PG Monthly Newsletter (2011-06-21)

by Michael Cook on June 21, 2011
Newsletters

The Project Gutenberg Monthly Newsletter--Jun. 21, 2011
eBooks Readable By Both Humans And Computers Since 1971

If you find errors please send them to errors at pglaf.org

The 40th Anniversary of PG eBooks is July 4, 2011!!!!!!

Just about TWO WEEKS!!!



Is anyone familiar with an eBook program named CALIBRE?

We've heard some great things about it as per indexing,
format conversion, etc?

We would love for more people to try it out and give us
some feedback on this and other conversion programs.



Headline News!!!


Project Gutenberg of Canada Posts 800th eBook!!!

A History of the Canadian Pacific Railway (1923)
Harold Adams Innes [Canadian political economist]

Congratulations!!!



New Domain Names Approved:  Nearly Anything Goes!!!

Check current news for big ICANN Singapore meeting.

This new is just out, details still coming in. . ..



Update:

It appears that Amazon will now continue to sell eBooks
in greater numbers than paper books for the foreseeable
future. . .does anybody know if there was a blip in the
numbers where paper books outsold eBooks again???


AMAZON eBOOKS OUTSELL ALL THEIR PAPER BOOKS!!!

"As further proof of how digital media dominate today's
entertainment,Amazon announced Thursday that its customers
now buy more e-books for its Kindle device than all print books -- hardcover

and paperback -- combined."

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH

/gaming.gadgets/05/19/kindle.outsells.books/index.html?hpt=Sbin




"It's the Year of the eBook!!!"


Update:

Even the professional pundits are now on board with the
new catch phrase:  "It's the Year of the eBook."

This may or may not be highly complimentary, as we know
just how much they all seem to copy each other, without
a bit of research to corroborate or enhance the story.

However, it would be nice if they mentioned birthday 40
for eBooks, if you had a chance to mention it to them.


"Customers are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books.
We had high hopes that this would happen eventually, but we never
imagined it would happen this quickly -- we've been selling print
books for 15 years and Kindle books for less than four years,"
according to  Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos.

According to the Association of American publishers eBook sales
for March were just about 2.5 times [in dollars] what they were
in March, 2010.




Recent Milestones:



We are just about to reach 300 eBooks in Italian!!!

We have passed 1800 eBooks in French!!!


We finished that last two CIA Factbooks!!!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO START ON OLDE PAPER COPIES!!!!!!!

We would like to start an almanac project, more details
will be forthcoming.

We just passed 30,000 internally created English eBooks
on April 14, only six weeks after passing 40,000 total.

We just passed the 300 eBook mark for Spanish eBooks.

For the first few months starting on Christmas Day, the
reports indicated we would be giving away 50 million or
so eBooks this year, but two things have intervened:

1.  Things slowed down when the weather got nice.

2.  Our reporting program has had a few hiccoughs.

[Anyone want to try working with the raw data?]



A week after our 40,000th eBook our founder recorded an
interesting milestone. . .is one million years old!!!

In binary. . . .





This Really Is "The Year of the eBook!!!"


More and more reports say eBooks are outpacing paper in
various retail markets and that doesn't even measure in
the free eBooks being handed out all over the world.

Project Gutenberg has reached the 100,000 eBook mark via
40,000+ internally created eBooks and 75,000 via donated
materials from other eLibraries, and subtracting ~15,000
to account for duplications.

It would take just under 1.5% of the world population to
receive the average one of these eBooks for Gutenberg to
have already given away TEN TRILLION eBOOK!!!!!!!

1.5% of the world population is over 100 million people.

100,000 eBooks times 100 million people is ten trillion.




18 Months to The End of the World Via Mayan Calendaring
on December 21, 2012 [some now saying October 11, 2011]
[The next scheduled Rapture is now October 25 presuming
we survive October 11th.]


Leaving 1 year, 6 months, 6 seasons, or 18 months.
[OR Leaving 0 years, 4 months, 1 1/3 seasons. . ..]
[All bracketed figures minus 10 days, of course.]

Not to worry, I will still make long range predictions,
such as that there will be affordable petabytes [2021],
and enough eBooks to fill an entire petabyte around the
same time.  Current long range prediction for drives:
1 petabyte drives in 2025, possibly even in 2022, along
with 1 terabyte solid state drives [SSDs].  1 petabyte=
enough storage for every word ever published, 1 billion
books of 1 million characters each.

>From Jun. 21, 2011 to December 21, 2012 is 18 Months.

June 21, 2011 to October 11, 2011 is 4 Months -10 days.




VOLUNTEERS NEEDED OVER THIS COMING  MONTH!!!


We need more volunteers for these projects with about 1
month of events celebrating our 40th birthday. . . .

My own particular project is proofreading Alice to some
level of perfection and I'd love it if 100 people would
read Alice along with me in the next three months!

So far we have a couple proofreading Alice, and we need
some for Sherlock Holmes and for Pride and Prejudice.

So far we have one volunteer working on each of these.

We need some vol who can use COMP/DIFF related programs
such as WDIFF, etc., to note differences between eBooks.



Several Major New Projects Are In The Works. . . .


Right now looking for volunteers to fine tooth comb PG
eBooks of Alice In Wonderland, Through Looking-Glass &
Hunting Of The Snark for errors!!!  See #7 below.

Also during this last two weeks before the US election
is the last time for two years you can ask politicians
about their stance on copyright and possibly get a lot
more than either silence or "I don't know."



40th Year Special Projects!!!


