Old school meets new school as Reach And Teach dips its toes into the e-Book world. Some lament that younger people aren't reading as much anymore, but they are, and in increasing numbers they're doing their reading on "devices." Another trend we're noting is the number of books that are going out of print, important books, which we hope to help give new life through the creation of e-Books.
In the coming weeks and months, Reach And Teach will create online e-Book categories in our web store where we will curate titles that have a focus on peacemaking, gender equality and sustainable living. The recommendation pages we create will be a mix of old school and new school, current titles that fit our niche and which we believe our partners in peacemaking, young and old, will love, plus out-of-print titles that we'll help resurrect through the creation of e-Books.
We're doing this through our partnership with the American Booksellers Association and its KOBO program, our publishing partners at PM Press, and through a crowd-sourced "Save This Book" project which will provide an opportunity for people around the world to help edit, page by page, scanned pages of books that are out of print.
Kobo - The FREE e-Reader App
If you own an iPad, Android, or other tablet, Linux, Windows, Android or Mac, you can download a free app which will allow you to purchase/collect millions of e-Book titles. You can load the app on all of your devices and your entire library will be available wherever you are. AND, you can support Reach And Teach every time you buy an e-Book by creating your Kobo account through this link. Once you do, any time you purchase anything from the Kobo store, Reach And Teach will get credited.
One of the things we really love is the portability of content. Purchase a book from your browser on your laptop, read it there or on ANY device on which you load the Kobo free app. Every title you buy can appear everywhere you want, any time, and it will keep track of where you left off on your reading.
Get the Kobo Aura H20 Directly from Reach And Teach!
The ABA has given us a special opportunity to be among the first stores to offer the waterproof Kobo Aura H20 e-reader to our customers, available in November.The BW e-reader is $179.00 and offers a superb reading experience which you can take to the beach or into the bath without worry.
Kobo Aura H2O is the first premium eReader to have a waterproof and dustproof design that allows you to take it worry-free from the beach, to the bath, to your bed. Plus, with up to 2 months of battery life, you have the freedom to keep reading, wherever you go. So if you drop it in the bath or accidentally spill a drink on it, your Kobo Aura H2O will still work like new. Just use the included drying cloth to dry the screen, so you can get back to reading.
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Reach And Teach has an opportunity to pre-order these for delivery in November. Click here to email Craig Wiesner to let him know if you'd like one. Once you have it, every time you buy an e-book you'll not only have an awesome reading experience but you'll be supporting Reach And Teach in its mission to transform the world through teachable moments.
A Word from Craig about E-Readers
As booksellers, we certainly have mixed emotions about the whole concept of e-Readers, including mixed feelings about uppercase and lowercase and dashes (E-Readers, e-Readers, eReaders, EReaders). The reality is that the number of people of all ages using their devices for reading is growing every year. While many of us absolutely LOVE the feel of holding a book in our hands there are also many benefits to books finding their way onto our devices.
Often a customer/friend will come into the shop and sheepishly admit that she no longer buys hard copy books while looking around and discovering titles that she didn't know existed. "I feel bad finding a book like this and then buying it on my e-Reader." DON'T FEEL BAD! But please, buy it from US by using the Kobo App on ANY device and setting it up to support our bookstore!
Our Commitment to Excellence
Our commitment, to those who love their printed books and those who simply love reading using whatever tools are available, is the same. We will hunt for the best of the best content, publish some of our own, and make Reach And Teach a place where you can find that best of the best. Whether you come into our shop in San Mateo or browse our site, you will know that there's a story behind every single item you find under our roof, virtual or not.
Golden Boy just recently arrived in our shop in print. It is absolutely fantastic. Having seen the word "intersex" as part of our rainbow of diversity LGBTQI (Lesbia, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex), it was terrific to have a book that got at the idea of what being intersex rerally meant.
Here's the Scoop on Golden Boy:
Max Walker is a golden boy. Attractive, intelligent, and athletic, he's the perfect son, the perfect friend, and the perfect crush for the girls in his school. He's even really nice to his little brother. Karen, Max's mother, is determined to maintain the façade of effortless excellence she has constructed through the years, but now that the boys are getting older, she worries that the façade might soon begin to crumble. Adding to the tension, her husband Steve has chosen this moment to stand for election to Parliament. The spotlight of the media is about to encircle their lives.
The Walkers are hiding something, you see. Max is special. Max is different. Max is intersex. When an enigmatic childhood friend named Hunter steps out of his past and abuses his trust in the worst possible way, Max is forced to consider the nature of his well-kept secret. Why won't his parents talk about it? What else are they hiding from Max about his condition and from each other? The deeper Max goes, the more questions emerge about where it all leaves him and what his future holds, especially now that he's starting to fall head over heels for someone for the first time in his life. Will his friends accept him if he is no longer the Golden Boy? Will anyone ever want him-desire him-once they know? And the biggest one of all, the question he has to look inside himself to answer: Who is Max Walker, really?
Written by twenty-six-year-old rising star Abigail Tarttelin, Golden Boy is a novel you'll read in one sitting but will never forget; at once a riveting tale of a family in crisis, a fascinating exploration of identity, and a coming-of-age story like no other.
BUY THE BOOK
Click here to order the e-Book from Kobo (and your purchase supports Reach And Teach). Click here to order a print copy of the book from Reach And Teach.