At the beginning of May, I wrote about the Irish Literary Revival Site, where Irish authors make pdfs of their out of print books available for free download. The founding Librarians are Philip Casey and Patrick Chapman.
Each day, from next week, a selection from the book will be posted to the site. Admittedly, it isn’t quite Pepys’ diary. Occupational hazards, case studies of accidents at work and information on toxic metals and chemicals make for unlikely daily reading. Though anyone who subscribes to the Case Studies feed will find themselves gripped with a blackly grim facination at just how many ways things can go wrong for a person at work.
There have been a few cases of people leaping from blog to book. I think this is an interesting experiment, as it may be the first copyrighted work to jump from published book to blog. You can find out more about the print version of the book here.