British Library Will Offer 65,000 Ebooks for Free

The British Library , which holds in its collection about 150 million items including books, periodicals, movies, music, patents, maps, stamps and other productions announced that it will provide approximately 65,000 classics of English literature on the web, for free, in format “compatible with the major e-book market” as the Kindle , for example.

The versions that will fall on the network will be the first authors securities issues like Charles Dickens or James Joyce, among thousands of others, and keep the typography and illustrations of his rare versions of paper, often published a few centuries ago. An example is the work of Sense and Sensibility, published in 1811 by the writer Jane Austen and has its original edition, of course paper, valued at several thousand euros.

The digitization of works being done at no cost (uia!) Since 2005 by Microsoft and navigators can download the books of your interest from the middle of the year. If the reader make sure to have the paper work in his hands, printed reproductions of the first issues will be on sale at Amazon for prices ranging from $ 40 to $ 60 [Times]