QRead is so good, I do not need hand holding and a diaper change from tech support. It just works great. Yes, he charges for it, and I am willing to pay money for quality software to be independent. I also pay for my own iPhone, mobile wireless service, and internet without expecting a free government hand out or to be a recipient of charitable services.
Christopher Toth is a talented blind programmer who I support, just like I support the developer of Lire and Weather Gods apps. Feel free to enjoy your mysterious free ePub software, which you did not name.

Kelly


Kelly



On 7/26/22, Gene Warner <genewarner3@...> wrote:
It does, when I had an iPhone I'd get the iOS access for all book in
epub format and put it on my Victor Reader.

I have a BlindShell Classic 2 phone now and love it way more than I
ever liked any of the iPhones I've ever had.

Geene...


On 7/26/2022 8:02 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
I believe the Victor Stream reads them.
At 05:02 PM 7/26/2022, you wrote:
Well, if you are a user of emacs, it has a very nice epub reader
called nov.

On Tue, 26 Jul 2022 16:59:07 -0400,
Jeff Lukacsena wrote:

[1 <text/plain; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>] Hello Everyone,

I will be attending graduate school this fall. The access
technology
center
mentioned that some of my books might be available in Epub. I have
never
used ePub books before. Can someone point me to the best places to
find, and
learn how to read these kinds of books.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena








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Gene Warner
 

Thanks but you don't need to do that unless you are curious for your own reasons. I'll look at the documentation myself. I don't mind as I am one of those people who actually likes to read the instructions.

Gene...

On 7/30/2022 6:57 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Hey Gene.
In a word, not on its own, but you can install a plugin to do this. Probably not a good topic for the list, but:
https://www.techradar.com/news/software/how-to-remove-ebook-drm-with-calibre-1291960
I have not had great experiences with Calibre main programme and jAWS, but there is an add-on for nVDA. The conversion can be done from the command line, but I'm not sure about importing the plugin. There might be a way. I'll see if I can find anything int eh documentation.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: July 30, 2022 05:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: epub books and what to use to read them
Can this Caliber tool remove DRM from some ebooks like Kindle?
Gene...
On 7/30/2022 5:47 PM, JM Casey wrote:
I just use the Caliber command line tool to convert .epubs to text
files to dump onto my old braille display. It will work with anything
and also convert to just about any format you can think of.

Otherwise, Qread will read them on pC, but I don’t use it for much
nowadays. There’s also an MS word etension that will do the trick.
Web-based extensions too but I haven’t had much luck with those and
getting the text to actually read with a screen-reader.

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Alan
Lemly
*Sent:* July 30, 2022 10:54 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: epub books and what to use to read them

Just be aware that if the ePub book in question has digital protection
also known as digital rights management, Voice Dream Reader will not
be able to access it. Otherwise Voice Dream is my app of choice for
reading ePub content.

Alan Lemly



On Jul 30, 2022, at 9:26 AM, David Kingsbury
<davidkingsbury77@... <mailto:davidkingsbury77@...>> wrote:

Hi all,
Voicedream Reader on the iPhone does a good job of navigating ePub
files marked up with headings.
David


JM Casey
 

Ah good man.
Not enough people do.
Not ragging on anyone but I swear the traffic on these sortso f lists would be cut in at least half if people actually read docs.
Though of course, the quality fo documentation does vary.

BTW I spelled "calibre" wrong in my initial post -- it's "r e " at the end and not "e r".

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: July 30, 2022 08:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: epub books and what to use to read them

Thanks but you don't need to do that unless you are curious for your own reasons. I'll look at the documentation myself. I don't mind as I am one of those people who actually likes to read the instructions.

Gene...


On 7/30/2022 6:57 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Hey Gene.
In a word, not on its own, but you can install a plugin to do this. Probably not a good topic for the list, but:
https://www.techradar.com/news/software/how-to-remove-ebook-drm-with-c
alibre-1291960

I have not had great experiences with Calibre main programme and jAWS, but there is an add-on for nVDA. The conversion can be done from the command line, but I'm not sure about importing the plugin. There might be a way. I'll see if I can find anything int eh documentation.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: July 30, 2022 05:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: epub books and what to use to read them

Can this Caliber tool remove DRM from some ebooks like Kindle?

Gene...


On 7/30/2022 5:47 PM, JM Casey wrote:
I just use the Caliber command line tool to convert .epubs to text
files to dump onto my old braille display. It will work with
anything and also convert to just about any format you can think of.

Otherwise, Qread will read them on pC, but I don’t use it for much
nowadays. There’s also an MS word etension that will do the trick.
Web-based extensions too but I haven’t had much luck with those and
getting the text to actually read with a screen-reader.

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Alan
Lemly
*Sent:* July 30, 2022 10:54 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: epub books and what to use to read them

Just be aware that if the ePub book in question has digital
protection also known as digital rights management, Voice Dream
Reader will not be able to access it. Otherwise Voice Dream is my app
of choice for reading ePub content.

Alan Lemly



On Jul 30, 2022, at 9:26 AM, David Kingsbury
<davidkingsbury77@... <mailto:davidkingsbury77@...>> wrote:

Hi all,
Voicedream Reader on the iPhone does a good job of navigating ePub
files marked up with headings.
David