Toshiba Bookplace to launch tomorrow – get your $80 in free ebooks

I just got an email from Toshiba reminding me that the Toshiba Bookplace website will be open tomorrow. As part of the launch Toshiba will be giving away 4 ebooks:

  • History’s Greatest Lies: The Startling Truths Behind World Events our History Books Got Wrong – William Weir (Fair Winds Press)
  • I Know an Old Teacher – Anne Bowen and Stephen Gammell (Lerner Publishing Group)
  • Monster Boy’s Soccer Game, by Carl Emerson and Lon Levin Carl Emerson and Lon Levin (Magic Wagon)
  • Knack Grilling Basics – Linda Johnson Larsen (Knack, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press)

The promotion will run for the next couple weeks, so there's no reason to hurry.

As much as I want the DRM on this ebook format to die, I think you should get the ebooks. This ebookstore is based on Blio, and the Blio ebook format appears to have a number of interesting tricks that other formats lack. I've only seen demos at conferences (it's not the same as having it on my computer), so I don't know for sure. But I'm intrigued by the possibilities.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

8 Comments

  1. Jonah7 October, 2010

    Umm, why did Toshiba enter the eBook market?

    Reply
    1. Nate the great7 October, 2010

      No one really knows.

      Reply
  2. Gwen31 May, 2011

    I’m not sure about this software. I’ve tried using it, but every time I try to download a book, it says that the title is not supported by Google. How do you search for free books if every one you choose say it’s not supported? I don’t get it.

    Reply
  3. amanda6 June, 2011

    i don’t understand how the search for free downloads works

    Reply
  4. Jess25 March, 2012

    I also have this on my toshiba laptop. I cannot figure out how to download the three books for free!

    Reply
  5. Anne20 March, 2013

    how can I download the three free books? and how can I download free books when it only says that the title is not supported by Google. 🙁 help please 🙁

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder20 March, 2013

      That offer was from October 2010. I think it has expired.

      Reply
  6. sheila13 December, 2013

    how to I get free e books to open?

    Reply

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