The Best Freebie Friday Ever: Thousands of Ebooks FOREVER

AudiobookerTeachers and librarians, rejoice! Here’s the best Freebie Friday EVER. Thousands of ebooks for your unlimited use, for free, with NO END DATE OR LIMIT! Currently available for the iPad, Epic! is a fast-growing service developed by industry leaders to provide engaging, quality literature on tablets and digital devices. Even though I’m an Android user, I’m signing up today, as I’ve had a whisper in my ear that other platforms are on the horizon. Complete details in the press release below.

We invite teachers and librarians to use
this version of Epic! as their own
digital children’s book library.

Epic!, the first all-you-can-read eBook subscription service designed for kids ages 12 and under, today announced “Epic! for Educators,” a free iPad version of its award-winning app that is now available to U.S. and Canadian-based elementary school teachers and school librarians.

“Epic! for Educators“ provides teachers and librarians with a digital library containing thousands of picture books, chapter books, early readers, nonfiction books and graphic novels—more than any other eBook service designed for children. All of the books available on Epic! are vetted by an experienced team of publishing professionals, educators and children’s literature specialists to provide a wide variety of high-quality titles from award-winning authors that complement the curriculum and encourage a child’s love of reading.

“We recognize the essential role of elementary school teachers and school librarians in promoting childhood reading, so we’re providing ‘Epic! for Educators’ on the iPad to give them easy and free access to thousands of high-quality children’s books,” said Suren Markosian, CEO and Founder of Epic! “We invite teachers and librarians to use this version of Epic! as their own digital children’s book library. We hope to introduce them to some wonderful books and thank them for their service to children.”

Epic!’s mission is to encourage children to develop a love of reading that will benefit them throughout their lives. As valued tastemakers for children’s reading, teachers and librarians can feel comfortable suggesting Epic! as a trusted place where kids can easily discover and read age appropriate, high-quality content.  “Epic! for Educators” is a free resource to help teachers and librarians better recommend great books to school children and their families.

“Epic! for Educators” is available on the iPad. To download, please visit getepic.com.

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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