Saturday, 2 March 2013

Read an Ebook Week

Read an Ebook Week kicks off at next week - linky here.

I have registered for Cats in the Bible to be free that week, so if you haven't read the stories, then now might be a good time to pick it up.  And if you have read all I have put up so far, it is still worth looking at Smashwords.  They are a great publisher and have a really wide range of stuff.  Now is as good a time as any to pick up a free or inexpensive ebook.

Just to add, if you are new to the idea of ebooks, Smashwords is a great place to register as a first stop.  You can get apps or programmes to use on a pc or smartphone to read a book and Smashwords has books compatible with Kobo, sony, Apple and Kindle.  You can download books as text or as a pdf.  It is really, really easy to get inexpensive books to read on the device that connects to the internet.

They also make it extremely easy to give the books as gifts, though I think the recipient needs to be registered as well.  There has been a hiccup or two when I've tried it, but I am sure nothing that can't be worked out.

Spread the word - good books at Smashwords!


  1. Thanks for this great post. The e-book is the newcomer to the industry, and while it is a bit sad to see the decline of traditional paper and ink books, it's exciting how this new format allows fresh voices to reach larger audiences than ever before.

  2. The internet has changed reading so much. I can remember when I was a kid (a very long time ago) it was really hard to get books, there were no bookshops in our small town and the local library was pretty limited. Now there is the internet and so many ways of reading stories, it is a miracle and can only be a good thing. I also think that authors will benefit from the ease of getting out there, the lack of remaindered stock and the fact that it is not quite so easy to get a second hand copy of an ebook lol. It will also be interesting to see how censorship stands or falls - cf Fifty Shades. That would never been as mainstream ten years ago! LM