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Another Source of Free eBooks!

I look forward to my daily emails from Kim Komando. If you don’t know who Kim Komando is, please “click here” to find out! Today she posted a link to the “Hundred Zeros” website. I‘ve been bouncing around this site for at least an hour now! They’ve got hundred of free ebooks for the Kindle.

I suggest you give Hundred Zeros a try. I’ve been a fan of free ebooks for ages now. I don’t know why I missed this website! Enjoy! And thanks Kim!

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The Future of School Books?

Printed textbooks may soon become a thing of the past! Education is going digital! Continue reading

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May The Best eReader Win!

Kindles, Nooks, Kobos oh my! I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore! Continue reading

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Amazon Grows Bigger!

Amazon offers more with their Prime Membership! New Android Kindle coming soon! Continue reading

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Finding eBooks You Can Read On Your eReader

A friend of mine owns a Kindle. He wanted to know why some eBooks he downloaded wouldn’t open. The Kindle family of eReaders use AZW or MOBI format, and they’re about the only ones that do (please “click here” to see a comparison chart of the top 10 eReaders). The majority of eReaders use EPUB format. The eBooks my friend downloaded were all in EPUB format and weren’t compatible with his Kindle (just like AZW and MOBI formats aren’t compatible with a most other eReaders, including the Nook).

So what do you do when you see an eBook you want to read, but it’s in the wrong format for your eReader? That’s easy! You convert the eBook’s format to one you can use! You can do that quickly and easily with Calibre!

So what is Calibre? I’ll let them tell you… “Calibre allows you to organize your e-book collection, convert e-books to various formats, and interact with your e-book reader, all in an intuitive and friendly manner.” Please “click here” to visit their website and learn more about what they have to offer! The best thing is Calibre is FREE!

Calibre is a great eReader too! You can read eBooks in all formats, highlight text, and add sticky notes. Check them out! I’ve been using Calibre and I love it!

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Publishers Accused of eBook Price Fixing!

Lawsuit alleges publishers colluded to raise prices for popular eBooks and block Amazon from providing discount pricing. Continue reading

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Amazon Renting College Books!

The cost of going to college just  went down  a little bit! Amazon is starting a Kindle etextbook rental program which will save you up to 80% off the retail price of the printed textbook. As  you college students well know, some of the printed textbooks can cost a few hundred  dollars. With this program you can buy a Kindle, rent your  etextbooks, and still come out ahead (and the Kindle is yours to keep!).

You only pay for how long you need the etextbook. You can rent your etextbooks for as little as 30 days, or up to a full year.  You can extend your rental period for as little as one day if necessary.

You can read your rented etextbooks on your PC, Mac, Kindle, or mobile device. Amazon will even let you access your notes and highlights after the rental period expires!

To check out this offer for yourself, please “click here” to go there!

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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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Fun Stuff For Kindle & Free Kindle Apps For All!

If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, you know I’m a NookColor fan. But today I was surfing the web checking out other ereaders when I stumbled upon a really nice site designed specifically for Kindle users. This site will allow you to:

(1) Do advanced Kindle book searches
(2) Do advanced paper book searches
(3) View free Kindle titles
(4) Track Kindle price drops
(5) View recent Kindle price drops
(6) Check to see if your favorite title has been Kindlized
(7) View books recently converted to Kindle

If this sounds good to you, just click here and check out eReaderIQ! I think you’ll really like this place!

Okay, I know what your saying… “Hey Don, what about the millions and millions of us that use Nooks… What do we do?” No problem! If your ereader isn’t a Kindle, but you really want to play on eReaderIQ, just click here and download the Kindle app that will work on your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Android Phone. You can have your Nook and play Kindle too! Life is good and Geekism is great! Go read something!

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Win a Kindle!

Contests are always fun! Especially when the prize is something you really want! Well ebook readers, this one is for you! Books We Love Publishing Partners (bwlpp.com) is putting on the Great Kindle Giveaway! Just enter your name on their 2011 mailing list and you’re entered! Everyone must enter to win (even if you were on their old mailing list). Follow their BWLPP blog and watch for special post days. Everyone who comments on the weekly Great Kindle Giveaway post will get an additional entry into the contest.

If you would like to enter the contest, or just read more about it, please click here.

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