Saturday, November 28, 2009

Web Books Publishing

I ran across an interesting site today, Web Books Publishing. According to the website, they specialize in EPUB and WEB books. EPUB books is a format of book can be read on desktops, laptops, the Sony Reader, Stanza (for iPhones) and FBReaders (Google's Android). In other words, the books you want to read from this site can be read on any of the above platforms.

From their site, "Our 'WEB books' are enhanced online books which let you highlight text and add notes. It is a great way for readers to share comments and for authors to get reader's feedback."

If you are dying to be a published author, the site will allow you to convert your book in Microsoft Word into an EPUB book. If you want to try to sell your book, they will publish it for you. Apparently it is free to publish, they take 25% of any sales.

The thing that I find particularly interesting on this site though is the number of classics that it has available. Even if you don't care about ever publishing, it does have over 1200 classic books you can read for free.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I was just re-reading my post about the demise of Grokker. I failed to mention that there is another search engine that clusters its results. It is called It doesn't have the visual maps that Grokker had, but it still can be helpful to have the search results grouped together.

Also, as an update, I think I have at least 2 students signed up to take my research strategies class at Rivendell College Spring semester. I'm so glad there will be at least 2 students who will learn to evaluate sources, develop good research topics/questions and how to find sources in many different formats. I'm looking forward to teaching and I hope my students learn some lifetime skills.