E-Book Week

Read an E-Book Week is March 6-12, 2011.

E-BOOKS TURN 40! That’s right – it’s been forty years since Michael S. Hart created the first “e-book”. For a more in-depth look at the history of e-books please see this web page.

Also check out EPIC, Electronically Published Internet Coalition, established in 1998 to provide a strong voice for electronic publishing. Once an authors’ organization, EPICTM has expanded to include hundreds of professionals from all facets of the electronic publishing industry: authors, publishers, editors, artists, and others. Our members work together in a unique collaboration between authors and publishers to further the industry.

My first novel, Cowgirl Dreams, won an EPIC award. Both Cowgirl Dreams and Follow the Dream are available as e-books at Treble Heart Books and Follow the Dreams is available on Kindle.

How many of you have an e-reader? How many of you have published an e-book? Do you believe e-books are the “wave of the future?”

Read an E-book Week

This is national “Read an e-book week,” and coincidentally I want to toot my horn a bit, for I’ve been notified I’ve won an EPIC award for Cowgirl Dreams.

EPIC is the Electronically Published Internet Connection that supports and promotes e-books. The group formed in 1997, and now has about 700 members.

Cowgirl Dreams is published by Treble Heart Books as both a “hard copy” book and an e-book.

This is an honor and a thrill. I wish my grandmother and my parents were here to see this!

Electronic books can be read in several different forms. Some are published as a pdf file and you can read it on your computer screen or print it out. Others are formatted for the new e-readers, such as Kindle or Sony or iPhone.

How many of you read e-books and in what form?

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