Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Create an eBook from Online Articles

ReadLists is a great tool for creating eBooks from any content you find online and you don't even need to register!

Just go to: http://readlists.com/new/ and paste in the URLs of any articles or webpages you want to include in your eBook then click on 'Add'.

Once you have finished adding article to your book, give it a title and a description.

 Then all you have to do is send it to the device of your choice.

You can also share the eBook on Twitter or Facebook or get a URL or Embed code for it.

Here's the URL for the Top 10 Most Popular Blog Postings from my Learning Technology Blog. You should be able to open this on iPad or iPhone or on any other reader: http://readlists.com/b7254a42

This is a great way to create eBooks from your own online content or from any content you find online.
  • You can create and share reading lists for courses.
  • Create your own eBooks of yours or your students' stories.
  • Create your own collection of your favourite articles.
  • Collect a reading list of articles to read when you don't have an Internet connection.
  • Webpages that you capture in this way can be much easier to read and of course you have all the eBook's mark up and note taking functions which will store all your annotations on the eBooks you create.

There are a few things to watch out for though.
  • Remember copyright. If you are creating eBooks from content that belongs to someone else, get their permission, especially if you start distributing it.
  • It's a shame that video and other embedded elements from the webpage aren't included in the eBook version.

I hope you find ReadLists useful.

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