I am using a 6″ kindle to read the ebooks. It improved my reading habit a lot. Many of my friends read the books in their tablets too.
Tons of english books are available for free.
Unfortunately, there are no much tamil ebooks for reading in the ebook readers.
As there is no support for tamil in epub or mobi format, we use LibreOffice writer to convert the text into pdf.
We can not read A4 page sized existing pdf books in these tablets and kindle. It needs lot of zoom and other movement to fix the content to read easily.
Found a way to create ebooks for these devices.
Set the page size as 9cm X 12 cm
Paste the content from site like http://www.projectmadurai.org/pmworks.html create pdf file and load it to the device.
This will give a perfect reading experience for Tamil books. Wrote about this here.
Like this, many people create books and their collection stay with them.
Nowadays, there are many tamil writers share there works in net. We can ask them to release them in Creative commons license so that anyone can create ebooks and share them with all.
All our http://www.kaniyam.com content are in CC license.
Like this we can get more sites to give content.
We can create tons of ebooks using these content.
I am thinking on creating a web portal for organizing and sharing the pdf files for these ebook reading devices.
The following are the requirements.
1. Multiuser login [ SSO with openID, facebook etc ]
2. Role based access control to upload, review, approve, publish 3. Download counter
4. Discussion forum
5. Social sharing
6. Books Review section
We can give the following versions of each file.
If we have such a system, the reading habit will increase.
I hope Drupal/wordpress can be used to setup such a portal.
Do we have any other better system?
Can anyone volunteer for setting up the portal?