Read an E-Book Week 2011

Read an E-Book Week, which I introduced in an earlier post, is here. To celebrate Read an E-Book Week, you can download a free PDF copy of Fern’s Fancies here. Or visit Smashwords for another format of Fern’s Fancies or any of the free or discounted books available there. On the Read an E-Book Week website, … Read more

Read An E-Book Week March 6-12, 2011

Read an E-Book Week has been celebrated every March since 2004. The purpose of the week-long event is to educate readers about e-books and promote electronic reading. This year, Read an E-Book Week is celebrating the 40th anniversary of e-books. You can read about Michael Hart creating the first “e-book”—a copy of the Declaration of the … Read more

Sharing E-Books

A commenter on a previous post said he preferred print books because when he finished reading, he could pass the book on to a friend or a library, whereas e-books cannot be shared. Passing e-books on to others does present a challenge. The difference is that when you give a copy of a print book … Read more

The Growing E-Book Market

I entered the e-book market when my first novel, Stroke of Luck, was published as an e-book in 1999. I got my first e-book reader shortly after that. Back then, few people had even heard of e-books. We demonstrated e-book readers at booksignings and spent as much time educating readers about e-books as promoting our individual books. … Read more

World eBook Fair

Everybody loves free, and you can download your selections from two million PDF e-books for free until August 4th. The World eBook Fair makes it easy to find and download free e-books. The event is sponsored by Project Gutenberg, World Public Library, DPP Store, Baen Books,, Internet Archive, MobileBooks, and MyeBook. Now is a great … Read more