I managed to talk Witsbits
into supporting the project by means of code storage and site hosting! They are interested in this
and seemed very positive! The Java client code will thus be resident in an SVN trunk on their servers, as well as the page which will be
the search engine once everything is complete.
Their goodwill surely gave the project a leap forward since all logistic problems are practically out of the world. All that remains now is some
happy coding (on way) and more ebook publishers to hook up.
Also some news on the project: I have mailed the API specification to the publishers (that have answered so far) and things are looking bright.
Any day now things should start getting serious.
PS: If you are thinking about eBook publishing but have no servers, take a look at Witsbits