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Partners

 

Distributed Proofreaders. DP allows people to share in the tasks of proofreading, verifying and formatting eBooks for Project Gutenberg.

 

iBiblio, the public's library. IBiblio is our main eBook distribution site, holds our Web pages, and offers a variety of supporting services.

 

 

Sister Projects

 

Project Gutenberg of Australia provides books which are in the public domain in Australia. As a general rule the works of authors who died before 1955 are in the public domain in Australia. Works by George Orwell (died 1950), Virginia Woolf (died 1941), and James Joyce (died 1941), just to name a few authors, are in the public domain in Australia. Of course, works which are in the public domain in Australia may remain copyrighted in other Countries, even for several decades. People may not download, or read online, such works if they are in a country where they are still under copyright. That still leaves a lot of readers out there to enjoy etexts of some of the greatest literary works of the twentieth century. Project Gutenberg of Australia also provides a list all of the Project Gutenberg etexts (from both the US and Australian Collections) which were written by Australians or which relate (although loosely) to Australia, and has an extensive collection of books by and about the land and sea explorers who opened up the continent to white settlement.

 

Project Gutenberg of Canada specializes in Canadiana literature in English and French, in the public domain in Canada. You can help proofread through Distributed Proofreaders of Canada.

 

Project Gutenberg Consortia Center (PGCC). Collections of collections, with numerous languages and formats. Sponsored by the World eBook Library. Host of the annual World eBook Fair.

 

Projekt Gutenberg-DE. German literature. This was the second site to ask Michael Hart to use the Project Gutenberg name and concept, for German-language content. Currently run by a for-profit organization (Hille + Partner GbR), PG-DE provides free eBooks via their Web site, as well as selling eBooks on CD or DVD. For more information about PG-DE, read this German Wikipedia article. PG-DE runs their own Distributed Proofreaders site for content they distribute, but claims copyright on their work. The content from the central Distributed Proofreaders does not have such restrictions, and is intended for unlimited redistribution.

 

Project Runeberg. Nordic literature. Historically, this was the first site to ask Michael Hart to use a name similar to Project Gutenberg for a sister project.

 

ReadingRoo.ms emphasizes textual items for unlimited redistribution. This is the home of the Project Gutenberg PrePrints items not-quite-ready for the main Project Gutenberg collection, but available for reading.

 

 

Affiliates

 

ClassicalArchives.com, source of musical performances for many composers, in many formats. ClassicalArchives.com worked with Project Gutenberg on our sheet music subproject.

 

LiteralSystems source of human audio eBook readings.

 

Librivox.org, another source of human audio eBook readings. This is Project Gutenberg's main partner for new audio eBooks, and recommended for people who would like to volunteer to do readings. All Librivox recordings are granted to the public domain, which enables very widespread distribution. MP3 and other common audio formats are used, so that these may be listened to on computers, mobile devices, and recent CD/DVD players.

 

The Internet Archive. The Internet Archive was our long-time backup distribution site, and for several years our main site. They are actively working to produce more free eBooks, many of which become part of the Project Gutenberg collection.

 

The Online Books Page. Includes eBook listings and information.

 

ManyBooks.net, provider of free eBooks in all genres. Many Project Gutenberg titles. Features include reader recommendations and search by genre. Easily accessible for mobile devices.

 

RocketReader.com, provides readability scores for Project Gutenberg titles. Their site features software for speed reading and better reading comprehension.

 

Wattpad features thousands of titles, including self-published titles, accessible for computer or mobile device. They support essentially every type of mobile phone. Their mobile site is m.wattpad.com links to locations that provide software, tools, or Project Gutenberg eBooks in different formats

 

Annotated Works via Wikibooks, the free textbook project.

 

Munseys is one of the places to go, if you own a portable reading device. They have ebooks you can use on the most common reading devices. Many of them are converted from Project Gutenberg.

 

Breeno.org's GEM eBook librarian site.

 

The Canadiana Online project: Canada's history in the form of books, magazines, and government records from the earliest settlers to the 20th century. The Canadiana Discovery Portal is a free service that enables users to search across the valuable and diverse digital collections of Canada’s libraries, museums and archives. It provides Canadians with access to a wealth of digital material such as books, journals, newspapers, government documents, photographs, maps, post cards, sheet music, audio and video files.

 

Andrew Sly's list of Canadiana in Project Gutenberg. As well as books by Canadian authors, one will find there books by foreign authors who have moved to Canada, books by Canadian-born authors who have made their homes elsewhere (such as Gilbert Parker), and various books written about or set in Canada (such as those by James Oliver Curwood).

 

GutenMark, for converting Project Gutenberg texts to HTML or LaTeX.

 

www.AudioBooksForFree.com, donor of some Project Gutenberg human-performed audio eBooks, is the leading British MP3 and DVD audio book publishers. After registration (email is not required) users can download all the audiobooks free in 8kb/s bitrate. High quality mp3 bitrates (16, 24, 32 and 48 kb/s) are not free but very cheap.

 

Mobipocket offers a library of free ebooks in Mobipocket .mobi format. The main if not only source of the texts is Project Gutenberg.

 

BaenCD at the Fifth Imperium kindly hosts the PG Science Fiction CD as single download for those who cannot use BitTorrent. While you are there download the Baen CDs. Copyrighted, but free SF ebooks.

 

MobileRead discusses all aspects of mobile ereader devices. The website also offers free ebooks in Sony eReader and Mobipocket format. The ebooks are handcrafted and often with new illustrations. The main source is of course Project Gutenberg.

 

 

Links to helpful information for Project Gutenberg readers

 

How to get Etexts and Ebooks Free, online lessons from Candida Martinelli covering downloading, converting, viewing and using content from Project Gutenberg and elsewhere.