iPod & iTunes Hacks: Convert Text Files Into iPod Books
Text2iPod X converts the text file into a Contact file that one can place inside the Contacts folder on the iPod. The benefit of this method is that the Contacts feature works on older iPods that do not support the Notes feature of newer iPods. The down side is that while the file can be larger than the 4-KB limit of the Notes files, it will still tend to get cut at around 32 KB. Nevertheless, if one has an older iPod, cutting the text into a dozen 32-KB text files (which one then runs through Text2iPod X) is a workable solution.