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What’s WOWIO?

July 3, 2007

I’d like to talk a little about the company here first, because the concept is new and understanding it will often come in handy later when talking about specific books or other topics.

WOWIO is a company of book lovers, and we’re working to dismantle the barriers that separate people from books. By making ebooks available for free — including copyrighted works from major publishers — we ultimately hope to make sure that every person who wants to read a book will be able to get it (while making sure that those who are creating the content can still make a living!).

These aren’t simple text files. Rather, they’re the real books, as typeset by their publishers but in electronic form (i.e., in pdf format, sans the dead trees).

Writers and publishers get paid, we get to make a living doing something we love, and readers get to read books for free.

That’s the premise. What do you think?

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