Information about Linking to our Pages

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Do Not Link Directly to the eBook Files

Direct links to files are bad for these reasons:

But if you run an independent search engine for our books read the appropriate section below.

Canonical URLs to Books and Authors

If you want to link to one of our books or authors please use only the URL formats described here.

This URL will always lead to a page containing information about the ebook with the number 12345 (replace 12345 with the ebook number you are interested in).

This URL will always lead to a page containing a list of all books by the author "Mark Twain". (Replace Mark_Twain with the author you are interested in. Use an underscore or a plus sign in place of spaces.)

Image Inlining

If you want to use an image from one of our books on your web site, feel free to do so, but download the image and host it on your site. Don't use our bandwidth to put images on your site. (Tip: google for free image hosting services.)

Note: people kept inlining images hosted on our site adding great traffic to our servers often without even acknowledging where the images came from. We now configured our servers not to serve our images to third-party web sites any more.

Independent Project Gutenberg Europe Search Sites

Some sites provide their own search engine for Project Gutenberg Europe eBooks. Some of them are dedicated to Project Gutenberg Europe only, other include books from a variety of free collections in their database.

If you are running a site that provides search functions for Project Gutenberg Europe eBooks, you are allowed to do deep linking to the eBook files. We request, however, that you prominently display a live link to the Project Gutenberg Europe home page ( next to the deep link to the eBook file. If you are dedicated to Project Gutenberg Europe eBooks only, the link has to be displayed just once on every search results page.

Note that the Project Gutenberg Europe Catalog is now available in machine-readable format. Please use one of those files to feed your database instead of roboting our site.