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Old 10-15-2007, 09:26 PM   #31
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Congratulations everybody.

I have reached the more modest total of 300 book uploads (though not 300 titles, yet).

My Reader arrived on the 10th May. Since then I've got to grips with BD; which was made a great deal easier by the help that many people on this forum have given. Thank you all very much.
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:33 PM   #32
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Congratulations everybody.

I have reached the more modest total of 300 book uploads (though not 300 titles, yet).

My Reader arrived on the 10th May. Since then I've got to grips with BD; which was made a great deal easier by the help that many people on this forum have given. Thank you all very much.
467 - 300 = 167.

Gosh.
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467 - 300 = 167.

Gosh.
Yeah, that Patricia doesn't say much, but she sure formats a mean book.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:01 AM   #34
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Congratulations everybody.

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My Reader arrived on the 10th May. Since then I've got to grips with BD; which was made a great deal easier by the help that many people on this forum have given. Thank you all very much.
Congrats! Any chance you could find books published after I was born?
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:06 AM   #35
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Congrats! Any chance you could find books published after I was born?
Which year was that, Jon?
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:22 AM   #36
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This will be almost impossible. Everything copyrighted after 1 January 1964 will be in copyright for 95 years. This was automatic.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:14 AM   #37
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I just realized that my 1 Year anniversery with MobileRead was a few weeks ago.

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Old 10-18-2007, 09:18 AM   #38
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:41 AM   #39
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I too am soon to come up to a 1 year on MobilRead. Sometime in November last year is my join date. November 12, 2006 was my join date to be exact.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:48 AM   #40
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This will be almost impossible. Everything copyrighted after 1 January 1964 will be in copyright for 95 years. This was automatic.
Jon's profile gives a 1963 birthdate, so there is a window of a couple of months where there might be books both younger than him and out of copyright. Plus there is later work available under creative commons.

Also, congratulations Adam B.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:52 AM   #41
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I have been trying to find books to post that have been published in my lifetime. And I've done pretty good so far. I'm still on the lookout though. So if anyone finds any books that are good and able to be posted here once converted, please let me know.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:07 AM   #42
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Jon's profile gives a 1963 birthdate, so there is a window of a couple of months where there might be books both younger than him and out of copyright.
Only out of copyright in the USA, though, almost certainly. Virtually all the rest of the world has a "life + 70" copyright law; someone who published a book in 1963 and then instantly died would not be out of copyright in most of the world until 2034. Even in those few "life + 50" countries that remain, they wouldn't be out of copyright until 2014.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:09 AM   #43
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But as we can see, some authors do release some of their books for free or under a Creative Commons license and we either get permission under the terms of the release or from the author to convert these books and post them here.
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This is true of course, but most authors write books for crass commercial reasons, and hence don't give them away for free. Those who do tend to be either idealistic, not good enough to get commercially published, or both. There are exceptions, of course.
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Sometimes you read a book by an author who has given it away and decide "Oh, I like that. I think I'll go buy more of this author's work."
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