Project Gutenberg 40,000th eBook Milestone!

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With little fanfare, Project Gutenberg reached #40000 in its eBook series; Extinct Birds: an attempt to unite in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times: that is, within the last six or seven hundred years: to which are added a few which still exist, but are on […]

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30,000 English eBooks from Project Gutenberg

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Today, just six weeks after Project Gutenberg posted its 40,000th internally created book, the 30,000th English ebook has now been placed online: The Religions of Ancient Egypt and Babylonia, by Archibald Henry Sayce. Thanks go out to Delphine Lettau, David King and the Online Distributed Proofreaders Team; who by the way, recently created their 20,000th […]

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The Year of the eBook

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Project Gutenberg, the granddaddy of all eBook libraries, announced today they have put number 40,000 of internally produced free eBooks online as of March 1st. This raises their grand total to 100,000, as they receive a number of eBooks from other producers worldwide. These figures even subtract 15,000 for various duplications. If you have a […]

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Project Gutenberg Yearly Overview: 2010

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Noon, January 6, 2011, was the end of Project Gutenberg’s 2010 production year. A great deal happened during the year though perhaps the most important was how 2010 became the year of the ebook. All ebook websites reported an increase in downloads, especially at the end of the year. also saw a big increase, […]

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The 2008 Project Gutenberg Year In Review

eBooks Readable By Both Humans And Computers Since 1971 It’s been another fantastic year at Project Gutenberg with yet many more landmarks and milestones to add to an ever increasing list. The Complete “CIA World Factbooks” The latest project to be completed is “The CIA Factbook,” complete, from 1990 to 2008. It has been many […]

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Project Gutenberg November 2008 Newsletter

The big news this month is that Project Gutenberg has officially passed 30,000 original eBooks, bringing the the original Project Gutenberg editions to as many titles as the average U.S. public library. 27,188 (+212) 11/20/08 – PG General Automated Count 1,717 (+ 11) 11/18/08 – PG Australia 542 (+ 12) 10/21/08 – PG Europe 2,461 […]

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August 2008 – Statistics Update

Michael Hart has sent out his monthly newsletter for August 2008 and during this last month there have been a few nice milestones from the various PG projects. First up, Greg Newby has provided us with an update on the top languages found at Currently there are over 100 languages available in the archives […]

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PG Australia celebrates their 7th Birthday!

In Australia it is now 1st August 2008 and Project Gutenberg Australia is celebrating its seventh birthday! In August 2001 Project Gutenberg Australia posted their first book online, “Animal Farm” by George Orwell – they now have over 1600 titles available for download. Project Gutenbereg (U.S.) only posted their 1,600th title in June 1998 – […]

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Project Gutenberg archives reach 28,000 eBook titles!

As of May 21, 2008: “Original Project Gutenberg eBook” site totals have reached 28,000, details below. Please do not forget the 1600+ from PG of Australia, the ~500 from PG Europe, and the ~100 from PG Canada, with a detailed list included below. Not to mention the sites: with 75,000+ eBooks, and Project Runeberg […]

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PG Canada posts their 100th eBook!

We’ve just posted the 100th eBook. It’s from 1904, seems not to have been reprinted, and is a very interesting account of Toronto’s legal establishment in the 19th century: it’s a rather spectacular addition to the collection. Here’s the description from the website: 2008/03/25: As our 100th eBook, we’ve chosen this beautifully illustrated history of […]

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Towards A Universal Digital Library: A Few Milestones

Many of us dream of a universal digital library freely available on the web, i.e. available anywhere and at any time. Thanks to Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive and others, we are getting there, at least for the books from public domain. The process began a while ago with a few pioneers – It is […]

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