Read an eBook Week is an annual event that started in 2011. Every year a number of online retailers put together promotions and free e-books to get people into the habit of reading digitally. This year, Read an eBook week begins March 6 and ends March 12th.
There have not been any major announcements yet on who is participating in the program this year, but indie-publishing giant Smashwords is currently putting together a promotion. They are asking authors to give their titles away for free or discount them between 25% and 75%. They also list a number of online resources where you can download free titles.
I think this is the first year since the program first began, that no major company hyping anything in advance. Do you plan on celebrating Read an Book week?
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.