I am in the middle of studying a few languages, and I want to read my ebooks in my free time without having to worry about killing my battery, or missing out on reading BECAUSE my iPod battery is dead.
Just recently I discovered PocketMod.com a few weeks ago and I love them! I do not need PocketMod as a personal organizer, so I thought I would use it to help me with my language study. More specifically, create PocketMod books to read in other languages.
It’s awesome. I don’t have to print a whole book, I only print 1/8 the number of pages and have a mini book to read at any time, anywhere.
Step 1: Materials
- PDF files of the book of your choice.
- PDF to Pocket Mod converting software
- Printer and Printer Paper (to print PocketMod sheets)
- Material for cover (I used an old planner cover)
- 1 Roll of kite string (cheap 50 cent type you get with the kiddie kites)
- Pair of scissors
- tape, any kind will do
Step 2: Find a Book to Download (PDF)
Download the PDF file of the book you want to create. Save it on your desktop
Non-copyrighted books or Public Domain books can be found on various websites.
I will suggest a few:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ Books on Gutenberg.org
http://ebooksbrasil.org/nacionais/acrobatebook.html Ebooksbrasil.org PDF booklist (portuguese)
http://ebooksbrasil.org/importados/index.html Other books in French, Italian, Spanish, English
Or you can use whatever PDF file you want to turn into a book.
By "book" I mean 50+ pages. If you want to make a book for something that is 1-40 pages continue this Instructable up to when you print out the sheets then go to my other Instructable to create a cover.
The book I make here is 108 pages.
Step 3: Download & Install PDF-to-PocketMod
Download the PDF to PocketMod Converter from PocketMod.com onto your computer.