pg2epub

Download an always up-to-date ebook of Paul Graham’s essays

pg2epub is a simple web scraper (running each morning) that generates ePub & PDF versions of Paul Graham’s essays.

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Nicolas Le Roux@nico_lrx · Growth Marketer
Cool project! How replicable is it? It could be interesting to have it for other people ;)
Dimitar Raykov
Maker
@dreamture · Product Designer
@nico_lrx Nice idea! It's actually easy replicable so it won't take much time to adapt it. :) Give me names! 😅
Antônio Guilherme Ferreira Viggiano@aviggiano · Entrepreneur
This is great. Thanks
Dimitar Raykov
Maker
@dreamture · Product Designer
@aviggiano Glad to hear it. ☺️
Dimitar Raykov
Maker
@dreamture · Product Designer
@bramk thanks for hunting this!! 🙌 I had this idea for a couple of months now and finally found some time to realize it. pg2epub is a simple web scraper (running each morning) that generates ePub & PDF versions of Paul Graham’s essays. Why I built it? Paul Graham (PG) is very influential in the startup world and his essays are considered classics. Unfortunately they are available only on his website and it isn't possible to read them on ebook device. That's why I created pg2epub. Let me know if you have any questions or feedback!
Joshua Pinter@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
I much prefer paper over digital. I wonder if we can call this Volume I and get it offered as a printable book with simple, but nice formatting? Then, when there's sufficient additions for a new volume, we could publish Volume II and so on.
Dimitar Raykov
Maker
@dreamture · Product Designer
@joshuapinter Great idea but not sure that's possible without author's permission! :))
Joshua Pinter@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
@dreamture So you can create an eBook without the author's permission but not a physical book?
Brett Lindenberg@balindenberg · Founder of Aech: Videos + Friends 💫
@joshuapinter Physical book = $ to produce = $ to sell = money exchanged for somebody else's work. You could always download the epub and print it yourself :)
Joshua Pinter@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
@balindenberg Makes sense. I'll find an eBook to paper service and post back if it's any good.