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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The story of the Amedeo Challege

Attilio Baghino, The Amedeo Challenge: Promoting Free Medical Textbooks, Flying Publisher, 2007.  A new 66 pp. book available in both an OA edition and a priced/print edition.  Excerpt:

Who is Amedeo? What are the driving forces behind the project?  What is Free Medical Information? How can free medical textbooks such as HIV Medicine generate money? And what the hell are the Amedeo textbook awards?

In October 2007, [Bernd Sebastian Kamps, founder of Amedeo] will issue a call for donations. If every subscriber to his Amedeo, Free Medical Journals, and FreeBooks4Doctors donates 10 Euro, they will collect enough money to create 100 free textbooks, thus generating a textbook value of more than 500,000,000 Euro.

PS:  I'm a big fan of the Amedeo Challenge, which raises money to pay physicians to write OA medical textbooks.  See my past blog posts on it.