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Just bought the eBook Think Like a Commoner (2014) by David Bollier on #NewSocietyPublishers, a B Corporation that sells DRM-free eBooks.

If you want to read it, I'm happy to send it to you (it's released under a #CreativeCommons licence after all), but don't hesitate to support a publisher that offers DRM-free books and does something for the environment, if you have the means to do so: https://www.newsociety.com/Books/T/Think-Like-a-Commoner

#commons #books

 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in all kinds of things. Among them are #books, #music, and new social networks such as this one.

 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in all kinds of things. Among them are #books, #music, and new social networks such as this one.

 

How to Download the Books That Just Entered the Public Domain


Public Domain Day was yesterday, but you were probably hungover, so here’s how to download the tens of thousands of books that became legal to download for free in 2019.




Starting at midnight on January 1, tens of thousands of books (as well as movies, songs, and cartoons) entered the public domain, meaning that people can download, share, or repurpose these works for free and without retribution under US copyright law.

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#free #books #ebooks #copyright #public-domain #download #INTERNETARCHIVE #HATHITRUST #GUTENBERGPROJECT

 

How to Download the Books That Just Entered the Public Domain


Public Domain Day was yesterday, but you were probably hungover, so here’s how to download the tens of thousands of books that became legal to download for free in 2019.




Starting at midnight on January 1, tens of thousands of books (as well as movies, songs, and cartoons) entered the public domain, meaning that people can download, share, or repurpose these works for free and without retribution under US copyright law.

... ...
... ...

#free #books #ebooks #copyright #public-domain #download #INTERNETARCHIVE #HATHITRUST #GUTENBERGPROJECT

 
#Hive is a UK-based wholesaler-owned bookshop with home delivery or collection from local indie bookshops (who get a cut of the sale):

https://www.hive.co.uk

You can also adopt a local bookshop, who get a cut of your orders regardless of delivery method.

Pro Tip: If you want to be *really* supportive of your local bookshop, phone/email them to order through them directly. Price and delivery time is the same, but they get a bigger share of the price.

#AlternativesAtoZ #Books #DeleteAmazon

 
In case you missed it, switching.social has a search page for public domain eBooks:

https://switching.social/public-domain-ebooks-search/

It uses a custom DuckDuckGo search for ebooks in Gutenberg, Adelaide University, Wikisource, Gutenberg Australia, Gutenberg Canada, Faded Page, Standard eBooks, Runeberg.org, Lonnrot.net and dbnl.org

If you know of any other sources of PD eBooks, especially non-English sources, let me know.

#eBooks #PublicDomain #Books #Literature #Libre

 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #astronomy, #books, #nature, #photography, #tech, and #travel. Nerdy, introverted, mostly harmless. I have been called more exciting than folding laundry <- and that was from a good friend.

 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #astronomy, #books, #nature, #photography, #tech, and #travel. Nerdy, introverted, mostly harmless. I have been called more exciting than folding laundry <- and that was from a good friend.

 
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58,246,083 artworks,artefacts,books,films and music from European museums,galleries,libraries and archives.
#europeana #archive #europe #MUSIC #BOOKS #IMAGE #ART #LIBRARY #MUSEUM #GALLERY #FREE
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en

 
This #Bookworm #Creates #Stunning #Images Using His #Massive #Library of #Books


James Trevino creates beautiful installations using his body and books to share his love of literature with his followers.
https://interestingengineering.com/this-bookworm-creates-stunning-images-using-his-massive-library-of-books

 
Hello, diasporians.
I need advice.
What's the best Linux distro?
Joking!

Can you recommend any good high #fantasy / contemporary fantasy #books? Not scifi.
I asked this question on Mastodon, and have now Terry Pratchett, Ursula Le Guin and Susanna Clarke, next to J.K.Rolling and J.R.Tolkien.
Non-scifi fantasy books are a rarity and hard to find. But may be you'll show me the way.

