HarperCollins Will Post Free Books on the Web - The New York TimesOne of a child's proudest achievements is learning how to read. HarperCollins recognizes this amazing milestone by celebrating 60 years of the I Can Read! Promote literacy and come along for the adventures of beloved characters like Fancy Nancy, Little Critter, Berenstain Bears, Pinkalicious and more. The first step to helping children become great readers is reading aloud to them. Books at this level, like Biscuit and Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School, have short, compelling stories, and are written with simple vocabulary.
HarperCollins Will Post Free Books on the Web
In an attempt to increase book sales, HarperCollins Publishers will begin offering free electronic editions of some of its books on its Web site, including a novel by Paulo Coelho and a cookbook by the Food Network star Robert Irvine. The idea is to give readers the opportunity to sample the books online in the same way that prospective buyers can flip through books in a bookstore. Starting Monday, readers who log on to www. HarperCollins also plans to upload a different title by Mr. Coelho each month for the rest of the year. Brian Murray, president of HarperCollins, said that the free electronic editions would be available only for one month, and readers would not be able to download them to laptops or to an electronic reader like Kindle from Amazon.
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Harper will set up I Can Read digital boutiques at each online store, launching with 80 titles with plans for more to come. The I Can Read e-book editions will feature sound-effects and audio read-along functionality synched to each word on the page. The books are designed to transition early readers from assisted reading to reading on their own. I Can Read now has a Facebook page where parents can comment and offer their own early-reader tips and exchange information on reading. Subscribers: to set up your digital access click here. To subscribe, click here. Simply close and relaunch your preferred browser to log-in.
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