Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

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Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the free ebooks O’Reilly Media has to offer.
If you head over to this page, you can access 243 free ebooks covering a range of different topics.

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Download 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media

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A quick note: Thanks to O’Reilly Media, you can now download 20 free ebooks focused on design–everything from Designing for Cities, to Designing for the Internet of Things, to Design Essentials. You can download the books in PDF format. No credit card is required. See the complete list here.

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The New York Public Library Lets Patrons Download 300,000 eBooks

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A quick heads up for readers in NYC. This summer, The New York Public Library released a new app, called SimplyE, which gives its cardholders the ability to “browse, borrow, and read more than 300,000 e-books from the Library’s collections in just a few easy steps.” If you’re among the 3.

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Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

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We can learn much about how a historical period viewed the abilities of its children by studying its children’s literature.

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John Grisham Is Letting You Download His New Novel as a Free eBook

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FYI: Bestselling author John Grisham is giving away his new novel called The Tumor: A Non-Legal Thriller. Available as a free ebook on Amazon, Grisham has called The Tumor “the most important book I’ve ever written.” And, as the subtitle suggests, this new book isn’t another one of those legal thrillers Grisham is known for.

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The Princeton Bitcoin Textbook Is Now Free Online

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On the Freedom to Tinker blog, Arvind Narayanan, a computer science professor at Princeton, announced yesterday:
The first complete draft of the Princeton Bitcoin textbook is now freely available.

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Download Marc Andreessen’s Influential Blog (“Pmarca”) as a Free eBook

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For years Marc Andreessen–the entrepreneur best known for launching Mosaic and later Netscape–ran a popular blog called “Pmarca” (apparently short for “Private Marc Andreessen”) where he dispensed wisdom on startups, business, investing and beyond.

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18 Stories & Novels by Neil Gaiman Online: Free Texts & Readings by Neil Himself

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Neil Gaiman might just be the most beloved fantasy author out there. He writes weird, twisted, exhilarating tales about hidden realities and the bizarre, fanciful creatures that live in them. His works, like Sandman, Fragile Things and American Gods, are pure escapism and a blast to read.

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Creative Commons Launches Its First-Ever Kickstarter Campaign to Write a Book About Open Business Models

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At Creative Commons, a lot of the work we do to support the commons is in the background. We write and steward copyright licenses that help fuel the open web. We help push through open policies at the government, university, and foundation level to increase access to academic, scientific, cultural and other types of content.

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Commuters Can Download Free eBooks of Russian Classics While Riding the Moscow Metro

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They say that Mussolini’s brand of fascism made Italy’s trains run on time. Meanwhile, it looks like Communists and Post-Communist autocrats made the morning subway ride in Russia something of a cultural experience.

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