I've mentioned before my new reading addiction: Shadow Unit, episodic short fiction (think, TV show) about a team of FBI agents who investigate crimes that are associated with a paranormal illness (?) called the Anomaly. I got sucked right in, mostly (I think) because of the interaction of the team.
At any rate, the season has been long gone and I've now plowed through all the episodes. And new episodes aren't coming until March 1st! What am I to do in the meantime?
Well, I spent the time learning how to make an eBook. So, if you haven't
watched read the series, yet, and you have an iPod Touch or iPhone, you can download the Stanza software and then go to my website to read the show right on your portable device. I found that a lot easier for the finale, to be honest, because it was a longer show and I found the laptop cumbersome in bed.
I think that the format will work with other readers, but I don't have any to try on it.
I wrote a Perl script to create each episode in ePub form by reading out a DIV from the actual Shadow Unit website. It was fairly easy to do and I should be able to do the same for the new series when it begins. (Did I mention that wasn't until March 1st?) Once again we see the power of the Creative Commons license: the show is licensed in such a way that I could repackage it like this with little fear of hearing from lawyers and so I hope that means it gets an even wider audience. Isn't that cool?
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Update: So, if I had just done some searching around, I might have found this, a version in mobipocket format. I like the Stanza, because it's straight text and so it's easy to fit pages on the iPod and it's fast, but this other person has made a nicer experience that keeps the links and Easter eggs. So, if you have a mobipocket enabled (not iPod/iPhone) device, try over there.