Michael Pastore of Zorba Press has released a revised edition of his benefits of eBooks title. The new title – 50 Benefits of Ebooks – is available now in .pdf form and soon in EPUB and paperback for the very small price of $2.00.
I like benefit #13 – Ebooks Are Cheaper to Buy
In this entry, Michael predicts “Ebook prices will plummet! Or I will eat this ebook” I hope so Michael. But if they don’t, what condiment will you put on those bits and bytes? gulp.
Here is Michael’s Press Release, which I received via email.
== 50 Benefits of Ebooks is Published in an Updated and Expanded Edition ==
A new edition of a popular book about ebooks is now available.
50 Benefits of Ebooks is a lively introduction to the brave new worlds
of ebooks and electronic publishing. This revised September 2009
edition (now 51,000 words) is 25% larger than the March edition,
contains new chapters (including an expanded section about how to find
free ebooks), and features an inspiring Afterword by Michael S. Hart, founder of
A PDF version is available for sale right now. An EPUB version will be
available on September 28; the paperback will be released on October
The price is $ 2 — one-tenth of the paperback price.
There is a special discount for senior citizens and for buyers of the
March edition: $ 1.
Michael S. Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, who has been called
‘the inventor of ebooks”, says
about the book: “This book is pretty much a ‘must read’ and a ‘ready
reference’ for anyone considering eBooks.”
In addition to the essay by Mr. Hart, new chapters have been added,
and other chapters have been expanded and updated, including the
chapter about How and Where to Find Free Ebooks. An article “The
Google Book Search Settlement Demystified”, offers a clear and simple
explanation of the this boggling issue.
For more information, please see the news release on the book’s
More About the book:
Written for a wide audience — from ebook newcomers to experts — in 28
chapters, the book explores 5 essential aspects of ebook reading,
writing and publishing: A. Benefits of Ebooks and Paper Books; B.
Reading Ebooks; C. Ebooks for Authors & Publishers; D. The Value of
Reading; and E. The Education of An Ebooklover. Ebook newcomers will
find all the basics here. Ebook experts can debate and debunk the
author’s wild predictions for the rosy and thorny future of ebooks, by
reading the essay, “Publishing Ebooks: Ten Tremendous Trends in 2009.”
Authors will discover tips and resources for ebook publishing. Library
professionals will enjoy the book’s glossary, Index, and links to
leading ebook sites.
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