by Raelene Gorlinsky
March 8 through 14 is "Read an E-Book Week". You can read all about it at www.ebookweek.com.
Purpose - Read an E-Book Week is a not-for-profit week set aside to inform the public about the pleasures and advantages of reading electronically. Authors, publishers, vendors, the media and readers world-wide are welcome to join in the effort. We encourage you to promote electronic reading with any event.
The idea is to entice people to ebooks by making a variety available for free during that week. Partners/contributors in the project include a number of publishers, ebook vendors, and authors. A big enticement to readers is that Stanza, the popular app for iPhone/iPod, is making a catalog of the free ebooks available as part of the promotion week.
Cerridwen Press, the mainstream fiction imprint of Ellora's Cave Publishing, is making a contemporary fantasy novel available for free download during this week: Gryphon's Quest by Candace Sams. (Note that we have free short-short stories available continually at Cerridwen Press and at Ellora's Cave.)
So if you are already an ebook user, this week is your opportunity to get lots of free books. Try out an author or genre you don't usually read! More importantly, if you have not tried out ebooks, this is your chance to do it!