eBook Evangelist News

Jul 24

Daily Links: 90% of Public Libraries now lend e-books

Daily Links: 90% of Public Libraries now lend e-books

From Digital Book World, American Library Association announces 90% of Public Libraries now lend e-books.

From a story in Publishers Weekly, Comixolgy to offer  DRM-free backup copies.

And a couple of e-book finds of the day from my TBR list in the Daily Deals: one of John Brunner’s fascinating SF titles, The Shockwave Rider, and, Midsummer Moon, a humoruous romance by Laura Kinsale (one with a…

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Jul 23

Free Comic Books

weird_mysteriesLooking for Free Comic books?

How about free access to over 15,000 Golden Age Comics, including some interesting pre-code horror comics from the Digital Comic Museum?

Or if you want a great deal on something a little more recent, how about a trial subscription to Marvel Unlimited for only 99 cents for the first month?

Found via Open Culture - which happens to be one of the best resources for…

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Jul 20

Is Kindle Unlimited worth the price?

Is Kindle Unlimited worth the price?

Amazon has introduced Kindle Unlimited (KU for short) subscription service and it seems to have created quite a buzz.

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It offers unlimited access to over 600,000 Kindle books and over 2,000 audiobooks with Whispersync for Voice. You can keep up to ten books at a time and there are no due dates. You can read your Kindle Unlimited books on any Kindle device or any of free Kindle reading apps.

For…

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Jul 17

Daily Links: Darwin’s Complete Galapagos Library Online

Daily Links: Darwin’s Complete Galapagos Library Online

From ArsTechnica, Charles Darwin’s Complete Galapagos library is posted online.

Amazon is testing a new subscription service called Kindle Unlimited via The Digital Reader. (There will be lots more to come on this story!)

Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news.

 

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Jul 15

Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite $85 Deal of the Day

Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite $85 Deal of the Day

paperwhiteToday’s Kindle deal of the day is a Certified Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite (current generation) with special offers for only $85.00.

My Paperwhite has become my go to ereader. The front lit screen is easy to read on and is a very bright white when compared to the screens of the other Kindles or either one of my Nook e-ink ereaders. It is great for reading in bed without an external light! :)

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Digital Book Day site extends free book portal for one more day

Digital Book Day site extends free book portal for one more day

Yesterday, July 14, 2014, the free book event being offered by DigitalBookDay.com came to a screeching halt when the server crashed–and crashed again. Over 400 e-books were available for free.

Today, there is a post on the website announcing that they will be keeping the site open another day due to the server crashes that kept many people from accessing the free books. Readers are cautioned to…

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Jul 13

Digital Book Day: Free e-books July 14, 2014

Digital Book Day: Free e-books July 14, 2014

Digital Book DayMonday, July 14, 2014 (Bastille Day) is the first digital book day, according to DigitalBookDay.com. It is intended to be a “day to celebrate readers, stories, and the authors who create them.” The site is offering links to over 400 free books on hosted various sites. There is a wide range of genres represented:  historical, romance, science-fiction, fantasy, mystery, non-fiction, thrillers, and…

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Jul 11

Daily Links: Free Kindle e-book and audiobook pair

Daily Links: Free Kindle e-book and audiobook pair

From The Ebook Reader, this month’s free kindle e-book and audiobook bundle for users of the Amazon Kindle App.

From Make Use Of, an interesting infographic on breaking the cycle of e-book theft.

Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news.

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Jul 08

Free! 130 e-books from Microsoft

Free! 130 e-books from Microsoft

Microsoft’s Eric Ligman has made more than 130 technical books free to download. Topics include: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server and more.  The books are in various formats:  mostly PDFs but there are EPUB, MOBI and DOCX as well.

Fair warning:…

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Jul 06

40 Kindle Reads only $1.99 each

40 Kindle Reads only $1.99 each

tree in brooklynToday only, there are 40 Kindle e-books  from HarperCollins on sale for only $1.99 each. There’s a nice variety in the selections.

Included in the available titles are two of my personal childhood favorites: Alas, Babylon, a post-apocalyptic thriller by Pat Frank and Betty Smith’s poignant coming of age story, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. (And, yes, I had eclectic tastes!)  Both of these books from…

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