Tuesday, October 5, 2010

E-Book News

According to a recent Harris poll, eight percent of Americans own an e-reader and another twelve percent plan to buy one in the next six months. This surge in popularity is at least in part due to the prices on these devices quickly dropping. It was not too long a go that $259 for an e-reader was considered a good price. These days’ e-book readers go as low as $129. Visit the downloadable book web site for a list of compatible e-book readers with price information.

Are you not interested in purchasing an e-book reader just yet? Just remember that e-books can be read from your computer using Adobe Digital Editions, the free software where one initially downloads the e-book to before transferring the file to an e-reader.

The downloadable e-books website now has 806 titles and is consistently growing. Library patrons have access to the site due to Leach Library’s membership in the New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium. Here are just a few of the newest titles:

Author: Ken Follett
Title: Fall of Giants
Link to this record: http://preview.tinyurl.com/3yudkrj

Author: Dean Koontz
Title: Odd Thomas
Link to this record: http://preview.tinyurl.com/36vg4dl

Author: Marcus Zusak
Title: The Book Thief
Link to this record: http://preview.tinyurl.com/34qlu82

Author: Steve Berry
Title: The Venetian Betrayal
Link to this record: http://preview.tinyurl.com/36uqq6t

Author: Harlan Coben
Title: Drop Shot
Link to this record: http://preview.tinyurl.com/3aa9wak

Author: Mary Ann Shaffer
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
Link to this record: http://preview.tinyurl.com/36mc7nl

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