Tuesday, January 30

Exciting offer from Book Share

Greetings. I was listening to a live broadcast for the National Association of Blind Students’ Student Seminar a couple of days ago, and heard an item that might interest some readers of this blog. Until March 1 I believe, Book Share is offering the waving of their $25 set up fee for new subscribers, provided you mention that you heard the offer at the NABS Student Seminar. This brings the first year cost down from $75 to $50, with the usual $50 fee each year. Simply
email support at BookShare dot org,
and tell them that you’re interested in becoming a new subscriber and want to take advantage of this offer.

To date, they have nearly 31,000 books ranging from best sellers, to self help, to technical, to textbooks, and all points in between. They also offer many of the newspapers from NFB Newsline in DAISY form. You need to have a program or product that will read DAISY files, but many of them do these days, such as FS Reader from Freedom Scientific, the Kurzweil 1000, and some of the portable reading devices such as the Book Port and Book Courier. In other words, now is a great time to join. Traditionally, they’ve only made this offer during the summer convention season in June and July, but don’t wait until then—jump on it now!

For more information on becoming a member of Book Share, refer to the page on individual memberships.

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