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This site seems to be devoted to discussions about open textbooks. I am glad that there is a place where we can share tips, but this seems like the converted preaching to the converted.
Here's what I want: I want to upload the open textbooks I have created and give students and colleagues a link where the books can be easily downloaded without complicated registration and passwords.
I also want to find textbooks written by other people that I can use and assign to my students.
How is this done on this site?
Is there a better site for actually uploading and downloading the books?
Thank you for creating open textbooks and also planning to use open textbooks.
There are several repositories of open textbooks: OpenLearn, Connexions, FlatWorld Knowledge, Textbook Equity, Orange Grove, WikiVersity, WikiBooks, Lulu, AcademicPub, and more. To decide where to house your open textbook depends on your choice of open license and several other factors. Please watch this archive of a presentation called Goldilocks and the 13 Open Repositories:http://net.educause.edu/content.asp?SECTION_ID=628&bhcp=1
College Open Textbooks points to more than 750 open textbooks that are housed on some of the repositories mentioned above and also on sites where there is only a single book. See http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/opentextbookcontent/open-textbo...
Textbook Equity would be happy to host most college level textbooks or resources (www.opencollegetextbooks.org). No fees, registration or passwords required. If interested write to me at email@example.com. I also suggest using more than one hosting source, or creating your own free website where students and colleagues can download your texts.