Introduction

Introduction:

The Cselian Book and Publishing Project (Biblios) preserves notable works in a modern, easy to read, online manner.

Biblios (will) let you save bookmarks online, make and share quotes, take notes etc, and solves some difficulties viz:

  • Books online are difficult to read (bad site design, too many ads / images), and lack some features.
  • PDFs dont show search results with context and are not suitable for reading across multiple devices.
  • Often when reading a hard-copy, we want to store memorable bits for future reading / sharing with friends.
  • Other languages are not always given special attention nor are the transliterations.

Head over to the how it works tab to read more, or agree to our terms and get access to the contents tab.
Copyright:

None of these books have copyright permissions yet.

As a temporary measure, you must first agree to our usage terms before seeing the site.

In the long run, we hope to contact copyright holders and have them allow:

  • readers agree to something like our Fair Usage Terms and can be tracked by them.
  • Books only being available if you pay for them.
  • quotes / search results being avalable, and perhaps additionally a previewable amount of the book.
  • People sponsor other readers.
  • We do fundraisers to buy copyrights.

How It Works

Why:

We believe in spreading the universal message of love, living with our fellow man in harmony and promoting any thought or idea that enhances those beliefs. The best place to find these are in books, poems, discourses, speeches, letters and quotes.

Given the importance of good grounding, we are also looking to include as many children's stories as possible.

Whose Works:
The works of any and all are welcome, if it meets our criteria.
Having only just begun, the focus is on Indian Spiritualism, but would like to expand to any mature works and other faiths.
We are also trying rethink online publication and help smaller organizations and individuals do so at no cost.
Copyright and Revenue:
There are several kinds of content we want on our site viz:
  • Works that are already free.
  • Works that can be had free or at a nominal price.
  • Donors pay it forward to X number of friends and other interested readers.
  • We do collection runs to buy out copyright holders and set the works free.
Inspiration:
There are Tesla, Bose, Wikipedia, Wordpress and many more who have given so much and asked nothing in return.
Roadmap:
  • Personal: Registered account, Notes, Quotes, Download and read offline.
  • Social: Track and review works, mention your budget, explore a directory and use our forum.
  • Compiler: Translations, Interpretations, Theses.
  • Authoring: Publish works, collect royalties, Authoring Tools.