[nobe-l] 11 new history book collections now available as downloads

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Wed Sep 5 01:12:30 UTC 2012

>From: Richard Seltzer [mailto:seltzer at samizdat.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 10:47 AM
>To: seltzer at samizdat.com
>Subject: 11 new book collections now available as downloads
>I'm continuing to convert our book collection CDs and DVDs to 
>downloadable files.  These are large, organized collections of 
>related books, in plain text (.txt) format. These books can be read 
>on Windows PCs, Macs, and the blind can use them on devices that 
>convert text to voice or to Braille.  You can also upload individual 
>book files to most e-readers (Kindle, Kobo, and Sony, but not Nook), 
>but that is a slow and awkward process.  For PC and Mac, when you 
>unzip, all the sub-folders and files are located in the same folder 
>and you can use the index document to click and open the individual 
>books, or you can browse through the files and open the books 
>directly using any word processor or web browser. Each book is a 
>separate file that you can edit, print, highlight, or take excerpts 
>from; and each sub-folder has the works of a particular author or 
>books on a common topic. In other words, you can creatively control 
>these files on your PC or Mac.  None of the major ebook retailers 
>having offerings of this kind.
>We continue to sell our CDs and DVDs (nearly 200 of them) at our 
>Yahoo Store http://samizdat.stores.yahoo.net/
>Our downloadable collections, which we call "Virtual Library 
>Packages", are available at our Quench Editions store 
>This week I added 11 such packages, all of them history books:
>History -- 2345 books for 
>subsets of History, available separately:
>   *   British History -- 262 books for 
> $9.99<http://www.samizdat.com/quencheditions/britishhistory.html>
>   *   French History -- 181 books for 
> $9.99<http://www.samizdat.com/quencheditions/frenchhistory.html>
>   *   Australian History -- 56 books for 
> $9.99<http://www.samizdat.com/quencheditions/australianhistory.html>
>   *   Canadian History -- 84 books for 
> $9.99<http://www.samizdat.com/quencheditions/canadianhistory.html>
>   *   History of Exploration -- 112 books for 
> $9.99<http://www.samizdat.com/quencheditions/exploration.html>
>   *   US History -- 996 books for 
> $29.99<http://www.samizdat.com/quencheditions/ushistory.html>
>   *   subsets of US History, available separately:
>      *   Colonial and Revolution -- 151 books for 
> $9.99<http://www.samizdat.com/quencheditions/revolution.html>
>      *   Civil War History -- 176 books for 
> $9.99<http://www.samizdat.com/quencheditions/civilwar.html>
>      *   Black History, Slavery, and Abolition -- 121 books for 
> $9.99<http://www.samizdat.com/quencheditions/blackhistory.html>
>      *   Native American History -- 94 books for 
> $9.99<http://www.samizdat.com/quencheditions/nativeamerican.html>
>This store is open for business, for pre-launch testing and 
>fine-tuning.  The official launch will take place later this month.
>Meanwhile, this week's Free Ebook of the Week is "Bill Nye's Comic 
>History of England" and the Kid's Book of the Week is At the Back of 
>the North Wind by George MacDonald. I send these out as email 
>attachments.  Please let me know if you'd like me to add you to 
>either or both distribution lists and whether you'd like .txt, 
>.epub, or Kindle format.
>Suggestions always welcome.
>Please spread the word.
>Best wishes.
>Richard Seltzer, B&R Samizdat Express, 
>seltzer at samizdat.com<mailto:seltzer at samizdat.com>, 617-469-2269 
>http://www.samizdat.com/blog, http://twitter.com/richardseltzer
>Ebooks by download -- Quench Editions http://www.samizdat.com/quencheditions/
>Book collections on CD and DVD http://samizdat.stores.yahoo.net/ As 
>featured in the New York Times 
>Latest book ="Saint Smith and other Stories" 

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