You can create eBooks and other content by repurposing any material that is in the public domain. A public domain work is defined as anything not protected by copyright which may be used by anyone. There are several reasons that a work may be in the public domain.
- If the writing was done prior to 1923 it is automatically available for your use
- If the term of copyright has expired
- the author has chosen not to renew the copyright
- the work is from the United States government
If any of these things have taken place, the books and other materials are available for you to use freely. Here is a helpful chart to help you to identify the timelines that are used. However, you will want to find resources to help you sort out the information that is available. The problem has always been that there is so much available on the internet it is difficult to know where to look.
In the past I have recommended site such as Project Gutenberg and Authorama, but this can be a long and tedious process at best. Just this week I was in contact with someone who has put together the information so that you can use it right away. He is an expert in this area so I purchased this package for only $27, and was amazed at how easy it was to get started. With over 500 million works now available as public domain material, this is a great way to have an eBook or other content ready to sell very quickly. If this is of interest to you in any way, visit Public Domain Content Now and see for yourself.