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Thank you for a great Read an E-Book Week!

Our event is over for this year - but what a great time! Many of the retailers, publishers and authors have chosen to extend their promotions for the month of March so please continue to check the side panel for links - Deals and Steals.

Once again Read an E-Book Week spanned the globe. After English speaking guests, Hungary provided a huge number of visitors this year, followed by the Philippines and Brazil. Among the many others were: Angola, Thailand, Libya, Argentina, Switzerland, Mongolia... the list goes on!

Here's a comment on Read an E-Book Week and tips to expand your sales next year. Learn More . . .

Make your Used Kindle a Tool for Change

Do you have a used Kindle that you can donate to change a life? Worldreader will accept donations of used Kindles and refurbish them. These e-readers provide almost immediate access to hundreds of thousands of books, from textbooks to bestsellers. Some e-readers also have added features such as text-to-speech for new readers, the vision-impaired, or children whose parents cannot read or whose native language is not the language of instruction. And, digital distribution makes possible the publication of much more local content, including newspapers, magazines, flyers and newsletters, health and voting information.

To donate your used Kindle to Worldreader send an e-mail to kindles@worldreader.org

The Long Journey of E-Books


Shri Divakar, who holds an Associateship in Documentation and Information Science from Indian Statistical Institute, has written a comprehensive article on the Journey of E-books from Plato to Michael Hart's Project Gutenberg.

The article opens with this interesting tidbit: In Plato's Phaedrus, the dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus closes by questioning the value of the written word. Writing things down "will atrophy people's memories..." Learn more...



Meet our new logo courtesy of eBound Canada. We are very grateful for the effort that went into creating this logo for Read an E-Book Week and hope you agree it suits us very well. Please feel free to use the logo on your website this year between March 3-9.

The list of e-book readers continues to grow, and new technologies—thanks to E Ink— make these devices more durable and easier to read in all lighting situations.
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Worldreader

Most children in Africa never own a book. With the power of e-readers and digital books that is changing. Using e-readers and mobile phones, Worldreader provides children and their families access to tens of thousands of local and international e-books, so they can improve their lives. E-books are transforming reading in the developing world. Learn more. . .

The Future of E-Books

Have you ever wondered what the e-book market will look like a few years from now? paidContent has crunched Pricewaterhouse Coopers' numbers and has come up with an interesting article on the subject. Learn more...

The digital publishing industry has failed to unilaterally embrace a standard publishing format and we are currently seeing fragmentation. HTML5, EPUB3, and dedicated apps are currently the preferred platforms to include a myriad of multimedia aspects.

Michael Kozlowski of GOODEREADER examines the industries' views on the platforms. Learn more ...

Most downloaded eBooks from the library. Learn more...

E-Book Trends-2013 According to Information Today Inc. "In the past year, the 'if' and 'when' questions for ebooks were answered-electronic media are now clearly in the mainstream and even driving changes in all aspects of publication/distribution/use of information and literature." Learn more...  

Distributed Proofreaders Canada, supports the digitization of Canadian books published after 1923 and written by authors who died at least 50 years ago. If you are interested in volunteering any amount of time to assist in proofreading you can contact them through their website. Proofread as often or as seldom as you like, and as many or as few pages as you like.


E-Book News

  • Where are the price wars? When the Justice Department investigated alleged e-book price-fixing rumors flew that the price of books would plunge. That hasn't happened, at least not yet. The New York Times has an interesting take on what is happening. Learn more...
  • Confused about e-readers? Which is the best to buy? Learn more...
  • Digital Book World discusses the future of discoverability and social reading with Goodreads' CEO, Otis Chandler. Learn more...

KAIST Institute of Information Technology has come up with an intriguing interface that will allow ebook readers to "page" or "flip" through the ebook just like a paper book. This could be a huge improvement in ebook reading! Check it out.

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