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Daughter of the King - born from above in 1989.

Deborah grew up in a military family and moved to Florida in the early 1970's.  She began her journey of creative writing soon after coming to know Jesus as her personal Savior. Her primary goal is to share her personal testimony with others while bringing hope and practical help through her writing.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Read an E-Book Week - March 4th-10th - Start Reading!

Read an E-Book Week's Origins

History

Read an E-Book Week was first registered with Chase's Calendar of Events in 2004. Chase's is a day by day directory of special days, weeks and months used by event planners or anyone looking for a reason to celebrate. By having the week officially recognized, e-book authors and publishers acquired a certain extra "legitimacy" during that week to promote the new technology of e-books. The public and media were initially wary of e-books and many doors were closed to promotion. With the week officially recognized by Chase's, authors reported they now had access to television morning chat shows and were allowed to set up library displays during the week-long event. 

Purpose

Read an E-Book Week educates and informs 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. These could include: public readings, library displays, reading challenges, school visits, newspaper and blog articles, chat show appearances, internet radio interviews, e-book give-ways, and banners on your website.   
[information provided by E-Book Week ]


Smashwords is one of the sponsors of Read an E-Book Week. This is the 4th year they have taken part in this special event.

Smashwords is an ebook publishing and distribution platform for ebook authors, publishers, agents and readers. They offer multi-format, DRM-free ebooks, ready for immediate sampling and purchase, and readable on any e-reading device.

For readersSmashwords provides an opportunity to discover new voices in all categories and genres of the written word, both Fiction and Non-Fiction.  Once you register, the site offers useful tools for search, discovery and personal library-building. 

At Smashwords, authors and publishers have complete control over the sampling, pricing and marketing of their written works. It is ideal for publishing novels, short fiction, poetry, personal memoirs, monographs, non-fiction, research reports, essays, or other written forms that haven’t even been invented yet. It's free to publish and distribute with Smashwords.   [information provided by Smashwords .com]


During Read an E-Book Week, Smashwords authors offer their books at a discount of up to 100% during the week of March 4th - 10th.  The promotion begins at  12:01am (PST) on March 4th.

The participating authors will be featured on the Home Page Catalog. A special coupon code will allow purchasers to buy a book at the featured discount set by the author.


My book,  Mission Possible will be one of the featured e-books in the Read an E-Book Week event.  I have discounted my book 100% (down from $3.99 to $0.00 = FREE) for the entire week, starting March 4th.

You can visit my author page on Smashwords here:
D L McCarragher Author Page

Come support indie book authors and their works!  Visit Smashwords today - you just might just discover the next great novel, self-help book, or children's tale.


One benefit of buying a book on Smashwords is you can "choose" which E-book format you would like to download (i.e. Epub, Mobi, Kindle, pdf, etc.). 

With the variety of E-Readers available out there, you can enjoy reading your favorite book in no time.  If you already have a Kindle, Nook, or i-Pad -  Smashwords has an E-book ready for download. 

Remember - Read an E-Book Week runs from March 4th - 10th.  Get reading today!








Deborah is the author of a Christian non-fiction book titled “Mission Possible”.  It is written for women who love the Lord Jesus, but their spouse doesn’t share their passion.  It will encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promises for their spouse and future together.  Visit



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6 comments:

  1. Very interesting article, Deborah. I'm not on Smashwords, but am talking to my publisher about it.

    Blessings,

    Tom Blubaugh, Author
    Night of the Cossack

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tom. I placed my ebook on Smashwords a little over a year ago. Sales have been slow and steady - but more importantly - I can offer it for review or a giveaway and assign my own discount to it (or for FREE).

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  2. Call me old-fashioned but I would rather read a book made of paper. One that I can hold in my hands and turn each page as I read it. Sorry if I offend anyone I just wanted to put my 2 cents worth in.
    Have a Blessed day.

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    1. I totally agree with you Sally! For one - I prefer to read my tear-stained, dog-eared, thumbed-through Bible in person instead of an e-Bible version. I still love to read paper books, but having my book available for an electronic reading device gets it's message to a reader who lives overseas (where mailing a book is cost prohibitive) or someone who likes to take a Kindle or Nook on vacation. :)

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  3. Great Idea.. I know I am in the middle of the week.. but I also with out knowing about this started an e book so.. thanks..

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    1. You are so welcome Rev. Kim. Glad you were made aware of something new. Enjoy!

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