Read an eBook Week Now Officially a Month-long Event in Canada

When next March rolls around, Canada won’t just spend a week reading an eBook, they’ll spend a month.

Rita Toews, founder of Read an eBook Week, is proud to announce that the annual reading event has been adopted by the government of Canada as a month long celebration of reading eBooks. While this proclamation doesn’t mean much in practical terms, it’s still going to attract a lot of attention. Now more librarians and teachers will learn of it and they will encourage students and patrons  to crack open an eBooks.

Here’s the text of the announcement.  There’s a screen shot below with the bilingual version.

That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that the ePublishing industry has created economic opportunities for entrepreneurs, authors, publishers and e-reader manufacturers; (b) recognize that e-books present significant benefits for seniors and children; (c) recognize that e-books are an environmentally-friendly alternative to books; (d) declare the month of March as “Read an E-book Month”; (e) support the goals and ideals of “Read an E-book Month”; and (f) encourage Canadians to observe “Read an E-book Month”.

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