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EBook uploads exceed 30,000
#11  David Munch 11-16-2015, 03:43 AM
I am curious, what is the reason for compiling free ebooks on MR? I mean, they are likely also available a lot of other places.
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#12  Jellby 11-16-2015, 08:09 AM
The text is usually available in many other places, but the formatting here is (or should be) much better than what you get with automatic conversions. Often our books are also additionally proofread, include illustrations, etc.

To quote from our General Book Uploads Posting Guidelines:

6. Uploads here should add some notable "value" to a PG (or whatever) original (for example: nice reformatting, artwork, a TOC, footnotes, etc etc). There's really no point in posting here something which which a poster can get from the original source in two minutes.
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#13  HarryT 11-17-2015, 06:52 AM
Quote David Munch
I am curious, what is the reason for compiling free ebooks on MR? I mean, they are likely also available a lot of other places.
Are they? Where else can you download my meticulously proofed and corrected editions of Dickens, for example?
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#14  doubleshuffle 11-17-2015, 08:14 AM
Quote David Munch
I am curious, what is the reason for compiling free ebooks on MR? I mean, they are likely also available a lot of other places.
What Harry and Jellby said.

There are loads of books here that otherwise only exist as Google scans. Have you ever tried reading one of the automatic epub conversions the Internet Archive offers of those?

Some people even scan books themselves. I know that there is material in pynch's Virginia Woolf and James Joyce editions that is unavailable in digital form anywhere else.
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#15  DaleDe 12-18-2018, 02:29 PM
Today the Patricia Clark Memorial Library E-Book Uploads reached 30,001 passing the 30,000 milestone only 4.5 years since the last time based on the change in Public Domain rules. It should get a fairly good increase again after the year end when more books become available. But for now here is what we have:
* Kindle Format: 8811 books
* Sony Format: 7738 books
* ePub Format: 9908 books
* eBookwise: 2840 books
* Misc Format: 704 books mostly PDF

In German there are more than 4100 books. 4182 are available in links from our wiki. These are mostly ePub. See Talk:Free eBooks-de/de@Wiki ».

Thank you to all those who continue to upload eBooks to our collection.
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#16  GeoffC 12-19-2018, 02:48 AM
Patricia will be looking down on us with pride......
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#17  DaleDe 01-03-2019, 12:53 PM
Today, the additional books for the 2019 year were moved from the archive to the active groups. There are now 30,294 in the Library. And ePub reaches 10,000 books.

Dale
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#18  DaleDe 10-31-2019, 12:45 PM
Update:

We have now reached 31,002 eBooks in the Library. Kindle has 9,121 and EPub has 10,486.
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#19  CRussel 11-02-2019, 12:59 AM
Impressive.
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#20  poohbear_nc 11-05-2019, 12:59 PM
An amazing source for endless fine reading! Kudos!

Keep them coming folks!
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