Read an ebook Day (September 18)- History, Timeline, Significance, Facts, and How to Celebrate It?

Updated October 10, 2022

Read an ebook is celebrated on September 18 every year. The day is observed to celebrate the accessibility of reading books 24/7 anywhere with the help of ebooks.

Can you imagine the concept of the ebook was first proposed in 1930, but it took 41 years to come into existence? A book that is presented digitally and may be read on specialized e-readers, cell phones, tablets, or personal computers is known as an e-book.

A significant campaign to promote reading among children and adults has launched years ago, and International Read an eBook Day continues that campaign in the modern era.

After this amazing invention, we are no longer tied to reading books in the outdated format with two covers and several pages. Also, no longer must hundreds of trees perish per year in order to provide literature to people from all walks of life.

Texts, pictures or both can be found in an ebook. Many old bestsellers and classic works have been reprinted as eBooks as a result of their accessibility and enormous popularity of it. Even many authors are now making the decision to publish their novels in ebook format only.

With the launch of the Kindle, Nook, and several apps for smartphones and tablets, the market has grown significantly.

History of Read an eBook Day

The idea of an ebook first in the world in 1930, when watched his first talkie — movies with sound. He introduced this idea in his manifesto, what he envisioned for the future of books.

A Spanish teacher named Angela Ruiz Robles created the Encyclopaedia Mecánica, the first automated book reader, in 1949. Spools were used to load text and graphics onto the device, which was powered by compressed air.

The motive behind this invention was to lessen the number of books that children had to bring to school each day. However, the device never went into mass production and the prototype is kept in the National Museum of Science and Technology in A Corua.

The first ebook took 22 more years to appear, despite Robles’ invention. And also, this was only possible because of the introduction of the internet.

The launch of the first e-readers, the standardization of ebook formats, and the emergence of online ebook retailers were some of the inventions and developments that helped mould the ebook into what it is today between the late 1980s and the early 2000s.

The first significant International Read an eBook Day celebration took place in 2014, which was organized by OverDrive, a prominent eBook distributor.

This company sells eBooks in a number of important venues, but it is most recognized for being the largest seller of eBooks to libraries across the country.

Thousands of publishers, including the most well-known ones like Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Harlequin, Pursues, Wiley, and others, provide its eBooks. If you’ve ever read an eBook from a library, most probably it was provided by Onedrive.

Timeline of Read an ebook day

1930– The Idea for eReader is Conceived

1949– The First Known Automated Reading Device

1971– The First Modern eBook

2004– First Read an eBook Week

Significance of Read an ebook Day

You may definitely hear about reading books is one of the most common habits of most successful persons. Reading books has several benefits which affect our life positively.

Some of the benefits are Strengthening the brain, preventing cognitive decline, lengthening lifespan, increasing empathy, building vocabulary, alleviating depression, reducing stress, aiding sleep, etc.

But some people think that reading books is one most boring things in this world. They say this because they are unaware of its long-term benefits. That’s read an ebook day is created.

Today is the perfect time to enjoy that book which you haven’t touched for a very long time. Apart from reading alone, you use this day to encourage others to read books.

On this holiday, book lovers have a great advantage of the discount offer and free sales to stock their digital library.

In comparison to physical books, eBook allows you to carry many of them about on a single little electronic device, which is far less than even the smallest paperbacks.

And, one more important thing that we should not forget about the ebook is that it does not require paper (made up of trees). eBooks are completely digital and environment-friendly. That’s why we love it.

How to Celebrate Read an eBook Day

Reading an eBook is, you guessed it, the most obvious method to celebrate. But you can go much further than that.

You can ride your bike to your favourite reading spot with your tablet in hand, where you can enjoy the lightweight convenience of reading your book on an electronic device while sitting in the park, on the docks, in the forest, or wherever your favourite reading retreat is.

The internet is filled with a plethora of ebooks. Attempt to finish reading a book while taking advantage of the reduced costs.

Create your own eBook and publish it for others to read today! Those who are unfamiliar with online publishing may find ebook publishing to be quite mysterious.

Making the launch of your novel successful requires a lot of deft details, and working with professional book publishers is the best way to make sure that none of these steps is overlooked.

The tactics and design components that must be used to turn your work into a top seller are sometimes simple to ignore.

Spread the word about the holiday using your social media platforms. Additionally, invite your friends to discuss your reading list using it as a starting point.

Some Facts About Ebook

1. One of the first ebook readers was the Sony Data Discman, which was released to the general public in Japan.

2. With a 2.9-inch E-Ink screen made just for reading haiku, the tiniest ebook reader is available.

3. Author Kim D. Blagg acquired the first I.S.B.N. for an ebook.

4. The first author to sell a million ebooks is James Patterson.

5. In the United States, more than 70% of libraries provide ebook services.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What was in the first ebook?

Ans: The U.S. Declaration of Independence.

Q. Are ebooks better than printed books?

Ans: Yes, they are inexpensive, portable and eco-friendly.

Q. Where can I find free ebooks?

Ans: On the Internet.

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