Unglue.it releases the first Buy-to-Unglue eBook

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Last month, Unglue.it announced their new program, Buy-to-Unglue, AKA “A bookstore for books that want to be free.”  Their first title is now available.  Details are below from an Unglue.it email. The first Buy-to-Unglue eBook is here, and it’s a good one. Lagos_2060 is a collection of science fiction stories that imagine what the city […]

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Unglue.it opens a new chapter – a bookstore for books that want to be free

December 13th, 2013 · Comments Off

Unglue.it posted on their blog today about a new direction – a bookstore for books that want to be free.  Here is the full blog post: Soon, we’ll be launching a new phase of Unglue.it. How do we describe what we’re doing? When we did the first implementation of “Buy-To-Unglue” (as a test, not a […]

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Unglue.it 2.0, “Buy to Unglue”

November 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Unglue.it is now testing the next phase of their program, 2.0.  The new “Buy to Unglue” campaigns use the ebook as an instant reward for supporting a campaign. They built a free ebook lending platform for libraries so that library users can buy ebooks for their library. A blog post at Unglue.it highlights the details […]

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De Gruyter and Unglue.it partner to expand open access titles

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

This is fabulous news.  Way to go De Gruyter!  I’m so pleased to see publishers working direct with Unglue.it. Berlin, 2 April 2013 – Starting today, the academic publisher De Gruyter will be offering 100 titles from its e-dition series at the crowdfunding platform Unglue.it. Each individual title that raises 2,100 dollars at the site […]

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Unglue.it and Open Book Publishers launch new campaign

March 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Happy to see another campaign being launched at Unglue.it.  This title is really unique.  It’s an English language book about Mumbai’s unique Dabbawala food delivery co-operative, Feeding the City.  Below is more from the press release: Unglue.it is pleased to announce a second crowdfunding campaign from the nonprofit UK company Open Book Publishers for the […]

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Unglue.it releases two more free ebooks

January 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Really pleased to see additional books becoming unglued through the Unglue.it crowdfunding program.  Congrats to all involved. January 21, 2013 — Unglue.it, the crowdfunding website for Creative Commons licensed ebooks, has funded and released two more free ebooks, now available for download. The most recent “unglued book” is So You Want to Be a Librarian, […]

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Unglue.it is back with 5 new campaigns

October 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

I’m happy to see that Unglue.it is back in business with a new payment provider, Stripe.  Eric Hellman announced five new title campaigns as well, including one by fellow librarian, Lauren Pressley.  More information is below in the press release. October 15, 2012 – Two months after being forced to shut down by Amazon Payments, […]

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Unglue.it announces the availability of Oral Literature in Africa

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an email message sent by the Unglue.it team:  Thanks to your support, the unglued edition of Oral Literature in Africa is now available for download. You can get your copy from the same place you supported its creation, the Unglue.it book page. It’s available in pdf, epub (iBooks, Nook, Kobo), and mobi (Kindle) formats. […]

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Amazon forces Unglue.it to Suspend Crowdfunding for Creative Commons eBooks

August 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments

From an Unglue.it press release, very disappointing news. I have no doubt that Eric and his team will find an alternative solution very soon. “Amazon Payments has informed us that they will no longer process pledge payments for Unglue.it, forcing us to suspend all active ungluing campaigns.” announced Eric Hellman, President of Gluejar, Inc., the […]

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Unglue.it celebrates the first successful campaign

June 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

Congrats to everyone at Unglue.it for the first successful campaign.  Here is the official press release: Two hundred and fifty-nine supporters pledged a total of $7,578 to a campaign to “unglue” Ruth Finnegan’s 1970 classic, “Oral Literature in Africa”. The campaign, which lasted 33 days, topped the campaign’s target at 12:30AM EDT on June 20 […]

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