Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Read an E-Book Week & Month

Many of my e-books are available at deep discounts March 4-10, 2012 from my favorite independent publisher Smashwords.com.

Canada has officially recognized an e-book reading month. And although I'm not Canadian (I used to live in Montana--so it's like I'm a kissing-cousin) we could all celebrate e-books in March!

Join me, won't you?!

M.R. Hyde

Read an E-Book Month 2012

Wonderful News: March is now Read an E-book Month in Canada!

By virtue of an Order by the 41st Parliament of Canada, First Session, Motion M-293 was passed declaring the month of March Read an E-Book Month.

The Order reads:

That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that the ePublishing industry has created economic opportunities for entrepreneurs, authors, publishers and e-reader manufacturers; (b) recognize that e-books present significant benefits for seniors and children; (c) recognize that e-books are an environmentally-friendly alternative to books; (d) declare the month of March as "Read an E-book Month"; (e) support the goals and ideals of "Read an E-book Month; and (f) encourage Canadians to observe "Read an E-book Month".

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Finally Finished!

Yes, it's true. I finally finished Treasure Island! I'm so glad I did. Robert Louis Stevenson just floats my boat. His descriptive powers are great. Despite that fact that I've only been on one island in my life and out on the ocean a half a dozen times, I felt like I was there. All the legends of pirates and sea adventures seem to emerge out of this one.

I am now reading G.K. Chesterton's defense of this author. I guess we all need a little defense once in a while.

Keep reading!

M.R. Hyde