This is the Project Gutenberg Newsletter for July, 2012 In this newsletter: * Birthday of the eBook * Grand opening of self.gutenberg.org * EBook #40000 * New eBook listings * Birthday of the eBook Today is July 4. It is the Independence Day holiday in the United States, and marks the 41st birthday of electronic books. On this day in 1971, in Urbana Illinois, Michael Hart had the opportunity, insight and inspiration to digitize and share the United States Declaration of Independence. You can read this eBook today at www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1 Here are Michael's notes from our eBook #1, from an updated re-release in 1993: ==================== The United States Declaration of Independence was the first Etext released by Project Gutenberg, early in 1971. The title was stored in an emailed instruction set which required a tape or diskpack be hand mounted for retrieval. 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Mears 40067 [Subtitle: or, Roughing It on the Great Lakes] Páginas sevillanas, by Manuel Chaves 40066 [Subtitle: Sucesos Históricos, Personajes Célebres, Monuments Notables, Tradiciones Populares, Cuentos Viejos, Leyendas y Curiosidades.] [Language: Spanish] Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 105 December 9, 1893, by Various 40065 [Editor: Sir Francis Burnand] Mal Moulée, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 40064 [Subtitle: A Novel] Every Girl's Library, Volume 8 of 10, by Various 40063 [Subtitle: A Collection of Appropriate and Instructive Reading for Girls of All Ages from the Best Authors of All Time] [Editor: Percy Keese Fitzhugh] Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine--Volume 62, No. 386, 40062 December, 1847, by Various Anabasis Volume 2 (of 2), by Xenophon 40061 [Language: Greek] Christian Faith Under Modern Searchlights, by William Hallock Johnson 40060 Wanderfoot, by Cynthia Stockley 40059 [Subtitle: The Dream Ship] Not Ready 40058 Not Ready 40057 Yule Logs, by Various 40056 [Subtitle: Longmans' Christmas Annual for 1898] [Editor: G. 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Bechstein 40055 [Subtitle: Their Management, Habits, Food, Diseases, Treatment, Breeding, and the Methods of Catching Them.] Margaret Capel, vol. 3 of 3, by Ellen Wallace 40054 [Subtitle: A Novel] Margaret Capel, vol. 2 of 3, by Ellen Wallace 40053 [Subtitle: A Novel] Les guêpes; vol. 1 & 2, by Alphonse Karr 40052 [Language: French] Found at Last: the Veritable Garden of Eden, by David Van Slyke 40051 [Subtitle: Or a place that answers the Bible description of that notable spot better than anything yet discovered] Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919, by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose 40050 Histoire Anecdotique de l'Ancien Théâtre en France, 40049 Tome Second, by Albert Du Casse [Subtitle: Théâtre-Français, Opéra, Opéra-Comique, Théâtre-Italien, Vaudeville, Théâtres forains,] [Language: French] The Newcastle Song Book, by Various 40048 [Subtitle: or Tyne-Side Songster] Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 107, October 20, 1894, by Various 40047 [Editor: Francis Cowley Burnand] Dispatch Carrier and Memoirs of Andersonville Prison, 40046 by William N. 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Smith] Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt, by Various 40037 [Subtitle: Early Names of Pittsburgh Streets Sixth Edition] Tramping with Tramps, by Josiah Flynt 40036 [Subtitle: Studies and Sketches of Vagabond Life] Book of Monsters, by David Fairchild and 40035 Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild The Princess Dehra, by John Reed Scott 40034 The Missing Formula, by Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt 40033 [Subtitle: Madge Sterling Series, #1] Mexico, by Susan Hale 40032 Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present, by John Timbs 40031 The Theory of Heat Radiation, by Max Planck 40030 [Translator: Morton Masius] Gunpowder Plot and Lord Mounteagle's Letter, by Henry Hawkes Spink Jr 40029 [Subtitle: Being a Proof, with Moral Certitude, of the Authorship of the Document: Together with Some Account of the Whole Thirteen Gunpowder Conspirators, Including Guy Fawkes] Royal English Bookbindings, by Cyril Davenport 40028 The Scarecrow and Other Stories, by G. Ranger Wormser 40027 Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 64, No. 398, 40026 December 1848, by Various Oeuvres, Tome V, by Volney 40025 [Subtitle: Recherches nouvelles sur l'histoire ancienne] [Language: French] Rebecca's Promise, by Frances R. Sterrett 40024 [Illustrator: E. C. Caswell] Monograms & Ciphers, by Albert Angus Turbayne 40023 [Illustrator: Other Members of Carlton Studio] The History of