Bartleby, DailyLit and Wikibooks

The following are literary Web sites I came across:

Bartleby
Bartleby is the preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge. The site also offers an encyclopedia, dictionary and thesaurus.

DailyLit
DailyLit sends books in installments via e-mail or RSS feed. It currently offers over 1000 classic and contemporary books available entirely for free or on a Pay-Per-Read basis (with sample installments available for free). You can read your installments wherever you receive e-mail/RSS feeds, including on your Blackberry and iPhone. Installments arrive in your Inbox according to the schedule you set (e.g. 7:00am every weekday). You can read each installment in under 5 minutes (most folks finish in 2-3 minutes), and, if you have more time to read, you can receive additional installments immediately on demand. Titles include bestselling and award winning titles, from literary fiction and romance to language learning and science fiction. DailyLit features forums where you can discuss your favorite books and authors.

Wikibooks
Wikibooks is a Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit. Wikibooks began on July 10, 2003; since then Wikibooks has grown to include over 38,711 pages in a multitude of textbooks created by volunteers. Subjects include Humanities (e.g. – History), Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Computing and Special Groups. For example, a chapter on medieval history can be found under Humanities > History > World History. There is also a section of Featured Books.

2 thoughts on “Bartleby, DailyLit and Wikibooks”

  1. Don’t forget about Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org). They provide 30,000 ebooks in a variety of formats – PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader… iPad? 🙂

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