We have several special projects we will be starting on
or around July 4, and if you have a project you like to
work on, why not send us a note and see if we can get a
team of volunteers to help.


Our newest project is to solicit suggestions where this
project should be in it's 50th year.  Suggestions are:

1.  Make it more obvious that PG wants error messages--
    how to write them, where to send them, etc.

2.  Make it more obvious that PG will send DVD's so the
    people who have to pay by the megabyte can use PG.

3.  An extensive library of human read audiobooks.

4.  Please make it more obvious how to do PG eBooks for
    Kindle, Sony, nook, and other eReaders.

5.  More current books under Creative Commons licenses.
    More apps for cellphones.  A model to encourage new
    writers to share their work in the same spirit.
    Showcase how people who used to be on the bad sides
    of various digital divides enjoyed and benefitted.

6.  Please add more bookshelves, particularly one to do
    eBooks from each country and make sure each one has
    at least one eBook to show how it can be done.

7.  Proofread the Top 100 or so downloaded books to the
    point where we they approach perfection.


So right now I'd like as many volunteers as possible to
let me know they would like like to proofread Top Tens.



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More New Projects We Listed Before


More About Copyright Extensions


Pro-Active Information About New Copyright Extensions


As many of you know, just 5 years ago or so Australia's
Parliament voted a resolution to resist those copyright
extensions that had recently taken place in the US, EU,
and other locations, but only a few years later tumbled
into line after a few rounds of economic warfare levied
upon them by The Mouse or other long copyright holders.

Something on the same order appears to be happening for
copyrights in Canada, so please keep an eye out and let
us know what you see.

What many of you may not remember is how the copyrights
were extended in the U.S. in 1998 and 1976 without even
anything like the publicity in Australia or recently in
Canada where it appears they might be the first country
to actually resist such economic warfare efforts.

If you don't think this deserves the term "warfare" and
that it is really not such, perhaps you should consider
that the 1998 U.S. Copyright Act was passed at the same
time as President Clinton's impeachment bill was passed
and done behind closed doors in a "voice vote" where it
was not recorded who voted which way.

Many people have asked why President Clinton could have
been impeached when it would so obviously fail with far
more votes missing that would have made it interesting.

What they do NOT do is answer that question by listing,
even with just a short list, the other bills that their
special interests got passed, hidden behind smokescreen
politics created by the impeachment.

This is very powerful political maneuvering, and should
be brought to light, even if it cannot be stopped.

Perhaps there is time enough to shed light on these new
bills coming up to continue the ad infinitum extensions
of copyright that have changed the U.S. from having the
shortest copyright terms to having the longest in those
89 years from 1909 to 1998 when U.S. copyright extended
from 42 years maximum with rewnewals to 95 years and no
renewal required. . .even though 92% of all books would
never be renewed via the simple paperwork and the small
nominal fee that was required.

If nothing is done to dissuade Congress from doing this
The Supreme Court has already given them the power from
their point of view to extend as long as they want, and
that makes permanent copyright of Mickey Mouse a given,
and everything else of that era along with it including
Winnie The Pooh [1928 and 1926, respectively.]  The new
current U.S. copyrights already date back to 1923 so it
is obvious that Disney has the powerful vested interest
required to keep the lobbying pressure on Congress.

It should be noted that in The Supreme Court case lists
of Eldred v Ashcroft [originally set as Hart v Reno] it
was the Disney representative who got the best seats as
Eric Eldred was confined to the back row as Rosa Parks,
who won her case, and didn't have to sit in the back of
the bus, but had to sit in the back of the courtroom.

Hopefully there is time enough and interst enough to do
something to bring attention to this matter before vote
time for the next such copyright extension.

If they pass another such extension, the odds are we'll
have no more public domain books for Project Gutenberg.

[Apologies for any rough spots here, or not enough good
new materials, Greg and I have been on the road a week,
and are just getting back into the swing of things.]



More About The New Volunteer Support


In our 40th year of Project Gutenberg, we would like to
provide more alternatives for eBook production and also
for eBook distribution.

For added eBook production alternatives, we should also
need some decent supervisors to provide assistance to a
new type of volunteer group[s], as well as to insure an
eBook is quite readable upon release.

Obviously our distribution via our web sites or DVDs is
going to continue, and perhaps our volunteers will have
an interest in handing out DVDs, as well as pointing to
our various download sites.




Timeline Events


As you can see in our Grand Total figures below we have
just passed 40,000 titles the past months and will have
even more during our 40th year celebration, and 1,000 a
month over 40 years doesn't sound like much, and we are
on track right now to do around 4,000 this year.

We are currently giving away about 140,000 books a day,
just through the one single site:  http://gutenberg.org
~4.5 million eBooks per month or ~50 million per year!

In 2000 USB flash drives were just getting started with
8M "IBM Memory Sticks" available for about $60 and also
16M and 32M size were available.

Today 1,000 times as much memory, 8G, is available from
over the counter stores for about $15.



2020


We should all be considering getting petabytes if we do
have them already by then, and all of the findable book
titles that are public domain should have been put into
at least some eReadable formats, if not most or all.

It should be simple to hold each word ever published, a
billion books of a million pages each, uncompressed and
2.5 billion such titles, using compressed formats which
should be the default by then.

However, the rules will likely have been changed again,
and perhaps yet again, to stop the public domain and to
insure that copyright is more and permanent not so much
for the additional few percent in sales, but mostly for
the purpose of preserving and protecting:

"The Digital Divide."



New Project Gutenberg Web Pages


Please note TWO new Project Gutenberg web pages below--
new features, new search engines, etc.  Please test and
make comments, suggestions, etc.