Chivalry, Volume II (of 2), by Charles Mills 40022 [Subtitle: Or, Knighthood and Its Times] The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2), by Charles Mills 40021 [Subtitle: Or, Knighthood and Its Times] The Thames, by G. E. Mitton 40020 [Illustrator: E. W. Haslehust] The Barren Ground of Northern Canada, by Warburton Mayer Pike 40019 Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others, by James Alexander Henshall 40018 The Stampeder, by S. A. White 40017 The Last Rose of Summer, by Rupert Hughes 40016 A Boy Scout's Courage, by Edward Griggs 40015 John Burnet of Barns, by John Buchan 40014 [Subtitle: A Romance] The Master of Warlock, by George Cary Eggleston 40013 [Subtitle: A Virginia War Story] [Illustrator: C. D. Williams] Ein Buch, das gern ein Volksbuch werden möchte, 40012 by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach [Language: German] L'Illustration, No. 0044, 30 Décembre 1843, by Various 40011 [Language: French] Summer Cruising in the South Seas, by Charles Warren Stoddard 40010 Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5, by Various 40009 [Subtitle: "Indole" to "Insanity"] The Autobiography of a Cornish Smuggler, by Harry Carter 40008 Säkeniä, by August Ahlqvist 40007 [Subtitle: Kokous runoelmia] [Language: Finnish] Margaret Capel, vol. 1 of 3, by Ellen Wallace 40006 [Subtitle: A Novel] North American Recent Soft-shelled Turtles 40005 [Family Trionychidae), by Robert G. Webb The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2), by Charles de Coster 40004 [Subtitle: And Lamme Goedzak, and their Adventures Heroical, Joyous and Glorious in the Land of Flanders and Elsewhere] [Translators: F. M. Atkinson and John Hero Lepper] Australian Heroes and Adventurers, by William Pyke 40003 The Die Varieties of the Nesbitt Series of United States 40002 Envelopes, by Victor M. Berthold An English Girl's First Impressions of Burmah, by Beth Ellis 40001 Extinct Birds, by Walter Rothschild 40000 [Subtitle: An attempt to unite in one volume a short account of those Birds which have become extinct in historical times.] The Great Acceptance, by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull and Guy Thorne 39999 [Subtitle: The Life Story of F. N. Charrington] Science of Animal Locomotion (Zoopraxography), by Eadweard Muybridge 39998 [Subtitle: An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements] Library Notes, by A. P. Russell 39997 The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. V (of 6), by Luigi Antonio Lanzi 39996 [Subtitle: from the Period of the Revival of the Fine Arts to the End of the Eighteenth Century] [Translator: Thomas Roscoe] For the Soul of Rafael, by Marah Ellis Ryan 39995 Mountain, by Clement Wood 39994 [Subtitle: A Novel] Gardening for Little Girls, by Olive Hyde Foster 39993 Poesias, by António Augusto Soares de Passos 39992 [Language: Portuguese] The Hosts of the Lord, by Flora Annie Steel 39991 Años de juventud del doctor Angélico by Armando Palacio Valdés 39990 [Language: Spanish] The Churches of Paris, by S. Sophia Beale 39989 Storia comparata degli usi nuziali in Italia e presso gli 39988 altri popoli indo-europei, by Angelo De Gubernatis [Subtitle: Seconda edizione riveduta e ampliata dall'autore] [Language: Italian] The Flower of Forgiveness, by Flora Annie Steel 39987 The Way of Initiation, by Rudolf Steiner 39986 [Subtitle: or, How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds] [Translator: Max Gysi] The Potter's Thumb, by Flora Annie Steel 39985 Lord Loveland Discovers America, by C. N. Williamson 39984 and A. M. Williamson [Illustrator: George Brehm] The Weird of the Wentworths, Vol. 2, by Johannes Scotus 39983 [Subtitle: A Tale of George IV's Time] The Weird of the Wentworths, Vol. 1, by Johannes Scotus 39982 [Subtitle: A Tale of George IV's Time] Not Ready 39981 Farmer George, Volume 1, by Lewis Melville 39980 Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2, by Maria R. Audubon 39979 The Royal Mail, by James Wilson Hyde 39978 [Subtitle: Its Curiosities and Romance] Illustrations of Universal Progress, by Herbert Spencer 39977 [Subtitle: A Series of Discussions] Jacques le fataliste et son maître, by Denis Diderot 39976 [Language: French] Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2), by Maria R. Audubon 39975 Handbook of Alabama Archaeology, by James W. Cambron and David C. Hulse 39974 [Subtitle: Part I, Point Types] How to Produce Amateur Plays, by Barrett H. Clark 39973 [Subtitle: A Practical Manual] Palmetto-Leaves, by Harriet Beecher Stowe 39972 Bonaparte in Egypt and the Egyptians of To-day, by Haji A. Browne 39971 The Hill of Venus, by Nathan Gallizier 39970 [Illustrators: E. H. Garrett and P. Verburg] A Civic Biology, by George William Hunter 39969 [Subtitle: