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The company also announced it has been developing relationships with Readmill, a social reading network, and LOCKSS (Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), an award-winning, open-source digital preservation system.
Oct. 3: A few weeks ago, crowdfunding platform Unglue.it announced the release of its first ebook: “Oral Literature in Africa” via Cambridge's Open Book Publishers. While the scholarly tome by Ruth H. Finnegan likely didn’t set the publishing world ablaze upon its initial publication in 1970, and its ebook release in 2012 didn’t unseat any bestsellers, its return to “print” after more than a decade is cause for celebration. More good books in the public domain is always a good thing. This is the raison d’etre of Unglue.it, a company that seeks to reward rights holders who make their works available as ebooks under creative commons licenses and without DRM.