Naming Itself a Free Reading Zone, Zagreb Launches ‘Croatia Reads’

Just launched this month, Croatia's 'free reading zone', funded by government and private donors, is intended to offer thousands of free ebooks to residents and visitors. The post Naming Itself a Free Reading Zone, Zagreb Launches ‘Croatia Reads’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency launches £2.1m elderly reading project

The Reading Agency is launching a project to provide reading activities for older people thanks to a £2.1m grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Free Ebooks about Police Violence to Read Right Now

Here are some free ebooks about police violence to read right now, in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests across the world. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-04 18:15:44 UTC ]
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New manga subscription service launches with a quarantine-friendly 2-month free trial

Read "Attack on Titan," "Somali & the Forest Spirit," "Fire Force," "Arte" and more with Mangamo, a new mobile manga subscription service. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-15 13:00:12 UTC ]
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20 of the Best Free Kindle Books You Can Read in Isolation

These twenty great free Kindle books are available to read free on your Kindle through Prime, Unlimited, sales, or your local library's ebook collection. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-15 10:35:32 UTC ]
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BookCon Launches Virtual 'Read-a-Thon'

BookCon will hold a virtual day-long reading series on Saturday, April 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, as part of its new BookCon Virtual Author Tour Series. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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So Many Free Books From Simon Teen To Read Right Now!

Simon Teen is offering more than twenty books and excerpts to read for free right now! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-27 20:36:54 UTC ]
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National Literacy Trust launches online zone to support home learning as schools close

The National Literacy Trust has launched new online zone for parents to engage children and support learning at home, with author videos, poetry workshops and illustration sessions, as schools close across the UK.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-19 01:46:19 UTC ]
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Haven’t read War and Peace? Now’s the time to join Yiyun Li’s free virtual book club.

If you’re feeling alone and listless, or even if you simply have a few extra hours a week all of a sudden, I’ve got some good news for you. Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, brilliant novelist Yiyun Li will be leading a virtual book club in reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace—a book that many... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-17 15:11:40 UTC ]
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Under quarantine in South Korea? You can now read 50,000 books for free.

This week, amid a deluge of vaguely horrifying, opportunistic-seeming quarantine-related reading lists, here’s something that seems genuinely good: a South Korean e-book startup is waiving its subscription fee for coronavirus patients and people under quarantine in the country. “We hope that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-10 16:59:11 UTC ]
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J.D. Vance has launched a VC fund named after a Tolkien artifact and backed by Peter Thiel.

As Bloomberg reports, J. D. Vance, bestselling author of Hillbilly Elegy, Yale graduate, and venture capitalist has teamed up with Peter Thiel, Eric Schmidt, and Marc Andreessen of Silicon Valley to establish a venture capital firm in Ohio called Narya Capital. If “Narya” sounds familiar to you,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-10 20:12:30 UTC ]
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Reading for Pleasure Prize Competition launches

The Reading for Pleasure Prize Competition has launched to find "compelling, disruptive and innovative" ideas that encourage people in the UK and beyond to read for pleasure throughout the year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-31 03:13:56 UTC ]
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BookTrust to deliver 700,000 free books to schools as Time to Read campaign kicks off

BookTrust will deliver 700,000 free books to every school starter as part of the annual Time to Read campaign this week.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-16 12:05:14 UTC ]
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Carmen Marcus and the Book Corner launch free course for working-class writers

Author Carmen Marcus has teamed up with the North Yorkshire bookshop Book Corner to offer aspiring working-class writers a free course on developing a strategy to write professionally. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-10 19:37:39 UTC ]
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PRH launches free online guide to getting published

Penguin Random House has developed a free online resource on how to get published, offering practical information and inspiration for unpublished writers on the publishing process. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-26 04:08:02 UTC ]
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How to use L.A. Library apps to read for free

Angelica Gonzalez used to read about a book a year. Then she discovered the Libby app, which allows anyone with a Los Angeles Public Library card to borrow e-books, audiobooks and other electronic media — for free. Now Gonzalez regularly checks out titles and transfers them to her Kindle.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-12 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Norwegian reading app to launch in the UK

Poio, an app created to help children learn to read, is launching in the UK in June. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency launches A Chapter A Day challenge

The Reading Agency is challenging people to ditch their phones and rebuild their reading habits to mark World Book Night. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time to Read launches 'Book Bingo' in north west libraries

People in the north west are being encouraged to use their libraries with a “Book Bingo” contest worth up to £200. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trapeze to launch the Well-Read Black Girl anthology with submission competition

Trapeze is launching a collection of essays by black female writers, scholars and activists, called Well-Read Black Girl, with a competition to find an unpublished black British female author whose essay will be included in the UK edition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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