Libraries are used to receiving a lot of love from vendors and publishers during National Library Week, which this year kicks off on April 13th. Many vendors have already made announcements about opening up their content, including ProQuest and Oxford University Press. Total Boox is joining them today with its own initiative.
This is a first, folks: In honor of National Library Week, the ebook vendor will open up its entire collection of ebooks (20,000 and counting) on April 13th and make it accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. Although one does not have to be a library patron to take advantage of the free reading, Total Boox is encouraging public librarians in particular to use this opportunity to educate their patrons about ebooks, especially in the communities where libraries cannot afford ebook lending services.
The Free Reading Week site is set up and becomes active April 13th. Users need to sign up for the service on this page using their email and password. They will then be prompted to download the Total Boox free Reader app for one of the three tablets supported: Android, iOS, or Kindle Fire. Books may then be downloaded by visiting www.totalboox.com.
Full press release below.
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Total Boox Launches Free Reading Week
April 11, 2014 (New York, Tel Aviv) — In honor of National Library Week, Total Boox is making its entire collection of ebooks available for free reading between April 13 and April 20, 2014. Anyone with an Android, IOS, or Kindle Fire tablet in the United States and around the world can download and read over 20,000 quality titles for free at www.totalboox.com/freereading.
Public librarians everywhere are invited to take advantage of this unique opportunity to introduce their patrons to ebooks and to encourage those who already read ebooks to explore the plethora of titles available on the Total Boox platform.
“Libraries and reading are inseparable, so it seems fitting to celebrate libraries by inviting people to read,” said Yoav Lorch, Founder and CEO of Total Boox. “Public libraries continue to face many challenges with ebooks. Let’s take our minds off the issues during National Library Week and shift the focus back on reading. We are thrilled to help libraries promote reading in their communities.”
Total Boox’ list of ebooks includes an array of fiction and nonfiction titles bearing imprints of the world’s premier publishers, including O’Reilly, FW Media, Sourcebooks, Other Press, Elsevier, Red Wheel Weiser, Berrett-Koehler, Open-Road, and many more. Various categories are represented, including those in high demand: genre and literary fiction, crafts and self-help, religion and spirituality, health and medicine, business and careers, and more.
Regardless of whether their institutions use the Total Boox service, librarians may freely distribute materials with instructions on how to use the Total Boox platform during National Library Week.
For further inquiries about this and other Total Boox initiatives, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Total Boox, Ltd.
Based in Israel, with representatives in the United States, Total Boox is led by a team of entrepreneurs with backgrounds in publishing, technology, and libraries. With its innovative e-book service, Total Boox aims to change the way libraries provide access to digital content and to eliminate the frustrations they have faced with ebooks: lack of instant access, prohibitive cost, and inferior user experience. Total Boox’ fair-for-all business model puts libraries in the driver seat, allows them to set the annual budget, keep track of patrons’ activities, gain insight into their reading interests, and pay only for the content read. Through the process, publishers and authors are compensated fairly and patrons’ privacy is never compromised. For information on how to implement Total Boox in libraries, visit www.totalboox.com/libraries.