Sunday, March 08, 2009

Celebrate "Read An E-book Week" and a giveaway!


I can remember reading my first ebook years ago and marveling at how it could be electronically sent and I, the reader, could read it on my computer. For the most part, that is how I got introduced to the steamy side of romance. :) I'm sure I'm not the only one. Today I have a Kindle and a large E-Book library.

This week to celebrate Read An E-Book Week, the Romance Reviews Today blog is going to have a special giveaway.

A $20 gift certificate to Fictionwise, where one lucky winner can have fun shopping for E-Books!

To enter (one per person, please) all you need to do is post and answer this question: What do you see as the future for E-Books?

21 comments:

Momof1DD said...

I see ebooks becoming more popular especially with all these hand-held gadgets (kindle, etc) they are coming out with, as long as they make them more affordable for all.

I am still curious as to how the libraries are going to be in years to come as in the way of ebooks or if they plan on offering them and how.

Amy S. said...

I see more people reading ebooks than paperbacks. They are really good. Instant download, no clutter, and saves trees.

ReadingIsSoMuchFun said...

With all these cool devices for E-books I see a lot more readers buying & reading more of them. I do like my prints though but if I had a E-Reader I would buy many e-books online. It doesn't take up a lot of room in my house *g*

Hugssss
LindaH

Caffey said...

Hey! I miss it here!
I don't know what I'd do without my ebooks too! So many authors I wouldn't have the joy reading if it wasn't for ebooks! I remember the first book I read was a Jaid Black POSSESSION. I was awed! :) I use a EBookWise reader and love it! I do hope to some day get the newer one like a Kindle or Sony one too! I think that with so much advancement with technology that we'll see more publishers offering ebooks. I see it happening all the time and just recently a long going print publisher now has them in ebooks too! I think of course the prints will remain because some still don't read those and some with vision problems need larger print books, etc. So I think it will continue to advance with more choices but the prints will still be there!

flchen1 said...

What others have mentioned--I do think that e-books will be even more easily accessible and I imagine that the price of readers will come down as the technology improves even more. On the other hand, I do think that there will have to be better ways of dealing with piracy, which is a huge minus for writers and law-abiding readers. I will always have a soft spot for print, but look forward to owning an e-readers someday!

Laurie said...

I believe that eventually e-books will be the standard way to read a book. Print books will become obsolete. PROGRESS!

I still prefer print because I don't own a reader. BUT, the price will come down and it will become the norm to have a e-reader.

Sandi Shilhanek said...

I do think that ebooks are the way of the future.

I agree that for them to really be successful a reader needs to be more affordable as what reader doesn't want their library to go with them, and you can't easily move your computer and have a place to set it up.

As for ebooks and libraries. My library does that. They offer I believe two different formats,and it's just like a regular book, but I check it out and download from my computer. When I'm done if it's a "print" ebook I can hit return, and it deletes from my system. If it's an audio the license on it expires in 3 weeks, and if I haven't transferred it from my computer I can no longer listen.

Sandi

CrystalGB said...

I think that e-books will become more popular.

Anonymous said...

I think with the technology we have today with the Kindle and Sony it is so much easier for people to pick up an ebook. Even if they aren't tech/computer literate (that would be me) they are still able to easily picking up an ereader, download a book and read.

Even the iPhone and iTouch iPod has an app for Kindle. The easier the access and use the more you'll see them instead of print books.

I like being able to buy, download and then load a book on my Ebookwise.

But I'm hoping for a Kindle this year because bookshopping directly from the Kindle...WOW...what better way to feed my book adiction...*g*.

Lisa F. said...

I enjoy buying ebooks but I have some concerns about them. It seems authors are having trouble with they books being pirated, and as a subscriber to some of Harlequin's lines, I hate the DRM feature that won't let me read on both my computers.

I really enjoy the instant gratification on being able to read it just as soon as I want to. It's nice that the price is sometimes a little better also!

Cathy M said...

I believe ebooks are here to stay and will in fact become more and more popular as more people consider going "green" the way of the future.

Lil said...

I agree with the opinion that ebooks will be used more and more widely. Am also hoping that there will come a time of standard format so that any device will be able to use the format that is available.

Karen H in NC said...

I believe e-books are here to stay and will only grow in popularity over the next 10 years (or less). I do have a number of ebooks on my computer but I am still an old-fashioned book-in-hand kind of person who will need to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 100% ebook era!

Jane said...

I think the popularity of ebooks will grow as the price of ebook readers goes down. I don't have an ebook reader, but I do read ebooks on my computer.

Estella said...

I think that e books will become more popular, but hope the paperback will stay. I NEED to hold a book in my hands occasionally.

Pam P said...

I think ebooks are here to stay, having become more popular with more readers since the major pubs are releasing them now. I buy more myself now to save space, transport many books easily and for easy reference.

limecello said...

Yay Patti - so glad we brought up ebook week in the chat :D
As for future for ebooks - I think it's good. A lot more people will accept and read them :)

Mo Boylan said...

ebooks are here to stay but I think paperbacks will remain too. I think as we all become more ecologically-thinking we'll turn to paperless more and more.

Save a tree....read an ebook ;)

Mo

Kammie said...

I see a larger market for ebooks and hopefully, a lot more devices for reading them. Then, maybe the price will come down.

ReadingIsSoMuchFun said...

I see a lot of readers going to be reading e-books. Now we have these cool E-Readers to make it easier. I see e-books will be going big at selling.

Hugssss
LindaH

Zita_the_Dreamer said...

Hello,
I think e-books will take the place of paper backs, to say something that is soo sad. We are starting the gadget age and we are getting away from the printed page, so e-books are coming in like a lion and the paperback will die for it.

Zita
The.Dreamer.of.Life@gmail.com