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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.

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Jonah October 7, 2010 um 11:09 am

Umm, why did Toshiba enter the eBook market?

Nate the great October 7, 2010 um 11:36 am

No one really knows.

Gwen May 31, 2011 um 12:19 am

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.

amanda June 6, 2011 um 11:10 pm

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

Jess March 25, 2012 um 12:13 pm

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

Anne March 20, 2013 um 1:16 am

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 🙁

Nate Hoffelder March 20, 2013 um 7:22 am

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

sheila December 13, 2013 um 6:02 pm

how to I get free e books to open?

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