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About the Book: 50 Benefits of Ebooks

50 Benefits of Ebooks:
A Thinking Person’s Guide to the Digital Reading Revolution

by Michael Pastore
Revised Edition (65,000 words): October 2010

Formats: Paperback, EPUB, PDF
Price: Paperback $ 20; Ebook editions $ 4

50 Benefits of Ebooks is a lively introduction to the brave new worlds of ebooks and electronic publishing. The book makes no attempt to be comprehensive. Instead, the work focuses on 3 areas:
1) the new, useful and most interesting aspects of the ebook experience;
2) the free (and approaching low-cost) ebooks that might inspire a genuine publishing revolution; and
3) how reading good books (whether made of paper or of bytes) might transform our culture and our personal lives.

The Ebook Version is 1/5th the Price of the Paperback

This book is being published in paperback, and as an ebook, in the formats PDF and ePub.

The book’s companion blog and website, (EpublishersWeekly.net) – urges readers NOT to buy the pocket-sized 374-page paperback, which costs $ 20. The ebook version costs two dollars, saves trees, and contains all the same content as the paperback – except the paper!

28 Chapters :: 5 Sections :: 65,000 Words

The book’s 21 chapters are divided into five sections:
A. Benefits of Ebooks and Paper Books
B. Reading Ebooks
C. Ebooks for Authors and Publishers
D. The Value of Reading
E. The Education of an Ebooklover

Ebook newcomers will find the basics here. Scholars and mothers, concerned about the dumbing effects of technology, will be gripped by the essay “The Monster Reads!”. And ebook professionals can debate and debunk the author’s wild predictions for the rosy and thorny future of ebooks, by devouring the essay: “Ten Tremendous Trends in 2011 .”

This is edition is 25% larger than the September 2009edition, and contains ten new chapters.

Author Michael Pastore writes:
“I love paper books, and I hope that they are never completely replaced by their electronic progeny. Nevertheless, every day, ebooks are growing in use, in sales, and in significance. After years of sputtering, the Digital Reading Revolution has at last arrived. 50 Benefits of Ebooks is your friendly and reliable guide.”

About the Author

Michael Pastore writes novels and non-fiction books, available from a well-known website.

He is the Editorial Director of Zorba Press, and Epublishers Weekly (.com), a blog about technology, literature, culture, and our progress toward a sustainable society.

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