The poll put on the main page of the WWOMB has brought us some pretty startling results, with regards to reading WWOMB stories on your own computer, iPad, iPhone, Nook, or Kindle. Here's what they have to say so far:
51% of you would like stories in downloadable PDF form
23% would NOT use either PDF nor ePub format
22% would you either PDf or ePub format
3% would use ePub format only.
Because of this, we've now just added the ability to download stories in PDF format. When you go in to view a story (single or multiple chapters) you will see a link at the top called Download All Chapters as PDF. Clicking on that will download all chapters of the story to your computer/device in PDF format.
With only 3% of users requesting ePub format, we're not totally sure how useful this functionality would be. So please contact us and let us know. Make your case, and it could happen. I know I'm happy with PDFs on my iPad!
One note: PDFs are not created when an author submits a story. Instead, a process goes and finds all new stories (and every story updated in the last 24 hours) and creates a new PDF. So, if the PDF isn't there when you click on the link, wait a few minutes and try again; it will work after a few minutes delay.
--squidgie on 11/01/10 - 05:27PM
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