Now Authors & Publishers Can Get Paid For Sharing Their Free eBook Via Unglue
What Is Unglue?
Unglue.it is a a place for individuals and institutions to join together to give their favorite ebooks to the world. At Unglue.it, you can pledge toward creating ebooks that will be legally free, worldwide.
Unglue.it is free to join. Most of the things you can do here — discovering books, adding them them to your wishlist, commenting, sharing — are free too.
If you choose to support a campaign, you may pledge whatever amount you’re comfortable with.
How It Works:
Unglue work with rights holders ( A rights holder is the person (or entity) that holds the legal right to copy, distribute, or sell a book in some way) to decide on fair compensation for releasing a free, legal edition of their already-published books, under Creative Commons licensing.
Then everyone pledges toward that sum. When the threshold is reached (and not before), they collect the pledged funds and they pay the rights holders.
They issue an unglued digital edition; you’re free to read and share it, with everyone, on the device of your choice, worldwide.
Best Part Is:
When you unglue a book, the copyright stays with its current owner. Unglue.it does not buy copyrights.