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Create PDF Documents from RSS Feeds

I had the idea some time ago to create a plugin for WordPress that would take articles from my site, for example of the last month, and turn them into a pdf document that everyone could download from my site. I never managed to produce it but it is still listed in the ideas section of my notebook.

Feedbooks is providing a similar service. The only difference is that they -only- convert the RSS Feed of a website into a pdf document that can be downloaded without costs from their website. The whole process is as simple as it can get, paste a feed into the form, hit submit and download the pdf document at the end.

Feedbook provides A4 pdf downloads, Cybook & Sony Reader, iLiad (whatever that is) and custom documents. I was not able to explore the custom option further because one has to signup to create those.

Feedbooks provides a button that webmasters can embed on their website. I have not tried it yet but I guess it would be possible to use one of the many feed combination services to combine many feeds into one and paste that url into Feedbooks to create a huge pdf document from multiple feeds.

Feedbooks offers more than just this RSS to PDF service. Users can download e-books as well that can be sorted in various ways. I encountered some error messages from time to time when I tried to convert some feeds.

Update: Feedbooks has been turned into a book store that is not providing you with the original functionality. You can try a program like Your Own News Maker instead which can turn RSS and Atom feeds as well as web pages into pdf or fb2 files. The program is available for Windows and Linux desktop operating systems.


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