We have yet another Project Gutenberg Web Page coming!

If you want free new places to put your eBooks just let
me know!!!

Will be at self.gutenberg.org




Request:

1894 Dr. Johnson Edition of:
The Complete Works of Shakespeare collection.
Missing volumes 2 & 6.  Got all the other volumes for a
couple dollars at a garage sale, but will pay 20 dollars
each for for volumes 2 & 6.





GENERATION CHANGE

I got a book this week called "Generation Change," that
lists "150 Ways We Can Change Ourselves, Our Country,
and Our World."  Most of these 150 items come with some
suggestion of sites to visit on the Internet.  #1 is:

PROJECT GUTENBERG!!!!!!!

"Generation Change" is available from:

http://www.skyhorsepublishing.com

Help create the  "http://m.gutenberg.org"  web pages!!!

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their best on iPads, iPhones, iPods, cellphones and PDA
devices, and to do our web pages to the same degree.

Let us know if you have any of these and can test them,
or would like to optimize for any other devices.

There are 4.5 billion such devices in the world, versus
only 1.15 billion computers, and more and more readers,
in spite of what the pundits say, are surfing, reading,
and everything else on such mobile devices.

More and more such devices will ONLY surf to "m" sites
such as "m.gutenberg.org"



In Our Own News Bin


New Project Gutenberg Web Pages


We have two new Project Gutenberg web sites up for testing.

I think you will find some interesting additional searching
and expanded lists of other eBook sites worth trying out:

http://gutenberg.trulymail.com

and another new effort at:

http://domainunltd.weebly.com/

Details:

The goal I'm aiming at with this initiative is twofold.

I'd like to provide as much useful information as possible
about e-books (freely) available on the web, where to find them.

And secondly, to offer people the opportunity to help out,
producing e-text for PG, in first instance by doing a first
round of proofreading on texts I deliver.

People who want to do more are welcome to and can count on help
in going through the process from start to finish.

Experienced proofers who enjoy working on a complete book
are also very welcome.

Marc D'Hooge
marcdH at belgium-mail.com






APPROACHING NEWS. . . .


ONGOING U.S. COPYRIGHT EXTENSIONS

U.S. COPYRIGHTS TO BE EXTENDED TO 115 YEARS,
DECADE BY DECADE FROM THE ORIGINAL 14 YEARS!

THE SUPREME COURT SAYS IT NEVER HAS TO STOP!!!

Suggestions are more than welcome how to publicize this
upcoming event before it even starts to happen!!!


Apparently everyone is keeping silent about the various
copyright extensions coming up in Canada and the U.S.

In just a few years yet another bill will be introduced
in the U.S. Congress to extend copyright that has quite
literally been extended from 14 years to 115 years.




Here's Why We Need To Start Before The Issue Arises!!!



When the last Australian Copyright Act was discussed in
Parliament, they passed a resolution stating they would
NOT extend copyrights.

Really.

However, just three years later, under economic warfare
from, shall we just say, outside sources, they crumbled
to the pressure and gave in.


The Canadian Parliament is currently in that position--
and while some tell me they have enough signatures from
those against any extensions, I will bet you lunch that
they, too, crumble before it is over.

I would gladly lose every one of those wagers!!!



Further Information


As you may already know, any time the copyrights in the
characters Winnie the Pooh [1926], or The Mouse [1928],
start coming close to expiration The U.S. Congress will
be sure to start a very quiet frenzy of copyright bills
that are designed to go into effect before anything can
happen to those two copyrights.

As I understand it, Disney(R) made a huge lobby effort,
successful, to create the 1976 U.S. Copyright Act; paid
as a result an additional $200 million for the right to
another 20 years of Winnie the Pooh, and still made the
fabled laughing trip to the bank as a result, since the
effective date of 1978.

As a result I have to imagine their sales of The Mouse,
Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, etc., must have been predicted
to be so terribly large as to devour Avatar's gross.

Given that next bill passed right in the middle of what
must have been the busiest day in Congress for the last
few decades, the impeachment of President Clinton, this
means we should expect something of equal secrecy quite
soon, as the current copyright extension runs out 2018.

Usually they would make an effort to pass the new one a
session or two early, such as in 2016, but given that a
snag or two has hit before, we should probably look out
starting in 2015, though it will be hard to see.

Why?

Even during the election just before the last extension
I went to ask televised press conference questions on a
new U.S. Copyright Act I had heard about, but candidate
responses were uniform. . ."I know nothing."

I would have to expect that even if the big anchors ask
the same question in 2015 they will get that answer.

Or non-answer.

>From what I have heard there is an ever larger movement
to keep everything copyrighted permanently, and to make
all media as pay-per-view as possible, to the points of
making all broadcast television pay-per-view on a first
viewing premise [except public stations].

We are very likely to see a dissolving out boundaries--
cable products showing up on network television and the
opposite direction as well.

What else CAN we expect when Comcast cable has been the
allowed buyer of NBC?

If you think programming won't leak over:

Consider what happened when Disney took over ABC.

Not only did Disney flood ABC with their own programmed
output, but they killed off the best of all cartoons.

Anyone remember Reboot?


I can put you in touch with many copyright experts, and
I fear that all of them underestimate the power working
to make copyright permanent, in spite of the fact words
"limited time" are the U.s. Constitution's description.

However, the U.s. Supreme Court decided that limited is
really unlimited in "Eldred v Ashcroft."



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We are also working on a new mirror in Spain!!!


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We invite interested persons to visit a tag cloud visualization and
search system at www.bookdownloadlibrary.com

This is updated weekly, from the Project Gutenberg catalog.



