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Wednesday, 25th August 2010

E-Book Roundup: (Kaplan Publishing Experiments with Free E-Books, Details Below; Kobo Sending Revolutions Before the E-Book; and More

+ Kaplan Publishing experiments with free e-books
by Chris Meadows via TeleRead

That's right 95 free full text e-books from Kaplan Publishing (The Test Prep Folks) Available Through Monday, August 30, 2010 for iPhone/Pad/Touch).

NOTE: YOU MUST ACCESS THE KAPLAN E-Books using the URL http://bit.ly/9x76SL with Mobile Safari (iPhone, iPad, or iTouch.) We just tried it and are now downloading a title. No problems (-: You CANNOT access/download the books via a regular web browser.

Shirl's note: Just downloaded several to my iPad without a problem.

+ Kobo Sends eBooks and eReaders to Canadian Troops in Afghanistan (via Kobo Blog)

+ The ABCs of E-Reading
by Geoffrey A. Fowler And Marie C. Baca, via WSJ

A study of 1,200 e-reader owners by Marketing and Research Resources Inc. found that 40% said they now read more than they did with print books. Of those surveyed, 58% said they read about the same as before while 2% said they read less than before. And 55% of the respondents in the May study, paid for by e-reader maker Sony Corp., thought they'd use the device to read even more books in the future. The study looked at owners of three devices: Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle, Apple Inc.'s iPad and the Sony Reader.

+ Working Towards Project Gutenberg’s 50th Year
By Mike Cook, Project Gutenberg News

+ Are E-Books Worth the Money? - Wall Street Journal
by Brett Arends via WSJ

+ 10 Reading Revolutions Before E-Books
by Tim Carmody via The Atlantic

+ Random House publishes first-ever ebook original
by Paul Biba at TeleRead




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