Embrace the future of books with Read an E-Book Week in March

    Look to ebookweek.com for information on e-books and electronic reading

    WINNIPEG, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Read an E-Book Week, taking place from March
8-14, 2009, welcomes Sony Canada, world-renowned author Warren Adler, Tor.com
and E Ink in educating the public about the benefits of e-books and electronic
reading devices.
    E-books are growing in popularity and sales are soaring. Ingram Digital's
latest survey indicates that in the education sector, e-book sales have jumped
about 400% over last year and the latest figures from the Association of
American Publishers (AAP) show that in the retail sector, e-book sales are up
about 73% over last year. Read an E-Book Week's new website ebookweek.com
provides information on the latest technology and features of electronic
reading devices, the history and the future of e-books. Individuals interested
in the environmental impact of electronic reading will find details of a
life-cycle assessment of paper books versus e-books.
    With digital reading on the upswing, publications are focused on
enhancing their online presence. Many are looking to make their content
available for electronic reading devices. Having the right device becomes
crucial for a pleasant reading experience. Ebookweek.com provides user reviews
on a number of electronic reading devices, including Reader Digital Book by
Sony (PRS505 model) which uses E Ink's electronic paper display technology.
The reading experience is comparable to reading printed words on paper, even
in bright sunlight.
    The digital age of reading is here. Read an E-Book Week, a not-for-profit
event, provides information necessary to embrace the new technology. Free
e-books, classic e-books, the latest best-sellers in electronic format, the
latest e-book readers and author websites - you'll find it all at

    About Read an E-Book Week Founder Rita Y. Toews

    Rita Y. Toews is the co-author of three award winning e-books: The
Centurion, Prometheus and The Price of Freedom. The Price of Freedom is also
available as an audio book.
    Rita appreciates the value of e-books and continues to publish
electronically even though she has been print published. Her co-authored
novel, Body Traffic, was short-listed for the Margaret Laurence Book Award.
Her children's book, The Bully: A Discussion and Activity Story, is used
across North America by schools, police departments, community groups and
service groups.

For further information:

For further information: Rita Y. Toews, Founder of Read an E-Book Week,
Tel: (204) 661-2734, r.toews@shaw.ca, www.ebookweek.com

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