Presented in Problems] Lancashire Humour, by Thomas Newbigging 39968 [Illustrator: J. Ayton Symington] Sources of the Synoptic Gospels, by Carl S. Patton 39967 Curiosities of Christian History, by Croake James 39966 [Subtitle: Prior to the Reformation] American Big-Game Hunting, by Various 39965 [Subtitle: The Book of the Boone and Crockett Club] [Editors: Theodore Roosevelt and George Bird Grinnell] The Positive Outcome of Philosophy, by Joseph Dietzgen 39964 [Subtitle: The Nature of Human Brain Work. Letters on Logic.] [Translator: Ernst Unterman] The Constitution of the Athenians, by Aristotle 39963 [Language: Greek] Not Ready 39962 Not Ready 39961 Not Ready 39960 The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3), by James Hogg 39959 [Subtitle: or, War, Women, and Witchcraft] Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces 39958 Fasciatus, by Henry S. Fitch Prairie Gold, by Various 39957 [Editors: Johnson Brigham, Lewis Worthington Smith and Helen Cowles LeCron] Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, by Walter Adeney 39956 The Dawn of Day, by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 39955 [Translator: John McFarland Kennedy] With Americans of Past and Present Days, by J. J. Jusserand 39954 Diane de Poitiers, by Jean-Baptiste Capefigue 39953 [Language: French] The Iowa, by William Harvey Miner 39952 Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 107 July 7, 1894, by Various 39951 People of Destiny, by Philip Gibbs 39950 [Subtitle: Americans as I saw them at Home and Abroad] The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays, 39949 by Thorstein Veblen Historia de Venezuela, t. 2, by Pedro de Aguado 39948 [Language: Spanish] Historia de Venezuela, t. I, by Pedro de Aguado 39947 [Language: Spanish] Trees. A Woodland Notebook, by Herbert Maxwell 39946 [Subtitle: Containing Observations on Certain British and Exotic Trees] Peeps at People, by John Kendrick Bangs 39945 [Subtitle: Being Certain Papers from the Writings of Anne Warrington Witherup] [Illustrator: Edward Penfield] Caper-Sauce, by Fanny Fern 39944 [Subtitle: A Volume of Chit-Chat about Men, Women, and Things] Delacroix by, Paul G. Konody 39943 Botticelli, by Henry Bryan Binns 39942 Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon, by Walter Adeney 39941 [Subtitle: and the Lamentations of Jeremiah] Ashton Kirk, Secret Agent, by John T. McIntyre 39940 [Illustrator: Ralph L. Boyer] Kuningas Henrik Viides, by William Shakespeare 39939 [Language: Finnish] Drei Abhandlungen zur Sexualtheorie, by Sigmund Freud 39938 [Language: German] The Long Dim Trail, by Forrestine C. Hooker 39937 Meg's Friend, by Alice Abigail Corkran 39936 [Subtitle: A Story for Girls] [Illustrator: Robert Fowler] Twelve Good Musicians, by Frederick Bridge 39935 [Subtitle: From John Bull to Henry Purcell] Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore, by Charles Hardwick 39934 [Subtitle: (Chiefly Lancashire and the North of England:) Their affinity to others in widely-distributed localities; Their Eastern Origin and Mythical Significance] The Amazing Inheritance, by Frances R. Sterrett 39933 The Lure of Old London, by Sophie Cole 39932 Népdalok és mondák (1. kötet), by János Erdélyi) 39931 [Language: Hungarian] El proletario en España y el Negro en Cuba, by Ramón J. Espinosa 39930 [Language: Spanish] A Dialogue upon the Gardens, by William Gilpin 39929 [Subtitle: of the Right Honorouble the Lord Viscount Cobham at Stow in Buckinghamshire] Man's Place in the Universe, by Alfred R. Wallace 39928 [Subtitle: A Study of the Results of Scientific Research in Relation to the Unity or Plurality of Worlds, 3rd Edition] Daniel Boone, by Reuben Gold Thwaites 39927 "Puffing Billy" and the Prize "Rocket", by Helen Cross Knight 39926 [Subtitle: or the story of the Stephensons and our Railways] A Short History of English Music, by Ernest Ford 39925 Down the River to the Sea, by Agnes Maule Machar 39924 The Lucky Seventh, by Ralph Henry Barbour 39923 [Illustrator: Norman P. Rockwell] Juggernaut, by George Cary Eggleston and Dolores Marboug 39922 [Subtitle: A Veiled Record] Les vrais mystères de Paris, by Eugène François Vidoc 39921 [Language: French] Yarmouth Notes, by Frederick Danby Palmer 39920 [Subtitle: 1830-1872. Collected from the File of the Norwich Mercury] Petersburg, by Andrey Bely 39919 [Language: German] Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander 39918 Selkirk, by John Ross Browne [Subtitle: With Sketches of Adventure in California and Washoe] Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 39917 1846 and 1847, by John Rae The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves, by Claude A. Labelle 39916 Gouverneur Morris, by Theodore Roosevelt 39915 Reports