On July 26, 2013, we started the FreeTamilEbooks.com Project, to create and share Tamil Ebooks in Creative Commons license. We release the ebooks in 4 formats, ePub, Mobi, A4 PDF and 6 inch PDF, so that we can read the books on any device like kindle, boko, nook, android, iOS, Desktop, Laptops etc.
Read more about he project here – http://freetamilebooks.com/about-us/
We added the download counters for each book. But wanted a full report on downloads count. Waited for three years. My wife, Nithya was learning Python programming. Gave this as assignment to get the report of all the books download count. She wrote a script, which crawls all the book pages, get the contents, search for the download counts, add in a report.
Here is the report –
Here is the source code-
With this report, we can see the most downloaded books on file type wise,and total wise.
Good. Found that there is a number for total download count too.
It says as 4228868 now. This is 42,28,868 i.e 42 lakhs, 4.2 million.
Never thought that we will reach so many readers. This means there are good Tamil readers are there around the world, who are ready to read the good contents.
Tons of thanks for all the contributors, writers and readers for making this project as a useful one for the Tamil readers.
Thanks to the following communities, who are behind this project.
- Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai
- Kanchi Linux Users Group
- Tamil Wikipedia
- Tamil WikiSource
- Creative Commons
- Tamil Writers
With all the technical and content support from all around the world, the project is growing well.
If you are interested in contributing to the project, join our forum and share your interest.
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