Our All Time Hottest Requests!!!!!!!



FLASH RAM


I am looking for the earliest flash RAM possible.

The ideal piece around which to center this collection is
one of the 8 megabyte USBs.

The very earliest were PCMCIA cards, such as used for the
Poqet computer, etc.

The earliest USB flash drives were DisgoDizgo, M-Systems
and these were OEMed by IBM, HP, etc. They are particular
in a recognizable fashion because their snapon connectors
resemble the connectors of jigsaw puzzles.

We received two examples of RAM actually labeled "Flash,"
for the H-P 95 pocket DOS machine from 1991, and a sample
of Fairchild bubble memory, as well, from down under.

Thank you, Mate!



POWERPOINT


We need someone who can do PowerPoint illustrations.

One in particular, building a 3-D box of 1,000 dominoes.





Additional Newsletter Services


In addition, we will provide the PG Canada Newsletter and
totals from PG of Australia, Europe, PrePrints, etc.

These totals do NOT include 75,000+ at

http://www.gutenberg.cc

Where there are eBooks representing over 100 languages.



The Project Gutenberg Statistical Report
[As of about noon Central Daylight Time]
[I'm doing this one a little early, 7AM]


Various totals from the ~40,000+ at

http://www.gutenberg.org

WARNING:  The program that sends these
has been a little flaky recently so be
be advised that not all days are here,
nor are the totals all made from quite
the same parameters, it would appear.

If anyone would care to help me update
the process that handles these figures
please email hart at pglaf.org


Most recent figures:

2011-06-03 |    112305
 2011-06-04 |    116981
 2011-06-05 |    119609
 2011-06-06 |    127878
 2011-06-07 |    130354
 2011-06-08 |    186085
 2011-06-09 |    167116
 2011-06-10 |    170721
 2011-06-11 |    165808
 2011-06-12 |    181385
 2011-06-13 |    151851
 2011-06-14 |    117570





Previous month's downloads:

 2011-05-13 |    127387
 2011-05-14 |    120404
 2011-05-15 |    138014
 2011-05-16 |    137670
 2011-05-17 |    140161
 2011-05-18 |    137006
 2011-05-19 |    139049
 2011-05-20 |    130262


We might get close to giving away 50 million eBooks this
year, just from that one site.



and our other Project Gutenberg Sites


Week up to June 21


      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Tue 2011-06-14 |   9
 Wed 2011-06-15 |  11
 Thu 2011-06-16 |   7
 Fri 2011-06-17 |  10
 Sat 2011-06-18 |   6
 Sun 2011-06-19 |   9
 Mon 2011-06-20 |   9

Weekly total    =  61



Week up to May 21

      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Sat 2011-05-14 |   9
 Sun 2011-05-15 |  11
 Mon 2011-05-16 |   8
 Tue 2011-05-17 |  10
 Wed 2011-05-18 |  21
 Thu 2011-05-19 |  10
 Fri 2011-05-20 |   8

Weekly total    =  77



Week up to April 21

      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Thu 2011-04-14 |  10
 Fri 2011-04-15 |   4
 Sat 2011-04-16 |  11
 Sun 2011-04-17 |   6
 Mon 2011-04-18 |  10
 Tue 2011-04-19 |  11
 Wed 2011-04-20 |   8


Weekly total    =  60



Week up to March 21


      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Mon 2011-03-14 |   5
 Tue 2011-03-15 |   5
 Wed 2011-03-16 |   9
 Thu 2011-03-17 |   9
 Fri 2011-03-18 |  10
 Sat 2011-03-19 |   5
 Sun 2011-03-20 |  12

Weekly total    =  55

[Low due to moving sites]


Week up to February 21


      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Mon 2011-02-14 |  16
 Tue 2011-02-15 |  10
 Wed 2011-02-16 |   4
 Thu 2011-02-17 |  11
 Fri 2011-02-18 |  13
 Sat 2011-02-19 |   9
 Sun 2011-02-20 |   3

Weekly total    =  66



Week up to January 21

      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Fri 2011-01-14 |   7
 Sat 2011-01-15 |  20
 Sun 2011-01-16 |   7
 Mon 2011-01-17 |  11
 Tue 2011-01-18 |   4
 Wed 2011-01-19 |   8
 Thu 2011-01-20 |  11

Weekly total    =  68



Week up to December 21


      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Tue 2010-12-14 |   7
 Wed 2010-12-15 |  13
 Thu 2010-12-16 |  11
 Fri 2010-12-17 |   1
 Sat 2010-12-18 |   8
 Sun 2010-12-19 |  12
 Mon 2010-12-20 |   8

Weekly total    =  60



Week up to November 21


      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Sun 2010-11-14 |  14
 Mon 2010-11-15 |  11
 Tue 2010-11-16 |  10
 Wed 2010-11-17 |   9
 Thu 2010-11-18 |  12
 Fri 2010-11-19 |   4
 Sat 2010-11-20 |  11

Weekly total    =  71



Week up to October 21


      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Thu 2010-10-14 |  10
 Fri 2010-10-15 |  18
 Sat 2010-10-16 |  10
 Sun 2010-10-17 |   9
 Mon 2010-10-18 |  15
 Tue 2010-10-19 |  10
 Wed 2010-10-20 |  10


Weekly total    =  77

[Note:  last two months
were often much lower]


Week up to September 21


      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Tue 2010-09-14 |  10
 Wed 2010-09-15 |   4
 Thu 2010-09-16 |   7
 Fri 2010-09-17 |  12
 Sat 2010-09-18 |   5
 Sun 2010-09-19 |   7
 Mon 2010-09-20 |  19


