Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Online Books Page

There’s been a lot of talk lately about electronic books, what with new portable readers and digitization initiatives. We’ve sent some of you links to Google books, but it often seems that the pages that would be most helpful are precisely those not included! Wouldn't it be nice to have a directory of free online book resources?

For those of you willing to take the online reading plunge, librarians at the University of Pennsylvania have put together an index of freely available online books, The Online Books Page.

They’ve indexed more than 30,000 books on the internet, and the records are searchable by keyword, author, title, subject etc. There are also special features – like banned books and prize winning books online. I did a quick search for “marketing” and turned up a small handful of books, including a link to Plug Your Book! Online Book Marketing for Authors .

And around we go…

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