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57,000 free GITenberg ebooks are now in Unglue.it

Over the past month, the Free Ebook Foundation’s GITenberg program has rebuilt and refreshed over 57,000 ebooks from Project Gutenberg, and has loaded them into Unglue.it. These books are mostly in the Public Domain. They join our collection of about 7000 open-licensed books that are still in-copyright. As a result of the growth of our […]

Free eBooks by ISBN

After reflecting on the coming demise of xISBN, we decided to add an endpoint for free ebooks to the unglue.it API. The API documentation is at https://unglue.it/api/help With an API key, you can check if there’s a free ebook for any ISBN. ISBNs can be 10 or 13 digits, and can include dashes. This service […]

Unglue.it Goes Non-Profit

Since its beginning 4 years ago, Unglue.it has been a part of Gluejar, Inc., a privately held for-profit company. We initially thought Unglue.it would be mostly about crowd-funding books into the public commons. While unglue.it has always put a public benefit at the center of its mission, the for-profit status made sense for a crowdfunding […]

Unglue.it joins GITenberg

Unglue.it has been of two minds about public domain ebooks. On the one hand, we recognize that the public domain contains the greatest literary works ever produced, and ebooks of these works need to be on any serious reader’s ebook shelf. On the other hand, there are plenty of web sites already focused on the […]

Embedding “Thanks for Ungluing” Links in E-Books

One of the difficulties we’ve noticed with “Thanks for Ungluing” is that the “Ask” comes at the wrong time. When you click the “Read It Now” button on the Unglue.it website, we let rights holders request your support for their work. You can go ahead and download the book anyway, but even if you don’t […]

Non-profit “Champion of Openness” adds its first 2 CC books to Unglue.it

When Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager at The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), contacted me about sponsoring two “Thanks for Ungluing” campaigns for their CC-licensed book titles, I was delighted to add them to our Unglue.it catalog. A non-profit organization located in Manhattan, METRO works to develop and maintain essential library services throughout […]

We’re working on Unglue.it 2.0

https://blog.unglue.it/2013/05/23/were-working-on-unglue-it-2-0/ (we distributed two different links- sorry!)