Weekly total    =  64



Week up to August 21


      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Sat 2010-08-14 |   8
 Sun 2010-08-15 |   9
 Mon 2010-08-16 |   7
 Tue 2010-08-17 |   7
 Wed 2010-08-18 |   7
 Thu 2010-08-19 |   5
 Fri 2010-08-20 |   5


Weekly total    =  48

[Lots of people on vacation]



Week up to July 21


      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Wed 2010-07-14 |   9
 Thu 2010-07-15 |  21
 Fri 2010-07-16 |   6
 Sat 2010-07-17 |   6
 Sun 2010-07-18 |   6
 Mon 2010-07-19 |   5
 Tue 2010-07-20 |   9

Weekly total    =  62


Week up to June 21

      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Mon 2010-06-14 |  15
 Tue 2010-06-15 |  10
 Wed 2010-06-16 |  17
 Thu 2010-06-17 |  20
 Fri 2010-06-18 |  20
 Sat 2010-06-19 |  17
 Sun 2010-06-20 |  35

Weekly total    = 134


Week up to May  21

      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Fri 2010-05-14 |   8
 Sat 2010-05-15 |  20
 Sun 2010-05-16 |   7
 Mon 2010-05-17 |   7
 Tue 2010-05-18 |  12
 Wed 2010-05-19 |  25
 Thu 2010-05-20 |  19

Weekly total    =  88


week up to Apr. 21

      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Wed 2010-04-14 |  14
 Thu 2010-04-15 |  11
 Fri 2010-04-16 |  12
 Sat 2010-04-17 |  19
 Sun 2010-04-18 |  12
 Mon 2010-04-19 |  19
 Tue 2010-04-20 |   7

Weekly total    =  94


week up to Mar. 21

      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Sun 2010-03-14 |   9
 Mon 2010-03-15 |  16
 Tue 2010-03-16 |  11
 Wed 2010-03-17 |  12
 Thu 2010-03-18 |  16
 Fri 2010-03-19 |   6
 Sat 2010-03-20 |  11

Weekly total    =  81


Week up to Feb. 21

      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Sun 2010-02-14 |   5
 Mon 2010-02-15 |  12
 Tue 2010-02-16 |  10
 Wed 2010-02-17 |  16
 Thu 2010-02-18 |  11
 Fri 2010-02-19 |   4
 Sat 2010-02-20 |   4

Weekly total    =  62


Week up to Jan. 21st:

      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Thu 2010-01-14 |   8
 Fri 2010-01-15 |  13
 Sat 2010-01-16 |  16
 Sun 2010-01-17 |   8
 Mon 2010-01-18 |  12
 Tue 2010-01-19 |   5
 Wed 2010-01-20 |  11

Weekly total    =  73


Previous Month  12/09


      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Mon 2009-12-14 |  11
 Tue 2009-12-15 |   4
 Wed 2009-12-16 |   4
 Thu 2009-12-17 |  10
 Fri 2009-12-18 |   7
 Sat 2009-12-19 |   7
 Sun 2009-12-20 |   9


Previous month: 11/09


      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Sat 2009-11-14 |   6
 Sun 2009-11-15 |   4
 Mon 2009-11-16 |   6
 Tue 2009-11-17 |   9
 Wed 2009-11-18 |   3
 Thu 2009-11-19 |   6
 Fri 2009-11-20 |   5

Weekly total    =  39


Thanks to Marcello Perathoner for these figures!


///


Here are the current language totals
for languages with 100 or more eBooks.


June 21st

     1  30492   English en
     2  1817    French  fr
     3  771     German  de
     4  588     Finnish fi
     5  534     Dutch   nl
     6  514     Portuguese      pt
     7  405     Chinese zh
     8  305     Spanish es
     9  289     Italian it
    10  144     Greek   el


Please note that #10 will soon be 150,
#9 will soon be 300, #4 soon to be 600.


May 21st

Grand total for today: 36085

     1  30258   English en
     2  1794    French  fr
     3  762     German  de
     4  582     Finnish fi
     5  525     Dutch   nl
     6  513     Portuguese      pt
     7  405     Chinese zh
     8  302     Spanish es
     9  285     Italian it
    10  137     Greek   el



April 21st

Grand total for today: 35836

     1  30051   English en
     2  1780    French  fr
     3  758     German  de
     4  578     Finnish fi
     5  522     Dutch   nl
     6  511     Portuguese      pt
     7  405     Chinese zh
     8  302     Spanish es
     9  278     Italian it
    10  130     Greek   el
and
    11  78      Latin   la
    12  73      Esperanto       eo
moving up.


March 21st

Grand total for today: 35542

     1  29814   English en
     2  1761    French  fr
     3  751     German  de
     4  572     Finnish fi
     5  516     Dutch   nl
     6  510     Portuguese      pt
     7  405     Chinese zh
     8  300     Spanish es
     9  270     Italian it
    10  128     Greek   el


February 21st

Grand total for today: 35246

     1  29549   English en
     2  1747    French  fr
     3  743     German  de
     4  569     Finnish fi
     5  516     Dutch   nl
     6  510     Portuguese      pt
     7  405     Chinese zh
     8  299     Spanish es
     9  269     Italian it
    10  125     Greek   el


January 21st

Grand total for today: 34931

     1  29295   English en
     2  1723    French  fr
     3  730     German  de
     4  563     Finnish fi
     5  513     Dutch   nl
     6  505     Portuguese      pt
     7  405     Chinese zh
     8  299     Spanish es
     9  266     Italian it
    10  122     Greek   el


