International Read An Ebook Day is an annual holiday dedicated to reading e-books. The modern world creates new trends. If earlier books had a paper look and took up space, now you have the opportunity to read any work by simply entering the appropriate query in the search engine. Celebrated on September 18th.
This holiday was first celebrated in 2014. The organizer was the well-known distributor of e-books OverDrive. It works throughout the country: if you have ever read an e-book, then with a high degree of probability it was presented by this particular distributor.
The creation of the e-book dates back to 1971. At that time there were no functional smartphones and computers – only computers were actively developing. University of Illinois student Michael Hart managed to connect to one of these devices. He believed in the computerization of the world and decided to make life easier for people in the future. Michael decided to digitize more than 10 thousand of the best works of world literature.
The first electronic text was presented by the “Declaration of Independence”, and after it books began to be translated. Until 1989, all processes were done manually, and after the invention of scanners and special programs, everything became much easier. It was this person who allowed e-books to gain popularity.
- According to statistics, every year about 25 books are read in electronic format, and 15 in paper format.
- The most popular e-book format is FB
- Reading a book in any format can reduce stress levels by 68%.
How to celebrate
International Read an Ebook Day is a great occasion to buy some e-books and read them with pleasure in a cozy atmosphere. Congratulate friends and acquaintances on the holiday by giving one or more books in digital format.
Find out more interesting information about e-books. Create a social media post about the first time you read an eBook. Share your impressions!
When is International Read an eBook Day celebrated in 2022?
International Read an eBook Day is observed on September 18 each year.