E-books are 40 years old and the Read an Ebook site is celebrating. Â Check it out for information on this year’s read an ebook events. Â From the website:
This year we’ll celebrate 40 years since e-books were created, as well as small presses and authors who sell their own books.
Last year Read an E-Book Week was wildly popular with visitors from all reaches of the globe.
E-book fans came from 136 countries and spoke 74 languages.
It’s Read an Ebook Week – March 7 – 13th.Â Visit the official site, listen to an interview with Read an Ebook Week Founder, Rita Toews, and of course – go read an eBook!
Today I had a lovely conversation with Author, Rita Toews, who is the Founder of “Read an Ebook Week.”Â Read an Ebook Week is March 7 – 13, 2010.Â More information can be located on their website.
Check out the NSR Interviews page for many more interesting interviews with publishers, librarians, and other information professionals.
E-Books Can Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint:
You see and hear the buzz words everywhere – carbon footprint, environmentally friendly and green. We’re encouraged to buy, use and dispose with the environment in mind. While it’s easy to recognize the negative impact of excess packaging and chemical content in many of the products we purchase, it’s not so easy when it comes to reading material.
E-books are created electronically. No trees are cut to produce them. No ink is used to put the words on the page. No fossil fuel is used to run presses or power trucks to move them around the country. No storage facilities need to be heated to store boxes of books until they are shipped to bookstores. E-books are delivered to the end user electronically. They are read electronically. They are disposed of with a push of a delete button, without ever taking up room in a landfill.
Consider This:It takes 12 trees to produce a ton of printing paper–24 trees for higher grade writing paper.** A mature tree can produce as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year. Up to 35% of books printed for consumers (down from nearly 60% several years ago) are never read. They are returned to the publisher and end up in landfills. And with e-books, you can shop for your book without ever leaving home!
NEWS FLASH!Reading e-books can help you meet your commitment to reduce your carbon footprint.
Rita Toews created Read an E-book Week in 2002. She has written and co-authored award-winning childrenâ€™s books, crime novels and historical dramas, available through www.domokos.com.
Steve Jordan is an avid e-book reader, writer, visionary, and promoter. He developed the Right Brane e-Publishing model as a fair, practical and sensible way to sell e-books online. His e-books are available at www.SteveJordanBooks.com.