on the Maya Indians of Yucatan, by Santiago Mendez, 39914 Antonio García y Cubas, Pedro Sanchez de Aguilar and Francisco Hernandez [Subtitle: vol. IX No. 3] Expositor's Bible: The Book of Ecclesiastes, by Samuel Cox 39913 Tom Willoughby's Scouts, by Herbert Strang 39912 [Subtitle: A Story of the War in German East Africa] [Illustrator: Wal Paget] The Army Mule and Other War Sketches, by Henry A. Castle 39911 [Illustrator: J. W. Vawter] Omphalos, by Philip Henry Gosse 39910 [Subtitle: An Attempt to Untie the Geological Knot] The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume III (of III), by Philip Freneau 39909 Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6, by Various 39908 [Subtitle: "Inscriptions" to "Ireland, William Henry"] Wilderness of Spring, by Edgar Pangborn 39907 'Farewell, Nikola', by Guy Boothby 39906 [Illustrator: Harold Piffard] Upsidonia, by Archibald Marshall 39905 The Life of Crustacea, by William Thomas Calman 39904 Star of Mercia, by Blanche Devereux 39903 [Subtitle: Historical Tales of Wales and the Marches] La moglie ideale, by Marco Praga 39902 [Language: Italian] L'Illustration, No. 0043, 23 Décembre 1843, by Various 39901 [Language: French] The Slipper Point Mystery, by Augusta Huiell Seaman 39900 [Illustrator: C. M. Relyea] Star, by Forrestine C. Hooker 39899 [Subtitle: The Story of an Indian Pony] [Illustrator: Charles Livingston Bull] Western Scenes and Reminiscences, by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft 39898 [Subtitle: Together with Thrilling Legends and Traditions of the Red Men of the Forest] Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon, by Austen H. Layard 39897 The Girl Next Door, by Augusta Huiell Seaman 39896 [Illustrator: C. M. Relyea] The Church of St. Bunco, by Gordon Clark 39895 [Subtitle: A Drastic Treatment of a Copyrighted Religion] Roman Sepulchral Inscriptions, by John Kenrick 39894 [Subtitle: Their Relation to Arch?ology, Language, and Religion] Defenseless America, by Hudson Maxim 39893 Scottish Loch Scenery, by Thomas A. Croal 39892 [Illustrator: A. F. 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Saurusaitis 39888 The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia, by Frank Evers Beddard 39887 Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning, by Willard Huntington Wright 39886 Cours Familier de Littérature (Volume 12), by Alphonse de Lamartine 39885 [Subtitle: Un entretien par mois] [Language: French] L'Instruction Théorique du Soldat par lui-même (1914), by Félix Chapuis 39884 [Language: French] Alsace-Lorraine, by Daniel Blumenthal 39883 [Subtitle: A Study of the Relations of the Two Provinces to France and to Germany and a Presentation of the Just Claims of their People] The Beginners of a Nation, by Edward Eggleston 39882 War's Brighter Side, by Julian Ralph 39881 [Subtitle: The Story of The Friend Newspaper Edited by the Correspondents with Lord Roberts's Forces, March-April, 1900] Tableau historique et pittoresque de Paris depuis les Gaulois 39880 jusqu'à nos jours (Volume 1/8), by Jacques-Maximilien Benjamin Bins de Saint-Victor [Language: French] Miser Farebrother (vol 3 of 3), by Benjamin Leopold Farjeon 39879 [Subtitle: A Novel] Miser Farebrother (vol 2 of 3), by Benjamin Leopold Farjeon 39878 [Subtitle: A Novel] Histoire de France 1661-1690 (Volume 15/19), by Jules Michelet 39877 [Language: French] Histoire de France 1598-1628 (Volume 13/19), by Jules Michelet 39876 [Language: French] Highways and Byways in London, by E. 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Another wonderful thing about eBooks is that you can correct what you find in error, or just make changes in how YOU think an eBook should look for you and then whenever you give them away everyone you give them to will have the same improved copies.
Of course, you can also send in Project Gutenberg error reports–and we will gladly check these against various edition, and these will be fixed for the rest of the history of that eBook.
One of my personal favorite things about eBooks is how easy it is to find your way around in them; even a three word phrase such as “not to be” only appears twice in Hamlet, so telling everyone how to find a certain place in an eBook is much easier than on paper, as giving the page number in a paper book only takes you within a thousand or two thousand characters of where you want to go. The idea of giving someone just a three word phrase to find the exact location is something that works incredibly better, and, as those examples in Hamlet demonstrate, if you get another identical word combination, just hit the search key again, much easier than scan and scan to find the phrase on any given page. Continue reading What I Like About eBooks by Michael Hart