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Old 12-15-2011, 09:43 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Read an E-book Week is now a MONTH!

Sent to me by Rita Toews, founder of Read an E-book Week: She has lobbied the Canadian government, with fantastic results:

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Great news! By virtue of an Order by the 41st Parliament of Canada, First Session, Motion M-293 was passed declaring the month of March Read an E-Book Month! :-)

The Order reads:
That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that the ePublishing industry has created economic opportunities for entrepreneurs, authors, publishers and e-reader manufacturers; (b) recognize that e-books present significant benefits for seniors and children; (c) recognize that e-books are an environmentally-friendly alternative to books; (d) declare the month of March as "Read an E-book Month"; (e) support the goals and ideals of "Read an E-book Month; and (f) encourage Canadians to observe "Read an E-book Month".
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"I'm proud to see that Canada has taken steps to recognize the innovation of e-book entrepreneurs and the value this new technology brings to society."
And just as we were wondering what great new thing we'd be able to bring to REBW 2012!

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Old 12-15-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:01 AM   #3
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And just as we were wondering what great new thing we'd be able to bring to REBW 2012!
How about a better website which makes it a lot easier to find all the free eBooks and discounts for Read an eBook Month?
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:03 AM   #4
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Buzz-kill.

We'll look into it.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:48 PM   #5
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MWAHAHAHAHA!....er.....um....

....wait...Hey! that's not evil, that's good!

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