Friday, July 6, 2007

World eBook Fair - 620,000 FREE eBooks

eBooks About Everything is proud to be a commerical sponser of the 2nd Annual World eBook Fair.

The World eBook Fair is the brain child of Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg. Michael was the creator of eBooks and started Project Gutenberg in 1971 to encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks. His idea was really simple -- provide as many free eBooks in as many formats as possible for the entire world to read in as many languages as possible. Today Project Gutenberg has over 100,000 books available for download.

The World eBook Fair is a logical extention of Michael's mission.

Last year on July 4 the first World eBook Fair opened with 1/3 of a million free eBooks. Over the next 30 days the fair gave away approximately 1 million eBooks a day! These books were primarily contriubted by the World eBook Library with special contributions by Baen Books and the DPPstore.

This year the list of contributors has grown along with the available titles -- 620,000 free books plus 110,000 commercial ebooks for a total of 730,000 eBooks! Here are some other interesting facts:

  • eBooks in over 100 Different Languages!
  • 125 collections to choose from
  • Created by Contributions from 150+ eLibraries Around the World
  • 1,000 eBooks for the One Laptop Per Child Computer as seen on "60 Minutes" just two weeks ago.
  • 220,000 eBooks from The Internet Archive, (Open-Access Text Archive),

Go on over to the Fair to select your summer reading!

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