 
If you're fed up of #Amazon's tax dodging, poor working conditions and data gathering, here are some book-themed ethical alternatives on #PrimeDay:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-amazon-and-goodreads/

#Books #eBooks #Kindle #Goodreads #DeleteAmazon #DeleteKindle #AmazonStrike #Alternatives #Privacy
Ethical alternatives to Amazon Books, Kindle and Goodreads

 
If you're fed up of #Amazon's tax dodging, poor working conditions and data gathering, here are some book-themed ethical alternatives on #PrimeDay:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-amazon-and-goodreads/

#Books #eBooks #Kindle #Goodreads #DeleteAmazon #DeleteKindle #AmazonStrike #Alternatives #Privacy
Ethical alternatives to Amazon Books, Kindle, Audible and Goodreads

 
If you're fed up of #Amazon's tax dodging, poor working conditions and data gathering, here are some book-themed ethical alternatives on #PrimeDay:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-amazon-and-goodreads/

#Books #eBooks #Kindle #Goodreads #DeleteAmazon #DeleteKindle #AmazonStrike #Alternatives #Privacy
Ethical alternatives to Amazon Books, Kindle and Goodreads

 
If you're fed up of #Amazon's tax dodging, poor working conditions and data gathering, here are some book-themed ethical alternatives on #PrimeDay:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-amazon-and-goodreads/

#Books #eBooks #Kindle #Goodreads #DeleteAmazon #DeleteKindle #AmazonStrike #Alternatives #Privacy
Ethical alternatives to Amazon Books, Kindle and Goodreads

 
Bad Children's Books


More here: http://teamjimmyjoe.com/2015/03/17-more-inappropriately-bad-childrens-books/
#children #kids #books
17 More Inappropriately Bad Children’s Books

 
Bad Children's Books


More here: http://teamjimmyjoe.com/2015/03/17-more-inappropriately-bad-childrens-books/
#children #kids #books
17 More Inappropriately Bad Children’s Books

 
Bonjour tout le monde, je suis #nouveauici. Mes centres d'intérêt sont #books, #litterature, #livres et #vegan.

 

Revolutionary road vs. Confessions of a Crap Artist


I just read two books that somehow complement each other and talks about the same problem, and on the other hand are as different culturally and in world-view as can be. Both books are from USA and both books are written in the late fifties and early sixties (though one of them was first published much later.)

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The first one is Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates - a classic American chamber play taking place in the East coast suburbs.

The plot is simple: a progressive married couple tries to turn their marriage around in the simple way that she wants to support them economically to give him time to indulge in his creative and artistic sides. But when they try to act out the plan, the conventions of society both in their community, but even more inside themselves, their inhibitions, their cowardice, and their longing makes it all end in disaster.

(The book was made into a film in 2008 with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the leading roles.)

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The other book is in many ways the flipside of Revolutionary Road, and it is not surprisingly written on the flipside of USA: in California. It has the quirky title, Confessions of a Crap Artist and is written by the science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. It is not a science fiction though, and despite the fact that it was written in 1959, three years prior to Yates' book, it was first published in 1975 (the publisher only wanted his scifi).

In the book we meet another couple, and a couple that is not at all as idealistic and progressive as the one in Revolutionary Road. Actually they are rather materialistic and selfish. The only altruistic thing they do is letting the wife's mentally strange brother live with them, and mostly because they fell obliged to.

As in Revolutionary Road the marriage falls apart but the anguished couple can not end it because of the taboo of divorce. While the couple destroys each other the simpleton brother slowly, takes over the responsibilities of his sister and brother in law, especially the care of their two children.

If I was an academic I would write a beautiful little paper making a comparative analysis of these two books that seems to orbit the same sun but on opposed sides of it. I find the relationship between the two books almost electric...

But as I am only a simple artist, I will just invite you to read these two fine artworks.

#literature #books #fifties #philipkdick #yates #recommendation #marriage #divorce #tragedy #1950 #1959 #1962

 
#Amazon treats its warehouse workers badly, pays very little tax and tracks its users. Its #Kindle platform will delete books that people have already bought.

Here are some updated ethical alternatives to #AmazonBooks, Kindle and #GoodReads:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-amazon-and-goodreads/

Thanks to everyone who gave suggestions for alternatives, if you have any more suggestions (or feedback on these alternatives) please reply to this post.

#Kindle #Goodreads #Privacy #DeleteAmazon #DeleteKindle #DRM #eBooks #Books
Ethical alternatives to Amazon Books, Kindle and Goodreads

 
#Amazon treats its warehouse workers badly, pays very little tax and tracks its users. Its #Kindle platform will delete books that people have already bought.

Here are some updated ethical alternatives to #AmazonBooks, Kindle and #GoodReads:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-amazon-and-goodreads/

Thanks to everyone who gave suggestions for alternatives, if you have any more suggestions (or feedback on these alternatives) please reply to this post.

#Kindle #Goodreads #Privacy #DeleteAmazon #DeleteKindle #DRM #eBooks #Books
Ethical alternatives to Amazon Books, Kindle and Goodreads

 
Chuck & Beans: Hey! Remember Us Books?

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#comics #cartoons #chuckandbeans #drama #books #humor