Today marks the start of ‘Read An E-Book Week.’
From the website:
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.
Purpose – 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.
The Read an E-Book Website provides the latest information on e-books and to act as a collection point where you can list your event or give-away.
With the release last Thursday of 100 stories for Haiti as both a paperback collection and e-book, this week is the perfect time to download the e-book from the excellent Smashwords store. It is available in a whole range of formats to suit every e-reader’s needs and you can set your price, giving as much or as little as you like. So pay as much as you can for a copy and read the excellent stories produced by writers and editors working together to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
As for what I will be reading on my e-reader this week; Adam Roberts – Yellow Blue Tibia and, of course, the excellent 100 Stories For Haiti (as my Short Story Challenge collection this week)