This week is read an ebook week.
What's an ebook? I still get this question from family and friends when they find out I'm published in the ebook world.
An ebook is a digital book. Instead of having to go to a brick and mortal store, you can shop online, pick out a book, purchase it, download it and read it all from your house in your pjs. Yep, that's the best part for me - not having to get dressed. But not only that, the possibilities open up. No longer do you have to order a book if your store doesn't have it in stock or scour ebay. Or what if you want an older, out of print book. Hours of searching used book stores or libraries are in the past. Most of these books can be found right on the internet in ebook format.
There are ebooks in all genres and lengths these days. The demand for ebooks are highest among romance and erotica books, but many more genres are gaining ground. This is mostly due to the increased ways to read an ebook, but I won't go into that in this post.
Plus, an ereader can store hundreds of books. No more packing three of four books to go on that vacation. Forget shopping at the small airport bookshop for something to read on the trip home because you didn't pack enough reading material. You could have hundreds of books at your fingertips all on the same device.
Have I sold you on ebooks yet?
If not, maybe you'll like the fact that trees aren't being killed to print books that will end up in landfills. Or maybe you'd like the fact that you can get rid of that stack of 500 books in the corner of your spare bedroom. Maybe you'll find the benefit in kids and college students being able to carry one device with all their textbooks on it and save their backs.
Still not on board? That's okay. Don't get me wrong, people still want to read print books. I get it. And libraries certainly have their place, but even they are starting to carry ebooks. No more lost books for them or late charges. After having your ebook checked out for so many days, it will disappear from your ereader.
Now if you can't tell, I really support ebooks. Which is why, if you haven't read one I encourage you to read one this week. I've even added covers of some really good books by a few different authors. Many places like Smashwords is hosting a huge sale this week. Books are as much as 100% off. Yes free. While others are 25%, 50% or 75% off. With deals like this, what are you waiting for?