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“Read An Ebook Week” Means *Lots* of Free Ebooks :-)


Smashwords is the world’s largest distributor of indie ebooks. ”

That last sentence is from the Smashwords site. The next sentence is from the Smashwords blog: ebookglasses

“Read an Ebook Week, the world’s largest global celebration of ebooks, kicks off this Sunday at Smashwords.”

“this Sunday” was yesterday :-)

Just two more excerpts from the blog:

“This will be our fifth year sponsoring the event.  The last couple years, as Smashwords as grown, the Smashwords Read an Ebook Week catalog has become the epicenter of much of the action.”

“Each year, the event breaks sales, download, and traffic records for our web site.”

Now, from the official Read An Ebook Week Site:

“Join us from March 3rd through 9th as we celebrate Read an E-Book Week. Visit the site often to download free ebooks offered from dozens of authors, publishers and vendors. You might find a new favorite genre, or author, during the week…  — Deals and Steals.”

BTW, Read An Ebook Week has more Sponsors than just Smashwords

Contests for Free E-Readers

“There are two contests this year:

“March 5th Contest for the Kindle Paperwhite

“March 7th Contest for the NOOK Simple Touch Reader by Barnes & Noble”

Here’s the link for those contests :-)

Also from that site:

Make your Used Kindle a Tool for Change

“Do you have a used Kindle that you can donate to change a life? Worldreader will accept donations of used Kindles and refurbish them. These e-readers provide almost immediate access to hundreds of thousands of books, from textbooks to bestsellers. Some e-readers also have added features such as text-to-speech for new readers, the vision-impaired, or children whose parents cannot read or whose native language is not the language of instruction. And, digital distribution makes possible the publication of much more local content, including newspapers, magazines, flyers and newsletters, health and voting information.

“To donate your used Kindle to Worldreader send an e-mail to kindles@worldreader.org”

“Read an E-Book Week educates and informs 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.”

And, synchronized with Read An Ebook Week is World Read Aloud Day — March 6th.

“Read It Forward on World Read Aloud Day
“Celebrate by reading aloud, giving away a book, or taking action in any way you can to Read It Forward on behalf of the 793 million people who cannot read.

“Imagine a world where everyone can read…
“World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.”

Go Forth And READ :-)

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