[access-uk] Re: Project Gutenberg Help Please

  • From: Douglas Harrison <harrison1d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2007 14:44:10 +0100

Alan, I believe  that I did reply to Margaret's query agreeing that the 
Gutenberg site itself is not very friendly but suggesting that Accessible 
Gutenberg (which is installed along with Webbie 3.3.2) may offer an easier 
alternative.   But on trying the latter I still had problems getting books to 
download, so I decided to keep quiet in future!

However I have now found that on 
there is a stand alone version of Webbie 3.3.2.  Instead of installing, you 
simply unzip the downloaded archive and put the files in a suitble folder.  
To my surprise running the Gutenberg.exe included, enabled me to 
download books quite easily.    I have no idea why this behaves differently, 
but thought it worth passing on the information.

Hope that helps,


On 31 May 2007 at 21:44, alan pollard wrote:  

> Hi Margaret,just   read your querie regards :Project Gootenburg I  had a
> similar  problem ,just wondered if you  have recieved any advice on how to
> proceed with the downloads?I didn't see any but  of cource may have missed
> them, if you dont mind may be you could let me know off list  how things
> turned out?.thanks a lot.Alan.E Mail address:apollaal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Margaret Smith 
>   To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>   Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2007 5:20 AM
>   Subject: [access-uk] Project Gutenberg Help Please
>   Hello
>   Could someone give me some idea of how to down-load e-books from the
>   Gutenberg site.  I start off well enough but then seem to become
>   entangled with Mirror Sites etc and I haven't the faintest idea how to
>   proceed from then on.
>   Many thanks.


Douglas Harrison

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