Electronic Literature Gets More Accessible and Comfortable than the Printed One: Dleex, the First Web 2.0 library

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Web 2.0 gets as a new victim one of the most conservative industries – the publishing business.


The first online library based on Web 2.0 has started. Just now, http://www.Dleex.com contains more than 17,000 e-books and e-zines in four languages, accessible not only for downloading, but also for reading just online with comfort that cannot be reached with paper materials.

Dleex creators are convinced that selling electronic versions of books and magazines can solve the main problem of publishing industry -- quick transport of new materials to readers. To realize this idea, an independent website has been created where users can easily publish materials getting profit from sales and read other published materials.

According to Web 2.0 standards, new Internet-library liberates users from messing with paper or electronic data carriers. All materials are stored online and there is no need to download them -- they can be read right in the browser.

Switching to online literature instead of paper gives one a principally new level of comfort while reading. For example, bookmarks that are implemented on Dleex, will never get lost or mixed up, unlike their paper analogues, and are always accessible, wherever the user reads Dleex from.

Currently, Dleex contains more than 17,000 materials in four languages, and that is far from the limit. Dleex creators hope that Dleex will get more than 50,000 publications by April, and more than 1 million materials by the end of 2008.

The birth of such resource proves that online literature is growing more comfortable for both readers and authors, and more popular than paper literature, whose presence is becoming more and more weak. So Dleex creators forecast acceleration of switching to online literature -- in fact, a chain reaction that will bring it to leading positions, including Web 2.0 spirit and abilities to one more important branch of our life.


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