Milestones: "30,000 English eBooks from Project Gutenberg"
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.
Project Gutenberg started the Internet Information Age by making The United States Declaration of Independence available for download on July 4, 1971.
Since then we’ve had upward of a quarter million volunteers helping us release more than 40,000 items, which doesn’t include the 75,000 or so ebooks donated by other eLibraries.
Most of the 40,000 are indexed and downloadable from gutenberg.org (available in multiple formats such as EPUB and PDF), and the additional 75,000 ebooks (in PDF format) available from the Project Gutenberg Consortium; gutenberg.cc.
[Note: Project Gutenberg also has a mobile site at: http://m.gutenberg.org/]
Congrats Michael Hart and to the Entire Project Gutenberg Team!
Hat Tip and Thanks: Paul Biba@TeleRead
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