November 23, 2020

Milestones: "30,000 English eBooks from Project Gutenberg"

From a Project Gutenberg News Post by Michael Hart (Founder of Project G Almost 40 Years Ago):

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.

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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/]

Please also search out Project Gutenberg of Australia, Project Gutenberg of Canada and Project Gutenberg of Europe.

Congrats Michael Hart and to the Entire Project Gutenberg Team!

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Hat Tip and Thanks: Paul Biba@TeleRead

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