I just received a press release from Eric Hellman of Unglue.it, the crowdfunding-to-release-free site for e-books. The release announces that Unglue.it is trying a slightly different model for its latest book release. Instead of seeking pledges and releasing the book when it reaches that amount, the site is trying a model called “Buy-to-Unglue,” in which [...]
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 will be made available worldwide as open access content.
Unglue.it is an innovative service provider that is making ebooks free and universally accessible to libraries and book lovers alike. How it works: users contribute an amount of their choosing to the book titles offered at the platform by publishers. If the minimum funding amount is achieved, the publisher will release the book under Creative Commons license CC-BY-NC-ND.
October 15, 2012 - Two months after being forced to shut down by Amazon Payments, Unglue.it is relaunching today with a new payments provider, Stripe, and ungluing campaigns for five books.
Just yesterday we ran a profile of Unglue.it founder Eric Hellman; it was written by one of our colleagues, Book Business magazine editor-in-chief Brian Howard. It turns out, though, that we probably should have waited at least one more day before running the story, because Unglue.it released a bit of important news earlier today, at around [...]
By Brian Howard A few weeks ago, crowdfunding platform Unglue.it announced the release of its first e-book, 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 e-book release in 2012 didn’t unseat any bestsellers, its [...]
I found a press release in my mailbox this morning about the launch of Eric Hellman’s crowd-funded Creative Commons republishing initiative for copyrighted works, Unglue.it (which we’ve mentioned a few times already here). The site has officially launched just now, with campaigns for the following five books: Michael Laser, 6-321 Joseph Nassise, Riverwatch Nancy Rawles, [...]