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Monday, June 04, 2007

OA books at the Second Annual World eBook Fair

The Second Annual World eBook Fair will start on July 4, 2007.  The plan is to make available over 680,000 OA ebooks.  (Thanks to ResourceShelf.)  From the announcement:

...These are all full text editions that are yours to keep once their files have been downloaded to your computer, enough titles to fill 25 average public libraries.

The Second World eBook fair includes the entire ~100,000 eBook set from Project Gutenberg's various collections as well as a ~400,000 set of collections from The World eBook Library, all of which will be available free of charge.


~100,000 eBooks from The Internet Archive
+ 87,000 downloadable in progress eBooks...