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8 September 2015
Was getting ready to search for Scoop-it article to celebrate International Literacy Day, and serendipity struck when I ran across the BookBub site. Great concept. They don't sell anything. They focus upon identifying various eBook sellers who are offering extreme discounts of books on a limited-time basis. Sort of a Groupon for eReaders.
Publishers give away or drastically reduce prices hoping to introduce readers to some of their authors' works. Yes. There's an entire section dedicated to limited-time offerings for free books.
What I like is the initial survey of one's reading interests that is used to refine deals being offered to your general reading taste. Though at any time you can also peruse categories beyond your specified interests.
You can identify your preferred retailers from Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Kobo.
Seems to me that any literacy/literature/history/... well any educators with access to tablets would be interested in generating a library of interesting titles. Any parents interested in making certain their kids always had the chance to read based upon engaged interests, would do well to consider setting up some parameters within which their kids could have nearly free range to build a personal library.
It would certainly be easy enough for parents to buy some pre-paid cards so their kids could shop BookBub deals.
And just for you teachers... They have a BookBub Blog which happens to be featuring a post named, "7 Fictional Teachers from Literature That Continue to Inspire" (http://media.bookbub.com)
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