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6 Great Christmas Holiday E-Books for Kids

No holiday speaks to children with as much clamor and resonance as Christmas, with its tradition of candy canes, lighted trees, and Old Saint Nicolas coming down the chimney. Of course most modern homes don’t have a chimney, but that doesn’t stop children from using their imagination and having loads of fun. Even for those who do not observe Christmas as their own religious holiday, the occasion is still usually a wonderful reason to celebrate with friends and family, and especially with kids. The joy of the season is also captured in magical and timeless ways in children’s

How to “Google-Give” E-Books – a Gift That Keeps On Giving

Already retailers worldwide are gearing up for the biggest shopping and gift-giving season of the year, which kicks off in November with special sales, promotions, and product launches. Consumers everywhere are beginning to strategize about where to find the best bargains, what gifts will be the most appreciated and enjoyed, and how to choose the perfect gift for a friend, family member, colleague, or significant other. Anyone who is an avid reader already knows how exciting, convenient, portable, and pleasurable e-book reading can be. Now is the time to start thinking about which e-books make great gifts, and

Tips for Finding Foreign Language E-books

There are many compelling reasons to read books in foreign languages, and one of the easiest and most conveniently portable ways to do that is electronically. You can carry dozens of e-books with you anywhere you go, and if you are planning to travel to foreign lands then reading in that language can be a fun way to prepare. You may be wanting to ace your foreign language exam in high school or college, or to add a new language to your business skills toolkit. Whatever your reason for wanting to read in another language, you’ll want to

The Top 3 Considerations When Buying an E-Reader for School

Schools and classrooms were some of the earliest adopters of e-book technology, because they realized that electronic textbooks could benefit students in multiple ways. They tend to be dramatically cheaper than printed books, and the cost of textbooks can make the difference between an education that is too expensive and one that is comfortably affordable. E-books can be designed to work interactively, too, so that students can engage with them in various ways that make learning more effective and multidimensional. They are also lighter and take up less room – both in a student’s backpack and on the

Tips for Transitioning Away from Barnes & Noble Nook

If you use the Barnes & Noble Nook as your go-to e-reader device, you are probably aware that it is a great gadget and has lots of fine features. In fact, the Nook used to be perhaps the biggest competitor to the Kindle. But you may also be aware that over the past few years the Nook has lost market share, and earlier this year the United Kingdom’s corporate division of Barnes & Noble officially announced that the Nook would be discontinued there. You may need to find a new e-reader or a new source for e-books, or