WOWIO offers free ebooks downloads, including over 100 titles from Oxford University Press, for free. The books are paid for by ads placed within the downloaded books – sort of like the print magazine model. Publishers Weekly has two write-ups on it (1/22/07 | 7/9/07).
Looks like Thomson is going to be selling Gale. This could get interesting…
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As a follow-up to my previous post on this subject, it looks like they’ve gone and done it.
See Andrew Pace’s post for further info.