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E-books
Mark S. Zinzow
February 12, 2014
http://slideshare.net/msz
E-book
Defined
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-book

“An electronic book (variously: e-book,
eBook, e-Book, ebook, digital ...
Topics
1) Why E-books?
2) Sources to Obtain
or Read E-books
3) E-book Software/Apps
4) Legal Terms & Issues
5) Safety & Pi...
Why E-books?
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Paper books are bulky, heavy,
expensive, and not as ubiquitous as the Internet.
You can ...
Sources to Obtain E-books
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Collections

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Search Engines

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Publishers

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Libraries

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Universities
Open Education
Collections
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Internet Archive
Project Gutenberg
Librivox free audiobooks
WikiBooks
The World Public Library...
Search Engines
Books.google.com
● http://www.bookbub.com/ebook-deals/
● Smashwords - Crowd Sourced DRM-free
E-books
● http...
BookBub Email Example
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Search operators: e.g. Filetype:ppt|pdf (not epub)

Scholar.Google.Com
● Books.Google.Com
● Google Custom Search
● Goog...
DRM Free
Publishers
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O'REILLY
(Note: These are both FREE E-books!)
● Baen Books
● https://www.google.com/search?q=drm+fr...
Libraries
Monroe County (NY) Library System (local)
● Open Library - Over 1 million free titles! Many scanned
books unavai...
Universites/Open Education
Open.edu
● openstaxcollege.org
● TextbookRevolution.org
● BookBoon.com
● MIT OpenCourseWare
● U...
E-book Software/Apps
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FBReader - free multiplatform e-book reader
supporting popular e-book
formats like ePub, fb2...
® Legal Terms & Issues ©
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DRM – Digital Rights Management = Copy Protection
DMCA – Digital Millennium Copyrigh...
Piracy & Safety
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You can steal commercial e-books
with torrents, from Usenet, TOR
archives, or file sharing sites, but ....
Project Gutenberg
How you can help
create E-books
Distributed Proofreaders
Self-Publishing Portal

www.petascale.org/prese...
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  1. 1. E-books Mark S. Zinzow February 12, 2014 http://slideshare.net/msz
  2. 2. E-book Defined http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-book “An electronic book (variously: e-book, eBook, e-Book, ebook, digital book, or even e-edition) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on computers or other electronic devices.”
  3. 3. Topics 1) Why E-books? 2) Sources to Obtain or Read E-books 3) E-book Software/Apps 4) Legal Terms & Issues 5) Safety & Piracy 6) Project Gutenberg – History & How you can help promote E-books
  4. 4. Why E-books? ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Paper books are bulky, heavy, expensive, and not as ubiquitous as the Internet. You can carry many more e-books when traveling. You can search e-books for quotes, or analyze them with software. Free ebooks can be reproduced and shared at negligable cost and effort, providing knowledge or entertainment to potentially millions of people. Eco-friendly – Save a Tree! Democratic – free e-books are available to anyone with Internet Access. E-books can be more accessible via braile or text to speech.
  5. 5. Sources to Obtain E-books ● Collections ● Search Engines ● Publishers ● Libraries ● Universities Open Education
  6. 6. Collections ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Internet Archive Project Gutenberg Librivox free audiobooks WikiBooks The World Public Library Association Amazon's list of Free eBook Collections Calibre Free Library
  7. 7. Search Engines Books.google.com ● http://www.bookbub.com/ebook-deals/ ● Smashwords - Crowd Sourced DRM-free E-books ● http://rapidlibrary.biz/ (Unsafe?) ● http://inkmesh.com/free-ebooks/ (stale) ●
  8. 8. BookBub Email Example
  9. 9. ● Search operators: e.g. Filetype:ppt|pdf (not epub) Scholar.Google.Com ● Books.Google.Com ● Google Custom Search ● Google Ebooks Search Engine ●
  10. 10. DRM Free Publishers ® O'REILLY (Note: These are both FREE E-books!) ● Baen Books ● https://www.google.com/search?q=drm+fre ● http://blog.threepress.org/2009/11/10/l ist-of-drm-free-publishers/ ●
  11. 11. Libraries Monroe County (NY) Library System (local) ● Open Library - Over 1 million free titles! Many scanned books unavailable elsewhere ● EBook Lending Libraries ● List of Libraries that offer non-resident cards ● BiblioTech - first U.S. public digital library ● Most libraries use either the OverDrive Media Console or Adobe® Digital Editions software for DRM. ●
  12. 12. Universites/Open Education Open.edu ● openstaxcollege.org ● TextbookRevolution.org ● BookBoon.com ● MIT OpenCourseWare ● U. of M. Open Textbook Library ● Many more... (search for Free Textbooks) ●
  13. 13. E-book Software/Apps ● ● ● FBReader - free multiplatform e-book reader supporting popular e-book formats like ePub, fb2, mobi, html, plain text, and a lot more. Calibre - free multi-platform e-book reader, organizer/database, format converter, editor http://lifehacker.com/55099 65/how-can-i-convert-pdfsand-other-ebooks-to-theepub-format
  14. 14. ® Legal Terms & Issues © ● ● ● ● ● DRM – Digital Rights Management = Copy Protection DMCA – Digital Millennium Copyright Act – Robots generating take down requests with about 37% unjustified. Price Fixing / Antitrust - Attorneys General and Class E-book Settlements https://ebooksagsettlements.com/ http://www.techurls.com/news/136849 Commercial e-books are licensed, not sold! http://toc.oreilly.com/2012/12/ebook-lending-vsownership.html
  15. 15. Piracy & Safety ● You can steal commercial e-books with torrents, from Usenet, TOR archives, or file sharing sites, but ... ● ● ● You may get Malware such as a Virus or Trojan Horse. Your ISP (Internet Provider, e.g. TWC, AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, etc.) will impose penalties under the Copyright Alert System (CAS) a.k.a. “Six Strikes”. You could be subject to lawsuits and criminal penalties.
  16. 16. Project Gutenberg How you can help create E-books Distributed Proofreaders Self-Publishing Portal www.petascale.org/presentations/g Many sites redistribute PG material in different ways like: http://manybooks.net/
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