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Fine, I’ll do it myself

My employer recently gave me a huge unexpected bonus upon my fifteenth anniversary of employment with them, so we bought a Nexus 7 tablet.  Since it arrived I’ve been terribly busy downloading books!  My current read is James Schall’s Another Sort of Learning [book, website], which is basically a guide to all the books you need.  And in downloading and perusing hundreds of ebooks, I’ve found the essential problem with them: they’re hard to navigate.  The Project Gutenberg Complete Shakespeare, for example, has no table of contents at all.  Some ebook apps will attempt to build a table of contents but the results aren’t much more useful than blind browsing.

So, I’m hatching a project: given a Project Gutenberg text, convert it into a fully-usable and easy-to-navigate ebook.