Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A new look at Project Gutenberg

Have you seen Project Gutenberg lately? This site is the grandaddy of eBooks; I remember skimming through it when we first got the Internet. Oodles of out of copyright, free books. No images, just unformatted text. Very boring, slow, hard to search.

It has survived and grown with new technologies. And of course added much more, since more and more books are getting out of copyright restrictions.
One notable addition is the listing of books with images, and audio books. They also list the multiple versions and platforms (Epub, HTML, Kindle, PDF) Versions are available for your IOS (iPhone, iPad) device, Android, Nook, Kobo, Kindle and more.

They have even added QR codes - not just for hipness but for a practical reason. Scanning the code with your phone (on your PC) will bring up the website on your device and let you download the file right on your phone or tablet.

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