More On Norway’s Digital Archive


The link below is to another article taking a look at the National Library of Norway and its digital archive program.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/national-library-of-norway-digitizes-250000-ebooks

Read Books, Earn Points: A Publisher Unveils a Rewards Program


Entertainment

For some people—people who work for culture blogs, just to take an example—getting advance copies of books is nothing new. (That’s how reviews are published right when books go on sale.) But for book lovers who usually have to wait for a title to show up in stores, the chance to take an early look at the work of a favorite author is something to salivate over and to talk about.

At least, that’s what the publishing company Penguin Group hopes.

As part of their new (and free) program called First to Read, members will have a chance to download so-called “advance reading copies” of upcoming titles from writers like Elizabeth Gilbert and Richelle Mead, up to three months before they’re available to the public. Any member can enter the pool to win a limited number of digital copies—the first group of titles will be given out June 25—but…

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Article: Kobo Unveils Self-Publishing Program


The link below is to an article concerning ebook company Kobo and their new self-publishing platform called ‘Kobo Writing Life.’

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/kobo-unveils-self-publishing-program_b52502

Article: Google Books


Ebook Reseller Program Changing

The links below are to articles concerning changes to the Google Books Ebook Reseller program.

For more, visit:
http://booksearch.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/change-to-our-retailer-partner-program.html
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/google-to-end-ebook-reseller-program_b49672

Thomas Nelson Book Reviewer


I have this morning become a book reviewer for Thomas Nelson. This will involve me reading and reviewing books that Thomas Nelson send to me. It is an unpaid job, but I do get to keep the books I review. I guess this could be a good and/or bad thing, depending on the individual book I read and review.

Being a part of this program will allow me to keep current on trends in Christianity – at least to some degree, as I read and review the books that are sent to me. It will also save me money as I don’t have to pay for the actual books that are sent to me. So the library will continue to grow and my reading will span the length and breadth of the current ‘Christian’ scene.

I will be posting reviews of the books I read and review for Thomas Nelson here, so readers of this Blog will be able to ‘experience’ the journey with me. They will also be posted on commercial book selling sites.

My reviews, will of course, be from my Particular Baptist perspective – which I guess will be somewhat novel for a Thomas Nelson book reviewer.

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