Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) July 30, 2006
InstaBook Corporation (http://www.instabook.net) announced today its new InstaBook Digital Libraries initiative to promote literacy around the world.
In association with The Project Gutenberg Consortia Center and many other organizations, InstaBook.net has created a new service geared to libraries and other non-profit organizations. Visitors to the InstaBook.net website will be able to download for free any of nearly one hundred thousand titles and have them printed on demand at the nearest InstaBook Digital Library.
The users will pay only the printing costs of the service, which averages less than a dollar per book. Equally any library or non-profit corporation interested in installing an InstaBook Maker in their premises will be able to do so by paying only the manufacturing cost of the equipment.
The libraries that install this service in their premise will see an exponential increase of the titles they can offer to their customers. Immediately they will add approximately 100,000 titles in many languages, which will always be available and in stock. Their customers will be able to ask for a book to be downloaded and printed, in editions which may be customized to their individual taste.
“Our hope is that in this way millions of books will downloaded for free and be printed for pennies by the people that needs them the most. For the price of a newspaper people will be able to get a book instead” said Victor Celorio, inventor of the InstaBook Digital Libraries System.
The InstaBook Digital Libraries initiative is part of InstaBook Worldwide Network and its founder, Mr. Victor Celorio, to promote literacy and access to inexpensive books around the world, especially for disadvantaged people.
“One of the reasons we developed the book on demand technology was because I grew up in a country without libraries or bookstores, and in those few that existed the books were too few and too expensive.” - said Victor Celorio.
“With the extraordinary labor of the The Project Gutenberg Consortia Center and their affiliates around the world, which have captured hundreds of thousands of books in a digital format, our goal of offering inexpensive, personalized books on demand, anywhere, anytime, is becoming a reality. We believe that one of the best ways to encourage people to read is by giving them the opportunity to select what they want to read, when they want to read it. In most of the world this is not always possible due to the costs of building and maintaining a library with hundreds of thousands of books. With an InstaBook Digital Library, this is now possible even in the poorest of villages. Imagine this: with a single InstaBook Maker, a tiny village anywhere can have a library just like in the large cities of developed countries, and for a few dollars readers will create their own book collections.”
Or even their own encyclopedias!
InstaBook Corporation also announced that it has partnered with PediaPress, (http://www.pediapress.com). PediaPress is a company based in Germany that has created a technology by which customers of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia can select articles from Wikipedia's million plus articles and create on-line their personalized encyclopedia. This personal encyclopedia is then printed instantly in a paperback book by InstaBook.net and its affiliates of the InstaBook Worldwide Network and delivered at the customer's homes within a few days.
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