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Read an E-Book Week: Twilight Times free e-books, including Displaced Detective
March 8, 2014 | 10:15 am

arrivalHello! I see you’re not taking part in the National Day of Unplugging either. Which is good, since that means you’re still able to read e-books. It’s the tail end of Read an E-Book Week, and here are a few intriguing freebies from Twilight Times Books. Provided in DRM-free PDF, and often EPUB and MOBI, these e-book versions of some Twilight Times titles provide advice to writers as well as some good fiction reading. In particular, there are books on online writing, book reviews, and writing your first book. But there’s also The Case of the Displaced...

Morning Roundup: Smashwords Read an eBook Week promotion. Books-a-Million pleased with Espresso pilot
March 2, 2014 | 11:28 am

read an ebook week promotionIs Genre Fiction Creating a Market for Lemons? (Dear Author) Two decisions have converged during the rise of ebooks to make low-production-value, low-priced books much more commonplace. The first is the original decision by the Big 6 publishers to conspire illegally to set and maintain high prices for their ebooks. The second is the decision of authors to self-publish their books and price them much lower than Big 6 books in order to gain market share. *** Smashwords Announces Author Promo for Read an eBook Week (GoodeReader) Dubbed Read an eBook Week, a campaign that runs from March 2nd through 8th, the event offers...

Read An E-Book Week Is Gearing Up
February 8, 2013 | 11:00 am

Author Rita Toews reached out to me recently and mentioned that Read an E-Book Week—that would be March 3-9—is currently in the process of gearing up for its 2013 festivities. This will be the event's 11th consecutive year, by the way. And Toews tells me that any author, publisher or vendor who's interested in being a part of this year's celebration of e-books is welcome to contact her via email, at r[dot]toews[at]shaw[dot]ca. Naturally, you'll also want to keep your browser tuned to the event's official website, where you'll find information about everything from the event's origins and the history of the e-book. Incidentally,...

Results for Read an EBook Week 2010 by Rita Toews
March 18, 2010 | 7:40 am

Screen shot 2010-03-17 at 6.55.10 PM.pngRead an E-Book Week 2010 may be over but the amount of downloaded reading material should last readers for quite a while. Several participants of the event commented that traffic on their websites was up dramatically from last year. The Read an E-Book website had well over 60,000 page hits just prior to, and during the week. Mobile phone traffic - both Android and iPhone - was also up from last year. Libraries from around the world were visitors this year. Wright State University Libraries did an article on Read an E-Book Week and produced lapel button templates. Several libraries in...

Free e-books in Apache, Ukrainian, Polish… by Rita Toews
February 27, 2010 | 7:30 am

Screen shot 2010-02-09 at 5.06.48 PM.pngThe human mind is a remarkable device. Present it with a challenge and in no time a host of solutions are returned for consideration. Take, for example, an idea by Michael Hart. 1971 and enter Michael Hart. Mr. Hart was handed the gift of gifts - $100,000.00 worth of computer time with a mainframe computer. He decided that the greatest value created by computers would not be computing, but the storage, retrieval, and searching of what was stored in our libraries. The first "e-book" was born—a copy of the Declaration of Independence. Since 1971 e-books have morphed into electronic reading in every...

Read an Ebook Week lists participants
February 10, 2010 | 7:00 am

Screen shot 2010-02-09 at 5.06.48 PM.pngFrom Rita Toews: Read an E-Book Week is gearing up for the 2010 event - March 7 - 13th. An impressive list of participants includes Kobo, PocketBook E-Reader and BookGlutton. Also joining in the celebration of e-books is Smashwords, as well as Badosa.com, with a selection of e-books in Spanish, Catalan, English and French. The Wright State University Libraries of Ohio will also recognize the week. They have created a special template that librarians can download from the Read an E-Book Week website to produce lapel buttons for library staff. This year a section containing resource articles has been added to the site....

Quick Note: New interview with Rita Toews, Founder of Read an Ebook Week
January 31, 2010 | 7:10 am

Screen shot 2009-11-05 at 8.58.43 AM.pngNo Shelf Required has a "lovely conversation" with author Rita Toews who is the founder of Read an Ebook Week. Sue Polanka runs a wonderful site and you should go and check it out....