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Why I Love Ebooks


Readers, I’m delighted (and wowed) to say that my post on the impact of e-publishing on rural America has been featured on Amazon’s home page today. You can read it here:

That is what I would say to anyone who is still skeptical about ebooks. And I would also say this (though I didn’t write it):


That’s one episode in a larger story about mobile learning in Africa. (In many rural areas of the continent, there isn’t enough money to build and supply more schools and colleges…but there is funding to get cellphone networks in. That can mean access to elearning programs, online degree programs, and ebooks.)

Here’s to literacy and here’s to great fiction!

Stant Litore

Stant Litore is a novelist. He writes about gladiators on tyrannosaurback, Old Testament prophets battling the hungry dead, geneticists growing biological starships, time-traveling hijabi bisexual defenders of humanity from the future. Explore his fiction here. And here is one of his toolkits for writers, and here’s another book where he nerds out about ancient languages and biblical (mis)translation. Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Why I Love Ebooks

  1. […] You know what else is impressive? Making books available in a medium that permits millions of rural readers around the world to access…, who did not previously have access to books. That‘s what is truly […]

  2. […] On the contrary, Amazon spurs innovation in the digital book market, democratizes access to books (see this post), lowers the barriers to entry for new artists, and sets the bar high in terms of services that […]

  3. […] as I note here, through expanding low-cost access to books in our own most rural areas, as well as access for […]

  4. […] excited that books ARE so obtainable. Where I grew up, you really had to work to get your books: And some of our ancestors couldn’t get books at all. To my mind, the fact that millions of […]

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