December 21st

Grand total for today: 34616

     1  29054   English en
     2  1709    French  fr
     3  724     German  de
     4  551     Finnish fi
     5  508     Dutch   nl
     6  494     Portuguese      pt
     7  405     Chinese zh
     8  298     Spanish es
     9  262     Italian it
    10  110     Greek   el


Grand total for today: 34291


November 21st

     1  28791   English en
     2  1685    French  fr
     3  718     German  de
     4  544     Finnish fi
     5  501     Dutch   nl
     6  488     Portuguese      pt
     7  405     Chinese zh
     8  297     Spanish es
     9  255     Italian it
    10  108     Greek   el


Grand total for today: 33980


October 21st

     1  28548   English en
     2  1664    French  fr
     3  713     German  de
     4  540     Finnish fi
     5  497     Dutch   nl
     6  473     Portuguese      pt
     7  405     Chinese zh
     8  296     Spanish es
     9  253     Italian it
    10  102     Greek   el

Grand total for today: 33676


September 21st

     1  28304   English en
     2  1652    French  fr
     3  706     German  de
     4  534     Finnish fi
     5  493     Dutch   nl
     6  467     Portuguese      pt
     7  405     Chinese zh
     8  294     Spanish es
     9  244     Italian it
    10  100     Greek   el



August 21st

     1  28047   English en
     2  1633    French  fr
     3  701     German  de
     4  532     Finnish fi
     5  487     Dutch   nl
     6  460     Portuguese      pt
     7  405     Chinese zh
     8  292     Spanish es
     9  244     Italian it

Please note:

    10  97      Greek   el



July 21st

Grand total for today: 33108

     1  27832   English en
     2  1617    French  fr
     3  692     German  de
     4  531     Finnish fi
     5  482     Dutch   nl
     6  456     Portuguese      pt
     7  405     Chinese zh
     8  287     Spanish es
     9  244     Italian it


June 21st

Grand total for today: 32841

1  27597   English en
2  1605    French  fr
3  685     German  de
4  529     Finnish fi
5  481     Dutch   nl
6  450     Portuguese      pt
7  405     Chinese zh
8  287     Spanish es
9  244     Italian it


May 21st

Grand total for today: 32366

1  27176   English en
2   1598   French  fr
3    680   German  de
4    527   Finnish fi
5    479   Dutch   nl
6    433   Portuguese      pt
7    405   Chinese zh
8    287   Spanish es
9    242   Italian it



Apr 21st

Grand total for today: 31975

26832   English en
1590    French  fr
674     German  de
526     Finnish fi
476     Dutch   nl
424     Portuguese      pt
405     Chinese zh
284     Spanish es
236     Italian it

N.B.  Portuguese added as many as any other language,
up to the top two, of course, tied for third.

What do we need to do to get Spanish up and running?



Mar 21st


Grand total for today: 31616

26540   English en
1568    French  fr
662     German  de
524     Finnish fi
472     Dutch   nl
410     Portuguese      pt
405     Chinese zh
283     Spanish es
235     Italian it


Feb. 21st


Grand total for today: 31234

26241   English en
1557    French  fr
647     German  de
521     Finnish fi
470     Dutch   nl
405     Chinese zh
395     Portuguese      pt
275     Spanish es
234     Italian it


Jan. 21st

Grand total for today: 30935

25995   English en
1547    French  fr
628     German  de
518     Finnish fi
459     Dutch   nl
405     Chinese zh
391     Portuguese      pt
274     Spanish es
230     Italian it


Compared to the last month:


Grand total

25757   English en
1520    French  fr
618     German  de
515     Finnish fi
453     Dutch   nl
405     Chinese zh
376     Portuguese      pt
270     Spanish es
220     Italian it



Compared to previous month's:


Grand total for today: 30399

25587   English en
1498    French  fr
614     German  de
515     Finnish fi
451     Dutch   nl
404     Chinese zh
371     Portuguese      pt
268     Spanish es
218     Italian it



Previous increases:

+214
+205
+254
+281
+294
+287


All Reported Languges


Not counting PrePrints, Canada, Australia, PG Europe


Thanks to Greg Newby!


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June 21st

Grand total for today:

[Totals are down just a bit because of site maintenance]


36,392  up from 36,085   up   307  PG General Automated Count
 1,972  -- from  1,972   up     0  PG of Australia!!! [My prev. error]
   777@ up from    771@  up@    6@ PG of Europe [REVISED!!!]
 2,017  up from  2,017   --     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved/Site Down
   808  up from    791   up    17  PG of Canada!!!
=====

41,259  UP from 40,865   UP   320  Grand Total [Off by 4]




May 21st

Grand total for today:

[Totals are down just a bit because of site maintenance]


36,085  up from 35,836   up   249  PG General Automated Count
 1,972  -- from  1,957   up    15  PG of Australia!!!
   771@ up from    767@  up@    4@ PG of Europe [REVISED!!!]
 2,017  up from  2,017   up     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved/Site Down
   791  up from    774   --    17  PG of Canada!!!
=====

40,865  UP from 40,584   UP   273  Grand Total [Off by 10]
[I must be blind this morning, I can't find the error!]


