Gluejar.com

http://gluejar.com/

Gluejar is a brand new project (it hasn’t even started yet) with a noble idea–the creators want to “unglue” popular books and make it publicly available for free to readers.

From the site:

Authors and publishers choose a funding goal. Book lovers chip in to meet it.

Anyone will be able to kick off a pledge drive for a favorite book on our upcoming web site unglue.it. Gluejar will work with rightsholders to determine a good price, and anyone can contribute toward meeting it. When the goal is met, rightsholders will be paid in exchange for making their works available under a Creative Commons license. The book becomes free for everyone to read and share.

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3 Responses to Gluejar.com

  1. Andromeda says:

    Howdy! I’m the librarian at Gluejar. Thanks for your interest! If there are any books you think we should be ungluing, I’d love to hear.

    • admin says:

      Hi, Andromeda! I actually learned about you from my Copyright class–if I remember right you’ll be meeting us online next week! No books are coming to mind at the moment, (or rather, ALL the books I ever read are coming to mind at the moment) but I will definitely be letting you know if I think of a good one to unglue.

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