Downloading audio and eBooks
These MP3 downloads are released under a Creative Commons license. They’re free. Copy the files as much as you want, pass ’em around. All I ask is that you don’t alter the file or sell it. To download—right click “download” and select “Save Target As” or “Save Link As” depending on your browser. To preview a story just click “stream.” The audio versions of chapters from the Midwife will be appearing here as studio time allows.
Plan A: download our latest eBook for your reader:
The Midwife in the Tire Swing ePub eBook (Apple, Nook, Sony readers, etc.)
Midwife in the Tire Swing Kindle compatible for Amazon Kindle, etc. (Mobipocket, .prc)
Plan B: Copy one of the URLs below into your preferred podcasting software (e.g. Feedreader, iTunes, iPodder). You will automatically receive fresh onetinleg.com podcasts each time they’re published. If you like what you hear, tell your friends. I’m glad to have you as a listener. Enjoy!
A podcast downloads audio files to your MP3 player through your computer. You use a free application to “subscribe” to onetinleg.com’s feed, the application checks the site regularly and starts a download whenever it finds something new.
Who wouldn’t prefer a compression technology inspired by Terry Pratchett’s Discworld? Ogg is the enclosure, Vorbis the codec—more bounce to the ounce and at a potentially lower bit weight than MP3s. There is a panoply of Ogg Vorbis players out there—I use the VLC player; you can download it here. But then, I am an Windows 7 holdout. The Windows 7 operating system comes with the Ogg-friendly Windows Media Player 12. Windows 10? Before you backup everything and yank the big red lever there is reading to do. I am putting this one off for as long as possible; there is no Media Player packed with Win10. There are add-ons for older and newer devices, too. Mac? Yep. For OS X follow the bread crumbs at http://www.vorbis.com/.
While navigating these tales of onetinleg.com you may notice some (depending on your feedreader and RSS source) tagged as explicit. No outside agency is responsible for this. I did it myself. The free-living citizens of these yarns exercise a talent for robust self-expression and have likewise been known to procreate at the drop of a, well... at the drop-of-a... Tsk, tsk.
...handle display and accessibility issues with reasonable success. Some have glitches, some have different glitches. They’re usually free, so who’s to complain? Adobe Digital Editions will do ePub quite nicely, and there’s a Firefox widget that turns your browser into a book. The PDFs and .mobi (Mobipocket, likewise free) boast many free applications and even Amazon offers a free desktop Kindle reader. Kindle—both on your desktop and on the Amazon device—wants to see your download as a .prc, the Kindle-friendly, non-DRM alternative.
Because the iBooks app uses ePub, you can also use it to read ePub books you get from other sources with your computer. Just drag the ePub files into your iTunes Library (or select Add to Library from the iTunes File menu), then sync your iPad with your computer (iTunes 9.1 required). The books will appear on your shelf in iBooks right alongside the ones you get through iBookstore.