Visionary Vending Machine Serves Up Free Short Stories to On-the-Go Readers

Visionary Vending Machine Serves Up Free Short Stories to On-the-Go Readers

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One of the worst feelings for bookworms is realizing you forgot to grab something to read on your way out the door. Luckily, readers on-the-go no longer have to worry about forgetting their read, or carrying heavy books in their bag all day. Innovative literary dispensaries now offer readers short stories at the push of a button. Literally.   Designed by Short Editions publishing company, these screen-less story distributors can spit out free randomized stories, news, and poems, the later of which are written by Short Edition community writers and evaluated by Short Edition judges. Readers also have the convenience of choosing between one, three, or …

Norway Blesses Their Citizens With 250,000 Online Books…for Free!

Norway Blesses Their Citizens With 250,000 Online Books…for Free!

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The Norwegian National Library, which was only established in 1989, has made about 250,000 available for free online. All of the titles were released before the year 2000, and only about 4,000 titles have been reserved by publishers and authors.   The digitization process began back in October 2012 with the launch of Bokhylla (“Bookshelf”). Back then a measly 100,000 books were available for free online. In 2013, the library announced the site had been visited 51 million times in 2012 alone. Considering it was only launched in October and the population of Norway is just over 5 million, that’s …

Free eBooks? Sign Us Up!

Free eBooks? Sign Us Up!

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Is your fall reading list growing by the day with endless novels? Have no fear, fellow bookworms! We’ve found a way for you to save money and still immerse yourself in reading for the entire season.   BookBub is where you should go for all your free and discounted eBooks! Whether you have a Kindle, an iPad, a Nook, or some other device, BookBub will fit your reading list right into it just for you.   But the personal treatment does’t stop there. Sign up for BookBub, tell them your interests, and they will give you numerous book suggestions based …

FREE Books…Yep, You Read That Right

FREE Books…Yep, You Read That Right

Sometimes there just isn’t enough money in the piggy bank to scratch the itch of getting a fresh new book, unbroken spine, no dog ears, free of pizza grease, and coffee stains.   The library helps momentarily, lending a new story without the dent in your pocket. But leaving the house to return books can dampen the experience, having not finished the stack of books you assured yourself you only needed the two-week allotment for.   In these times of need, there are other ways to get books than by using a plastic card. That’s when our best friend, the …