Tag Archives: ebooks

January 18, 2011, 9:53 am

Are people really ready for eBooks? My attempt to give away 100 of them

Like many campuses we do a “one book” program every year. We purchase a ton of print copies, host a variety events, activities, and exhibits, and bring in the author for a public lecture. We also work with our local public library system and schools (including high schools) to push a common reading experience and dialogue around a thought-provoking interdisciplinary topic. (campus press release)


 Last week we kicked off our event by giving away 2,000+ plus print copies. In less than 3 hours we gave away 1,700 books. Before we started there were several hundred students (and some faculty) waiting in line. This is the fifth year of the program and it is great to see people get excited about receiving a book. I’ve enjoyed walking around campus and seeing those bright orange book covers everywhere I look.


This time around I wanted to dabble with something a little different and so…

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August 19, 2010, 7:52 pm

I read my first ebook… all the way through

I read my first ebook from start to finish. Sure, I’ve dabbled with ebooks before, I’ve even bought a few for my iPhone, but a few weeks ago I read one cover to cover over one weekend. Granted the book was awesome, but the thing about reading a good book is the fact that the content is great, not the tangible qualities of the paper. When I finished I wanted to download another.


The iPad is my eReader of choice. I’ll skip a review of the features because you can find that elsewhere, but it’s the first time I honestly felt that I could transition away from print.


Anyway. I came across a series of posts:


The author makes good points on both sides of the argument, but I wanted to address one: texture. The author raves about the “feel” of print but as a (former?) print book…

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