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Crime & Punishment Kindle edition

#ebooks #languages #russian

Now that the Kindle supports Cyrillic, I’ve put together a Kindle edition of the Russian Crime & Punishment, to match the EPUB I released a year ago. I’ve also made the EPUB formatting a little nicer. Enjoy.


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Journal of Discourses completed

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It’s taken a bit longer than I expected, but I’ve released the remaining volumes of the Journal of Discourses, in EPUB and Kindle formats.


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Grimms’ Tales (1812/1815)

#brothers-grimm #ebooks #fairy-tales #german #languages

For a few years now I’ve wanted to publish the first German edition of the Grimms’ fairy tales, and today that wish comes true. The Kinder- und Hausmärchen was originally published in two parts, one in 1812 and one in 1815. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published several more editions of the tales during their lifetimes, adding new stories (lots) and removing others (not quite as many).

Anyway, you can read the tales in EPUB or Kindle.


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Original Mother Goose

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Today’s book release: Charles Perrault’s 1697 French edition of Histoires ou Contes du temps passé, avec des moralités: Contes de ma mère l’Oye, more commonly known as the Mother Goose tales. It’s available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle formats.

The collection contains eight stories including “La Belle au bois dormant” (Sleeping Beauty), “Le Petit Chaperon rouge” (Little Red Riding Hood), and “La Barbe-Bleuë” (Bluebeard).

This book marks the beginning of a series of fairy tale and folk tale collections that I’ll be publishing. (The original 1812/1815 German edition of the Grimms’ Kinder- und Hausmärchen is next and is almost done.) Future books in this series will include the Arabian Nights (including Galland’s original French translation), the eight-volume Russian collection by Alexander Afanasyev, Hans Christian Andersen’s stories, and Joseph Jacobs’ English fairy tales, among others. (And while there will certainly be an emphasis on the earliest editions of these tales, I’ll also be publishing English translations.)

If you know of any pre-1923 fairy/folk tale collections you’d like to see in this series, let me know.


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Journal of Discourses vols. 5, 6, 7, 8

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Volumes 5, 6, 7, and 8 of the Journal of Discourses are now available.


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Catiline Orations ePub (Latin)

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I’ve been in a bit of a Latin mood lately, so here is a short ebook of Cicero’s Catiline Orations in the original Latin, available in both EPUB and Kindle formats.


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Don Quijote ePub (Spanish)

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Today’s book release: Don Quijote en español. It’s available in both EPUB and Kindle formats.


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Journal of Discourses vols. 2, 3, 4

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Just a quick note to say that volumes 2, 3, and 4 of the Journal of Discourses are now available for download. Enjoy.


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Journal of Discourses pre-release

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Today I’m pre-releasing volume 1 of the Journal of Discourses, available in both EPUB and Kindle formats.

Why a pre-release? Because there are still a few typos (these editions are based on the Wikisource text, which is mostly correct but not entirely), and I’d like to crowdsource the proofing so I can make these editions available sooner. If you find typos, let me know and I’ll fix them. Each ePub and Kindle file has a version number on the copyright page, so you’ll will be able to know if you’ve got the latest edition or not (like software, basically). These pre-releases are at 0.9, and once the typos are all fixed, I’ll bump the number up to 1.0.

This marks my first Kindle release, by the way. Amazon’s KindleGen does a decent conversion from EPUB to Kindle (Mobipocket, actually) and seems to work just fine. But if you run into any problems with the Kindle edition (or the EPUB, for that matter), let me know.

Twenty-five more volumes to go. It’ll probably take another month or two to get them all out the door, FYI.


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Book of Mormon: Plates Edition

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A week or two ago I was reading the Book of Mormon with my wife and noticed the part at the beginning where it talks about which books were part of the small plates of Nephi and which were part of the large plates. I don’t normally think of the Book of Mormon broken up that way — usually, I just think of it as a flat list of books — but the idea intrigued me.

The result: The Book of Mormon: Plates Edition, an experimental edition now available in ePub.

What’s different? Just the divisions between books and chapters. Beyond the main small/large plates grouping, I’ve made new books to indicate where the record changes (for example, the Book of Omni actually has several different authors, and I’ve broken it up so they each have their own record; I’ve also pulled the record of Zeniff out of Mosiah into its own book) and made the authors’ lineages more clear in the table of contents. The words themselves haven’t changed, nor has the order of the text.

So yes, it’s different and even a little weird. Keep in mind that this isn’t by any means meant to supplant the standard edition — it’s just another way of looking at the Book of Mormon. Enjoy.


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