Read an Ebook Week

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Whether you have an ereader filled to the brim or are a staunch ink and paper fan, Read an Ebook Week is a milestone not to be missed.

According to readanebookweek.com, ebooks have been around for 40 years! From simple text files read on a green screen to fancy new multimedia books including video and sound, ebooks have come a long way.

I’ve often said that I believe paper and ink books will be around a very, very long time, but that doesn’t mean that ebooks don’t deserve a look.  So if you haven’t tried one yet, how about dipping your toe in the epool this week?

No, you don’t have to spend hundreds and learn yet another new device’s tricks.  You can read an ebook right on your laptop using something as simple as Adobe reader.  The books themselves vary in price from FREE up to who knows.  Many classics fall into the free category, and even more are $5 or less (including a romantic suspense named Whirlwind I’m pretty proud of!).

You can download software for free to read the more exotic formats – nook, kindle, and others all have free applications for laptops, smart phones, and just about anything with a screen.

So if you haven’t tried an ebook, why not give it a try?

[BTW: I find it exceptionally ironic that the day before Read an Ebook Week was National Day of Unplugging. hee hee hee!]

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WIN WHIRLWIND

Only one more week left to enter to win one of two paperback copies over on Goodreads.  Two more copies coming soon on Library Thing.

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3 responses to “Read an Ebook Week

  1. No e-book for me yet. Perhaps when I actually take time to compare my late fees at the library w/ the cost of an e-reader, I’ll finally take the plunge. 😉

  2. Robin DeJarnett

    Jen, you’re a sweetheart! I’m so glad you enjoyed Whirlwind. I’m a kindle girl, but have all the different kinds of software on my phone, so I kind of have a nook, too.. 😎 I love the ability to read and download new books anywhere.

  3. I lurve my Nook! I read Whirlwind on it (I hope I have time to write my 5 star review tonight) so yay for e-books!

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