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Today is Read an Ebook Day so what are you waiting for?

NEWS – Today (September 18) is the 6th annual Read an Ebook Day when book lovers around the globe can celebrate the day by reading a digital book and sharing their love for reading via social media for a chance to win a Kobo Clara HD eReader. All you have to do is choose an …

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Save money on books by checking to see if they’re available from your library using the Library Extension for Chrome

NEWS – Do you have some books, ebooks, or audiobooks that you want to read but don’t necessarily want to purchase them? There is a Chrome extension available called Library Extension which will check to see if the books you are looking up online are available from your library. After adding the extension to Chrome …

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How to listen to audiobooks and read eBooks for FREE

ARTICLE – Last year we remodeled our main bathroom and I ordered a white Amazon Echo Dot and a special outlet wall mount holder so the install would be neat and the Echo wouldn’t need any counter space. Every morning before I hop in the shower, I’ll say “Alexa, play some music” and she’ll start …

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Walmart and Kobo have launched an eBook and audiobook store

NEWS – Julie just recently reviewed a Kobo Clara HD eBook reader.  If you were inspired by her review to purchase a Kobo reader for yourself or as a gift, you’ll need a source for eBooks, and Walmart and Kobo’s new eBook store is just what you need.  Kobo’s library features 6,000,000+ titles, and you’ll …

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Snag a copy of “Office 365 For Dummies, 2nd Edition” (Free eBook expires 11/15/17 )

Office 365 For Dummies, 2nd Edition is an ebook which is normally priced at $13.00 but it is being offered FREE of charge until 11/15/17. This ebook offers step by step instructions on how to use all that Microsoft Office 365 has to offer. Topics include email, Sharepoint collaboration tools like Skype for business, Office Online, and a lot …

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Snag a copy of “How to Build an Effective and Affordable Smart Home from the Ground Up” (Free eBook)

How to Build an Effective and Affordable Smart Home from the Ground Up written by Joel Lee is an electronic guide that will teach you what you need to know about smart home technology, including what it is, how it works, and which devices to purchase or avoid. If you haven’t already signed up previously with …

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Snag a copy of “The Microsoft Office Toy Box – 5 Programs, 50 Tips” (Free eBook)

The Microsoft Office Toy Box – 5 Programs, 50 Tips is a tips and tricks guide from a Microsoft Certified Trainer. This eBook offers a selection of useful tips for using the Microsoft Office suite of apps that includes Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and OneNote. If you haven’t already signed up previously with TradePub, there are …

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Snag a copy of “Coding For Dummies” (Free eBook expires 10/17/17 )

Coding For Dummies is an ebook which normally costs $16.00 but it is being offered FREE of charge until 10/17/17. This ebook offers hands-on exercises will help you learn to code like a pro without needing prior coding experience. Coding for Dummies is a guide that uses plain English to help the reader build up their knowledge in writing …

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Microsoft is giving away eleventy bazillion eBooks. Go get em!

Did you know that around this time every year that Microsoft gives away a selection of eBooks? Me neither, but now I know because former Gadgeteer writer Leah Gail Hallet sent me a text message this morning with a link to the giveaway page. One word: Wow! If you’re looking to build out the technical …

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Playster media services, Playster8 tablet, and headphones review

Our household has had several online subscription services over the years. We’ve had Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Prime Reading, and Spotify, and enjoyed the benefits that come along with each. The biggest problem with all of those different services is keeping track of all the logins and payments each month.  Playster is a subscription service …

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Amazon just added free ebooks, magazines and comics for Prime members

Being an Amazon Prime member just got even better! Earlier this week, Amazon announced their Prime Reading perk which offers a rotating selection of more than 1000 ebooks, kid’s books, magazines, and even comics that Prime members in the US can read through the Kindle app for free. Some of the selections include magazines like …

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BookBub helps you build your ebook library with free or low-cost books

Regardless of which eBook device or app you use or which store you purchase from, BookBub can help you obtain books at discount prices or even free.  BookBub doesn’t sell books themselves.  They just “simply alert you by email to fantastic limited-time offers that become available on retailers like Amazon’s Kindle store, Barnes & Noble’s …

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Amazon introduces Kindle Unlimited – a subscription service for book lovers

One of the perks of being a Kindle owner and an Amazon Prime member was the one free book you were allowed to “borrow” each month.  With only one free book, it could take you a long time to try out new authors you’re interested in without having to risk some of your book budget …

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Oyster, the unlimited book reading app and service, is now available on Android and Kindle devices

Last fall, we told you about the Oyster ebook lending service that gave you unlimited access to ebooks on your iOS devices.  At the time, they had 100,000 books in their lending library.  Now, they have more than 500,000 titles available.  They’ve made a lot of improvements in their reading app, too, with new typography, …

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