Sorry I was a little excited by the finding of these pulp and dime writers, you seeannise wrote: ↑February 3rd, 2019, 1:49 pmI think you misunderstand how this site runs, we are all volunteers, there is no point in saying "you should" because there is no "you" to do all these things you keep suggesting. You have found a great site, but it is up to the book coordinators who chose what project they are interested in, to check the status and give evidence of it being PD if it is not on our recommended sites or available with a scan showing on the scan itself a publication date of 1923 or earlier.
But, you could still make a section where you list places that have public domain texts. Gutenberg and haithitrust are far from the only ones, you see. And then you (sorry I mean "everybody") could add to the list as new sites are discovered.
However, this copyright thing is very complicated. You say that you could get "gutenberg clearence". I could do with a bit of help on copyright issues for my own net radio station. Is there any way that I may might make use of gutenberg in this respect? What do I do when i want clearence for a particular text? Do I ask gutenberg via email?
Edit: thank you for your reply, Anne. I think i have all the info I need. I will contact gutenberg on the matter. I just want to add that i have some Margie Harris stories on word files, if somebody wants a sample. Just let me know. That way you don't have to buy the book without knowing what sort of writer she is.