Friday, March 6, 2009

Read An E-Book Week

Did you know that March 8th thru the 14th is Read an E-Book Week? Well, it is. :) This is the first I've heard about it. Here's a bit of background I snipped from the Read an E-Book Week site: History - Read an E-Book Week was first registered with Chase's Calendar of Events in 2004. Chase's is a day by day directory of special days, weeks and months used by event planners or anyone looking for a reason to celebrate. By having the week officially recognized, e-book authors and publishers acquired a certain extra "legitimacy" during that week to promote the new technology of e-books. The public and media were initially wary of e-books and many doors were closed to promotion. With the week officially recognized by Chase's, authors reported they now had access to television morning chat shows and were allowed to set up library displays during the week-long event. Purpose - Read an E-Book Week is a not-for-profit week set aside to inform the public about the pleasures and advantages of reading electronically. Authors, publishers, vendors, the media and readers world-wide are welcome to join in the effort. We encourage you to promote electronic reading with any event. These could include: public readings, library displays, reading challenges, school visits, newspaper and blog articles, chat show appearances, internet radio interviews, e-book give-ways, and banners on your website. The Read an E-Book Website is here to provide the latest information on e-books and to act as a collection point where you can list your event or give-away. The site has all you ever wanted to know about ebook readers, too. If you'd like to learn more about Read an E-Book Week and/or download a free support/promotional badge like the one I have above (there are badges for different genres). go to:

Read an E-Book Week - Western Badge

Read an E-Book Week Promotional Badge

Happy Reading!

Oh, by the way, here's a little something extra to help celebrate Read anE-Book Week: *Posted with permission* To celebrate Read an eBook Week, March 8th – 14th, BeWrite Books will be giving away a selection of eBooks to download for free. Please follow this link to download your free copies. Each day will have a different genre of books to chose from including Crime, Adventure, Fantasy etc. More details on Read an eBook Week can be found here: To download your copies visit BeWrite Books: BeWrite Books BeWrite Books Blog Happy Read an E-Book Week!

1 comment:

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Damn I think I am late for this one. I haven't received my Kindle ordered last time on Amazon.