NSR’s Free to Read column has set new standards for publishers and libraries. A year since launching it, we highlight the best posts.

Since launching the Free to Read column NSR has morphed into a portal that no longer merely keeps up with press releases, emerging ebook and econtent technologies and new products and services for readers, publishers, and libraries.

It is now a place where ideas are shared about the future of books, publishing, and libraries, and a place where those of us who work with books come together to inspire each other, learn from each other, and bring out the best in each other through action.

In her “Free to Read” posts, Mirela Roncevic, also author of the ALA publication, Free Reading Zones: Transforming Access to Books through Technology (October, 2017), sheds light on the many ways in which ebooks and digital content in general can help transform access to the written word and create new opportunities for all in the book ecosystem, including publishers, librarians, authors, readers, educators, and others.

Here are the most popular posts from the column’s ever-growing archive: