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Literature on the Internet

This page of links was drawn up for use at the Web of Words workshop conducted by Cornwell Internet at the 2001 Durham Literature Festival. The internet has grown and changed since 2001, but a surprising number of the links are still valid, and the list may also have some documentary interest.




Libraries of On-Line Texts

The British Library:
www.bl.uk/
Gallica (Bibliothèque national de France)
gallica.bnf.fr
Bibliotheca Augustana
www.fh-augsburg.de/~harsch/augustana.html (in Latin!)
Index to Online Great Books in English translation:
books.mirror.org/gb.home.html
Project Gutenberg
promo.net/pg

Publishers' Sites

Penguin Books:
www.penguin.co.uk
Random House:
www.randomhouse.co.uk Warning: Flash animation
HarperCollins:
www.fireandwater.com - now www.harpercollins.co.uk/
Publishing service provider:
www.Xlibris.com
Flambard Press
www.flambardpress.co.uk
Diamond Twig
www.diamondtwig.co.uk

Book review sites

Books Unlimited (part of The Guardian's website)
- now at http://books.guardian.co.uk/
Huntress Book Reviews
www.huntressreviews.com
The Bookdragon Review
www.bookdragonreview.com - no longer available

Stuff to read online:

Infinity Plus:
www.infinityplus.co.uk
Clockwork Storybook
www.clockworkstorybook.com - no longer available
netLibrary
www.netlibrary.com Need to create a (free) account and log in
- including hypertexts:
253 :
www.ryman-novel.com
Hyperizons hypertext fiction:
www.duke.edu/~mshumate/hyperfic.html

Finding stuff to read

Webrings

Ringsurf:
www.ringsurf.com
Book-centred webrings are listed at:
www.ringsurf.com/Arts_and_Humanities/Literature/

Reading Groups

Reading group / newsletter
www.WhatAmIGoingToRead.com - no longer available
Oadby Crime Readers Group
http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/community/libraries/
county_libraries/oadbywigston_libraries/oadby_library/
oadby_library_crime_group.htm

Search Engines

Suggestion: Stephen King wrote a novella called Riding the Bullet which you could download for free from the Internet. How successful was this? Try to find out more by using the search engines...
Google
www.google.com
AltaVista
www.altavista.com
Excite
www.excite.co.uk
Yahoo
www.yahoo.co.uk

Bookshops

Amazon
UK: www.amazon.co.uk
US: www.amazon.com
Bol
www.bol.com
Fnac
www.fnac.com
Search for second-hand and rare books at Able Book Exchange
www.abebooks.com
or at bibliofind:
www.bibliofind.com - now part of Amazon.

E-book stores

A mainly US resource reviewing Ebooks and providing many links to providers
www.knowbetter.com
e-book store offering various texts (including a sequel to Picnic at Hanging Rock) which can be purchased either as attachments to e-mail or on floppy (in jewel case):
www.zeus-publications.com

Some miscellaneous book-related sites

The Crime Writers' Association
www.theCWA.co.uk
Tangled Web
www.twbooks.co.uk
Romancing the Web, Authors & Readers:
www.romancetheweb.com - no longer a books site: try Romantic Times instead!
LibbyBooks.com
www.libbybooks.com/e-books
Locate Authors
www.geocities.com/SoHo/Bistro/1742 - now part of Huntress Book Reviews
The Mysterious Home Page:
www.webfic.com/mysthome/mysthome.htm - now at www.cluelass.com/MystHome/

Here are some we prepared earlier...

Anne Fine
www.annefine.co.uk
Chaz Brenchley
www.chazbrenchley.co.uk
The Outremer Website
www.outremer.co.uk
Jack Drum Arts
www.jackdrum.co.uk
The Shadow Gallery
www.shadowgallery.co.uk
Vane Women
www.vanewomen.co.uk
Durham Writers
www.DurhamWriters.org.uk

And finally:

This workshop is part of Mind's Eye, the 2001 Durham Literature Festival, whose own website is at www.literaturefestival.co.uk