Last night, my son needed to do a bit of research for a book — written between 1865 and 1911 about American History. It could not be a novel. And, we found an interesting looking book on the Project Gutenberg site which met his criteria and which subsequently spawned my blog about that site yesterday. (I simply adore all those thousands of free ebooks. The site fascinates me!)
But I digress…
He came in this morning and asked if there was any way to load that ebook onto his iPod so he could take it to school and begin reading without lugging his laptop. I told him that I’d seen instructions on the Internet on how to do that, and that he should go pull a search and see what he could find.
Derrick is pretty darn good at Internet searches at this point, and he came back a few moments later with the exact site I’d seen several months ago.
I’d never taken the time to test the site, so we did so this morning. In a matter of about 5 minutes, he had the complete ebook uploaded to his iPod and was quite pleased with the result.
If you want to try it, visit: http://www.ipod-notes.com/ and follow the directions. I’ll warn you that a text file MEANS a text file (he and I were both trying it and he tried to use a .doc file — so his zip didn’t work). 🙂
It’s quick. It’s easy. And…. it’s free!