Unglue.it Officially Launches “Thanks for Ungluing” Program
Today marks the official launch of Unglue.it’s “Thanks for Ungluing” program. Unglue.it is “the bookstore for books that want to be free”.
Unglue.it aims to compile a comprehensive database of Creative Commons licensed books while offering authors and publishers new ways to make ends meet.
“Great books deserve to be read by all of us, and we ought to be supporting the people who create these books. ‘Thanks for Ungluing’ gives readers, authors, libraries and publishers a new way to build, sustain, and nourish the books we love.” said Eric Hellman, Founder of Unglue.it. “We’re thrilled to be working the amazing creators participating in this launch”.
Thanks-for-Ungluing lets readers say “thank you” for free ebooks. The program is designed to help rights holders promote and benefit from their Creative Commons licensed ebooks. Creators participating in the Thanks-for-Ungluing program request payment for ebooks on a pay-what-you-want basis. They set suggested prices as well as metadata and descriptions for their books.
Titles/Authors/Publishers Participating in “Thanks for Ungluing” at Launch:
Acts of the Apostles, and Three Other Books by Jim Sundman
Note: Acts of the Apostles was the second book ever to have a Creative Commons license (The first was Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.)
Two Titles Published by Open Book Publishers
- The Digital Public Domain: Foundations For An Open Culture
- The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre
Moebius Noodles by Yelena McManaman and Maria Droujkova
“…offers advanced math activities to fit your child’s personality, interests, and needs.”
Jake Hartnell: 23rd Century Romance
Jim Bowers: Green Comet
Read the Complete the Blog Post
Additional info about each book and the “Thanks for Ungluing” program.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.