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5th Annual World eBook Fair

The 5th Annual World eBook Fair hopes to hand out 1 million to 2 million eBooks every day from July 4 to August 4 for a total of 50 million eBooks in a single month.

Once again The World eBook Fair has added over a million new freely downloadable items in a single year to offer you many new items in many new formats, errors corrected, etc.

About a million of these bear smaller resemblance to today’s average eBook, as they have been proofread and formatted for easier reading, search, and research, and many are available in various formats that include cellphones, PDA’s, etc.

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of eBooks with us July 4th to August 4th. . .Pick Up A Personal eLibrary from 3.7+ million eBooks, not to mention music, movies, artwork, etc.

All you have to do is visit the portal (www.worldebookfair.org) and follow the pointers to the following collections, etc.

The 40th year of eBooks will start on July 4 with 3.5+ million FREE eBooks available.

These books run the range from light to heavy literature and a host of other subjects and have been made available for you by hundreds of eLibraries around the world from extreme polish of The World Public Library’s 750,000 titles to Project Gutenberg with over 100,000 well proofread eBooks to the 2+ million from The Internet Archive.

eBooks will be available in over 100 languages!!!

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World eBook Fair Ends Tuesday August 4 Midnight

We try to time this so people in all times zones can get a selection from the two million plus free eBooks or the 125  thousand commercial eBooks [just ask for a discount] right  up to the last minute of Tuesday.

At this time we are estimating one million downloads a day on the average, but because some of the books require files in multiple numbers, instead of estimating 32 million, for the 32 days from Jul. 4 through Aug. 4, we prefer to do an estimate of a more conservative nature.

100 Million Total World eBook Fair Books Downloaded

However, even with such conservative estimates, we have an overall estimate of having given away 100 million eBooks–in the three years and one month since we first began.

We will endeavor to present more exact statistics after we have had some time to work them up in more detail.

100 Million More eBooks Downloaded From Project Gutenberg

In addition to these 100 million eBooks given away in this 37 month period, Project Gutenberg has equaled this via a monthly total averaging about 2.7 million.

2.7 million/month x 37 months = ~100 million eBooks

Next year these grand totals will likely be expressed in a terminology of fractions of a billion, as 200 million is a fractional equivalent to 1/5 billion, which should surpass 1/4 billion [250 million] next year, and we should surpass 1/3 billion [333 million] the year after if we are lucky.

It might take one extra year to 1/2 billion [500 million].

This is including eBooks given away ONLY VIA TWO SITES: www.worldebookfair.org and www.gutenberg.org

It does not include: www.gutenberg.cc or any of the many other Project Gutenberg sites worldwide or any estimate of how many people who download these book titles then proceed to give them to others.

The whole point of such sites is to hand out eBooks to the world at large, with no restrictions on give them to other people free of charge.

It is our hope via this Unlimited Distribution philosophy, to put so many free eBooks into circulation that no one is ever going to be able to count them.

Given that nearly 4.5 billion people now have cell phones, activated cell phones, not counting the billion that could be used as eReaders without activation, or with WiFi, this literally accounts for one cell phone for ever person this planet contains of a reasonable reading age, and the total cell phone count continues to escalate.

Thus there is absolutely no reason an eBook may not travel to every person who might ever want to read it.

The Future Is Now!

Michael S. Hart

World eBook Fair Prepares For Final Week

Many more books have been added since our initial report on the start of The World eBook Fair on July 4. As expected, Internet
Archive is keeping up with their goal of adding another ~25,000 titles, about 1,000 each business day, but another 25,000 comes
from the general readership of the patrons. We get messages to add books that our readers have compiled totally on their own–
independently of the major eBook producers.

In fact, the Internet Archive total will likely increase double what was expected, as they were just approching 1,500,000, July
4, and reached 1,545,731 texts by noon EDT, July 27. This will likely reach additional totals of ~50,000 added just during the
period from July 4 through August 4. Add to that the 25,000 or so mentioned above, and a few hundred more at Project Gutenberg
sites and others, and the grand total by the end of the fair is likely to surpass 2,500,000, as follows:

1,550,000  Internet Archive
  500,000  World Public Library
  113,000  Project Gutenberg
  130,000  ebooksabouteverything.com
   37,000  Other eBook Sites
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2,320,000  Grand Total [Estimate]

In addition, Internet Archive offers:

191,421 movies
381,602 audio recordings
66,622 concerts [totals as of July 27]

[These are not added into our grand totals this year, but will probably be added in next year, so statistic oriented people should be advised]

The World eBook Fair is handing out a million files per day on the average with best day July 15 of 1.5 million files.

Reminder: some of the entries take more than one file so a one to one matching of files to books will not be accurate.

As you can see, our earliest most popular books were joined by some other classics, as well as computer oriented works.

Most Popular Titles At Half Way Point:

  1. Emma, by Jan Austen
  2. Linux Complete Command
  3. Little Woman, by Lousia May Alcott
  4. Nostromo, by Joseph Conrad
  5. Workbook in Higher Algebra
  6. A Child’s Garden of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, by Jules Verne
  8. The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio
  9. Overview of Servlets and JavaServer
  10. RedHat Linux Unleashed
  11. Win XP Pro
  12. Cousin Bette, by Honore de Balzac
  13. The Beautiful Book Of Nursery Rhymes, by Frank Adams
  14. Workbook in Higher Algebra
  15. C+ Programming
  16. MY SQL manual
  17. Colonel Chabert, by Honore de Balzac
  18. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. The Art of War, by Sun Tzu
  20. The Time Machine, by Herbert George Wells

Michael S. Hart
Project Gutenberg
World eBook Fair

2.5 Million eBooks at World eBook Fair

Over 3 Million Items Feted At World eBook Fair

Project Gutenberg, The World Public Library, The Internet Archive, and ebooksabouteverything are proud to sponsor the fourth edition of The World eBook Fair.

July 4 – August 4 at http://www.worldebookfair.org

eBook readers will have over 2 million to pick from:

~1.5  million from http://www.archive.org
~ .5  million from http://www.worldpubliclibrary.org
~ .13 million from http://ebooksabouteverything.com
~ .11 million from the various Gutenberg servers
~ .01 million from various other eBook sites
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~2.5  million eBooks Grand Total

Please note that archive.org and PG etc. have many audio files, movies, music files, etc. with totals of an additional ~.5 million files.

Grand Total: ~3.1 million Files of all Kinds Many of these eBooks are available for cellphones.

Approximately 1,000 titles will be added each week.

Contact information:

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

Michael S. Hart
Founder, Project Gutenberg

405 W. Elm, Urbana, IL 61801
US Phone 217-344-6623
Cellphone 808-295-0615

Gregory B. Newby
CEO, Project Gutenberg

US Phone 907-450-8663

John Guagliardo
Director, World Public Library
Director, World Public Library

Honolulu, Hawaii
US Phone 808-292-2068

Catherine Hodge
eBooks About Everything

US Phone 760-327-5100

The Internet Archive