International Read an E-Book Day:
The new holday -- "holiday"? -- is the brainchild of OverDrive, a major e-book distributor. OverDrive is the country's largest provider of e-books to libraries; it handles e-books from 5,000 publishers, including major Penguin Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Perseus, Wiley, and Harlequin.
If you've ever checked an e-book out from the L.A. Public Library, it was provided by OverDrive.
To celebrate International Read an E-book Day, Overdrive will be giving away tablets and e-reading devices at the readanebookday.com website and through social media. Readers are asked to "tell their story of what eBooks mean to them" and use the hashtag #eBookDay to be eligible. via: L.A. Times
posted by Fizz
on Sep 18, 2014 -
18 Books Ernest Hemingway Wished He Could Read Again for the First Time.
"I would rather read again for the first time Anna Karenina
, Far Away and Long Ago
, Wuthering Heights
, Madame Bovary
, War and Peace
, A Sportsman's Sketches
, The Brothers Karamazov
, Hail and Farewell
, Huckleberry Finn
, Winesburg, Ohio
, La Reine Margot
, La Maison Tellier
, Le Rouge et le Noire
, La Chartreuse de Parme
, Yeat's Autobiographies
and a few others than have an assured income of a million dollars a year."
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Sep 23, 2013 -
Most of us know and love Dailylit
. But, if you want to have more current book snippets emailed to you every day, you can upload your own ebooks to Dripread
. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Jul 3, 2011 -
Like ebooks? Want something free, nonfiction,"scholarly", publicly accessible, and more recent than Gutenberg ?
(Lately I'm on an Ancient History kick.) My problem with this "eScholarship" site is they try to make it hard to download a whole ebook to read offline. For one of those, for people who are interested in 20th-century political history-cum-theory that's never had much to do with any U.S. election, today I'm recommending the Platform.
posted by davy
on Dec 27, 2004 -
contains more than 10,000 eBooks formatted for reading on your Palm, PocketPC, Zaurus, Rocketbook, eBookWise-1150, or Symbian cellphone." So if you have a PDA and especially if you're into the classics
, you no longer have to settle for lame video games
on your cell phone or inconvenient newspapers for your downtime entertainment
posted by Doohickie
on Dec 20, 2004 -