The tenth book of Spice and Wolf (Ookami to Koushinryou) by Isuna Hasekura in EPUB format.
This volume was reasonably easy to create because I have been playing around with my OCR software for a while and finally figured out how to use it effectively. Essentially, this leaves less manual work for me. It still can not be fully automated though. The most time consuming process of extracting pictures and doing some editing in Photoshop remains one of the tedious task that I need to do manually.
Fair warning : please respect the writer’s work. If you like this light novel and it is available to purchase legally in your country, please buy a legal copy of the book.
By the way, in case you haven’t realized, I have started my second EPUB project: Log Horizon light novel. Feel free to grab the first volume if you also like the novel. Or if haven’t heard about Log Horizon yet, I assure you it’s worth looking at.
My usual text from all posts of Spice and Wolf:
As I explained when I first started this conversion project, I decided to do my own version of Spice and Wolf in EPUB format. The process of converting PDF to EPUB is not as simple as clicking a button. Yes there are all-purpose converters like Calibre. The PDF that I got is actually image files attached together as PDF. When Calibre “converts” the PDF to EPUB, it does not detect the text inside the pages’ image files and treated the file like a comic book. The conversion result is not something nice to read in any mobile reader. So, there is only once option left: to do manual work, hours of work just for one book. But the result is good and worth it.
Why in EPUB format? I prefer EPUB format for my e-books because it’s more comfortable to read in smartphones, e-readers and tablets. EPUB is widely supported by various brands. You can open EPUB books in Nook reader, Kobo reader, Sony Reader, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android smartphone or Android tablet. It will automatically adjust to whatever screen size you have. Plus giving us the ability to change the font size, to get the best reading experience.
By “manual work”, I never mean that I have to re-type the entire thing. No, that’s not what I did. It would take forever and I won’t have time (or patience) to do that. What I did is using a software to convert the entire text from the image files, have it extracted as plain text, then start doing “manual” editing to remove page numbers, hyphenation issues (thousands of them), quotes, and some conversion and formatting errors. I’m a perfectionist when it comes to books I like, so I want the best possible EPUB file created.
Lastly, in 2016 I decided to make MOBI format available for Kindle users.
Since I was doing manual editing, I need to check the words and sentences manually. So please let me know if I missed something. Thank you.