03 June, 2006

E-book project to give free access to third of a million books next month

June 02, 2006 (AP) -- Electronic book devotees may want to set aside
some extra screen time this summer, as two nonprofits are preparing to
provide free access to 300,000 texts online.

Project Gutenberg and World eBook Library plan to make ''a third of a
million'' e-books available free for a month at the first World eBook
Fair. Downloads will be available at the fair's Web site from July 4,
the 35th anniversary of Project Gutenberg's founding, through Aug. 4.

The majority of the books will be contributed by the World eBook
Library. It otherwise charges $8.95 (euro6.98) a year for access to its
database of more than 250,000 e-books, documents and articles.

The rest at http://www.physorg.com/news68484530.html

1 comment:

Woke said...

Almost 18000 books are already available on their website. http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/
I heard Google and NY Times are also investing heavily on digitizing books and other material.

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