Unesp Offers Another 53 Free E-books; 134,000 Downloaded Since 2010

José Castilho, president of publisher Unesp

In 2010, the publisher of the State University of São Paulo, Unesp, launched its a free ebook collection, the Propg/FEU Digital, in order to make available titles written by the university’s professors. Last week it launched another 53 titles, bringing the total available to 191 titles. On the day of the launch last week, 2,000 downloads were registered. Since 2010, the program has registered a total of 134,000 downloads. Titles are also available for print on demand. Of the 2,000 downloads, 55%  came from the Southeast region of Brazil (which comprises Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo) and 50% of readers are between 26 and 45 years old, according to Unesp. The president of publisher Unesp, José Castilho Marques Neto, stated that the goal is to launch 1,000 free titles by 2020.

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