It's that booky time of year!
From Sunday the 3rd to Saturday the 9th of March it's Read an E-Book Week, a huge sale and promotions, brought to you by the excellent e-book distributor and bookshop, Smashwords. During the week, on the 7th of March, it's also World Book Day, where loads of books are available either discounted or absolutely free!
Read an E-Book Week
3rd - 9th March 2019
Started by Rita Toews and now maintained by Smashwords, for the one week only, publishers and authors offer thousands of original e-books for free and at deep discounts to encourage book lovers around the globe to give e-books a try.
Read an E-Book Week brings together e-book retailers, publishers, authors, device-makers and untold thousands of readers who join in this international literary event of e-book discovery.
- Read an E-Book Week Catalogue - on Smashwords from 3rd to 9th of March 2019
World Book Day
7th March 2019
The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
In its 22nd year, World Book Day takes place on the 7th of March and will be sending schools (including those nurseries and secondary schools that have specially registered to participate), packs of Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs.
While mainly supported by the large publishers and associated with paper books, World Book Day is still a great day for all readers to shout about the books they love, their favourite authors and publishers, and where to find great books regardless of format.
Keep an eye open
We'll be promoting some special deals and free e-books throughout Read an E-Book Week, and especially for children on World Book Day.