April 21st

Grand total for today:

[Totals are down just a bit because of site maintenance]

35,836  up from 35,542   up   294  PG General Automated Count
 1,957  -- from  1,924   up    33  PG of Australia!!!
   767@ up from    763@  up@    4@ PG of Europe [REVISED!!!]
 2,017  up from  2,009   up     8  PG PrePrints, Reserved/Site Down
   774  up from    753   up    21  PG of Canada!!!
=====

40,584  UP from 40,228   UP   356  Grand Total [Off by 0]




March 21st

Grand total for today:

[Totals are down just a bit because of site maintenance]

35,542  up from 35,246   up   296  PG General Automated Count
 1,924  -- from  1,915   --     9  PG of Australia
   763@ up from    761   up@    2@ PG of Europe [REVISED!!!]
 2,009  up from  2,009   up     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved/Site Down
   753  up from    727   up    26  PG of Canada
=====

40,228  UP from 39,897   UP   331  Grand Total [Off by 0]



February 21st

Grand total for today:

35,246  up from 34,931   up   315  PG General Automated Count
 1,915  -- from  1,915   --     0  PG of Australia
   761@ up from    756   up     5@ PG of Europe [REVISED!!!]
 2,009  up from  2,009   up     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved
   727  up from    701   up    26  PG of Canada
=====

39,897  UP from 39,556   UP   341  Grand Total [Off by 0]


January 21st

Grand total for today:

34,931  up from 34,616   up   315  PG General Automated Count
 1,915  -- from  1,915   --     0  PG of Australia
   756@ up from    749@  up     7@ PG of Europe [REVISED!!!]
 2,009  up from  2,009   up     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved
   701  up from    678   up    18  PG of Canada
=====

39,556  UP from 39,218   UP   333/334  Grand Total [Off by 1]



December 21st

Grand total for today:

34,616  up from 34,291   up   325  PG General Automated Count
 1,915  up from  1,890   up    25  PG of Australia
   749@ up from    742@  up     7@ PG of Europe [REVISED!!!]
 2,009  up from  2,009   up     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved
   678  up from    660   up    18  PG of Canada
=====

39,218  UP from 38,850   UP   368/368  Grand Total [Off by 0]



November 21st

Grand total for today:

34,291  up from 33,980   up   311  PG General Automated Count
 1,890  up from  1,890   up     0  PG of Australia
   749@ up from    736@  up    13@ PG of Europe [REVISED!!!]
 2,009  up from  2,009   up     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved
   660  up from    639   up    21  PG of Canada
=====
38,850  UP from 38,518   UP   332  Grand Total  [Off by 0]


October 21st

Grand total for today:

33,980  up from 33,676   up   304  PG General Automated Count
 1,890  up from  1,871   up    19  PG of Australia
   736@ up from    728@  up    12@ PG of Europe [REVISED!!!]
 2,009  up from  2,009   up     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved
   639  up from    619   up    20  PG of Canada
======
38,518  UP from 38,175   UP   343  Grand Total  [Off by 0]



September 21st

Grand total for today:

33,676  up from 33,372   up   304  PG General Automated Count
 1,871  up from  1,870   up     1  PG of Australia
   728@ up from    723@  up     5@ PG of Europe [REVISED!!!]
 2,009  up from  2,008   up     1  PG PrePrints, Reserved
   619  up from    598   up    21  PG of Canada
======
38,175  UP from 37,848   UP   327  Grand Total


@
Please note we have have been asked to presume all PG Europe
entries are being included in the top line.  However, I hope
we will eventually hear this is not the case and grand total
figures are somewhere in between:



August 21st

Grand total for today:

33,372  up from 33,108   up   264  PG General Automated Count
 1,870  up from  1,866   up     4  PG of Australia
   723@ up from    719@  up     3@ PG of Europe [REVISED!!!]
 2,008    --     2,008   --     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved
   598  up from    576   up    22  PG of Canada
======
37,848  up from 37,588   UP   260  Grand Total


Please note we have have been asked to presume all PG Europe
entries are being included in the top line.  However, I hope
we will eventually hear this is not the case and grand total
figures are somewhere in between:


This WOULD have appeared as follows under the old system:

38,571  up from 38,277   up   294  Grand Total  [off by 2]

[41 entries are still listed as reserved, and the automated
count still seems to have missed about 100 completed eBooks
but I'm leaving both of those out for the moment.]


July 21st

Grand total for today:

33,108  up from 32,841   up   257  PG General Automated Count
 1,866  up from  1,854   up    12  PG of Australia
   719@ up from    716   up     3@ PG of Europe [REVISED!!!]
 2,008    --     2,008   --     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved 42?
   576  up from    558   up    18  PG of Canada
======
37,588  DN from 37,977   DN   489  Grand Total

This WOULD have appeared as follows under the old system:

38,277  up from 37,977   up   292  Grand Total  [off by 2]


As above:

Please note that the Project Gutenberg of Europe entries have
apparently all been fed to general Project Gutenberg counting
systems, though I was originally told they were not due to an
apparently different copyright system.  However I am told now
that they all were selected to work under US copyright.

I will continue to research this and make updates.

I think I made an error here, beyone the "off by 2" so if you
figure this out better, please let me know.

Right now I'm just taking people's word for all this and will
have to make future updates and announcements, but give these
weeks included the start of our 40th year, I wanted to made a
change at this time for recording purposes of this year.




June 21st

Grand total for today:

32,841 up from 32,366   up   475  PG General Automated Count
 1,854 up from  1,851   up     3  PG of Australia [Vacation]
   716 up from    712   up     4  PG of Europe
 2,008   --     2,008   --     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved 42?
   558 up from    536   up    22  PG of Canada
======
37,977 up from 37,473   up   504  Grand Total



May 21st

Grand totals for today:


32,366 up from 31,975   up   391  PG General Automated Count
 1,851 up from  1,845   --     5  PG of Australia [Vacation]
   712 up from    704   up     8  PG of Europe
 2,008   --     2,008   --     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved 42?
   536 up from    521   up    17  PG of Canada
======
37,473 up from 37,053   up   421  Grand Total [found lost 1!]




