Apparently March 6 through March 12 is Read an eBook Week. Click on the banner to go to the website to enter a couple of giveaways for ebook readers — one Nook and a couple of Kobo ebook readers are being given away at the end of the week.
A bunch of sites are also giving away free ebooks throughout the week. Smashwords, an ebook publishing site for independent authors and publishers, is offering tons of free and discounted ebooks. I spent about an hour going through the list, and downloaded a dozen or so free ebooks before I tired of it. You can also go to Books on the Knob to find other sites giving away free ebooks.
I have to confess, I think I've only read a couple of physical books in the last few months. When I first started reading ebooks over the summer, I thought I would only read them occasionally. Instead, it's turned into virtually all I read. Not only can I download several free ebooks every week, thanks to promotions such as Barnes & Noble's Free Friday selections and publisher promotions used to generate reviews and get readers hooked on series, but it also has virtually eliminated my weekly (at least) trip to the library. I'm sold... I love ebooks, and I think it's only a matter of time before they catch on in a big way!
For all you non-believers, read an ebook this week — maybe even for free — and see what the fuss is all about!