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Double Book Review: ‘Spook Stories’ and ‘More Spook Stories,’ by E.F. Benson
July 14, 2013 | 7:45 pm

E.F. BensonThis is a review of two connected books by the same very popular author that are not new, but little known in e-book format, thanks to the onerous U.S. copyright term limit that keeps them out of the public domain there. Fortunately, Canada comes to the rescue, as so often, and provides excellent e-book editions of both for download from Project Gutenberg Canada. Edward Frederic Benson (1867–1940) was an enormously prolific English author who wrote in a host of different genres: comedies of manners; serious novels; biographies; essays; sporting books (he was a highly capable athlete); and last but definitely not least,...

Orkney’s Edwin Muir shows the strengths of Project Gutenberg Canada
July 2, 2013 | 8:25 pm

Project GutenbergThe remote Scottish Orkney Islands have a remarkably strong cultural presence for their few bleak acres of windswept turf. As it happens, it is just that heritage that is being celebrated right now in the year-long series of events entitled Writing the North, "a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh, the Shetland Museum and Archives and the Orkney Library and Archive." And one of the great Orcadian writers, the poet, novelist and cultural controversialist Edwin Muir (1887–1959), happens to be available in e-book form completely for free from Project Gutenberg Canada in an edition that showcases that institution's strengths, his 1937 collection...

My 5 Favorite Sources for DRM-Free E-Books, part 1 of 2
October 20, 2012 | 2:55 pm

Project GutenbergI love DRM-free books! I know that for most people, DRM is an issue they might not think about often; if their books work, they're happy. But for many more experienced e-book users, it's an issue to care about. If you acquire 100 Amazon e-books and then you buy a Kobo, how are you going to read those books? If you spend years as a loyal Sony customer and then buy a Kindle, what will you do with the books you've bought and loved? Unless you are blessed with some technical skills—and either a country whose laws permit format-shifting, or a...