Second Annual World eBook Fair Starts July 4th

by Michael Hart on May 16, 2007

Effective May 16: World eBook Fair Starts in 7 Weeks

  • 787,000 Total eBook Files Will Be Listed [over 3/4 million]
  • 2/3 Million Unique Free eBook + ~110,000 Commercial eBooks
  • eBooks in over 100 Different Languages!
  • Created by Contributions from 150+ eLibraries Around the World

Last year 1,000 newspapers carried this story when 1/3 million eBooks were offered free of charge at The First World eBook Fair. This year there will be twice as many eBooks!!!

Last year The World eBook Fair gave away about 1 million eBooks a day for 30 days between July 4 and August 4.

100,000 Commercial eBooks from Sponsors of the World eBook Fair

In addition we are hoping to present over 100,000 commercial eBook titles from our friends at Digital Pulp Publishing, & eBooks About Everything and other fine commercial eBook sources…for a grand total of nearly 3/4 million eBooks.

The commercial eBooks are from Digital Pulp Publishing, presenting a wide and eclectic array bringing independent access to the broad open market through the efforts of many publishers; and also great numbers of additional books, perhaps totalling ~100,000 by July 4, from eBooks About Everything. Contact information is below.

This collection of 3/4 million electronic books is of high quality and not to be confused with the un-proofread collection of eBooks a person finds at locations such as Google where not only are eBooks usually only available as snippets and graphics files, but are not always available from day to day.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

Commercial eBook Discount and/or Coupons

As always special coupons will be available, or discounts on great numbers of commercial eBooks for World eBook Fair visitors for the period July 4 through August 4.

will bring you to the home page, where all the various collections will be listed with one click links. You can test this site now– and even download books in advance with a guest sign-on, just ask.

If you have any questions, or seek further materials, an interview or would like to confirm the schedule or contents, please contact:

Michael S. Hart
Founder, Project Gutenberg,

Gregory B. Newby
CEO, Project Gutenberg

John Guagliardo
Founder, World Public Library

Catherine Hodge
Digital Pulp Publishing

Katrina Cardway
eBooks About Everything

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