There are still lots of people who are not aware of the existence of a great site offering e-books by classic authors (like Dumas, Tolstoy, Austen, Wilde or Nietzsche) as well as contemporary self-published writers – Feedbooks. I love this site from a first time I saw it. A totally new concept of reading is flourishing from here. All books are available in many formats, among them the ones specifically designed for reading on mobile devices, like ePub or Mobipocket.
And actually this is the big news: e-books for mobile devices. Why? Because e-readers and smartphones are the future of reading, and unlike computers, are very well suited to read fiction literature: they’re handy, you can take them everywhere. Result: you don’t need to associate e-book reading with a desk activity any more. A sheer pleasure starts here.
So, if I could name a single idea to make people read books again, this is Feedbooks. Why not helping it a little? I came up with the idea of “Free-book o/t Day”. It’s designed to spread a word about Feedbooks on Twitter. I’m doing a really simple thing here – send tweet links to books. What is not so obvious, I’m doing it on a constant basis – one link every day or two days. In times of accidental information (like the stream of tweets actually is) you need to be consistent to give yourself a chance to be spotted by as many people as possible. In this case it’s a chance I’m trying to give to both fiction literature and its new readers.