Apr 21st

Grand totals for today:

31,975 up from 31,616   up   359  PG General Automated Count
 1,851 up from  1,845   --     5  PG of Australia [???]
   704 up from    699   up     5  PG of Europe
 2,008   --     2,008   --     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved 42?
   521 up from    504   up    17  PG of Canada
======
37,054 up from 36,672   up   386  Grand Total[off by 1]


700th PGEu eBook Posted!!!
Serving over 2,000 users in 24 hours.



Mar 21st

Grand totals for today:

31,616 up from 31,234   up   382  PG General Automated Count
 1,845 up from  1,842   up     3  PG of Australia
   699 up from    684   up    15  PG of Europe
 2,008   --     2,008   --     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved 42?
   504 up from    486   up    18  PG of Canada
======
36,672 up from 36,254   up   418  Grand Total



Feb 21st

Grand totals for today:

31,234 up from 30,935   up   299  PG General Automated Count
 1,842 up from  1,834   up     8  PG of Australia
   684 up from    680   up     4  PG of Europe
 2,008   --     2,008   up     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved 42?
   486 up from    462   up    24  PG of Canada
                                  Posted #400 on October 10
                                  July: 14 (Title 349 to 362)
                                  Aug: 16 (Titles 363 to 378)
                                  Sep: 17 (Titles 379 to 395)
                                  Oct: 13 (Titles 396 to 408)
                                  Nov: 9 [up to November 21]
                                  Dec: 19[up to December 21]
======
36,254 up from 35,919   up   335


Jan 21st

Grand totals for today:

30,935 up from 30,613   up   322  PG General Automated Count
 1,834 up from  1,830   up     4  PG of Australia
   680 up from    664   up    16  PG of Europe
 2,008   --     2,008   up     0  PG PrePrints, Reserved 42?
   462 up from    436   up    26  PG of Canada
                                  Posted #400 on October 10
======
35,919 up from 35,551   up   368



Previous month:

35,551   up   240  [Not including Canada's illustrations]


35,311   up   235  [Including correcting above estimate by 2]



Note  There are perhaps 100 eBooks not listed here
that are already in circulation from Project Gutenberg.

Note  PG Canada includes English, French, and Italian.


///

Here is how we ended 2009



      day       | cnt
----------------+-----
 Wed 2009-12-30 |   9
 Thu 2009-12-31 |  12
 Fri 2010-01-01 |   6
 Sat 2010-01-02 |  10
 Sun 2010-01-03 |   2
 Mon 2010-01-04 |  21
 Tue 2010-01-05 |   5

Weekly Total       65



December 21, 2009

Grand total for today: 30761  from automated in house counter

25866   English en
1531    French  fr
625     German  de
517     Finnish fi
455     Dutch   nl
405     Chinese zh
384     Portuguese      pt
270     Spanish es
225     Italian it
etc.



30,761  Up 3,145  From  27,616  PG General Automated Count
 1,830  Up   104  From   1,726  Project Gutenberg of Austr.
   675  Up   121  From     554  Project Gutenberg of Europe
   468  Up   243  From     225  Project Gutenberg of Canada

              [Estimated]
 2,008  DN   423  From   2,431  PrePrints [Subtracted 307

            Chinese eBooks]
======   ======
35,742  Up 3,190  From  32,552  Grand Total [Counting

        subtractions]


  9.825 eBooks Per Day
 68.773 eBooks Per Week
297.850 eBooks Per Month




///


Here is how we ended 2008



27,616   PG General Automated Count
 1,726   Project Gutenberg of Australia
   554   Project Gutenberg of Europe
   225   Project Gutenberg of Canada [Estimated]
         [202 up to December, no current report]
 2,431   PrePrints [Counting the 307 Chinese eBooks +111]
======   ======
32,552   Grand Total [Counting those PrePrints]




Here is how we ended 2007

The combined PG projects had produced a total of 26,161 titles.


The most number of books posted...
 ...in one day was 65 on the 26th December
 ...in one week was 151 in Week 18 (week ending 9th May)
 ...in one month was 477 in November

We averaged
338 per month [Over 4,000 for the year]
 78 per week
 11.13 per day

99 titles were newly REposted to the new filing system, bringing us almost to

the 2,000 mark.


Here is a small selection of project milestones;

100 eBooks in Greek as of September, 2010

TOTAL Original Project Gutenberg eBooks equals about
the number of books in the average U.S. public library
  32,500 on 20082121 [Counting the 307 Chinese Preprints]
                     [And presuming 3 after official count]
  32,000 on Calculating
  31,500 on 20081021 [not an error, 1,777 PrePrints]
  30,000 on 20081021
  29,500 on 20080919
  29,000 ~~ Calculating
  28,500 ~~ Calculating
  28,000 ~~ 20080516
  27,500 on 20080405

  27,000 ~~ 20080229
  26,500 on 20080126
  26,000 on 20071224
  25,000 on 20071012
  24,000 on 20070710
  23,000 on 20070415

PG-AU
  1,700 on 20081010
  1,600 on 20080208
  1,500 on 20070407

PG Canada
  175 on 20080930
  100 on 20080325
  110 on 20080417

///


Many thanks to all who have helped us reach our 40th year!


Michael S. Hart
Founder
Project Gutenberg

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