Beijing's subway system now includes some experimental cars decorated to look like fanciful, book-lined rooms; scan the QR codes and you get free audiobook downloads for popular Chinese novels.
The whole initiative is actually part of a promotion for the app, which translates simply to "Get". And to no one's surprise, it's an audiobook app.
The aim of the ad is to promote a contest currently running on the app, which encourages users to listen to audiobooks for seven days in a row, after which they stand to win a 24K carat gold necklace, which to be honest, is kind of a strange prize for a book contest.
Here are two lists of e-books being made freely available on-line. Please add more in the comments! PublicBooks.org’s Public Books Database This is a list of academic presses making their books and research freely available. Jim C. Hines’ list of Free and Legal Science Fiction and Fantasy Hines has collected a list of authors providing […]
If you enjoyed Rysa Walker’s Chronos Files, you’ll love Now, Then and Everywhen. Walker digs into deep into the backstory of her fantastic time travel series, expands greatly on the world-building and time-physics, and adds a few great characters. She also colors in the backstory that fueled the original series. I really enjoyed Walker’s YA […]
Bookshop has high hopes of becoming Earth’s other biggest bookstore. It offers a way for indie bookstores to easily sell their books online and have fulfillment handled by Bookshop and wholesaler Ingram. Just like Amazon, there’s also an affiliate program where other sites can link to books and collect revenue. Inside Hook has more details. […]
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Yoga studios are closed nationwide. The irony is that between the anxieties of the outside world and those popping up inside your very own home with everyone trapped indoors, there’s probably never been a time where yoga’s calming zen was more vital and needed. Rather than just throwing in the yoga mat and subjecting family […]