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unglue (v. t.) 1. To pay an author or publisher for publishing a Creative Commons ebook.
unglue (v. t.) 2. To make a digital book free to read and use, worldwide.
unglue (v. t.) 3. To make it legal for a digital book to be used, distributed, archived and preserved by libraries.
unglue (v. t.) 4. For an author or publisher, to accept a fixed amount of money from the public for its unlimited use of an ebook.
unglue (v. t.) 5. To make your favorite books free to everyone on earth.
unglue (v. t.) 6. To reward authors and publishers for sharing books with the world.
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3 ways we can make ebooks free

MAKE
  
Creators make ebooks in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF.
Ungluers love them for doing it.
Creators apply Creative Commons licenses to ebooks.
Ungluers read them at home, at a library, anywhere.
ASK
Creators ask downloaders to contribute what they choose.
Ungluers say thank you with their support.
MAKE
  
Creators make ebooks in EPUB.
Ungluers love them for doing it.
ASK
Creators set a funding goal and a per-copy price.
Ungluers purchase the ebook to advance the campaign.
When the funding goal is met, Creative Commons licenses are automatically applied.
ASK
Creators set a funding goal and rewards for supporters.
Ungluers pledge to support the campaign.
MAKE
  
When the campaign succeeds, We collect Ungluer pledges.
The ebook is created and rewards are distributed.
Creative Commons licenses are applied.
Ungluers read them at home, at a library, anywhere.

API Help

Some of the data from Unglue.it is avaiable via a JSON API. You will need a key and username to be able to use the API.

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Basic API info

Available Resources (JSON)

Resources on this list can be accessed via http://unglue.it/api/v1/{resource_on_list}/?format=json&api_key={your_api_key}&username={your_username} .

Works can be ordered by how often they've been favorited; append &order_by=num_wishes (ascending) or &order_by=-num_wishes (descending).

Campaign Widgets

You don't need a key to embed campaign (HTML) widgets.

Here's a sample widget for the book Riverwatch with ISBN 9780743480406: http://unglue.it/api/widget/9780743480406/