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Gutenberg Station Releases the Gutenberg Explorer

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Gutenberg Station Releases the Gutenberg Explorer

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Gutenberg Station has released the first full-featured version of its flagship product, the Gutenberg Explorer. Gutenberg Station, named after the inventor of the printing press, is a Web site developed by entrepreneur Curtis Keisler. The organization's mission is to develop software to ease the procurement and conversion of e-books for use by e-book reading devices, such as Rocket eBook, SoftBook, and Microsoft Reader. The Gutenberg Explorer is the organization's first effort toward that mission. The software works in tandem with the Project Gutenberg ftp Etext sites all over the world. The Windows program can be downloaded free from the Gutenberg Station Web site.

"This tool--being the first of its kind to my knowledge--will have a big impact on the e-book industry," said Alex Pigeon, co-founder of eBooknet.com and MiaMedia, a technology research and consulting company.

Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.net) is an effort to convert public domain books into a universal format known as Etext. Etext is designed to make the public domain books available in just about any software on any computer in the world. …

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