Two websites partnering for the week were non-English speaking: one from Spain and one from Venezuela.
The intent for the website was to be content rich – to provide more than just a list of places to get free e-books. Aside from the participating partners page, two very popular pages on the site were the review of the PocketBook e-reader and Sara Rosso’s article on the benefits of e-books. The high hits on those pages indicates that people came for information as well as books.
Several independent blogs asked an interesting question during the event – “Where are the major book publishers?” Good question. Since most of the major book publishers offer e-book versions of their print books, it would be nice to see involvement from them next year. Participation doesn’t have to mean giving away a free e-book. Public reading events using all manner of devices for reading e-books would be one option, or a reading challenge through their book clubs.
founder – Read an E-Book Week