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A cool site...for some of you.

I've been duly informed that several of you are never, ever, ever, no, not EVER going to read a book on an electronic screen. This post is not for you.

DailyLit looks like a cool site. In their own words, "DailyLit sends books in installments via e-mail or RSS feed. We currently offer over 750 classic and contemporary books available entirely for free or on a Pay-Per-Read basis (with sample installments available for free). ... Installments arrive in your Inbox according to the schedule you set (e.g. 7:00am every weekday). You can read each installment in under 5 minutes ... and, if you have more time to read, you can receive additional installments immediately on demand."

So, if you always meant to read Dracula but never got around to picking up a copy, well, here's a chance to do so in manageable pieces on a daily basis.

I ought to figure out how to get my work on there.



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Apr. 20th, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)

I'm going to save this for future use. Perhaps I can use it for extra credit assignments, hrm. I'm always trying to get the kids to read more. Thanks.

Will your book be out soon?

[Edit: Oy, they have Art and Craft of the Machine
by Frank Lloyd Wright for FREE!!!]


Edited at 2008-04-20 11:12 am (UTC)
Apr. 20th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
Ooh, FLW's books must have finally entered public domain. Cool!

I'm delighted the kids might get some use (or extra credit) from this site. Great idea. That's one of the big problems, actually, simply getting people to read more than they currently do. I can debate format all I want, but the big issue is falling fiction-reading rates. *sigh*

I don't have a release date yet. Still hammering out some minor editing stuff. By the end of the year is my very vague guess. :)
Apr. 21st, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
I loooove DailyLit. That's how I recently read The Count of Monte Cristo. :D
Apr. 22nd, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
Hurrah! I'm tempted to try it, although of course I can get the same texts at Project Gutenberg. :)
May. 1st, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
Ooh, that's an excellent idea! Thanks for posting. :)
May. 3rd, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
No problem! Enjoy.
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