A Crowdfunded Approach To Setting E-Books Free | paidContent

abernard102@gmail.com 2012-08-20


“What do To Kill A Mockingbird, A Wrinkle in Time and Little House on the Prairie series have in common, besides being beloved? None of them are available legally as e-books... The newly launched Unglue.it, now in alpha, is a place for individuals and institutions to join together to liberate specific e-books and other types of digital content... Here’s how the site will work when it is fully up and running: A book’s digital rights holder sets the price for which he or she is willing to make a book as a Creative Commons, DRM-free e-book... Then Unglue.it begins a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding campaign to raise money to set the book ‘free.’ Users make pledges that are pre-authorized using PayPal. Once the money is raised—the practical limit of a campaign is about six months, says Hellman—the book is released and Unglue.it takes a commission. The company behind the site is called Gluejar. It is led by Eric Hellman, who writes about the intersection of technology, libraries and e-books and previously worked at the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)...”




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Date tagged:

08/20/2012, 15:18

Date published:

02/03/2012, 10:56