Open Access eBooks
E. S. Hellman
This is a test campaign for Unglue.it.
The campaign will succeed no matter what you do, and you'll get the promised ebook no matter what.
We still need your support. We need any many people as possible to try out all the variations. We need to verify that we can buglessly charge a lot of accounts. we need to see what the communications from Amazon Payments look like. We need to verify what the bank charges really are. We need to exercise lots of muscles that we've built up over the last few months. So that we can get a bit of sleep.
So pledge a dollar or two. Change your pledge. increase then decrease it. If you're not in the US, pledge a pound or a Euro or a Yen. And if something funny happens, please let us know!
We will cause this campaign to succeed on May 15, 2012. Pledgers will get charged around midnight EDT. We'll put any funds received towards our expenses. (we bought a block of 100 ISBNs for $575!) And though you already have our undying gratitude, you'll feel great knowing that you really deserve it!
Eric Hellman, on behalf of the entire Gluejar Team.
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A campaign has succeeded to unglue Open Access eBooks!
The rights holder, Gluejar, Inc. , has agreed to release Open Access eBooks to the world as a Creative Commons licensed ebook (CC BY-SA) thanks to the efforts of ungluers like you.
Campaign details: the fine print
This ebook was published as chapter 4 of The No Shelf Required Guide to E-book Purchasing, Sue Polanka, Editor. Library Technology Reports, Vol. 47, No.8 (November/December 2011) ISBN 978-0-8389-5836-0. Published by the American Library Association.
The eBook will contain live links, illustrations, and commentary not found in the print version.
The ebook was adapted from a series of posts in the Go To Hellman Blog
- Part 1
- Part 2. What does Open Access mean for e-books?
- Part 3. Business Models for Creation
- Part 4. Libraries
- Part 5. Changing the World
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