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Read an E-Book Month 2012

Wonderful News: A motion to declare March as Read an E-book Month in Canada was passed

By virtue of an Order by the 41st Parliament of Canada, First Session, Motion M-293 was passed asking that the month of March be declared Read an E-Book Month.

The Order reads:

That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that the ePublishing industry has created economic opportunities for entrepreneurs, authors, publishers and e-reader manufacturers; (b) recognize that e-books present significant benefits for seniors and children; (c) recognize that e-books are an environmentally-friendly alternative to books; (d) declare the month of March as "Read an E-book Month"; (e) support the goals and ideals of "Read an E-book Month; and (f) encourage Canadians to observe "Read an E-book Month".

I'm proud to see that Canada has taken steps to recognize the innovation of e-book entrepreneurs and the value this new technology brings to society.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could have the U.S. join in and have a North American E-book Month?

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