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An eBook About Dorm Food!

Are you hungry but tired of roaming the campus looking for something to eat? Sick of the cafeteria and expensive vending machines? Guess what! You’ve now got options! I ran across an eBook that may be just what you need! It’s called, “The Dorm Room Diner.” It has 185 recipes you can prepare in your dorm room with “Limited Time, Limited Budget and VERY Limited Appliances.”

This book was written by Dulce Taylor, a college student who has become a Dorm Food Chef! You can purchase this amazing eBook for the special price of $19.95 and be gratified with an instant download! Dulce is throwing another three eBooks into the deal for free!

I don’t know the author, and I’m not making a dime off this endorsement… But I do  know what living in a dorm is like, and I wish I had this book when I was doing it! You can check it out by “clicking here.” bon appetit!

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College Students Would Give Up Sex For eBooks!

Kelton Research recently completed a market research survey for educational software company Kno with surprising results! The survey was offered to college students during the period of 14-21 July, 2011, asking their preferences concerning digital learning over traditional textbooks. A … Continue reading

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Learn To Paint Online!

During one of my searches for fresh material to write about, I discovered a website that really looks like great fun!

Have you ever wanted to explore the creative side of yourself? Well, Art Apprentice Online (AAO) might be just what you’re looking for!

They have a store offering art related ebooks featuring introductory subjects to more advanced techniques, with prices ranging from $19.95 to $39.95, but this isn’t what got my attention… This website will teach you to paint online!

AAO has full time art teachers who teach you how to paint. The courses vary in price, but average around $29.95. I’ve always wanted to learn how to paint and I think I’m going to register for one of their classes!

If you’d like to check them out for yourself, just “click here” to go there! There’s lots of things to explore on this website, so grab a cup of coffee and have some fun just looking around!

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The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Opens eBook Store!

Good news for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students! The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in cooperation with Impelsys, a company dedicated to enabling traditional publishing companies to go digital, has opened an ebook store!

According to  information on the ASHP  eBook website, “When you purchase an eBook from ASHP’s iPublish Central, you can read your eBooks within iPub Central’s own online eBook reader using a web browser, or offline with the iOffline reader. ASHP eBooks will also be available for purchase soon on Amazon for use on the Amazon Kindle and Kindle app.

When you  want to read your eBook online, you simply go to the ASHP eBooks website using your web browser, login, click on Bookshelf, select the book you wish to read and click “Read It.” You will have the option  to change viewing options, make personal notes, bookmark pages, and make searches.

There are  currently 25 eBooks available on the site, with prices ranging from $21.00 to $260.00, arranged into eight categories with many more additions being promised this year.

If you would like to know more, please “click here” and go there!

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Publish Your eBook For FREE With 2BHEARD!

There’s a new ebook publisher in town and they’re looking for you! If you’ve written a book and you’re looking for a way to publish it (especially if you’re on a budget), you should look this over. The name of the site is 2BHEARD and it has options for publishers and readers alike.

You can join 2BHEARD for free. Their Terms & Conditions (as with any business agreement) should be read throughly prior to joining. I could go on and on about them, but it’s easier to just refer you to the source! You can go there by “clicking here“!

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J.K. Rowling Releasing Harry Potter eBooks!

J.K. Rowling is opening an interactive website called Pottermore. The site officially opens in October, but a lucky few will be selected to test the site on July 31st.

As you probably know, none of the Harry Potter books were ever released as ebooks. This is all going to change. All the Harry Potter books will be available as both audio books and ebooks for immediate purchase and download at Pottermore.

What J.K. Rowling is doing is amazing. She is cutting her publishers and book sellers out of the picture and selling direct to her fans. She also promises to make additional Harry Potter materials available on the new website.

Everyone in our family is a Harry Potter fan and I’m really looking forward to joining Pottermore! If you would like to know more, please “click here.” J.K. Rowling has a video on the site with more exciting information!

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BookRix, A Source of Free of eBooks and Friends

I’ve come across another enchanting website for you to play on! It’s called “BookRix.” They’ve got thousands of free ebooks for you to download! These ebooks were written by members of the site and published for everyone to read, enjoy, and evaluate. They also have frequent contests where writers and readers alike can earn cash and prizes.

If that wasn’t enough, they feature several hundred social groups where you can read, write, and network with other  people who share your interests. If you would like to see everything they have to offer, please click here!

I joined this website today and I intend to explore it this evening. Maybe I’ll see you there! Look for someone signed in as “ebookchronicles” and that will be me!

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Another Look At Calibre!

I’ve written about Calibre in the past, but to be honest, I kind of ignored it since my review. Last night I found mention of it on another website and I decided to take another look! All I can say is, “Wow! They’ve evolved!”

One of the coolest things it does is convert almost any ebook into the format that’s compatible with yours! The only exception seems to be those ebooks that are DRM protected.

You can also search for an ebook and it will find all available sources that sell it, inform you if it’s DRM protected, and provide the prices allowing you to choose the least expensive! That saves you money!

Calibre also does what it was first designed to do. It manages your ebook collection.

They call themselves the one stop solution to all your ebooks needs. You can watch a demo and download your free copy of Calibre by clicking here. I think you’ll like it!

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Petition Circulating against HarperCollins

I’ve written several articles about HarperCollins and their policy concerning ebooks they sell to libraries. After one of their books has been loaned out 26 times, it self destructs and the library must buy another copy if they wish to continue making it available.

I believe a library acquires ownership rights when they purchase an ebook from a publisher. I believe the library, which becomes the legal owner of any ebook they purchase, should be the one to determine how that ebook is disposed of, not the publisher they purchased it from! And like a paper book, I believe a library should be able to sell their ebooks just like they sell their paper books when they become obsolete.

Here in Florida many of our libraries have been forced to reduce their staff and operating hours because of budget cuts. The decision by HarperCollins to make libraries pay more for their ebooks when they are suffering from such budget cuts is predatory and disgraceful!

There is an online petition circulating that has garnered over 63,000 signatures. I’ve already added my name to it. If you believe as I do, you can add your name to the petition by clicking here.

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Check out Meylah’s free eBook Series for Creatives!

In my quest for new material to blog about, I came across a website called Meylah, “Your place to shop & experience all things creative!” You can also set up your own storefront — for free! You’ve really got to check this site out… They’ve got the coolest things there! Start your exploration by clicking here!

But what does this have to do with ebooks you might ask? Great question, and I have an answer! They’ve got three free ebooks that are illustrated and content rich! These ebooks are designed to help you succeed in establishing and growing your on-line business. These ebooks are entitled, (1) Get Started with Social Media, (2) Creating Online Tutorials with Byte-Syze Learning, and (3) A Roadmap to Success: How to Sell Online Effectively.” You can download copies of these ebooks by clicking here!

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