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5/11/09

Free eBooks and other Downloads for your Cell Phone

How would you like to dowload 100's of eBooks frre of charge and not worry about piracy?
Well there is a site that will let you do just that. The Project Gutenberg collection.
It was produced by tens of thousands of volunteers. There are over 28,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog.

A grand total of over 100,000 titles are available at Project Gutenberg Partners, Affiliates and Resources.
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.
he word free in the English language does not distinguish between free of charge and freedom.

Free of charge means that you don't have to pay for the book you received.

Freedom denotes that you may do as you like with the book you received.

This distinction is immaterial if you just want to read a book privately, but it becomes of utmost importance if you want to work with the book:

If you have a Blackberry or Palm: Plucker
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You can read plucker files on your Palm™ organizer or smartphone. Plucker is Free Software. Get the plucker viewer.

A plucker ebook is generated from the HTML file if there is one, else from the Plain Text file. If the source file is a Plain Text file, the program must guess at the structure of the text. Thus plucker files may contain formatting errors like verse lines run together or paragraphs wrongfully marked as headers etc. They are good enough for reading though.

Our plucker ebooks do not contain images.

You may also install the plucker distiller software and generate plucker ebooks yourself. This gives you control over more options, like including images, etc.

Here is the site address good luck and have fun:

The Project Gutenberg collection

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