Read an eBook Week has been celebrated each March since 2004. I promoted it heavily last year in the blog, as many authors and publishers that you won’t typically find on the Amazon Kindle website participate in the promotion offering numerous free books you can read on your Kindle. Many folks, including yours truly, found some really neat independent authors – with great content – we would have not found otherwise.
Read an eBook Week has a simple purpose: educate readers about eBooks and promote electronic reading.
This year’s Read an eBook Week will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the electronic book: I know it may be hard for some of you to believe, but neither Amazon nor Steve Jobs invented the eBook! The celebration is from March 6 – 12.
In celebration of this 40th anniversary, there is a longer line than usual of authors and publishers offering free content – I’m also going to be offering one of my books for free – so in addition to the normal posts about the free Amazon website offers, get ready for a lot of posts from me regarding the same, and tell your friends and family to get ready for all of the recommendations you are going to be sending their way!
Read an eBook Week was first created by Rita K. Toews. Ms. Toews is the co-author of three award winning e-books: Prometheus, The Centurion and The Price of Freedom. The Price of Freedom is also available as an audio book. Rita is also the author of two children’s e-books, Kelly’s Baby Brother and Christmas Stars, selected as one of the best e-books by KnowBetter.com
Rita appreciates the value of e-books and continues to publish electronically even though she has been print published. Her book Body Traffic is available in print and electronically. The novel was short-listed for the Margaret Laurence Book Award. Her children’s book, The Bully: A Discussion and Activity Story, is used across North America by schools, police departments, community groups and service groups.
I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to all of next week’s offers!
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