Newest teams up with academic publisher De Gruyter

By Dan Eldridge
April 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s been a little while since we’ve had any interesting news to share about, the online service provider that uses a crowdfunding method to obtain the copyrights of certain e-books, which are then made freely available to anyone—or any institution, for that matter, [ on]

The latest campaign looks truly promising

By Dan Eldridge
March 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

The gang is at it again, doing what they can to get the word out about the latest titles they’re attempting to “unglue.” One of the books, Sara Roncaglia’s Feeding the City, looks fantastic. Originally written in Italian and published by Open Book Publishers, [ on]

Morning Links — Meet the Pyrus Mini

By Dan Eldridge
March 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Pyrus Mini eBook reader Review (The E-Book Reader) Publisher Pulls Jonah Lehrer’s “How We Decide” From Stores (The Daily Beast) and Open Book Publishers Announce New Crowdfunding Campaign (Info Docket) As tablets boom, e-readers feel the blast (CNN) PressBooks Goes Open [ on] Releases Two More Free E-Books (Updated)

By Dan Eldridge
January 22, 2013 // 3 Comments

We’ve written about the project a few times in the past, but here’s a brief explanation for anyone who may not be familiar with the site: It’s essentially a crowdsource-funded campaign that attempts to purchase the copyrights to various books, which it then releases [ on] relaunches with five campaigns

By Chris Meadows
October 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

I got an email this morning indicating that Creative Commons book crowdsourcing site is relaunching with a new payment processor and several new ungluing campaigns. first launched a few months ago with the goal of collecting donations to put toward “ungluing” copyrighted [ on] to Relaunch on October 15

By Dan Eldridge
October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Just yesterday we ran a profile of founder Eric Hellman; it was written by one of our colleagues, Book Business magazine editor-in-chief Brian Howard. It turns out, though, that we probably should have waited at least one more day before running the story, because released a [ on] "unglues" its first book

By Paul Biba
June 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the press release: Two hundred and fifty-nine supporters pledged a total of $7,578 to a campaign to “unglue” Ruth Finnegan’s 1970 classic, “Oral Literature in Africa”. The campaign, which lasted 33 days, topped the campaign’s target at 12:30AM EDT on June 20 with a [ on]

Can succeed? Quirky initial selections raise questions

By Paul Biba
May 18, 2012 // 9 Comments

I think is a great idea, but after seeing their first selections I must admit that I’m a bit skeptical about their success.  The thing that will make work is selecting books that readers want to read and that are unavailable in any form.  Let’s take a look at their [ on] goes live

By Paul Biba
May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Here is the press release: May 17, 2012 — ( is launching on May 17, 2012, at noon EDT, with campaigns for books from five initial authors and publishers: Michael Laser, 6-321 Joseph Nassise, Riverwatch Nancy Rawles, Love Like Gumbo Budding Reader, Cat and Rat Open Book [ on] launches with five book-freeing campaigns

By Chris Meadows
May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

I found a press release in my mailbox this morning about the launch of Eric Hellman’s crowd-funded Creative Commons republishing initiative for copyrighted works, (which we’ve mentioned a few times already here). The site has officially launched just now, with campaigns for the [ on]

The Crowdfunding of eBooks: Formally Launches This Thursday

By a TeleBlog Contributor
May 16, 2012 // 5 Comments

A couple of days ago we posted a link to a new interview with the Founder and CEO of GlueJar (provider of, Eric Hellman. Now, a blog post from lets all of us know that the site/database will formally launch in two days (Thursday, May 17, 2012) at Noon EDT but you can take a [ on]

Ungluing ebooks progress report: we have a name! by Eric Hellman

By By a TeleRead Contributor
August 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Unglue.It will be the name of Gluejar‘s ungluing ebooks website. Based on feedback from blog readers and many others, we ditched the horrible-in-retrospect “”, and focused on names that used the “ungluing ebooks” metaphor, which has no baggage and seems [ on]

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